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Crest Mountain is a 7.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Gold River, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 7.1 mi Elevation gain 4,166 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Forest Lake River Views Wildlife
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Wenshi Fraser
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HikingGreat!Snow

Well maintained trail. Defiantly a good workout. Made it to the big rock pile. Took 3 hrs up, 2 hrs down. Took a little time navigating at the top with the snow, but gorgeous view all around.

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Tara Seeburger
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Dean Beaulac
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tyson carswell
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HikingGreat!

Its a non-technical but unrelenting hike. It rewards those who climb it with a swim and an easy last-50m to appreciate the surroundings. Hiked mid-September and only encountered 2 other people on the trail. In comparison, the Landslide Lake parking lot was at capacity. Therefore its a good hike to avoid crowds. leave early, bring more water than you think you need. FYI in emergencies, there does seem to be cellular service at the summit/repeater. Happy hiking!

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Nancy A
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A very easily accessible summit hike, parking right off the road, trail easy to follow (at least as far as the radio tower - there's no trail to the "real" summit so that takes some wayfinding but the radio tower is IMO a decent end point). Took me 3.5 hours up and 3 hours down, which was faster than I expected because I was working with a slightly injured leg. Down could've been faster but I took my time to explore some spurs and generally enjoy the forest. Not as slippery going down as I expected but was still glad to have poles. The stream water source is only about 1.5 km from trailhead and then nothing until the top, so I carried 3 liters of water. I drank 2 liters on my way up (on a 30 degree day) which is more than what I usually go through so I was glad to have brought as much as I did. Didn't see anyone until I was on my way down, when I passed a few small groups - some of which seemed totally unprepared for the hike and were getting a very late start on a very hot day. So be aware that "easily accessible" doesn't translate to "easy" and it is important to be prepared.

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Nancy A
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Jaxon Morrison
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HikingGreat!

Is the trail easy to access with a car? Like to get to the trail head do you have to travel on logging roads

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Devin Douglas
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HikingBugsGreat!

Great trail, easy to find. It’s an uphill battle from the get go. Not very exposed, mostly tree cover until around 800 meters. After that point it’s gets kind of exposed, and near the Plateau/ lake it’s basically fully exposed. You have great 360 views, clear day you can see for miles! Have fun!

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Isabella Colantonio
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HikingBugsGreat!Rocky

A steady incline the whole way, challenging but VERY worth it for the views at the top! Completed in about 5 hours and spent around 40 minutes at the top. Will definitely be doing this one again!

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Christoph Dettling
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HikingBugsGreat!

We did this one 24-26 August. The climb wasn't so bad on the way up with the right pace, but regardless of pace on the way down, 1200+ metres takes its toll on the knees! Still, the views at the top were nothing short of stupendous. The tarns are gorgeous places to reflect, and to appreciate reflections. The bugs were quite the issue at night but I think a September trip or later would solve that problem.

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Beverly Reist
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Hiking

Hiked up to 1450m on Aug 22 to camp for the one night. Pace was slower with the packs. Grateful for my trekking poles and good hiking boots! Last 450m on ascent is quite the incline. Beautiful tent area with fantastic views. Hike is mainly through forest mainly with a nice bridge and water stop 1km into the hike. Lots of mosquitos if staying the night...bring bug repellent!

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Henning Lambertz
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Joseph Almoete
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HikingGreat!

Hiked this on August 15. Started 13:00 and got to the top around 16:30 (could go faster) Good amount of incline but something anyone can do long as you take your time. The trail was pretty well marked and hard to get lost. The hike was I'd say beautiful. Good mix of forest and strathacona mountain views! very gorgeous view! Once at the top, you'll find a lake!pond? Someone told us it's ok to drink but the water looks pretty stagnant. So drink at your own discretion . Bring water lots of it. Can get pretty hot up the top, hydrate yourself. I think this place is perfect for astrophotography. Lots of space to set tent up and 360 sky views. Would definitely run this next time I go. Also cheers to the lady who offered us water, that was kind of her

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Wally Johnston
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Niki Pye
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Hiked this trail June 10. Had the mountain to ourselves. Trail was dry and well marked. 7 hours total 4 up and 3 down a grind both ways. Lots of beautiful mountains flowers and some great views. Awesome day.

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Anna Tate
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We made it to 3500 feet and apparently had another half hour or 40 minutes to go but it was my first mountain home and we were tired. Got a glimpse of King's Peaks which showed how high we were. It's a hard hike. Definitely going back to finish.

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Julie Young
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HikingSnow

Was definitely a constant climb all the way up. Unfortunately we were quite socked in but it cleared a bit. Made it to the false summit where there was still lots of snow, we couldn’t see anything so we didn’t carry on. Would hike again to see the views.

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Jay Lamoureux
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Few blowdowns that are easy to navigate under or over and watch out for rotten snow at the top! other than that beautiful views of kings peak

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Brian Nesbitt
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No snow until final push, summit still covered but some exposed rocks for relaxation. Great views from summit especially with moderate clouds.

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Kathi S
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I hiked up today because Kings Peak was not recommended (too icy). This trail was pretty nice, too. Great views of Kings Peak. It took me 2.5 hrs steady up to the "plateau" where I had my breakfast and then another 10 min to the top. Down around 1 h 20 min - I ran most of the shady part. It is a steep trail and only goes up. That's probably why it's considered 'hard'.

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Kyle Henry
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Not my first time hiking this trail and probably not my last. A good grind up took us about 2 hours to get to the top with a small detour (missed the turn up the hill). Enjoyed the forest on the way up and views at the top, was a beautiful day. Total moving time was just over 3 hours and about 4 hours for the entire hike

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Tienna Stempowicz
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Hiking

I would recommend this trail as a day for those that like incline. It took approx 3.75 hours to summit with a. Couple short breaks. The trail is well marked. Plan for a couple of hours to enjoy the summit and surrounding areas.

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Gurdaman Singh
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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW. I did this hike solo on 09/01/2019 as a day hike. You can reach the starting point along highway 28. There is a small parking space at the beginning of the trail. It took me 4 hours to get to the top and another 3.25 hours to get back. I consider myself rather fit but this hike really squeezed a lot from me for one day. The trail is not marked but well worn for 3/4 of the way up top. At the 1/3 mark on trail there is a stream where you can replenish water and this is the only water source for the rest of the trail. 3/4 of the trail is mostly under the tree line and the trail does get narrow as it reaches the top. Close to the top you will come across a lake. Another 15-20 minutes from the lake you will reach a radio tower. In my opinion this is the best spot for views for this hike. Technically the "true peak" is still another 20-25 minutes away but the extra effort is not worth it. There is basically no single worn out trail from the radio tower and you just randomly travel in the direction of the high point. It's really not worth it. Essentials for the trail include, good hiking shoes as the trail is slippery at times on the loose dirt, lots of water and energy bars, bug spray for pesky mosquitoes and hopefully you enjoy the trail. I rated this trail 4/5 stars.

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Leah West
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HikingBugs

Views were incredibly rewarding for the scramble. I don’t know what was worse; the way up or down. Steep switchbacks, lots of bugs. Well worth it all for the views

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