Zoa Peak is an accessible hike in the Coquihalla Summit area. A short side road turns off the highway and climbs up to the Falls Lake parking lot. When we arrived there on an October morning, Trans Mountain Pipeline crews were excavating a corridor for the twinning of the line, but they kept the road open for hikers. We followed an old track for a short distance, then turned onto the new trail which follows the original pipeline track steeply up the shoulder of Zoa. We were pleased to see some signage installed for the key turns onto Zoa.
The trail continued along the rocky ridge, climbing but not steeply.
We went past the false summit and continued on to the end of the trail where we stopped for lunch. From a viewpoint the summit peaks were part of the reward for a day of hiking. Right to left are Guanaco Peak, Vicuna Peak, and Alpaca Peak.