coquihalla summit hike

We summited Jim Kelly on July 24th. An ascent of this peak via the traverse along with the nearby Jim Kelly Peak and Illal Mountain had been on my radar for a couple years but because the access would never fall apart I didn’t want to prioritize this trip. The trail became indistinct at places once the trees thinned out but we still had no problem following the path to the three-way junction among Coquihalla Mtn., Jim Kelly Peak and Illal Mountain. Great weather besides wind at night, no bugs, no mud. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out. Photo by Connor M. Vlad scrambling the long, exposed 3rd class terrain towards the summit, Another photo of me on the summit of Coquihalla Mountain. September 4, 2019 2157m Tulameen FSR / Coquihalla Pass, BC Coquihalla Mtn. Jim Kelly and Coquihalla Mountain Traverse is a 12.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Okanagan-Similkameen H, British Columbia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. Photo by Connor M. Connor scrambling across the first exposed notch, Vlad on the typical scrambling terrain with exposure, This is the final section to the true summit. Would also recommend camping by the tarn to the north of Jim Kelly, some great looking spots there. COQUITLAM BC V3E 1P1 The hike that had caught my attention was the hike up Needle Peak. One you clear the tree line the views open up. Mt. We did this hike on Tue, Sep 28th. ... Like many alpine hikes, the first hour or so is slugging up through the forest. Once the initial buttress was over the rest of the scramble onto the first summit was mostly just “class 2”. The hike to the top of Zoa Peak and back is a straight-forward 8.5 km return hike. Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. However, I soon realized the beta was incorrect and we quickly came up with the “plan B”, a traverse of Coquihalla Mountain. The trail is a short, well marked route that follows a creek right to the shores of the lake, offering scenic views of Nak Peak to the left and Zoa Peak to the right. I really enjoyed the class-3 knife edges at times, which was fun but not sketchy. It’s a fun class 2 scramble, with some more interesting paths further to the right. Illal Mountain in the foreground. Fantastic day in the mountains on an alpine ridge, Turn off your ad blocker to see a map of this trail, Old Railway Bridge via Ladner Creek Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY], Kettle Valley Railway from Othello Tunnels [CLOSED]. Thankfully the Tacoma was equipped for that and we managed to drive to the actual trail-head. Find the best trails in Coquihalla, British Columbia (Canada). and Jim Kelly Peak. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from July until October. Uphill hike, a brief meadow, small icy caves, followed by a scramble. The easiest line wasn’t very obvious that we ended up climbing a couple moves of 4th class on questionable rocks. From base of Jim kelly, where the small lake is, it is about 30mins to go to the top. North Burnaby / Vancouver Bike Loop (60 km), Victoria-Cowichan-Salt Spring c51 (180 km), Saanich-Esquimalt-Victoria c52 (10-88 km), BC Parkway-Central Valley Greenways Loop c36a, S Burnaby-S Van-Lulu Is Richmond-Queensborough Loop c34a, Port Mann-Golden Ears-Pitt Bridges Loop c41, Port Mann-Alex Fraser-Queensborough Bridges Loop 41a, Musqueam Cycle Loop: Point Gray and Vicinity, North Burnaby-Vancouver with sub-loops c53, South Vancouver-Burnaby & N.W Loops/sub-loops c54, Vernon to Kelowna and Kelowna Cycle Loops, Crippen Regional Park and Lakes Bowen Island w6a, Crystal Falls-Burke Mountain Village Community Loops w27, Bridges found along our trail system in Metro Vancouver, Waiver to participate in Trails BC Meetups, Cheam Cycle Journey: Othello-Hope to Agassiz for FraserFEST 2020, Kwantlen cycle Journey: Dewdney to Glen Valley for FraserFEST 2020, Kwikwetlem Cycle Journey: Three Bridges Loop FraserFEST 2020, Shawnigan Lake to Lake Cowichan on the TCT t56, Chemainus to Haslam Creek Suspension Bridge on the TCT t58, Nanaimo River to Departure Bay on the TCT t59, Wedgewood to Whistler Train Station on the TCT t60, Chekkamus Canyon to Shannon Falls on the TCT t62, Dundarave to Lonsdale Quay (2 ways) on the TCT t63, Coal Harbour to Science World on the TCT t64, New Brighton Park to Lafarge Lake on the TCT t65, Lafarge Lake to the Fort at Fort Langley on the TCT t66, Douglas Taylor Park to Wilband Park on the TCT t69, Cemetery on the Discovery Trail to Lickman Rd on the TCT t70, Chilliwack Fraser River Dikes on the TCT t71, Cultus Lake to Tamihi Rec Site on the TCT t72, Chilliwack Lake to Thurston Rec Site on the TCT t73, Hope Tourist Info to Othello on the TCT t74, Trout Creek Trestle to Glenfir Station on the TCT t53, Feature Trans Canada Trail segments and other iconic short and extended journeys.

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