Approximately 195 KM (121 miles) from Vancouver, British Columbia. Hiking time round trip- 7 to 8 hrs. Round trip roughly 13KM (8.1 miles), elevation gain-855M (2796 feet). Best time is usually July to September. The trail is very scenic, winding through a mix of forest and alpine meadows and climbing a long ridge up to Needle Peak.
Directions: From Vancouver drive east past Hope and onto highway 5 (The Coquihalla Highway). Watch for Exit 217 (Zopkios Ridge Lookout), take this exit and park nearby the Highway Works Yard. Note: Some parts of the yard do not allow parking. The trail starts behind the Highway Works Shed. Look for the trail markers.
Needle Peak 2001/08