Harper Mountain is a ski hill, but in recent years has also seen a number of mountain bike trails added. There has been a cross-country ski route which follows high-on-the-mountain-backroads too so hikers can combine some of the nordic trails with some of the bike trails for a day of hiking.
From Kamloops drive north on Highway 5, then turn right on the Paul Lake Road. Follow the road as it climbs past the grasslands toward Paul Lake. Watch for a turn onto the Paul Lake – Harper Mountain Road. Follow the gravel road as it winds up the mountain, ending at the ski hill. Hikers can park there or lower down where the sideroads intersect.
There is a bit of signage on both XC and biking trails, but hikers are left to explore both to work out a good route.