Brandywine Meadows

MODERATE 3 reviews
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Brandywine Meadows is a 7.6 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near McGuire, British Columbia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
666 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

walking

wild flowers

bugs

muddy

1 month ago

Did this hike October 1st. The fall colours were spectacular. Even after reading reviews, there was a little confusion getting there. I drove up the road to the upper parking lot, and there were a bunch of people parked at a spot that separates into 2 atv roads. I assumed this was the upper parking lot. But actually the road goes left and continues for a while. It's fairly flat and not difficult to do on foot, like I did, but it is quicker if you keep going. There is a sign at the upper parking lot.

4 months ago

As the last review mentions, the old route to the meadows has not been maintained. If you continue driving to the upper parking lot, you will be able to traverse the new trail to the meadows. This is maintained nicely and a much shorter hike then the hour long old trail. Once in the meadows, it's a meandering stream and amazing views of Brandywine mountain. If you are feeling energetic, you can ascend to the top!

4 months ago

This trail is definitely not moderate. The road up to the trail head is gravel with potholes and rock outcroppings for the last two kilometres. Although the trail head is well marked the trail itself does not exist. We followed orange and pink flags for the first 0.3 miles before they disappeared. The climb was navigated up moss, packed pine needles, over logs, branches and stumps without any specific direction. Eventually another flag was noted at 0.4 miles. At that point we decided to cut our losses and go elsewhere. The hike down the mountain was not any better, as it was difficult to navigate the moss-covered terrain. Hopefully it would be better for others, but it is a hard difficult trek up to the meadows which we never saw. I can imagine it being worst if there had been any recent precipitation.