Looking for a great trail near Strathcona D, British Columbia? AllTrails has 16 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. You'll also find some great local park options, like Strathcona Provincial Park or Strathcona-Westmin Provincial Park. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 9 hard trails in Strathcona D ranging from 6.3 to 31.4 miles and from 751 to 6,804 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
7 days ago

trail is in great shape.

Took a SUP across Buttle, no problem stashing for two nights. Camped at the lake downhill from emergency cabin. Second day summited the Spire & Mt McBride, more of a scramble than trail. Heavy fog made finding the shute back to Marble Meadows more difficult. Highlight was seeing my first Vancouver Island marmot.

hiking
icy
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

running
2 months ago

Did run this yesterday and it is one of the best trail runs I've done :-) Love the terrain!

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked Kings Peak for the first time yesterday, made it as a day hike. It was a decent morning but we hit fog and rain about 1/3 the way up. After we crested the chute up into the sub alpine we had fantastic views of the nearby mountains but it was short lived as the wind had blown in the clouds by the time we summited. It’s pretty much winter at the top now as the snow is sticking and there is ice present in many places. This is a whopper of a day hike and it was totally worth the effort even though we missed out on the view. I will definitely try and make it back in the summer for the views.

hiking
2 months ago

amazing hike. not pushing too hard but keeping a steady pace with only a small day pack I'd say an average hike can make the peak in 4 hours for sure

Trail quite easy to follow, but the hike was quite boring in my opinion. A lot of climbing and no decent viewpoints over the valley at the top, at least we didn’t find any. The noise generated by the mine is quite annoying for the first third of the climb.

hiking
2 months ago

Very well maintained trail leading to a stunning waterfall.

hiking
over grown
rocky
2 months ago

We found the trail difficult. Many sections are a climb up, over rocks

Very nice hike, a gentle and steady climb to the lake. The trail is well maintained, a little rooty in spots but mostly nice and smooth. The round trip to the first lake is 26km. There were wasp nests marked on the trail. They were pretty angry and were stinging everyone. The camping spots on the trail are very good.

hiking
bugs
3 months ago

Overall the hike turned out great, as others have noted beware of the bees nest! The trails are marked out pretty well for the most part, some markings weren't as visible past the second bowl, takes a little bit of navigating. Hike was long and strenuous but totally worth it with the amazing views!

I definitely would not rate this as a difficult hike by any means. Moderate at best. Very gradual gain, not technical and quite pleasant (constant change of scenery, no hours upon hours of boring switchbacks, etc). Just difficult with rain due to the constant root exposure and rocks at the last 1-2km. With it being later in the season the creekbeds were dry and easy to cross. Most people we saw were doing as an overnight hike which would allow you more time up there to explore the upper glaciated lake, which I think is smart for sure as the campsites are super legit (outhouses, bear cache). My Apple Watch tracked it more at 25km so it makes for a long day on the feet, but did in under 6.5 hr. It was a rainier/overcast day so the bugs weren’t bad but there were atleast 3 wasps nests that we spotted and many people we talked to reported getting stung multiple times so pack Benadryl if you’re worried about reactions. Overall a very pleasant, scenic and rewarding hike. The views are stunning!

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail through some very scenic forest. Definitely on the easy side of moderate.

hiking
over grown
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

This trail is difficult but rewarding, but most importantly in the summer months (no snow or ice) DON’T USE THIS MAP IT IS WRONG. Lots of great swimming holes along the way!

hiking
3 months ago

Ran an out and back on this trail with my dad yesterday - the furthest we got was just over 5 km from the trailhead. The trail terrain is great - not too rocky or full of roots. In some spots the salal has grown in close to the trail making it a bit too narrow to navigate with your hiking poles. What made this route difficult was the elevation gain. Great views and scenery though. Will definitely be going right to the end of the trail on my next trip!

Beautiful trail. Better to take your time and enjoy the forest in its natural state. Inhale. Feel the magic of nature. Please stay on marked trails and use your hikers etiquette. I think we need more signage and education in regards to the etiquette of hiking and it’s importance as I see people disrespecting it all the time! We don’t need to damage any more than the simple trail we have already. Campgrounds were amazing. Noseeums were thick at gravel flats. Bug spray didn’t work and we got eaten alive by the little buggers. Last km could be slippery when wet but overall not too much elevation and not a very technical hike. I’d rate it moderate if u are spending a night. Hard if you are doing the full hike in one day simply because of the distance.

hiking
3 months ago

Completed this trail last week in 10hrs with some breaks (I’m a pretty average hiker). The trail was easy to follow until you got to the upper bowl, we ended up climbing queens first unintentionally. Beware of wasps nests on the trail!! Specifically near the second waterfall. Definitely bring hiking poles if you have them, it made the trail much more manageable! Be prepared for some scrambling, some parts of the trail having old climbing ropes that people have attached. Challenging, yet manageable trail with a beautiful view!

hiking
muddy
over grown
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

great trail with amazing variety of terrain and gorgeous views at the top. You follow a river up to the north bowl where there is great camping, from there head up some narrow gulleys to the summit.

hiking
blowdown
3 months ago

Nice trail amongst old growth leading to the falls. Mild grade up to falls took our 9 year old daughter with little issue, not sure I'd rate this as intermediate.

hiking
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

Steep hike up a rocky access road to the damn at Tennent Lake. It’s like hiking along a dry creek bed. Nice to know for sure that you’re on the trail, impossible to get lost, but hard to hike down on the loose rocks and very few flat sections (between the trailhead and the river crossing). The very last bit of “trail” to the lake is to scramble up the boulders below the dam, starting bottom right, diagonally up to the top left. Lovely refreshing swim in the lake! Nice view up to Mt Myra. Due to the rocks I would definitely recommend hiking poles.

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
3 months ago

This was a breathtakingly epic hike, that I will definitely be doing again. Some things to be aware of; -There is a lot of tree roots along the trails when wet they can be very deceptive looking and slippery. -Slippery rocks. -Bring an epipen if you have wasp allergies, there is a ground wasps nest that has been exposed right on the trail about 5 kilometres in. You can not avoid walking by this nest, I was stung twice. The nest is clearly marked on the trail and once you arrive to the marked area it is located on the left side of the pathway. -The only thing and I mean only thing that could take away from the magnifying beauty of the first lake and the kilometre prior are the Miskitos and Horseflies. Bring heavy duty bug spray and if you have one bring a bug hood. Once you get up to the lake you will not want to feel rushed to leave due to bug attack. Going to the second lake which is clockwise left from Landslide lake, (along a less traveled trail) is an absolute must do in my opinion. The hike is not complete until you have seen the second lake or even climbing up the waterfall connecting the two lakes. It is so so so worth it to add the 1.5 hours in to do this. Some of the most beautiful views I have come upon so far, excited for all of those who have this hike on their docket.

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