Zoa Peak, BC

Zoa Peak is a short and easy trail in the Coquihalla Summits Recreation Area. The round trip can be done in a few hours, so it’s a good hike to do if you are passing through the area and don’t have all day. Although there is a good view of sculpted granite peaks, this trail isn’t as spectacular as some of the other nearby trails such as Needle Peak, Flatiron Peak and Yak Peak. If you have more time, I recommend hiking one of those instead.

Getting There

From Highway 5 (Coquihalla Hwy), take exit 221 (Falls Lake) and drive a short distance up a gravel road to the Falls Lake parking lot, where the trailhead is. There are signs for two trails. One trail heads a short distance to Falls Lake, where there are a few walk in campsites, while the Zoa Peak trail heads to the right.

The Trail

4.2 km (one way) / ~700 m elevation gain / 1.5 hours (one way)

Follow the green signs for Zoa Peak and head up a unpaved service road. After 30 minutes, turn left at the green sign into the bush and head uphill. The trail continues up through trees, until it eventually comes to an open area with a view of Coquihalla Mtn. After 1hr 10min from the trailhead, you’ll arrive at a junction between two broad summits, turn right and continue on for about 20 minutes until you reach the viewpoint. When you’re done soaking up the views, retrace your steps back to the parking lot.

 

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