Trip 088 - July 3, 2015 (Friday)

Shipyard & Titanic Trail Hike

Near Tumbler Ridge BC

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Location:
Northeastern British Columbia, about 42 kilometers Southeast of Tumbler Ridge.

Liked: Natural views, meeting several marmots, fairly easy path.

Of note: No cell phone signal, numerous dangerous crevices and steep drop-offs, wind gusts. Hiking poles and boots are recommended.

Northern BC Backroad Mapbook (3rd edition) Coordinates: Page 44 (Tumbler Ridge) D5. The latest edition of Backroad Mapbook for this and other regions, as well as GPS maps, are available at BackroadMapbooks.com.

Other trips in Tumbler Ridge Area: Bootski Lake Trail Hike, Mount Clifford Trail Hike, Cowmoose Mountain Trail Hike, Windfall Lake Trail Hike, Stone Corral Trail Hike, Monkman Falls, Bergeron Cliffs Trail Hike, Bergeron Falls, Nesbitt's Knee Falls, Barbour Falls, Holzworth Meadows Hiking Route, Babcock Falls, Boulder Gardens Hiking Route, Tepee Falls, Town of Tumbler Ridge, Kinuseo Falls, Pinnacle Peak Route Hike, Bullmoose Mine Road & Windfall Creek FSR.

Shipyard & Titanic trail is located just a few kilometers further up the road from Boulder Gardens route. Shipyard & Titanic has several great views, and there is an option to extend the hike by climbing a small mountain at the end of the trail to explore the alpine area. Marmots live along this trail, and you are likely to see at least one of them, as these creatures are very curious, and come out from their hiding places to see what is going on.

1. In order to get to Shipyard & Titanic trail, please follow the instructions for getting to Boulder Gardens route. Once you get to Boulder Gardens parking area, continue up the same forest service road. Soon after Boulder Gardens parking area, you would come across a gate, which should be open, unless some dangerous industrial activity is occurring further on.

2. The sign on the gate.

3. Just over two kilometers from Boulder Gardens, you would reach Shipyard & Titanic trailhead. Lots of space there for parking. A very short Tarn & Towers trail starts here too, and we'll have some photos of that trail at the end of this trip report.


Shipyard & Titanic Trail Parking Area

4. Turning back, we see Roman Mountain, and the road we took to get here.


Roman Mountain BC Canada

5. Shipyard & Titanic trailhead. Coordinates: N 54'55'585 W 121'00'023. Elevation: 1,615 meters.


Shipyard & Titanic Trailhead British Columbia Canada

6. Enjoy at your own risk.


Shipyard & Titanic Trail Warning

7. The beginning of the trail.


The beginning of Shipyard & Titanic Trail British Columbia Canada

8. Neat view of the stones.


View from Shipyard And Titanic Trail Province of BC Canada

9. And then comes the risk, as you need to walk across a rock field. There is a decent stone path there.


Photo of Shipyard And Titanic Trail British Columbia Canada

10. Having conquered that, check out British Columbia's answer to Stonehenge.


11. It's quite impressive.

12. A short side trip to Chockstone Ridge.


Sign to Chockstone Ridge Side Trail - Shipyard & Titanic Trail British Columbia Canada

13. The ridge is picturesque.


Chockstone Ridge BC Canada

14. And it's also a home to at least two marmots. Here is one of them.


Marmot on Chockstone Ridge British Columbia Canada

15. Back on the main trail.


Shipyard & Titanic Trail

16. Stones, grass, sky, trees.


Picture of Shipyard & Titanic Trail British Columbia Canada

17. More stones.

18. Approaching Titanic.


Shipyard & Titanic Trail BC

19. It was quite a windy day, which helped to keep mosquitoes away.

20. The last short climb.

21. And we are on the Titanic rock group.

22. Why Titanic? Because of this view. Resembles a sunk Titanic, doesn't it? The coordinates for the point from where this photo was taken: N 54'55'727 W 121'00'775. Elevation: 1,697 meters.


View of "Titanic" - Shipyard And Titanic Trail British Columbia Canada

Here is Our Video of the Views from the "Titanic Rock."

Starting from 18th second, you can see "Pink Mountain", which we climbed a bit later:

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23. It only took 90 minutes to get here, and the trail ended. But there was an opportunity to climb a small mountain just across from this gap. Titanic on the left, and the yet unexplored mountain on the right.

24. And so, we went up what we would call Pink Mountain, due to the colour of its stones. Please, note that if you decide to go up Pink Mountain, hiking boots and poles would be highly recommended, as this path is much steeper than anything up to this point.

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