Crest Mountain is a 7.7 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Strathcona, British Columbia, Canada and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from August until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1,126 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

backpacking
1 month ago

Started this hike around 3:30pm Saturday December 1st. Hike two hours in and 45 Minutes more in the dark, before I found a flat spot to set up camp. From base to camp (half way) it was a steep pitch incline, however tolerable. I continued hiking around 9:30 am to the summit, at this point it was getting really steep and the path was getting narrow, I decided to ditch my pack an hour in and hike the rest with just my camera and water bottle. I made it to the summit by 11:10. Took a few photos and videos. Then proceeded my way down. Made it back to my car at 2:00pm. On the way down I found it more difficult, really steep so kept wanting to slip, no foot tracking as it did snow over the night. I did this hike alone. It was a good hike but requires lots of energy and endurance.

3 months ago

BEAUTIFUL hike!! Steeper than I expected but the views and scenery were well worth it. Took us about 3.5hrs up, with lots of breaks.

hiking
3 months ago

Great views at the top!!!

hiking
4 months ago

A friend and myself started this Hike at about 3 o’clock, the sun went down at about 8 o’clock, we got down at about 9 o’clock. It was a very fun hike but it was harder than I expected when reading a couple of websites. This is a dog friendly hike and a hike I will definitely do again.

backpacking
5 months ago

This was my first hike ever. Since it's a hard hike, it took me longer than half of my group but the trail is well kept. The views are amazing (better than that)!!! We camped overnight and there are fantastic camp spots. Lake at top was warm. The creek at the beginning was icy! Nice on the way down to refresh yourself. There were A LOT of bugs and insects right from the get go, be prepared.

hiking
Wednesday, November 09, 2016

The trail up is steep and pretty boring. But, once you hit the ridge, it's gorgeous and worth the climb! Lots of tent or hammock spots along the ridge.

6 months ago

7 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, August 02, 2016