Challenging hike, loved it

This was a bit of a challenge and I loved every bit of it.

hiking
4 days ago

An intermediate hike with great views of Howe Sound. There are three peaks with pretty much the same views, we chose the second one. No special gear is required, unless you're rock climbing all the way up. There are chains and ladders at places to aid the climbing wherever it's required.

super fun hike! as a 13 yr old girl i found this a slight challenge but managed to do all 3 peaks under the average time. tip! when you get to the 2nd peak, don't go back to the trail the way you came! there is another trail down from the 2nd peak that leads to the 3rd! i was with some experienced hikers who knew the area but if you just look around you should find it easily.

Note: Not really out and back (take the $15 Gondola down - too dangerous to hike down), and it's 7.5km one way, not 11 out and back. But it's super beautiful and super difficult. Bring plenty of water & snacks and wear good hiking shoes/boots. There are some seriously challenging sections involving scrambling up steep, loose rocks/boulders, chains and ropes to pull yourself along steep embankments, and lots of ladders and inclines. But it's also the most beautiful hike I've ever done. The terrain changes so much and the top of Shannon Falls is gorgeous. Lots to do up top - eat, grab a beer, throw axes, and there's lots more trails from there if your body can handle it. Tough but rewarding as hell :)

Great views. Gets pretty crowded. If only doing one peak I'd recommend the 2nd.

hiking
1 month ago