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Brew Mountain from Roe Creek FSR is a 12.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cheakamus 11, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 12.9 mi Elevation gain 3,966 ft Route type Out & Back
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Registered trail with cabin that is maintained by Varsity Outdoor Club. Lightly used access is via Chance Creek and Roe Creek FSRs and branch R233; which are all shown on the AllTrails mapping. 4wd vehicle recommended, but 2wd ok with skilled driver. There are several rocky washouts that are not too deep. High clearance not required. From Highway 99 take Chance Creek FSR (turnoff is marked with Powder Mountain red snowcat). At Km 3 turn right onto Roe Creek FSR and follow well used road to near the end. Tracking with Alltrails while driving recommended, to avoid taking wrong side roads. Trailhead is at km 10. The trail is marked, consistent with moderate grades, mostly smooth with some boulder sections and relatively dry. There are plenty of small lakes and streams for drinking water. Good day hike that starts at 1100m elevation and peaks out at about 1700m. If you would like to stay at Brew Hut, please register on the VOC website at https://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/VOC_Hut_Registration.

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Kelly Van Doornik
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Trailhead only accessible with high clearance 4x4. Lots of deep wash outs, even with a Tundra and a Tacoma we were pushing it. Most park a few kilometers before the heavy washouts. Trail becomes snowy about half way up. Lake is frozen. We summited mount Brew, and the views were spectacular. Highly recommend.

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Doreen Z
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Martyna Benisz
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Willemijn Hermans
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One of my favorite hikes in the area, lovely hike, easily doable via the trailhead starting at 9.5km (it is not clearly marked. Look for the big rock and a pink marker). We were the only ones up and LOVED the hut, so cute! Summited Mt. Brew the next morning and the views are just gorgeous. A bit of a scramble through tight grown plants and trees but so worth it. Loved how much we recognized from the top!

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Natasha Khlystov
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Beautiful easy trail, stunning views. You definitely need a vehicle with high clearance to get to the trailhead as the water bars are pretty deep.

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Erin Fulford
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Completed this overnight hike on July 20-21 and stayed in the brew hut which was empty. The road up is more managable with a 4WD. Parked at R200 and followed the directions off the all trails route which is correct. Probably could have driven up further but didn't know what the road conditions were like. I had a Ford Explorer which could have made it. The hike start is a bit hard to find but from parking at R200 go up the hill on the road to the right up to km 9.5 where there will be small orange flags at the trail start. From the entrance the trail is easy to follow the orange markers to the lake. The hut trail is a bit less marked, it starts to the left of the lake up through the valley and to the right. There are small inukshuks along the way to follow up to the hut. Not much snow left on the trail itself, a couple creeks and some muddy bits. There are smaller ponds near the hut for water sources. The hut is pretty basic, 2 big pots, a couple sleeping foams, some books and cards, fireplace, etc.

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Ben Spilsbury
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We did the hike to the hut on April 28th. Access from chance creek service road onto roe creek service road. You can drive all the way up to R200 on roe creek, if you have decent ground clearance (2WD would be fine) You cannot go any further at the moment due to large creek crossings and not sure even when the snow melts whether you could get any further. From R200 it’s about 1.5k to the trailhead up the service road. There is snow from where you park. Trailhead to hut was about 5k. Snow was super slushy on the return and even in snow shoes we were falling through the snow. All in all a great hike with incredible views though.

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Stephen Hobbs
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This is a great trail that is not yet in the guidebooks. Since it starts at 1100m, your vehicle does most of the climbing for you. The road is in good condition, due to nearby active logging - up to Km 4; so expect log trucks. Recommend an AWD vehicle, but high clearance not necessary. Grades are moderate and consistent. Trail has only small muddy areas. There were mosquitoes. Large areas to explore above tree line. In late July there was no snow. This is a popular ski-touring route in the winter. The area gets much more snow than Whislter; hence the shorter summer accessible season for hiking. If hiking before July expect snow. Consider doing the 10 K hike in and staying at the Brew Creek cabin. You will not need a tent or stove; so can travel light. Register on line. Limited firewood is expensive for the volunteers to provide; so consider bringing your own.

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jerzy swic
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Tanis Sawtell
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Fiona MacBain
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Fiona MacBain
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Kaelie Forzani
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Stuart Hamel
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Stephen Hobbs
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