Location: Northeastern British Columbia, about 42 kilometers
Southeast of Tumbler Ridge.
meeting several marmots, fairly easy path.
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)
44 (Tumbler Ridge) D5.
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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.
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
11. It's quite impressive.
12. A short side trip to Chockstone Ridge.
Sign to Chockstone Ridge Side Trail - Shipyard & Titanic Trail British
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
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
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