Mount Proctor Trail

HARD 5 reviews

Mount Proctor Trail is a 13.0 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fernie, British Columbia, Canada that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until November.

DISTANCE
13 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1,383 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

no dogs

Although the loop shown on the map is not dog friendly, the Fairy Creek and Mount Proctor trail from Fairy Creek are dog friendly. So, if you bring a dog, reach Mount Proctor by hiking NW along Fairy Creek, and then turn right to continue up the Mount Proctor trail to the summit. Then take the same route down. Proctor Mountain Trail is an old hiking trail that leaves from the Information Centre and follows the Fairy Creek Trail for the first 1.2 kilometres. The trail then turns up the power line road and turns again into the forest and climbs a very steep hiking trail through the woods to the alpine. The last half of the hike is a route up the rocky south ridge of Proctor Mountain and across open alpine meadows. The Proctor Mountain summit is 400 metres lower than the Three Sisters summit but this hike starts at the valley bottom and requires 1400 metres of climbing in seven kilometres of steep climbing.

hiking
9 days ago

A difficult hike, make sure to bring plenty of water, moderate incline at first then becomes steep, trail is overgrown in parts but you can make it out. As trail becomes less obvious just follow the inukshuks/rock piles. If you can, wear ankle protecting hiking boots as there are some areas with loose rock. The loop took my brother and I 8 hours but the map at the beginning of the trail says it can take anywhere from 9-12 hours.

28 days ago

very tough but awsome veiws .incredible at the summit

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike. Still some snow on the front approach and plenty on the rear which makes for some interesting route finding.

hiking
11 months ago

Great trail under the treeline with waterfalls, leading to ridge views. You'll get a great alternative view of Mt Fernie (the true summit of Mt. Fernie), as well as up close the the Three Sisters. We hike clockwise, through Fairy Creek, to summit, and down via Swine Flu.

Quite technical, and worth taking a pole for the loose rocks.

It would be a slog to get around this trail in single day, and can be done. We chose to camp just before the ridge ascent.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Amazing. From top of swine flu to the top of first ridge its very difficult but gets easier after that as the views are just absolutely amazing. Wear a lot of sunscreen (got very sunburned even after applying it 2 times). We did the loop and there was still a lot of snow and couldn't find the trail so had to make our own and it was one of the scariest scrambles down. So if you are not sure of your skills scrambing down I wouldnt so the loop maybe... But again most beautiful and rewarding hike. took us 7.5 hours to finish the loop