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McGuire, British Columbia Map
13 days ago

Have done this hike half a dozen times, most recently on July 3, 2018. Meadows are still covered in snow. Found the trail not as muddy as in previous years. They’ve done a great job placing boardwalks through one particularly boggy section. Road is rough, with a couple of steep pitches, but not problematic for an SUV. Trail is steep, with wet roots everywhere. Found the deadfall particularly bad this year. A few times I had to work to locate the trail after being forced to skirt sections where large trees had come down.

Great views but definitely MODERATE in intensity. NOT EASY. A lot of the trail still covered in snow and many places with small trees and brush pushed across path. One very large tree recently had fallen across the path requiring climbing over it. Bear country for sure with two black bears seen in the area personally on the day of the hike. Does not appear to be a maintained trail. Great trail for solitude and beautiful vistas and lakes.

Did this hike October 1st. The fall colours were spectacular. Even after reading reviews, there was a little confusion getting there. I drove up the road to the upper parking lot, and there were a bunch of people parked at a spot that separates into 2 atv roads. I assumed this was the upper parking lot. But actually the road goes left and continues for a while. It's fairly flat and not difficult to do on foot, like I did, but it is quicker if you keep going. There is a sign at the upper parking lot.

Friday, July 21, 2017

As the last review mentions, the old route to the meadows has not been maintained. If you continue driving to the upper parking lot, you will be able to traverse the new trail to the meadows. This is maintained nicely and a much shorter hike then the hour long old trail. Once in the meadows, it's a meandering stream and amazing views of Brandywine mountain. If you are feeling energetic, you can ascend to the top!

Saturday, July 08, 2017

This trail is definitely not moderate. The road up to the trail head is gravel with potholes and rock outcroppings for the last two kilometres. Although the trail head is well marked the trail itself does not exist. We followed orange and pink flags for the first 0.3 miles before they disappeared. The climb was navigated up moss, packed pine needles, over logs, branches and stumps without any specific direction. Eventually another flag was noted at 0.4 miles. At that point we decided to cut our losses and go elsewhere. The hike down the mountain was not any better, as it was difficult to navigate the moss-covered terrain. Hopefully it would be better for others, but it is a hard difficult trek up to the meadows which we never saw. I can imagine it being worst if there had been any recent precipitation.

off road driving
5 months ago