Hope Area Hikes

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Othello Quintette Tunnels

Level: Walk | Return Distance: 3km | Time: 1hr | Elevation: None

Witness first-hand one of the most amazing engineering feats in BC’s history. Andrew McCullouch and crew carved rough tunnels for the Kettle Valley Railway through the treacherous rock canyon of the Coquihalla near Hope. Prepare to be impressed. Information plaques on site.

Directions: Highway 1 to Hope, exit right at the “Welcome to Hope” sign Exit #170, turn left at first lights, right at second (just under highway) onto the old Hope-Princeton Highway. Driving through the commercial area, turn left at 6th Ave, then keep right at the lake, following Othello Rd. to Tunnels Rd. where another right takes you to the parking area. Note: Parking fees in effect.

Eaton Lake

Level: Difficult Hike | Return Distance: 8km | Time: 5.5hrs | Elevation: 915m | Highest Point: 1325m

The end justifies the means on this ambitious foray up to one of the prettiest lakes the North Cascades has to offer. The trail has all you could wish for; a rushing gushing creek complete with log bridges and a waterfall, trees overhead with little underbrush underfoot, roots to trip over and curse, kilometre markers that you’ll swear are miles, and as a final reward “the serenity of a clear blue mountain lake” complete
with its backdrop of tantalizing peaks. Who could ask for anything more? (Oh…how about some trout?)

Directions: Highway 1, Exit 168, follow signs towards Skagit Valley Provincial Park. Turn right onto Silver Skagit Road. “0” odometer and travel 16km, ignoring the right turn into Silver Lake Campground and
passing by with the lake on your right. Just past 16km look carefully to the left for the old Eaton Creek Forest Recreation Site. Park roadside or venture in the short distance to the rustic parking area. Follow the old road which becomes the trail. Orange squares mark the route. Note: Take care on the log bridges; slippery when wet.

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