The Lundbom Commonage Reserve area is one of our favorite places to hike in the spring. The grasslands hills are some of the finest in the province and the multi-use trails are pleasant to hike, although some navigation is almost always required. One of the easiest-to-follow trails is the double track from Lundbom Lake to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain.
The rolling hills of the Commonage to the northeast invite more exploration. We have hiked the Wounded Knee Trail and the Cocobonk Trail over in that area, scribing longer clockwise loops through the hills.
We found a route down the north end of Sugarloaf Mountain, then followed single tracks around the back side over to an established trail which looped down the flanks of Sugarloaf and then back down to Hamilton Lake.
On the way down I was pleased to find Idaho blue-eyed grass (sisyrinchium idahoense sp.) in flower. It is in the iris family and is not (normally) seen in the Kamloops area.
This moderate hike is about 8.5 km in length, taking about 2.5 hours. It is rewarding trip for a day of hiking in the Lundbom Commonage Reserve.