The Hoodoo Trail at Fairmont Hot Springs in BC is an easy family-friendly hike leading to spectacular views from on top of the hoodos!
While camping at Fairmont Hot Springs we did a couple of really short hikes that the kids enjoyed. I find the kids definitely like the hikes more when they’re 3 km or less! The Hoodoo Trail was the first hike we did, and it led us to the top of the hoodoos, to spectacular views of the valley below.
It was hot when we hiked up, so the somewhat steep trail was a bit challenging at times, but we were prepared with water and took a few small breaks. It’s not a tough hike, but you do have to walk uphill for half of it…but don’t worry, the hike down is appreciated!
Nice wide walking trails, beautiful wildflowers and forest lead you up to the top of the valley…
When you get to the top, you are rewarded with spectacular views of the valley below. From up here you can see Columbia Lake and Dutch Creek.
But be careful, there are no railings on the tops of the hoodoos themselves, and it drops down sharply. Keep kids and dogs close.
This is a view of the hoodoos from down below. The hike takes you to the top of the hoodoos, but you can’t really get a good view of the hoodoos themselves. If you want to see the hoodoos, you need to look at them from the bottom. We were able to view them really well from the campground parking lot across Hwy 93/95…which also has a great spot for ice cream!
Hoodoo Hike Details:
- A Big Adventure’s Hike Review: A great short hike, and definitely worth it for the views!
- Address: 5388 Highway 93/95, Fairmont Hot Springs, BC
- Rating: Moderate difficulty. It is a somewhat steep hike up.
- Length: 3 km round trip. About 1 hour from start to finish.
- Type: Gravel Trail
- Things to Note: The top of the hoodoos where the hike leads you, is very high. There are steep drops, so be careful and keep small kids close.
- Tip! The hike takes you to the top of the hoodoos, but you can’t really get a good view of the hoodoos themselves. If you want to see the hoodoos, you need to look at them from the bottom. We were able to view them really well from the campground parking lot across Hwy 93/95.
More to do in the area:
- The Hoodoo Trail is short enough that you could also hike the Source of the Columbia Trail in the same day!
Love the Hoodoos?
- You might want to explore the hoodoos at Writing-on-stone Provincial Park. READ MORE HERE
- Or the Hoodoo Interpretive Trail in Banff, Alberta. READ MORE HERE
- And the hoodoos in Sundance Provincial Park by Edson, Alberta. READ MORE HERE
- And the hoodoos at Dinosaur Provincial Park. READ MORE HERE