Elk Mountain Fraser Valley, British Columbia (Canada), elevation 1432 m Forecast Forecast Nearby Nearby Map Map It looks like you're using an old browser. We didnt have time for the summit but it was a sunny day and we needed some exercise. Located in Chilliwack, BC … As we approached the summit the trail became a bit more scrambly which made some members of our hiking group a wee bit nervous. Located in Union Dale in the Pennsylvania region, Lakefront Home Near Elk Mountain Ski Resort has a balcony and lake views. : Lindeman Lake) Trip Leader: Fritz Ullrich. I've hiked this trail many times. Elevation gain: 800m Difficulty: Difficult Description: Elk Mountain has an easily accessible trailhead, alpine meadows and an excellent view of the entire Fraser Valley and surrounding mountains -- with a strenuous uphill climb near the top that's well worth the effort. Hike Description The hike to the summit of Elk Mountain gives you an elevation gain of about 2,000 feet in about a mile and a half. Forty minutes up and thirty minutes down. There is an outhouse at the start of the trail.See an earlier post of Elk Mountain (to Thurston Mountain) added here on trailpeak for GPS and an alternate description. Photo of a Mountain View Elk-Thurston Trail British Columbia Canada 21. Elk-Thurston Trail 2WD accesible trailhead with breathtaking views of the Fraser Valley all the way to the ocean. Elk Mountain, Chilliwack BC Elk Mountain (See more Elk Mountain photos below) Distance: 8km return. In the process, you reach a good Fraser Valley observation point. The trail was a bit confusing though because it has so many trail. Elk Mountain On 1 April 2003, I attempted to hike up both Elk Mountain and Mount Thurston near Chilliwack, British Columbia. All in Basins east of Crystal Mountain Ski Resort (outside ski boundaries once ski season officially opens) offer good opportunity for high-elevation, rugged elk hunting with plenty of robust elk. Elk Mountain is the first one and though geologically insignificant it does offer some good views of the Fraser Valley. Mount Thurston is a mountain in British Columbia and has an elevation of 1212 metres. Clocking in at around 4 hours return it is an easy day hike offering beautiful views of the Fraser Valley and surrounding mountains. Elk Mountain Hiking Trail, Chilliwack: See 24 reviews, articles, and 19 photos of Elk Mountain Hiking Trail, ranked No.9 on Tripadvisor among 47 attractions in Chilliwack. It's a medium-difficulty trail, popular with the locals due to close proximity to Chilliwack. Guests have a private terrace. Chilliwack Hiking - Elk-Thurston Trail British Columbia Canada 20. Departure 8:00 am Sunset Square Safeway parking lot (SE corner). Elk Thurston Hope Lookout Trail Lindeman and Greendrop Lakes Sumas Mountain Zoa Peak and Falls Lake Metro Vancouver All Metro Vancouver Admiralty Point Burke Mountain – Lakeview Trail Coquitlam Crunch Jug Island Steph Abegg's climbing trip reports, interesting projects, and outdoor photography. Hiked up Elk Mountain halfway. Elk Mountain and Mount Thurston Route Map Trees are good for the hike, but I was slightly disappointed by them higher up. USFS, which permits the ski resort, wants to remind hunters that Crystal Mountain Ski Resort’s Mount Thurston is a worthy hike that extends from the popular Elk Mountain Lookout. - Marcel Proust 2016/05/31 Day hike Chilliwack, Elk Mountain, Thurston andy Andy G. on Elk Mountain: “Talk about a great day out – the views were expansive, the flower display was amazing (over 40 types of flower identified! Hiking Chilliwack's Elk Mountain and Mount Thurston more than worth the effort by Stephen Hui on July 24th , 2011 at 6:56 PM 1 of 1 2 of 1 Looking for a … The Elk Mountain trail to Mount Thurston may not have been my first plan for the day, but it turn out to be a perfect day! This air-conditioned vacation home comes with 2 bedrooms, a cable flat-screen TV, a dining area, and a kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave. I began the hike with a steady ascent through the trees, and as I gained elevation, I encountered more and more snow on the trail. 27 Reviews of Elk thurston Mountain "For the first couple hours of this solo trip, I left a beautiful sunny day in the Fraser Valley to hike up in the clouds. Elk Valley (BC) Ghost Wilderness Height of the Rockies Jasper National Park Kananaskis Country Kokanee Kootenay National Park Robson Provincial Park Waterton National Park White Goat Wilderness Yoho National Park Elk Mountain is located within the Fraser Valley in South Western British Columbia.It is part of the Cascade mountain range.Its highest point reaches up to 1,432 m. It … The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. July 20 - Friday - Elk Mountain Hike - Chilliwack, BC (rainy day alt. Hiked Elk Mountain and continued on to Mt Thurston today. It took us a total of 5 hours including taking photos and eating. Half an hour after the THURSTON COUNTY WAHKIAKUM COUNTY WHATCOM COUNTY YAKIMA COUNTY General & Misc., Washington INDEX COWLITZ COUNTY ELK MOUNTAIN State … As the elevation gain was almost 1000m, this was the biggest elevation gain for Marc and I since our trip to New Zealand . Experience alpine meadows on one of Chilliwack's most popular hikes. Hiking Trail It was a little difficult for me but its all worth it in the end. Mount Thurston from Mapcarta, the free map. Guests have a private terrace. Elk Thurston Hope Lookout Trail Lindeman and Greendrop Lakes Sumas Mountain Zoa Peak and Falls Lake Metro Vancouver All Metro Vancouver Admiralty Point Burke Mountain – Lakeview Trail Coquitlam Crunch Jug Island 4 were here. Driving to the start of Elk Mountain can take over an hour and a half but it is very easy to find. Elk to Thurston hiking route. The peak of Thurston has much Thus, it is one of the steepest trails anywhere. Fairly easy hike for most of the way but it gets a little steep near the top. If Elk Mountain is one of the not so hidden-hidden gems in Chilliwack, BC. And, to your right, the mountain views come one after another. ), and the pie at Chilliwack airport a very welcome treat. 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