Asulkan Valley Trail is a 8.5 mile out and back trail located near Columbia-Shuswap, British Columbia, Canada that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from June until October.
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.
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.