There are numerous trails on the west side of the Lac du Bois Road in the lower grasslands that are used by hikers, walkers, mountain bikers. Just recently the mountain bike community (in an agreement with BC Parks) has started to install signage for mountain bikers, but hikers are also welcome to use the multi-use trails. Motorized vehicles are not supposed to use this area.
With south-facing slopes, these trails clear off first in the late winter and are accessible all year for hikers.
Using the cattle guard at the end of the Batchelor Hills subdivision (by the parking area) as the starting point, there are 3 main trailhead areas.
- At 0.7 km ahead there is a parking area on the left. Park just inside the fenceline. The trails start on the right side. Watch for the signage.
- At the 2.0 km mark (3km sign), turn left and park somewhere on this side road.
- Trails meet at the fenceline there. The best trails go west, avoiding the steep hills on the north side.
- Loops can be done in this area. The actual trailhead is N50 43.440 W120 24.128.
- At the 3.3 km past the cattleguard (past the 4km sign), there is a sideroad on the left. Turn there, parking at the end of the short road.
- Trails start on the other side of the gate.
- N50 44.260 W120 24.565
- There are few signs in the area, but since there are no trees, it is easy to pick trail combinations.
- Kamloops Bike Riders Map
- Sometimes this area is called the Barren Hills.
- Barren Hills Loop