Mount Fitzwilliam trail

Mount Fitzwilliam trail near Valemont, BC


This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars
14 kms
2hours
moderate
Hiking
Spring, Fall, Summer
Valemont, BC
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Great views at Holloway Rock sites. Also free and not many people hike it. Travelled in september, met one group of few people. Mostly easy terrain with a bit of rockhopping on the last few kms. Great side trails at Holloway Rock.

Directions:

Mnt. Robson P.P.

Trail starts on the other side of Hwy, across from parking lot

TRAIL MAP @

http://wlapwww.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/mt_robs/fitz_trail.pdf

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By impulsivelyPosted By: impulsively  - Tue Aug 06 17:19:39 UTC 2013 This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars Upside The wilderness camp by the lake at the very end of the 14km is beautiful. The first 7km to midway campsite is very well maintained. Downside Extremely buggy (mosquitos) at the top campsite when I did the hike on the 2012 August long weekend. Trail not well maintained after the midway campsite - about 2 km of having to constantly watch the ground to step over exposed roots, then 1 km of wet, muddy marsh, another km of trail, and then about 3 km of massive rocks to climb up on. It seems never-ending. Comment It took about 3 hours with all our stuff to reach the midway camp, and another 4 to get up to the lake. The 3 km of rocks at the end are massive and very discouraging; definitely for more advanced hikers than myself. Two bearproof bags were already up the bear pole but the remaining ropes were all tangled up with each other and on the pulleys - we ended up having to bury our stuff away from the campsites under rocks (luckily was still there in the morning). The upper half of the hike is definitely challenging; wish it wasn't so buggy when we got there!
By jpirPosted By: jpir  - Tue Sep 12 18:20:05 UTC 2006 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside Solitude, easy to gain elevation to alpine without steep grades. Downside Some wet stretches that could turn to mud....beyond Rockingham camp. Comment Hiked to Alpine Lake in 6 hours with 30 pound pack (I'm 50 pounds over weight!). Never saw another soul in the two days I was there (Sept.8-9). Almost full moon made the mountains spectacular!
By xtremepeaksPosted By: xtremepeaks  - Wed Sep 06 21:08:21 UTC 2006 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside Very nice alpine area to visit, not many hikers, good campsite at 7km. Downside Good trail ends at 7km. Comment You can also bike the first 7km, but it is very steep. Great ride back down.
Added a few more photos.
By gscott4Posted By: gscott4  - Tue Aug 02 17:58:12 UTC 2005 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside Excellent scenery at the Alpine Camp Downside two km of Rock hopping on a poorly marked trail. Several creek crossings requiring the agility of a mountain goat so as not to get your feet wet. Comment The first 7km are on a well groomed trail, the next 7km are interesting especially the 2km of tallis slopes that must be traversed. It took our group 7hrs to make it up and another group we met made it up in 6hrs but split the trip up with a overnight stop at Rockingham creek.
At the Alpine camp you will find a poorly constructed bear pole and the pit toilet is full, but has a great view. Would suggest you camp on the west side of Fitzwilliam creek - not so muddy...
The side trips offer great views of the glaciers and mountains along with some of the local wildlife.
Overall, a difficult day hike but a moderate multiday trip.


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