Monck Park Trails – Kamloops Trails
There are several sections of hiking trails that can be combined for a loop route of about 5 km in Monck Provincial Park on Nicola Lake. We hiked southwest from the campground and climbed the hills to a crossing of the Monck Road, then looped back on higher trails on a sunny day.
From a viewpoint on the trail, we could see up the lake to the north. Grasslands surround the east side of the lake. We also had good views down the lake to the south, although we were looking into the sun in the morning.
We arrived at a junction and puzzled over the sign. The trails are oriented mostly north – south, not east – west, but the East Trail goes northeast from the junction and the West Trail goes southwest from that junction. We have sometimes found BC Parks trail signs often have been a bit sloppy with correct Canadian geographic nomclemature (and spelling).
- On Highway 5A South turn at the south end of Nicola Lake, watching for a sign for Monck Provincial Park. Follow the road and the signage to Monck Park.
- Park at the Day Use area use the posted maps to hike the trails.
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