Two hikers admiring the views (Picture BC photo)
Find easy hiking routes in McBride, slightly more challenging trails just beyond town, and rustic terrain suited to multi-day journeys in alpine areas.
In town, take a brief walk from McBride Train Station to the bird watching platform at Horseshoe Lake. Find a picnic table here perfect for a leisurely lunch. McBride's backcountry hiking is characterized by glaciers, alpine meadows, mountain lakes, and towering peaks.
Explore the Ancient Forest, marked by a sign 94km/58.4mi west of McBride along Highway 16. The Ancient Forest's two trails leading to Treebeard Falls feature interpretive signs about the area's flora and fauna.
Take a few hours to explore McBride Peak or Mount Teare (2.4km/1.5mi east of McBride on Highway 16). High above town the McBride Peak trail is a reasonable 2.1km/1.3mi hike. The trail branches at 0.6km/0.37mi from the upper parking lot, with the right branch heading up to Mount Teare (4.2km/2.6mi). Both trails offer excellent views of McBride.