Skoatl Trail

Area Description

Skoatl Point is a huge rock formation surrounded by pristine lakes. The trail takes you along the shores of Adler Lake, a moderate hike until you get to the Point itself which is a scramble. The route up the rocks is to the right where you can work your way up the face.

Once at the top the 360 degree view is breathtaking, giving a person the feeling of being on the top of the world. Looking towards the west you are able to see the Coast Mountains and to the north, the Cariboo Mountain Ranges which are part of the Rocky Mountains.

Access

From Barriere: Travel north from Barriere on highway 5 crossing the North Thompson River Bridge .5 km, turn left (west) onto the Westsyde Road. Travel 4.5 km on the Westsyde Road, turn right (west) onto the Gorman Lake Road. This road is used for logging so it’s rough. Travel 19 km on the Gorman Lake Road, go past the corrals and turn left (south) onto the Jamieson Creek Road at 44 km. Travel south until you reach the km 30 marker and turn right (west) at White Lake onto the Windy Lake Road.

Skoatl Lake

From Kamloops: From Highway 5 take the Halston Bridge connector, when you come off the bridge take the Westsyde Road for 20 km to the Jamieson Creek Road, travel to km 30 and turn left (west) at White Lake, onto the Windy Lake Road.

The Rest of the Way: Go past Windy Lake Campsite, which is at 8.4 km, and continue until you come to a fork in the road, which is at 9 km, and turn right (north). Keep to your right for another .8 km. Follow this old logging road that will take you to the parking lot and the beginning of the Skoatl Point Trail.

Tsintsunko Trail

Area Description

The Tsintsunko trail is a historical trail used by generations of First Nations, sheep herders, cattlemen and guide outfittters. It is a moderate hike through sub alpine meadows. Just before reaching Jolly Lake (little Tsintsunko), look for an old cabin just off the trail to your left. Further down the trail you will come to a lookout point where you get a view of the lake and its island.

Access

From Barriere: Travel north from Barriere on highway 5 crossing the North Thompson River Bridge. Travel .5 km, turn left (west) onto the Westsyde Road. Travel 4.5 km on the Westsyde Road, turn right (west) onto the Gorman Lake Road. Travel 19 km on the Gorman Lake Road, go past the corrals and turn left (south) onto the Jamieson Creek Road at 44 km. Travel south until you reach km 28.2, turn right (west) heading down the Beaver Hut Road.

From Kamloops: From Highway 5 take the Halston Bridge connector, when you come off the bridge take the Westsyde Road for 20 km to the Jamieson Creek Road. Turn left on Jamieson Creek Road and travel to km 28.2 and turn left (west) heading down the Beaver Hut Road.

The Rest of the Way: Follow the Beaver Hut Road a total of 11.9 km, turning right (north) at the first fork. Continue on Beaver Hut Road until you come to the Y in the road at the 40 km marker, turn left (south). Travel .9 km and on the right hand side, right off the road is the trail head.