The hike to the top of Zoa Peak and back is a straight-forward 8.5 km return hike. The trail is generally moderate and forgiving as compared to all the other peaks in the Coquihalla Summit area. We have done this hike a number of times and we chose a day in October to enjoy the fall colors.
We climbed from wet ground to the snow and by the time we reached the alpine zone, there was about 4″ of fresh snow. At times the trail was hard to find, but we knew the route from previous hikes so we found our way to the end of the trail at the top of Zoa.
We return to the Coquihalla Summit every year to do some of the hikes. We have done Needle Peak, Iago Peak, Guanaco Peak, Zupjok, Flatiron, July Mountain, Zum Peak, Falls Lake, Little Douglas Lake, and Yak Peak, but we still hope to do Markhor, Thar, Nak, Zopkios, Illal, Jim Kelly Peak, and Coquihalla Mountain.
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