Paul Lake, B.C.
The trails in the Lower North Thompson are beautiful at any time of year. In the spring, the land awakens and as the days grow longer, gives way to meandering summer trails. Hike, bike and ride your way through carpets of autumn leaves as Mother Nature transforms the land into a winter playground, shivering in anticipation of skiers, snowshoers and snowmobilers.
The Lower North Thompson Valley has hundreds of hiking trails for all ages and experience. Take a short 3.6 km (2.2 mi) hike or get serious with a 22.4 km (15 mi) adventure. Hike the Seven Sisters Trail System through old growth forests or venture high above Adams Lake to the Johnson Lake Loops Trail, the longest of the trails in the Johnson Lake Trail System. Sprawling meadows and refreshing lakes await you on several of the paths. Explore on your own, or with a guided tour, either way, the majesty of the Lower North Thompson is here for you to discover.
South Thompson River
Legendary trails and a history of downhill racing are two reasons to ride your mountain bike in the Lower North Thompson Valley. The Sun Peaks Bike Park has over 2,000 feet of lift accessed vertical trails extended to nearly 2,500 feet with the addition of their new alpine route. There are 38 distinct trails that range from flowing machine-made to fully pinned downhill. Take a deep breath and head to the bottom over fast and flowing free ride tracks with hits and berms for maximum airtime. There’s a dirt jump park under the chairlift and some cross-country options for a little variety.