DISTANCE
20.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,934 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

no dogs

backpacking
27 days ago

Great hike with a spectacular view of the black tusk from the camp site. Continuing past the camp site you arrive in a beautiful alpine area with some “Martian” like terrain.

The first pitch after the river is quite steep and is a hard workout with a backpack full of camping gear. Afterward it levels out and makes for a peaceful hike through the forest. The helm creek campsite accessed via this trail is a great alternative to the other if Garibaldi campsites if they’re booked up.