Trip 125 - May 22, 2017 (Monday)
Quality Canyon Trail Hike
Near Tumbler Ridge BC
Location: Northeastern British Columbia. Near Highway 52 about 108 km South of Dawson Creek, and 10 km North of Tumbler Ridge.
Liked: Fairly easy trail (to the canyon lookout), canyon view, Murray River view, information boards, the second half of the trail can be done in a loop.
Of note: There are steep drop-offs near the canyon edge. Should you choose to hike the loop, as opposed to retracing your steps after looking at the canyon, the trail would get much steeper. Descent to the bottom of the canyon is for experienced hikers only. Hiking poles and boots are recommended, if hiking to the canyon lookout and back; and highly recommended, if you decide to hike the loop, and, especially, descend to the bottom of the canyon. The canyon is prone to rockfalls and floods.
Northern BC Backroad Mapbook (3rd edition) Trailhead Coordinates: Page 44 (Tumbler Ridge) D1. 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: Quality Falls Trail Hike, Murray Canyon Overlook Trail Hike, 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, Babcock Falls, Shipyard & Titanic Trail Hike, Boulder Gardens Route Hike, Town of Tumbler Ridge, Tepee Falls, Kinuseo Falls.
Of the three trails we hiked today, Quality Canyon trail was the only one which felt like a real hike, with several tough stretches, as opposed to a neat walk in the woods, which was the case with Murray Canyon Overlook trail, and Quality Fall trail. You would most likely encounter much fewer people on this trail than on the trail leading to Quality Falls. And, if you are able to get down to the bottom of Quality Canyon and don't mind getting your feet wet, you just might be able to hike to Quality Falls through a fairly impressive Quality Canyon.
1. We are Southbound on Highway 52, approaching Quality Canyon trail parking area.