Mother Nature is Calling You to Explore Our Trails

The trails around Barriere British Columbia 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.

Hiking at Sun Peaks Resort LNTV

For a complete listing of trails, download your copy of North Thompson Valley Trail and Geocaching Guide.


Barriere and the Lower North Thompson Valley have 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.

Hiker viewing a lake panorama


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.

Trails & Parks: Mountain biking

The McBride to Barriere Mountain Bike Recreation and Tourism Initiative is planning the development of trails and mountain bike recreation and tourism in Simpcw territories. There will be a number of trails around the Simpcw reserve near Barriere. Check the project Facebook page for updates.

Horseback Riding

Feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your cheeks as you explore the backcountry of the Lower North Thompson Valley on horseback. There are hundreds of km backcountry to explore in this area. Take a guided trail ride or bring your own horse. The Fishtrap campsite, located 12.5 km (8 mi) west of Barriere has 15 small paddocks and two large pens. Fishtrap connects to over 187 km (116 mi) of horseback trails.

Horseback Riding in Barriere

No horse, no problem! Jandana Ranch has hands on horseback riding lessons and experiences.

Here is a downloadable horseback trail guide.