Two hikers admiring the views (Picture BC photo)
While hiking trails near Williams Lake are not numerous, they do offer magnificent scenery and range from short easy strolls to strong cardio workouts.
Scout Island and Williams Lake River Valley Trails
Within the city there are two excellent choices: Scout Island Nature Trails, which are short, easy walks through a lakeside park, and the Williams Lake River Valley Trail.
The River Valley Trail is 12km/7.5m long and meanders along the Williams Lake River to the confluence with the Fraser River. This well-maintained, gentle and scenic valley course is a multi-use trail that's great for walking, jogging, hiking, biking, skiing and snowshoeing.
The Fox Mountain Ridge Walk (also known as the Jimmy Fox Trail) is located on the hillsides overlooking the valley. This trail has a bit of everything for a good cardio workout, from steep inclines to gentle slopes.