Asulkan Valley Trail

HARD 11 reviews

Asulkan Valley Trail is a 13.4 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Columbia-Shuswap, British Columbia, Canada that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is best used from June until October.

DISTANCE
13.4 km
ELEVATION GAIN
966 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

views

4 hours ago

To nice,

4 days ago

Gorgeous valley hike with roaring creek, snow capped mountains and multiple waterfalls. My wife called it Shangri-La.

hiking
19 days ago

First couple of miles in the forest with minor gains in elevation. Then the party begins once you get out into the open. Significant elevation gains and some of the best scenery imaginable. Glaciers, snow capped peaks, waterfalls and plenty of white water. Hardly any bugs and the temps were comfortable. Highly recommended. Don’t miss this one.

backpacking
1 month ago

Fantastic trail, amazing scenery. Hard pressed to find a trail this gorgeous.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

What a thrill to walk on the ridgeback of a glacial moraine, views were expansive.

hiking
Sunday, August 17, 2014

Trailhead at illecillewaet Campground. Follow railway grade and turn left to pass through the foundation ruins of the Glacier town site. Go past 4 junctions; first for Marion lake, then Meeting of the Waters, then Great Glacier, then Glacier Crest trails and continue south up valley for 4 Klms gaining 390 meters at inline rate of 10.2 then a couple of quick switch backs heading SSW and an increase in incline for 1.5 Klm and a final push up the moraine ridge of another 1.5 Klm to access the Alpine Club of Canada's Asulkan hut. Total gain in elevation is 869 m with the last stretch (479m) rated 6.2. Hut is busy in winter and summer weekends. It sleeos 12 and booked through Alpine Club, Canmore, AB.

hiking
Friday, November 18, 2011

You can rent the cabin for 25$ a head, ski touring is easy and amazing. Outhouse view 10/10. Cabin is really nice. Hike is easy for smaller children in summer but It's a 13 km round trip.

hiking
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