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10 days ago

Awesome hike but terrible access road!

1 month ago

always a great hike up fisher

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2 months ago

Very easy trail, follow the mining road. (though it says no access and that it has motion detecting cameras - this is the trail.) Cross the river and within 5-10 mins you will see the waterfall. What makes this trail truly worth it is that you can actually go into the old mining shafts! Bring a flashlight and shoes you dont mind getting wet and go on an adventure getting closer to the waterfall than you would be able to otherwise.

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2 months ago

Hardest Hike I've ever done. Approximately 5000' of gain in 5km...Views are out of this world or rather top of the world...bring water ...lots . There is running water to fill up. Approach and decent from the peak are intense. Basically rock climbing last few moments. Trail is well marked but can easily be lost. Hike up to the saddle is probably the hardest part. Hike has everything .

on Fisher Peak

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3 months ago

Great all day hike. There were a few spots where the trail disappears, but just keep going up and you'll find it again. Bring lots of water and food. The views at the top are incredible, so go on a clear day when it's not too hot. Definitely not an easy hike though - not for beginners or anyone who has serious health issues. The first part is uphill, through forest and rock. Then there's a rock hill, and then you're back through forest for a bit. Once you hit the shale, you're almost there - but be careful. Pay attention! You can easily slip. The last bit you'll be almost rock climbing right up - again, pay attention and go slow. Stay to the right.

All in all, definitely worth it! I will go again!

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3 months ago

A rite-of-passage for Kootenay locals! Relatively short in kilometres but is quite steep. The majority of the hike is straight up and on the descent - straight down so bring some hiking poles!
The road in is narrow and rough in spots so a high clearance vehicle is certainly required
This is definitely a day hike so be prepared with layers, food, solid hiking boots and lots of sunscreen! Go on a day where there’s minimal cloud cover to see the view from the summit!

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3 months ago

3 months ago

The All Trails map includes an 8-km walk up (about 100 meters of elevation) the forestry road in the total distance; we walked it as our vehicle wasn’t a 4x4 and the road definitely requires one. But if you have the right wheels you can drive right up to the bottom of the trail significantly reducing the overall distance.

The actual hiking trail is quite steep - 60% incline for much of it, so it earns its difficult rating. Hour plus push thru the trees to the first boulder field, then another 20-30 mins to the second boulder field. Beyond that you start to come out of the trees, into the high alpine - including a small larch forest right at the tarn.

The trail passes the tarn on the left and continues across a long scree fall winding upwards behind the peak up to the ridge and the summit ascent is from the back side. This section is a serious uphill slog and takes about another two plus hours.

The down is also challenging, quite steep with a lot of loose slate even in the trees. This hike will test you, especially if you have to hike the 8-km’s back down the forestry road.

Every terrain from rolling meadows, evergreen Forrest, to scrambling up rocky peaks. Trails are shared with mountain bikers, so keep your ears open.

4 months ago

Gorgeous views at the top! The little cabin is awesome, you could stay overnight, little wood burning stove, a bed (need to bring a mat) and windows all around (just need to remove wood boardings.)

Very steep incline pretty much all the way, definitely a mod-hard trail. I would say 2-3hr return depending on how long you stay at the top.

The road up to the trailhead is very tricky! Takes about an hour once you hit the gravel road, 100% off roading, not maintained and very narrow usually fits one car at a time, if you come across a vehicle coming from the other way you need to do some creative thinking to make it work, especially along the cliff sides! No question you need a 4x4 vehicle with some height clearance!

Worth all the effort I promise!

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4 months ago

The view is worth the climb. Slippery shale rock at points, but nothing too serious. The road up to the trailhead is worse than the climb! The payoff is so worth it. The Lookout itself is well maintained by other hikers. It has a wood stove and a few other basic necessities in the cabin. Nice short climb, maybe an hour tops, up to the lookout. There are picnic tables too to have a nice lunch spot.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Beautiful!

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Friday, August 05, 2016