Off BC Highway 20 in Tweedsmuir
Provincial Park - South
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Off BC Highway 20,
approximately 40 km West of the town of Anahim Lake.
access to alpine, numerous excellent mountain and lake/pond views.
trail goes through unstable burned trees for the first 3 kilometers,
many brooks in sub-alpine, some wet and muddy areas in sub-alpine, many
mosquitoes in sub-alpine, loose rocks and sand on mountains in alpine.
Hiking boots and poles are recommended in the forest, highly recommended
in sub-alpine, and are essential in alpine. The alpine is vast, so a GPS
would be very helpful.
Cariboo Chilcotin Coast BC Backroad Mapbook (4th edition)
Coordinates: Page 37 (South
Tweedsmuir Prov Park) G6.
Tweedsmuir Provincial Park is located in the Central Coast part of
British Columbia, and is simply enormous. Highway 20 runs through this
park, and provides an easy access to some of its trails. Rainbow Range
trail allows for a quick access to the alpine area, where hiking
possibilities and nearly endless. We ended up hiking for about 33
kilometers today, and saw many fine views.
21. There are many great-looking lakes and ponds in Rainbow Range
sub-alpine area. The ground in sub-alpine may be wet or marshy due to
all the ponds and brooks.
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22. We are still heading towards the mountains we saw at the end of the
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23. Another fine lake.
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24. We planned on climbing the mountain on the left.
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25. Here is where it got marshy due to all the brooks.
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26. Yet another pretty lake in Rainbow Range sub-alpine area.
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27. Suddenly, we saw a colourful mountain straight ahead.
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28. This sure looked interesting.
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Here is a video of the views from approximately this spot.
29. We then decided to take a better look at the colourful mountain, and
started heading that way. The plan was to hike on top of the ridge (seen
on the right side of this photograph) to the right of that mountain, and
take a look at it from above.
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30. A fairly easy hike turned into a serious challenge, as the ridge was
made of loose rocks and dirt. Hiking boots and poles would be essential
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31. Good views to the left as we climb.
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32. It proved to be too long of a climb, and we were running out of time.
So, found a good point to have a close look at the colourful
mountain. The coordinates for our final
N 52⁰38.694' W
125⁰50.977'. Elevation: 1,934 meters (432 meters elevation gain from the
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33. Here it is with a slight zoom.
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34. Looking across. There is a lake there, with a creek flowing out of
it making a waterfall coming down the mountain.
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35. With lots of zoom, we see another fine mountain across from our
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Here is a video of the views from our final
36. On the way back, we took a photo of the mountain to the right of the one we
planned on climbing in the first part of the hike.
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37. And here is a view of the sub-alpine, as we were returning to the trail in
Hiking in British Columbia - Tweedsmuir Provincial Park Rainbow Range Area
It took us 16.8 km and almost 6 hours of hiking to get to the final destination
of this hike, and 15.8 km and 5 hours to
get back to the trailhead.
Rainbow Range trail quickly leads to a vast alpine area with great views. Highly