Trailhead Location: Northeastern British
Columbia, approximately 61 kilometers Southeast of Tumbler Ridge, near
the end of Murray River Forest Service Road.
Stone Corral (lake), mountain views, various natural views, the upper
part of the trail is a loop.
The trail is overgrown in some places, some steep parts, hiking poles
boots are highly recommended, both caves are tiny and look
substantially more appealing from outside than inside.
Northern BC Backroad Mapbook (3rd edition)
Page 44 (Tumbler Ridge) B6.
The latest edition of Backroad Mapbook for this and other regions, as well as GPS maps, are available at
Monkman Provincial Park - BC Parks.
Other Trips in Tumbler Ridge Area:
Bootski Lake Trail Hike,
Mount Clifford Trail Hike,
Trail Hike, Windfall
Lake Trail Hike,
Monkman Falls Hike,
Bergeron Cliffs Trail
Hike, Bergeron Falls Trail
Knee Falls Trail Hike,
Barbour Falls Trail Hike,
Hiking Route, Babcock Falls Visit,
Titanic Trail Hike,
Boulder Gardens Route
Hike, Town of Tumbler Ridge,
Tepee Falls Trail Hike,
Pinnacle Peak Route
Mine Road & Windfall Creek FSR,
Stone Corral trail is located in Monkman Provincial Park off Murray
River Forest Service Road near Tumbler Ridge. It's only a few kilometers
away from Kinuseo Falls, but hardly gets any visitors, compared to its
much more famous fellow natural attraction. And it's a shame, because
Stone Corral has some very neat views, as well as two tiny caves, which
just might thrill the kids.
1. We are driving on Murray River FSR towards the Stone Corral trail.
For directions on how to get to Murray River Forest Service Road, please
Kinuseo Falls trip report.
Murray River Forest Service Road by Tumbler Ridge British Columbia
2. The trailhead is located on the left side of Murray River FSR, 48
kilometers after the turnoff from Highway 52.
Coordinates: N 54'46'253'
W 121'10'318. Elevation: 865 meters. If you have reached Kinuseo Falls
turnoff, you have gone 1.7 km too far. Here is the turnoff to the Stone
Corral trail. A much less impressive Jade Falls / Jade Lake trail is
located across from Murray River FSR from the Stone Corral trail.
Murray FSR at the Stone Corral trailhead turnoff
3. Here is the view immediately after you turn left. A pit toilet is
available behind the trees.
The Stone Corral trailhead
4. The map of the trail. The trailhead is on the upper right side of the
The Stone Corral trail map and hazards
5. Off we go.
The Stone Corral Trail off Murray River FSR by Tumbler Ridge BC Canada
6. Fifteen minutes later, we are at a neat marshy lake.
Lake View Stone Corral Trail British Columbia Canada
7. This trail can get steep at times.
The Stone Corral Trail Monkman Provincial Park British Columbia Canada
8. The trail splits half an hour into the hike, allowing to walk the
upper part of the trail in a circle. We kept right, as recommended by
The Stone Corral Trail - Circle Trail Start
9. Soon, we have reached the most overgrown part of the trail.
Overgrown Stone Corral Trail
10. Another neat lake follows shortly.
View from the Stone Corral trail in Monkman Provincial Park BC Canada
11. More steepness awaits.
The Stone Corral Trail
12. And then a reward - a multi-coloured Stone Corral lake.
Stone Corral Lake Monkman Provincial Park British Columbia
13. Past the lake, a turnoff to the Corral Cave on the left side.
The Stone Corral Lake turnoff to the Corral Cave
14. A short steep climb to the cave.
Path to the Corral Cave
15. The entrance looked intriguing, but the cave itself turned out to be
so tiny and unappealing, that we didn't bother posting the photos.
The Corral Cave entrance
16. Back on the main trail, what a neat scene.
The Stone Corral Trail Northeastern British Columbia Canada
17. Getting up that ladder allows for a good view of the Stone Corral
The Stone Corral Lake BC Canada
18. Just a bit further and looking right, we see the observation platform
at the top of a cliff.
View from the Stone Corral trail
19. Now at the observation platform, 1 hour 7 minutes from the start of
Coordinates: N 54'45'845 W 121'10'729. Elevation: 992 meters
(127 meters elevation gain from the trailhead).
The Stone Corral trail observation platform Monkman Provincial Park
British Columbia Canada
20. Looking to the left, there is Castle Mountain.
Castle Mountain Northeastern British Columbia Canada
Here is our video from the observation platform:
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21. A split to Porcupine Cave comes soon after the observation platform.
The Stone Corral Cave turnoff to Porcupine Cave
22. Within a minute, we are at the Porcupine Cave. Same deal as before -
quite an impressive entrance, but the cave, though a bit larger, is not
all that impressive. The kids might think otherwise, of course.
Porcupine Cave entrance - the Stone Corral trail Monkman Provincial Park
23. Be careful, if you are not very lean, as you might get stuck at the
entrance, since it's not as wide as it looks on the photo. Apparently,
there is a slightly wider entrance on the other side of the cave, but,
somehow, we missed it.
Porcupine Cave entrance - the Stone Corral trail
24. Looking from inside of the cave to the outside.
Looking from inside of the Porcupine Cave
25. Steep descent on the way back.
The Stone Corral Trail British Columbia
26. And here is Jade Falls - you can get there by hiking a trail, which
starts across Murray FSR from the Stone Corral trail. Once on Jade Falls
trail, keep left from the start, and you would be at the falls within 10
minutes. You can complete a loop trail in an hour or so, but there is
very little to see aside from the falls and a (somewhat) picturesque
lake. Hiking boots and poles would be highly recommended for this trail
Jade Falls Monkman Provincial Park British Columbia Canada
The Stone Corral trail is one of the best attractions of Monkman