Two hikers admiring the views (Picture BC photo)
Hiking trails around Salmon Arm range from easy strolls to tough grinds.
Many trails are multi-use, also suitable for cycling and horseback riding. Widely varied terrain includes rolling farmland, river and lakeside riparian zones, the forested uplands and open meadows of the Shuswap Highlands and the steep climbs and alpine meadows of the Monashee Mountains.
Look for a multitude of wildflowers and wild mushrooms that thrive in this moderate climate. Expect to see lots of wildlife: waterfowl and turtles in the wetlands, coyotes in the open, deer and maybe even a bear in the forest. Some 250 species of birds visit or live in the region, so bring binoculars. Outstanding lake and mountain views are also part of the package on nearly every trail.
Trails around Salmon Arm
Watch for blackbirds, herons, osprey and grebes on the easiest walk in town, the Salmon Arm Nature Trail.