Asulkan Valley

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Asulkan Valley is a 8.1 mile out and back trail located near Columbia-Shuswap, British Columbia, Canada and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from June until October.

8.1 miles 2625 feet Out & Back


2 years ago

Trailhead at illecillewaet Campground. Follow railway grade and turn left to pass through the foundation ruins of the Glacier town site. Go past 4 junctions; first for Marion lake, then Meeting of the Waters, then Great Glacier, then Glacier Crest trails and continue south up valley for 4 Klms gaining 390 meters at inline rate of 10.2 then a couple of quick switch backs heading SSW and an increase in incline for 1.5 Klm and a final push up the moraine ridge of another 1.5 Klm to access the Alpine Club of Canada's Asulkan hut. Total gain in elevation is 869 m with the last stretch (479m) rated 6.2. Hut is busy in winter and summer weekends. It sleeos 12 and booked through Alpine Club, Canmore, AB.

5 years ago

You can rent the cabin for 25$ a head, ski touring is easy and amazing. Outhouse view 10/10. Cabin is really nice. Hike is easy for smaller children in summer but It's a 13 km round trip.