Length: 4.2 km
Condition: Well used trail, blazed to the alpine and often flagged in winter.
General Route: Park at south side of Zopkios Ridge Lookout exit. Find trailpost west of Boston Bar Creek near highway and follow trail up to the west ridge. Hike and scramble east on the west ridge to Needle Peak summit. Some sources rate the trail as 13km, round trip.
How to Find: Drive the Coquihalla Highway (Hwy 5) to exit 217, the Zopkios Ridge Lookout. This is about 9km south of the highway toll booths. Park on the south side of the exit, close to the highway maintenance sheds.
Trail Description: In summer, walk west, crossing Boston Bar Creek along the dirt road immediately north of the sheds to the trailhead post, visible from the eastbound exit offramp. In winter, use snow bridges to cross over Boston Bar Creek from the sheds and look for blazes immediately west of the creek.
Follow obvious trail and blazes through mature forest to open alpine. Continue south along the subsidiary north ridge to a wide bench which meets the toe of the west ridge. Hike east up the west ridge, then scramble near the summit. At the end of a long flat section near the summit, skirt summit block on the south side, then up short gully.
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