While the trail itself is only 2.43 km one-way, we have added the 1.13 km for the walk from your car to the trailhead. Trail is easy to follow. Regardless, no system is perfect, and trails change over time. Once you get into the more open part near the top, watch your footing because the rocks and pebbles make it super easy to slip! This hike starts at the Zopkios rest area (across the highway from Needle Peak). Wear gloves as you may need to grab on to some bushes. Open field near the top was very windy. Er führt durch schönen Wald und vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten. Classic Climbing Routes at Yak Peak Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area. No bugs, still lots of blueberries to munch on, and it wasn’t windy at all. It is a very steep trail, with some sections requiring scrambling more than hiking, and one has to hike up (and then down) a boulder field of several hundred meters long. The peaks are arranged in a horseshoe which can be traversed in a long day from the highway. No snow on the trail (which is south facing) but a light dusting was found at the summit. The clouds cleared soon after we reached the ridge below the peak and we had great views from the top Category: Kamloops Trails. Well marked, but some places it’s easy to fork off on the wrong path. You should allow for about 6.5 hours to climb this summit via trail in normal weather. The Yak Wash - starts with Muskpaw Jr(75,74.6), south-east of The Yaungol Advance on the east coast of Kun-Lai Summit Kota Peak - this one I'm really not sure about, but I think it starts with Brother Trailscenter(51.6,67.8) on The Burlap Trail, halfway between One Keg and Kota Basecamp. On the snow hiking in the Ironmask Hills. Abwechslungsreicher Weg mit tollen Aussichten! Trail Name: Yak Peak Trail Distance: 7.2 kilometre round-trip Trail Difficulty: Difficult Elevation: 2,039 metres, 830 m gain Directio. Again, occasional signs of a trail up the peak but ended up too far over and stubbornly climbing trees to the summit. The trail begins with a mild descent that crosses a creek and up into a mature forest. It is mostly out in the open (not much tree cover for shade) besides the first 1/3 through the dense forest. Yak Peak is best known for its impressive granite slab face visible as you drive by on the Coquihalla Highway, just west of the toll booth. Exploring the trails, tracks, routes, and waterways of the Kamloops area and beyond. Tight in spots for traffic, would not recommend child back packing. After crossing a small swampy area the real climb begins to the obvious rock face of Yak Peak that can be seen from the highway. You then skirt around the granite face before hiking up through meadow to reach the top saddle between the peaks. Mussten viel kraxeln. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors. I would rate this a very easy scramble. It has been a climber's destination for some time, but the climbers also had a down-hike trail and this route has been upgraded to a good trail for hikers too. Hier kann hervorragend gewandert und ein Ausflug in die Natur unternommen werden. About an hour and half drive from Kelowna, the Coquihalla Summit Recreational Area offers a variety of great backcountry hiking. The trail then goes through a wooded area followed by boulders before reaching the right side of the granite face. fullscreen. challenging but alot of fun & high reward at the top. (I would advise pants and long sleeves if you're considering this descent; I was wishing for some soccer shin pads! ) Crystal clear day. In some spots the hiker needs to crouch under branches and/or climb up through thick fir forest. Old trail is evident in the saddle and easy to lose again... went up to the Ridgeline to cross to the peak but it is overgrown up there so you're wrestling trees on the cliff edge; probably better to angle across. 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