South Mount Nutt via East Canyon Trail

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South Mount Nutt via East Canyon Trail is a 9.2 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 9.2 km Elevation Gain: 941 m Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

snow

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rocky
4 months ago

Second time on this trail, and did not make it to the top. Not sure where i went wrong, please tell me of someone knows, but end on my sign said end of wilderness trail; i backtracked, looked for other possible routes, and did not see anything. Views are the third viewpoints still nice. For an older gent like myself, (just over 60), was a tough one.From the tree i took easy up and hard (shorter distance) on way back; on this side , u go over log, under log and must be way more careful with footing. My total time was 7hrs 20 minutes from the parking lot, including all stops and breaks that i really needed, more on the way down; bugs not too much of an issue. Might attempt again, if i knew where i went off the path. I found this trail more diffcult than Evans Peak for me. I am average shape. Cheers Edit

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bugs
5 months ago

2 hours up, 1.5 down (I busted my knee though On the way down so it may take others less time). Beautiful hike! Incredible views, so quiet and peaceful. Came across a few other hikers on my way down but was all alone on the way up. Definitely recommend. Not in the greatest shape in terms of cardio but I didn’t find this hike too difficult however I’d say about 65% of the hike is quite steep so beware!

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5 months ago

My First Time Up Today / Tricky is Not So Tricky LOL - But took the Easy Circle route back ( Passed by an Animal Trail Camera strapped to a Tree - Guessing for Scientific Research ) maybe they got a Pic of me LOL

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6 months ago

Did this hike for the first time and it has become one of my favourites! Not sure if I would rate it more difficult than Evan's Peak but it definitely was a quad and knee killer. Think my round trip time plus lunch break was about 4-4.5 hours. Didn't see a single soul until I was about to return to the East Canyon trail. The trail was extremely well marked and not a piece of garbage in sight (can't say so much for the East Canyon trail with all the dog poop and poop-filled bags). Bring bug spray!!! Will definitely do again and might venture up to the summit.

6 months ago

did this trail Monday to the actual south summit. some heroes marked it last summer. you'll see an intersection before the last little climb to the end of the wilderness trail. Bush wacking and carefully make your way back and be sure to trace your steps. you'll be treated to a sub alpine summit with a glorious exposed rock facing robie Reid and the judge. 6.5 hours with breaks and exploring south summit. 4.5 return on the marked trail and back.

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bugs
6 months ago

Hiked 2019.05.19. Once you find the turn-off from the East Canyon Trail, the Mt Nutt trail is very well marked. It is very steep in some sections and your quads will feel sore the next day especially on the way down. It took us about 4 hrs to get to the end of the trail (with lots of breaks), and about 2.5 hrs to get back to our car. Pretty much all the snow is gone. Use bug net / bug spray if you dont like inhaling /eating bugs.

bugs
6 months ago

Hiked it today (May 19th). Trail was extremely well marked. I thought it was more difficult than Evans Peak. snow was gone, but the little black flies were out in force. Beautiful hike and views. Very steep.

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8 months ago

The trail was well marked, snow on the top only

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Sun Nov 25 2018

Expect snow at around 800m and down from now on. There was about a foot of snow at the second lookout.

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Tue Aug 28 2018

The heavily forested root filled trail is steep but beautiful. Bring excellent footwear and lots of water. Dogs may need their own water bottle/dish as well since there isn't a ton of water opportunities (at least not in late August of 2018) Starting from the Golden Ears parking lot, the first section of terrain is a clear gravel path that is mostly flat. The Mt. Nutt trail starts on the right hand side where you'll have to turn off the gravel path (look for a small green sign nailed to a tree that says "Mount Nutt viewpoints") and start a short winding section to the base of the hill. Then it's all uphill from there - litterally. This initial section is a rooty uphill climb that eventually evens out for a brief period and leads to the small marshy lake. The lake is MARSHY and the earth here is really wet (not the best stop for a lunch) but it's the only water stop you'll get in the dry season so make sure your dogs get the chance to hydrate here. There is a separate small path the goes to the lake so don't miss it. Then, once you're done with the lake continue on the trail which will lead you uphill again through another rooty climb. The trail will eventually divide (twice) and some small white handwritten signs suggest that one way is "easy" and the other is "tricky". The first view point is a small outlook (it was misty and foggy so we couldn't see anything) and the final view point which is a bit farther up the trail and marked by another white sign that says "if you made it this far, you're nuts!" is a larger circle of trail around a big rock that branches out to a couple different lookouts.

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Sun Aug 26 2018

The turnoff from East Canyon is not immediately apparent, you have to be looking to the right for the small Mt Nutt marker. Get ready for a steep, tough climb. Not the smartest in the rain it was quite sketchy coming back down. The beginning should probably be reworked as switchbacks.. Don't miss the lake turnoff it's a serene little spot. Heading up I went by "Tricky" it's nothing you haven't already done. Come back down on "Easy" for the switchbacks for your knees. I'm sure the views would've been good if I wasn't fogged out!

Sun Jun 10 2018

The start of the trail is steep and has no warnings but once you make it up the terrain gets better. Once you make it to Small Lake that’s where the fun begins! Great views from some look out points. Truly worth the reward if you’re up for a challenge. Markers are easy to spot. Bring a walking stick or find a nice branch. Happy hiking

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