DISTANCE
29.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6,738 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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1 month ago

Very Difficult, unmarked, overgrown trail. Do not attempt unless you are experienced and have appropriate gear.

Started out at Miette Hotsprings, and followed fiddle river up, eventually had to cross the river using the narrow bridge. Just after the bridge you cross Sulphur Creek. Continuing up the trail.. this is where it gets difficult and easy to get lost. If you reach the waterfall - stop. And turn back!! You have gone too far and will get seriously lost if you continue onwards. Back track past 2 rock slides from the waterfall, and climb up the second rockslide. This will bring you to the utopia campground. This was as far as we intended to go, however, like I said, be careful and use your compass and map.

That being said, despite the difficulties of this trail, it was incredibly beautiful, scenic, and breathtaking. If you do want to venture past the waterfall just to look into the valley, I highly recommend, as long as you can backtrack to the trail. The valley just above the waterfall has panoramic views of the mountains.