Williams Peak via Williams Ridge Trail is a 9.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Fraser Valley E, British Columbia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

Length9.3 miElevation gain5,666 ftRoute typeOut & back
BackpackingHikingNature tripsRock climbingSnowshoeingRunningForestViewswild-flowersBugsRockyScrambleSnowOff trail
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steve molinarolo
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This is a snowshoe review of Williams Ridge for early December. Great trail, starts in the woods with a steep hike up along a beautiful forest trail. Hit snow after an hour and put the snowshoes on not long after making it to the Ridge just under two hours. Was nearly two and half hours snowshoeing along the Ridge to make it to spot just prior to big dip to Williams peak for a total of 4.5 up and 3 down. Was 1.5 meter of snow up there on open spots that was the perfect snowman making kind, heavy snow that is good for traction but work to go through. The snowshoeing had only a handful of steep bits with the first and most steep 30 minutes after reaching the Ridge, if you can make it up that part then rewarded with a view and the rest of the snowshoe is less step and is a matter of endurance. The ridge had many trees and is rather wide such no worries about falling off, the steep bits felt safe going up and down with the wet snow and no hazards at bottom. Making it to the end of the Ridge has a near 360 view with Williams Peak looming over. Trail markers up to the Ridge were easy to follow, as the Ridge went along they were harder to identify but the consensus was to find the best snowshoe route while keeping an eye on GPS to not stray too far from the trail, as the Ridge is nearly all incline what route easiest to go up. Overall grind to get up to the Ridge and a great snowshoe trail to go along that has great views at the end.

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Lauren Balsillie
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Very steep and slippery trail. There was tons of snow on the ridge. We found a viewpoint to the left of the trail on the ridge that was quite beautiful but had to turn around because of knee deep snow. I would not recommend without snowshoes

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Alex M
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Hiking

Very difficult hike if you're mid 40's and in average shape. Toughest I've done. Lots of route finding, bouldering and scrambling. If you have a high clearance 4x4, save yourself a couple of the steepest kilometers and start from the end of the Ford Mountain FSR (see recording). From there it's about an 800m moderate bushwack to connect to the trail. Many piles of fresh bear scat, but no bears sighted. Take lots of water. Amazing views.

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Kyle O'Brien
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Hiking

September 3. great hike, my first attempt at one this long and difficult. started at 8am rested a couple times for food. summit around 120. past the boulder fields a couple of tough scrambles had me sucking wind. if you come across a puddle of blood, that's from me slipping on loose dirt and slitting my wrist wide open. still the best hike I've done, views are great.

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Marc & Brock
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BackpackingGreat!

Hard trail. It was very hot and even we planned as day hike, our back packs felt very heavy during the climb. Water limited, but our dog found some streams. Views at the ridge incredible & rewarding.

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Andrzej Kalata
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HikingGreat!

Underestimate, hard ,nice weather left parking lot around 10am got there about 1:30pm, not enough time to hike up ,we haven’t see one person My be next time

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Maria Ecowahm
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HikingBugsGreat!RockyScrambleSnow

F'n eh!

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Sarah S.
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CampingScramble

July 4 - Hiked with overnight packs and camped at just over 1700 m. Took about 2 hours to get to the ridge and another 2 to get to where we camped. Water is limited during the summer, but we found a small stream of snow melt in the bowl and melted some snow for the rest. Snow started at the end of the ridge where it starts to open up. Spikes could be useful for some, but not necessary at this time. Hiked/scrambled 2 hours to about 100m below the summit for a late dinner as the clouds finally started to clear. Summiting is possible, we just worried about wind protection and making our way down in the dusk. Saw some bear tracks on our way out, so make sure you have your bear spray! A monster climb with camping gear (and we do a lot of hiking), but a beautiful spot.

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Morgan Kearl
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HikingBugsMuddy

Hiked to Ford Mountain on July 4th, 2020. The plan was to hike to Williams peak but ran out of time. Williams Ridge trail was a beast up to the junction! Great leg burner! The hike over to Ford Mt via the ridge was without snow. It was a bit cloudy but the view was 3.5/5 as you could see down into the valley.

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Maria Ecowahm
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Hiking

Conditions not favorable to ascend further.

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Aethan Pasion
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Do you need snowshoes here on early June?

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Rex G
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HikingSnow

Steep to the ridge... I figure something like 30% grade for the first 1.5 hours. 30 minutes of that in crusty consolidated snow. Prepare to work for this one. Once you get to the "T" intersection at the top of the incline, turn right and stay on top of the ridge all the way up to the knoll. Micro-spikes or snowshoes will get you there. Distance: 14.5 km Cumulative Gain: 1600 m Average Grade: 21% Only saw 7 people all day. Stay safe out there have fun. Regards, Rex

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Sean Lewis
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Hiking

Hiked on March 13th. Still 2-3m of snow at the top with knee deep powder. I would not recommend without snowshoes as the snow starts 20min into the hike. I made it to the top of the ridge, traversed for about an hour before having to turn back due to the deep snow. I would recommend skiing the traverse as I still sank 1-2feet with snowshoes.

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Michael Allan
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HikingScrambleSnow

the road to the trailhead isn't exactly where GPS says it is so you need to go a bit further until you see a little vertical wooden sign saying Williams peak trail. drive down the short road and you are there. the actual start of the trail is a bit hard to find, there is a sign but no arrow pointing in the direction, there is just a sign. turn right at the sign and follow the meandering path until you come to a small cairn at the other side of the clearing. this is the start of the trail. the trail starts off steep and doesn't really let up. it's well marked though. I only made it to the top of the ridge in February, so not sure about the conditions closer to the peak. it's a really good workout. most people should expect to take 6-7 hours to do this hike.

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Jacob Maud
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Hiking
First to Review

Most rewarding hike I’ve ever done! An absolute gem.

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Terry Bergen
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Hiking
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Bob French
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Hiking
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Dan Wilson
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Hiking
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Ilia Poznak
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Sarah S.
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Camping
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Rex G
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Hiking
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Wolf Nickel
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Hiking
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