Mount Outram is a 18.5 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Othello, British Columbia, Canada that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
18.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1,821 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked yesterday (July 20/2018)
Started at 8:30am. No one else on the trail.
The trail is incredibly well marked at the Manning Park parking lot. It is a continuous uphill with quite a few switch backs (3 sections) the wild flowers are out and blooming covering the upper portion of the mountain with dainty colours. Stopped about ¾ up for lunch with a view. Took us 5 hours up and 3 hours down. Rough on the knees going down. The scramble at the top is not for the faint of heart. Follow the red up and then the inukshuks. You cannot see the summit from the lake. We only saw 3 people all day ... on our way back.. they were going to camp for the weekend.

Happy hiking

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked on July 11th. This is a fantastic LONG day hike or short two day hike. There are beautiful camping spots in the sub-alpine area in the basin about 1 km from the summit, or about 400m below in elevation, if you choose to make it a two day hike.

The trail is well-marked and very well maintained, with only a few trees fallen across the trail that are easily clambered over. The hike took two of us 4:15 on the way up and 3:45 on the way down, but especially on the way down we were really moving. I haven't done a lot of hiking in BC so this one was definitely a challenge but very doable for people who are physically fit and looking for a good challenge.

A few people are saying that the forest section is boring but personally I found it to be gorgeous, with lots of variation in forest types, and beautiful wildflowers even into the beginning of July. The view from the summit is well-worth spending some time if the weather allows. There is a summit log at the top of the north summit (which some argue is the true summit by about 3 meters) but the book is full so if you go up and can bring a small booklet with you to start a new log it would be greatly appreciated! Note that there is a few small class 3 scrambling moves to get to the north summit, but nothing too intense.

TL;DR a beautiful summit with gorgeous views, this intense but well-maintained trail/summit is well worth the effort, although be prepared to be sore the day afterwards, no matter how fit you are!

hiking
3 months ago

Loved this hike! Very well marked trail- until the final part going to the summit. (Even then there are red rocks and cairns to follow).

We camped at the little lake. No snow to cross. A few fallen trees here and there but nothing major.

Was a beautiful day (Thursday), but there was a lightning & thunderstorm at night. Kinda scary.

Saw lots of deer by the lake & heard marmots nearby :)

3 months ago

Hiked on June 24 with my brother and 14 pound AHT. Started at 8:00. Had the trail and Peak to ourselves, only saw one other guy the whole time.

The only reason I’m not giving it 5 starts is that the first bit through the forest is pretty boring. After that it opens up and become quite beautiful. Very well marked all the way to top.

Trail is in great condition, a few fallen trees but we could easily climb over, walk around (not like Sigurd Peak ugh). Amazing views from peak! Once you get close to peak, there’s a bit of snow but no problem with hiking boots. No spikes needed. Watch closely for red paint on rocks to guide you up once you get to top. The scree is fine going up but be careful going down so as to not fall.

Barely any bugs, just a few mosquitoes. Back at car at 5 but we went slow as my brother developed a few big blisters after a few hours and also spent an hour on the peak. All in all a great hike which I didn’t find very difficult at all, just going down the scree wasn’t my favorite.

4 months ago

Beautiful hike through the forest to start before you break out with spectacular 360 views. This is very close to the highest peak in the area so you can literally take in hundreds of peaks. Only hit snow at about 2,000 meters which is amazing for a season with higher than usual snowpack.

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