Two hikers admiring the views (Picture BC photo)
Lillooet has a variety of scenic hiking trails, many of which have historic significance.
Hike along the sunny banks of the Fraser River, where in the mid-1800s Chinese miners processed millions of dollars in gold. Ramble forest trails along creeks and streams and through meadows to mountain ridges. Trails are suited to various skill levels.
A pleasant hike up to Red Rock provides a spectacular view of Lillooet nestled in the canyon, of rivers snaking through the valley, and of the mountains beyond. Another easy walk is the Fraser River Lions' Trail, which takes about an hour to walk, beginning from above Murray Park. Bald eagles and spotted sandpipers are sometimes spotted along the route.
The Enterprise Heritage Walk, Jade Trail, and Lillooet's Golden Mile of History are great easy hiking options that also incorporate culture and history. The Lillooet's Visitor's Guide features a map and information about the latter two trails, including main sites of historical significance.