Pass Memorial Trail. Courtesy Monkman Expeditions
British Columbias Monkman Pass Memorial Trail Hiking Route
is an unforgettable hiking route that includes major waterfalls and rivers,
lakes, temperate boreal forest, as well as alpine meadows and alpine summits.
This is an average six day journey on a wilderness trail that leads through
magnificent, remote, untouched mountain terrain, filled with an with inspiring
and tangible history, and sightings of Grizzly and Black Bears are numerous.
trail, a true wilderness experience, follows the route that Alex Monkman
and pioneer residents created in the 1930s. Monkman Pass was surveyed
as an alternative route through the Rockies, but the highway was never
built. The majority of this spectacular, but little-known trail is in
Monkman Provincial Park. The trail leads from one of its most famous features
the Kinuseo Falls, and over the Rocky Mountains to Hobis Cabin on
the Herrick River.
Provincial Park is located in the Hart Ranges of the Central Rocky Mountains
and foothills. This provincial park offers a diverse and inspiring landscape
of jagged peaks, forested valleys, unique geological formations, pristine
lakes and alpine meadows. Opportunities to explore encompass the gamut
from easy two-hour trails, to challenging multi-day adventures with many
possible side trips available for seasoned and adventurous hikers that
can make for an expedition of seven to ten days.
the Monkman Trail. Courtesy Monkman Expeditions
Monkman Provincial Park, south from Tumbler
Ridge, rewards you with the Kinuseo Falls. Your adventure starts
from the campground, that's 45 km (28 mi.) from Tumbler Ridge. A short
walk from the Kinuseo Falls Campgrounds will take you to a viewing platform.
Both the sound and spray of the falls needs to be experienced to be appreciated.
A hiking trail from the campground will take you into the middle of the
park and the Murray River Crossing. The south end of Monkman Lake is a
24 km (15 mi.) hike. There are primitive camp sites in this region which
is bear country. Keep food away from your sleeping area, keep the area
clean and watch for these four legged creatures that call this home.
of Monkman Provincial Park include:
Falls which plunges 197 feet (60 metres) into the canyon below
of ten waterfalls named the Cascades
Corral Trail, one of Monkman Provincial Parks most notable hikes,
which leads visitors to small caves with stalactites, moonsmilk and
other limestone formations.
region, Fontoniko valley, and numerous historic markings along trails.
Pass Memorial Trail Hiking Route, in Monkman Provincial Park, goes through
four different eco-regions boreal, subalpine, alpine, and Columbian
forest. The region traversed by the trail is remote rugged wilderness
and the trail is classified as difficult. The park offers
a diverse and inspiring landscape of jagged peaks, forested valleys, unique
geological formations, pristine lakes and alpine meadows.
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