The Hope Lookout Trail was built in the mid-1990’s and has quickly become one of the most popular hiking trails in the Hope area.
It is easily accessible on foot from downtown Hope and offers an exciting vista from a viewpoint 470 metres up the side of Mount Hope. The 2.4-km trail climbs steeply through lush coastal forest, ending at a spectacular viewpoint perched on a rocky slope. Some locals refer to this trail as “Hope’s Grouse Grind,” for its steep ascent and rewarding view.
Kiewit has informed us that pipeline construction near the Hope Lookout Trail will be ongoing until the end of 2022. The trail is OPEN and signs are in place to guide hikers through the construction area.
Hope Mountain Centre is working to maintain and improve the Hope Lookout Trail, in collaboration with the District of Hope, Recreation Sites & Trails BC, the Haig Fire Suppression Camp, and numerous local businesses and trail volunteers.
DIRECTIONS & MAPS
Traveling west on Old Hope-Princeton Way, take the first left under the overpass and park at the picnic tables. Follow the (gated) gravel road to the left and look for signs that mark the beginning of the trail.