We have hiked in the hills above Walhachin a few times and we returned to do a loop route in April this year. Access is off a side road that climbs south into the hills west of Walhachin. There are several possible routes on double tracks, single tracks, and off-trail in the area. We chose one that followed a double track that climbs to the Pennie Lake area, but rather than climb into the trees, we veered off on another double track back down to the main road, then we picked an eclectic route, following cattle trails and game trails over and around the hills and ponds on the benchland above the Thompson River.
We stopped for lunch atop a hill and enjoyed the view down to the Thompson River.