Buse Hill in Summer - Kamloops Trails

Buse Hill in Summer – Kamloops Trails

The Buse Hill Trail is a moderate climb to a fine viewpoint. To get to Buse Hill, drive out Barnhartvale Road and turn up onto the Robbins Range Road. Follow the road for 6 km. The start of the trail is a double track on the left that climbs an open meadow. The lower end is private land owned by the Buse Creek Ranch. They have a sign there asking visitors to stay on the designated road. Follow the road to the top of the hill. The upper end is part of Buse Lake Protected Area.

Much of the hike is through picturesque grasslands through the Robbins Range.

There is a pond below the actual summit of Buse Hill on the way up.

From the top of the hill are wide views north, east, and west. the South Thompson River Valley extends east toward Pritchard.

To the west is the Buse Pillar, also visible from Barnhartvale Road below. There is a trail over to that end of Buse Hill too.

On the way up the hill were many of the lower elevation grasslands flowers like sticky geranium.

We hiked back down to the start then toured the Robbins Range and the Campbell Range on a sunny day, always a scenic route.

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Doug Smith

Doug writes for Kamloops Trails, a not-for-profit (and ad free) website, offering information on trails, waterways, routes, featured spots, viewpoints, and explorations in the outdoors in the Kamloops area (and beyond).

Doug started exploring this area in 1976 and continues to follow tracks and routes wherever they lead, with the aid of map, compass, GPSr and camera. After many dead-ends, but also many discoveries, he chose to share this information.

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