Some years ago, hikers could go to the Kamloops Indian Band Office and get a permit to hike to the top of Peter and Paul. We would pay a small fee, sign a waiver, and then we would abide by the terms of the permit. We would even carry a garbage bag and help haul out any found trash. We would practice Leave no Trace hiking while enjoying the wonderful views from the mountain.
The trail up from Sun Rivers is now fenced and permits are no longer issued. In theory this area can no longer be hiked which is a great pity. The trail is steep but scenic for the whole route. The summit of Mt. Peter is a 7.2 km (return) hike with an elevation gain of 2165 feet. On the way up there are three rocky hills on the west side of Mt. Paul.
From the top of Mt. Paul is a high grassland plateau going east to Mt. Peter.
Mt. Paul and the Batchelor Range lie to the west, below the snow zone in mid-December.
The hike to Peter and Paul (with Peter and Paul) is one we would like to do every year. We hope that KIB will restart issuing permits so that any hiker may enjoy this special place, right in the middle of our community.