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Short hike to the hot springs. Hike is easy. Access gravel road is in good shape but really long..

hiking
28 days ago

Snowy drive. Had a 4x4 but apparently some little tiny janky car made it but I wouldnt say to try it unless you know what you’re doing even then sketchy. Also went at 8:30 PM. Three cars were parked two left before heading down. Washroom/restroom Available pretty breezy in there as a heads up. There are two washroom/restroom and thankfully with toilet paper. Short walk (not really a hike) down to the thermal pools/ “hot spring” whatever you want to call it. I didn’t record it as others did it’s honestly really short. Thought getting dressed after being surrounded by snow would be hard but it wasn’t bad at all. There are three maybe four pools.. the first one is the hottest at like 110° the next one down is the coolest one and the third one down the smaller one is like bath water. Saw some other one but didn’t go to it didn’t care to. The bath water one was best to go in first then the hotter one then to cool down the coolest one. There was a really nice German couple who was from BC and gave us the run down and swapped pools. 11-12-19

Wide, mostly maintained trail with a few fallen trees across the path, but easy to go around or over. Snow covered starting from the cave & basin, getting progressively snowier as we climbed. Incredible views on the way up and we were the only group. About 2-3 switchbacks from the top there were many more tracks and the snow became more compact and slippery. Very windy at the top but sheltered on the way up. We opted for the free gondola ride down, as the busier more switchback-y side looked very slushy/icy.

The trail to the springs is barely over a mile but the forest is so beautiful that it takes longer than it should because of the scenery. Take your time and enjoy the 3D beauty of the old growth forest. The springs were awesome and about 100 degree F water! But they are crowded if even 10 people are there. Big blue birds will attack your backpack if you have food so keep it buttoned up. Also if you bring a water bottle bring it back out! There were a lot of abandoned shirts/bottles/sunglasses/etc which was a bummer to see at the springs. Pack it in, pack it out!

hiking
1 month ago

Tried to go after thanksgiving (October 15). Road was closed and someone from Parks Canada told us that the trail is closed for the year

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no shade
scramble
snow
1 month ago

We hiked on Canadian Thanksgiving (Monday, Oct. 14). Moderate trail but fairly ok if you’re fit. The first part of the trail had a steady, slightly steep incline all the way through the forest up to the fake summit. Icy but not too slippery. Then the real fun begins. The last bit to summit was covered in almost 2 feet of snow and was incredibly steep. It was tough for me (I’m 5’3”) but I reached the summit without any hiking poles or crampons, and the views from the ridge were incredible. We were the only ones who made it up there (most stopped after the fake summit or on the trail).

hiking
scramble
snow
1 month ago

Thanksgiving weekend hike to the summit. Snow packed and a steady incline all the way up. Lots of slippery sections and crampons would've helped but trekking poles were a good alternative. Last section is quite steep and the snow was helpful for footing to make the scramble to the top. Overcast day but great 360° views. Not much wind so it wasn't too cold. We were the first ones to summit this day but lots of people came up after us. Definitely recommend starting early and then hop in the hotsprings afterwards for a relaxing soak. Looking forward to doing this hike again in fairer weather.

hiking
scramble
snow
1 month ago

Was quite a bit more snow than expected. Basically the whole trail. Lots of switchbacks. I’d say it seemed a bit more challenging than a medium. Especially when you get to the top. We didn’t go to the summit as we were slipping quite a bit. Poles and crampons recommend.

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icy
scramble
snow
1 month ago

Wanted to do this trail for some time and today is the day. The hike starts out at a steady pace that doesn't stop! The first 2km are steady, gradual uphill pace with not many views until about the 1.5/ 1.7km mark when you can see across to valley to the opposite ridge. From the junction (where you take the right branch) the incline increases and keeps ascending through many switchbacks right up until tree line. There are many open viewpoints along this section of the trail to see down the Fiddle Valley. Once at tree line there is a brief break before the last push to the summit, the grade increases too. The trail was hard to follow due to snow accumulation and was slippery with the rocks under the snow. However once at the summit the views are expansive, 360 degrees all around. Utopia Mtn dominates the skyline and there are great views down the Fiddle Valley with Ashlar Ridge looking small from up here, quite a different perspective than at the viewpoint along the parkway. Not as much snow on the summit and not windy which was nice and we were able to spend over an hour at the summit. The descent was slippery, rocks under the snow, but overall coming down was quick and easy. Would definitely recommend this trail to anyone wanting to get to a summit relatively quickly. The hot springs at the bottom really finish off a great hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Thanksgiving long weekend - quite nice. Needed crampons, packed snow which was great especially at the top if you prefer snow to rock scramble.

hiking
2 months ago

Breathtaking view at the end, but extremely windy and cold once you’re above the tree line (last 30min to the top).

360 degree view of the surrounding peaks but very windy on the top. 1h15 for the climb

hiking
scramble
2 months ago

Beautiful mountain. The first half till scramble part is easy walk to ridge on meadows and through forest. Definitely feeling like going through bear’s living room. Scramble part is more easy technically, but it’s difficult due to mental strength and feelings to not give up. I did climb up the small summit and then went on the ridge to the main Summit. Beautiful 360 views. On the way down I chose straight down scree fun road, so what I went 2 hours I managed to go down in 15 minutes:) Enjoy!

on Mist Mountain Trail

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rocky
scramble
snow
2 months ago

Great rewarding trail. We made it to the saddle. Didn’t like the look of the traverse across to the springs. Tried it but even with spikes it was slick on the snowy rocks. If we’d have had more time we have tried to find an alternate route down to the ravine. Def worth trudging through the snowy climb to reach the amphitheater surrounding the saddle. Spikes and gaiters recommended.

hiking
snow
2 months ago

Icy in the first bit but after you hit the switchbacks there isn’t much ice. The switchbacks provide excellent views but you gotta go to the top! Last part is very steep. I’m guessing without the snow the loose shale would be tough - the snow helped. Clear sunny day with no wind at the top = absolutely stunning views. Downhill was harder, had to slide down in a few spots. My hiking stick was very helpful

hiking
scramble
snow
2 months ago

The trail was partially covered in snow and icy patches which made it a challenge early in the morning before things warmed up. We made it to the top in about 2hrs and took a break with amazing views. wear layers, bring gloves and be prepared to slip and slide a bit going down..used my butt a few times.

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muddy
scramble
snow
2 months ago

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snow
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail! New to hiking so it was a bit tough for us. Brought along my 11 and 15 year old daughters and they did quite well. Made it to the peak and the views were amazing. Layers needed. Lots of spots for breaks. Steep incline at the top. Would definitely do this trail again.

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