Where do we hike? (scramble, bike etc)

It’s August  the 9th. Seven weeks on from the great flood, we are still checking out trails and routes and will be for a few years to come I suspect.  More roads are open, the exceptions being Gorge Creek Trail, Powderface Trail, Hwy. 40 in the Highwood, Hwy. 940 south of Highwood House and Hwy. 532 west of Indian Graves. So this is quite a big chunk of K Country we can’t yet access. Of those areas we can access, many  trails remain yellow-taped.

Re the “open” trails, their condition is naturally of great interest to everyone. So if you have hiked a trail or have info on it, please use the comment box to submit a sentence or two giving us the lowdown. And please use a heading.  Thanks!

Right now we are working on a database of trail updates that will soon be available through our blog. Keep watching.

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  • GMJ Sep 11, 2015, 3:49 pm

    The route off the north side of the Mustang Hills is in great shape, but there is a slump on the south bank of Rainy Creek where the trail crosses it. The waterfall is still there and not damaged at all.
    The Rainy Creek pack trail west of the junction with 27C is unchanged in in very good condition.

  • GMJ Sep 5, 2015, 9:25 pm

    Thanks! That’s what we found out after poking around looking where the bike trail goes. I was wondering where it ended up if you followed it right out since I didn’t have time to follow it myself.
    By the way, a few metres from the viewpoint somebody (I’m guessing Anchor D…) has made a well established horse camp with tie up poles, wood benches, a fireplace and tarp covered dry firewood.

  • Gillean Daffern Sep 3, 2015, 1:04 pm

    Hi GMJ, since Volume 4 came out the route has changed. As you mention the cutline access road and cutline are too overgrown to be used nowadays. But the mountain bikers have been busy!
    Cross the road from the parking area and find a flagged trail that runs across the ridge below the mouth of the cutline access road and slightly downhill to intersect with a more major bike trail. Turn right and follow it up. At the point where it crosses the NE-SW cutline it joins the original route. (The bike trail to left comes out on the road below the steepest hills.)

  • GMJ Sep 1, 2015, 4:17 pm

    The cutline start to Death’s Head is now not only overgrown but completely impassible, there is a vertical wall of mini pines and alder trees.

  • Gillean Daffern May 6, 2015, 11:06 am

    Re the Great Divide Trail, the section within K Country is described in Volume 5 of the KCTG coming out in June.

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