Sicamous Lookout

 

Sicamous & East Shuswap
Distance: 1 km
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 30+ min
Trail Access / Features
Walk / Hike

Trail Notes / Current Conditions:

 Winter Groomed, do not drive up the 1800.

Trail Description:

Not really a trail, but an old hang gliding ramp high above steep cliffs with outstanding views of the Sicamous Channel, Shuswap Lake, and Mara Lake. A photographer's paradise, and some do mountain bike their way up the 1800 FSRoad. 

Geo-Referenced PDF Map

Access:

In Sicamous on Hwy 1, just east of the Hwy 97A junction, turn north onto the Sicamous-Solsqua Rd.  Cross the bridge and the railroad tracks, and continue to your right on Sicamous-Solsqua Rd.  At 400m turn left up the #1800 Forest Service Rd. Stay on this well-travelled road for 6.2km, then turn left onto #1800 - 300 Rd for 1.6km to the lookout. Hike or bike from the bottom or drive all the way. Continue past the lookout for 1km to an old logging road that cuts back and rejoins the #1800 FS Rd.

Warnings:

 WARNINGS: The hang gliding ramp is old. Watch for rotting wood and stay away from the edge. Watch for active logging traffic on the roads.

 

The 1800 FSR is a groomed snowmibile road in the winter months. The 1800 road is groomed by sledsicamous.com/ DO NOT DRIVE ON GROOMED TRAILS.