Took 4.5 hours and 15km at a fast pace, with 2 short food and water breaks. The trail rises in lush woods under a canopy of red alder before a steeper section takes you to the Wilson River-Elk Mountain Trail Junction after 0.2 miles. From Elk summit, another 30 minutes of hiking takes you to another minor peak with a large cairn with some excellent views. Turn right (south) onto Prest Road and follow it to the second four-way stop, at the base of Promontory Ridge. Continue along the ridge to enjoy the best alpine traverse in teh area. It's a medium-difficulty trail, popular with the … If you hit it right, you'll also find wild strawberries as well (around the end of June-early July). We didn’t go all the way the Thurston this time. The trail then climbs over 3,020 vertical feet in 2.5 miles! This trail eventually links up with an old forest service road and takes you to an obvious pass, where a trail then continues on to Mt. 11:30@carpark, still 1 or 2 spots left, The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching. * Makes its way North-West, crossing a small creek. Walk up the trail, by the outhouse. 20. Might be a bear nearby, saw bear poop on the trail. This trail also connects to the Gloria Lookout via Mt. Date: 2012.09.04 Vantage Point: Ridge to Mount Thurston. Half an hour after the Fraser Valley viewpoint, you reach Elk Mountain, right where this bench is located. share Share . Most people stop here. 17:53. Once on the ridge, there's some excellent views of the mountains to the south and south-east, with Mts. Minimal switchbacks. Parking lot was busy. Happy and safe trails! Distance 1 hrs 56 min. Well marked trail awesome viewpoints. Once you reach Elk, it's mostly views of the valley below which makes for very pleasant and rewarding hiking. Take the Elk Mountain/Wilson River Trail up past a sign. Happy and safe trails! had only 4h available for hiking due other plans, Thurston… A short 1km of car accessible driving leads you to a gravel parking area on the left. Spikes definitely… Went about 1/2km towards the trail leading to Mercer (the right fork at "Thurston" peak where the the 3 trails merge and the sign for Gloria trail is). 03SEPT2020 We have hiked up Elk mountain in Chilliwack region on 4th June 2016. Caption: Looking back at Elk Mountain from the trail to Mount Thurston. Elk Thurston Trail – Chilliwack BC. Time. https://www.awalkandalark.com/elk-mountain-trail-mount-thurston Hiking Elk Mountain Via Elk Thurston Trail, Chilliwack, BC, Canada - Duration: 17:53. Very enjoyable hike especially beyond the first lookout point to the meadows of Elk Mountain. The actual summit of Thurston is under the trees but adventuresome people may continue on even past that to Mount Mercer or take the junction to Gloria lookout. This video is unavailable. Le sentier traverse une forêt et sa difficulté est évaluée comme difficile. Beautiful hike! A classic and popular sub alpine ridgewalk. 180 acres. The trail actually continues past Mt. Experience alpine meadows on one of Chilliwack's most popular hikes. Snowfall up top with icy conditions in the lower sections as of October 24. Also, it seems that most make the trip to Elk Mountain and then turn back. The trail is wide and easy to navigate but the top section is very steep and the loose dirt is very slippery. Aug 1, 2018 - This is an incredibly fun hike along the Elk Mountain trail, and then along a picturesque ridge-walk over to Mount Thurston. The flowers along the ridge in the late summer are spectacular. The first 3.5 km of this trail is a steady climb through forest. Thurston, but it's condition is in somewhat worse condition due to the fact that few carry along the ridge this far from Elk. 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