Recent changes that affect both summer and winter use start from Hidden trail which leaves the Ribbon Creek parking lot behind the kiosk. Before you go take a gander at the up-to-date map displayed at the trailhead.
A new start to SKOGAN PASS TRAIL Follow Hidden trail to a new 4-way junction with the Centennial trail/Ribbon Creek ski trail. Turn right. The new wide ski trail gradually descends to meet the old trail from the picnic shelter just before the road crossing.
Changes to CENTENNIAL TRAIL up Mount Allan which is also being touted as a leg of a snowshoe loop that can be extended to Mine Scar. So as before: up Hidden trail to the new 4-way. Turn left and follow what is also the Ribbon Creek ski trail to a junction. This time keep left. (Right is the north leg of a snowshoe loop.) At the next junction turn right off the ski trail onto a brand new section of hiking/snowshoe trail that cuts out the steepest hill on the original. On joining the old trail, you’ve still got some uphilling to do, but it’s not as onerous as before. It’s good to see that all these junctions are now very well signed with maps.
MARMOT CREEK teaser. Because so many people are milling about the hillside above Troll Falls to go look at higher-up falls it was deemed essential to put in a proper trail that goes nowhere near the top of Troll Falls where there was a serious accident last July. A preliminary line has been marked out, but work on the ground won’t start until next year.