Hiking in Harrison Hot Springs
One of the best parts of being in Harrison Hot Springs is the unique beauty that surrounds it. With beautiful mountains and an abundance of trails to explore – the lower mainland has become a well-known hot spot for all kinds of hikes. Experience the boundless panoramas, lush forests and glacial peaks that Harrison Hot Springs has to offer.
Experience Spirit Trail; a beautiful cedar forest trail. What makes this trail so unique is that a local artist has decorated many of the cedars with beautiful clay masks. Along the trail, you will see many types of trees, birds and mammals. This hike takes 20 minutes, and is very accessible.
The Harrison Grind is one of the most well-known trails in the area. This trail climbs up the Agassiz mountain. This hike is great for travelers that wish to see everything as this 10 kilometre hike has it all. The trail starts by following a gravel road up to the Harrison Hot Springs water reservoir. Once you pass this area, you follow a logging road that takes you up by a series of bluffs. From there you trek through the most difficult portion of the climb, and hike through forest and rock. After a few hours, you will find yourself at a “helicopter pad” that was supposedly used when the mountain was logged – nothing remains of the pad but the clearing provides a great view of Harrison Lake.
For more serious hikers, there is the Bear Mountain Hike, this 18 kilometre hike is rated difficult, and it is for a good reason. The trail is long and, in some places, a little overgrown. Along this path, you will see several small waterfalls as well as gain elevation that will make for exceptional views of Harrison Lake and the Harrison River. While not for the faint of heart, the reward is well worthwhile.
As with all hikes, it is important to be prepared. Make sure to check trail conditions before you go and be mindful of any wildlife you may encounter. Experience it now. Book your stay today!