Driscoll ridge

Driscoll ridge near Prince George, BC


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
12 kms
6hours
difficult
Snowshoeing, Hiking
Winter, Fall, Summer
Prince George, BC
User xtremepeaks

A long, steep and muddy ascent to the ridge under a canopy of large cedars. The route is recently cleared by the PGBRS, and is well flagged all the way to the ridge. But the higher you go, the more mosquitoes are encountered in July. Take bug nets. This is not a trail for beginners out for an easy stroll.

Views from the ridge are to the Fraser river below and peaks beyond the river, all the way to Mt Robson in the Rockies. Can continue along the ridge to a communication tower and another trail which return to the highway from the west end. The west trail head is 5km west along hwy 16 on a somewhat washed out gravel road.

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Directions:

Drive west of McBride past the Slim Creek bridge, another 8.7km, and find the Ancient Forest sign pointing to the small gravel road southwest of hwy 16. This is located 114 km east of Prince George and almost 1 hr drive from McBride. Walk up the old road to the trail sign, go left to Driscoll trail. To the right is the Ancient Cedar Forest trail, a much shorter hike, but very worthwhile to see some 1000 year old cedars. Map provided by Rob Bryce at Ancientcedra.ca


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By Miss_HaywirePosted By: Miss_Haywire  - Thu Aug 27 19:53:43 UTC 2009 Not Rated Question Hi

Jusrt wanting some info on both trails. I see the ancient rainforest is only an hour hike, but how long would it take a determined novice to do the driscoll trail. My hopes are doing both in a 10 hour period, do you think this is doable? Any tips or can you describe the trail a bit please?
Any info would be greatly appreciated....

Mandy Rowe

ANSWERS are in this forum:  RE: Driscoll and Ancient Forest Trail
By Miss_HaywirePosted By: Miss_Haywire  - Thu Aug 27 19:53:43 UTC 2009 Not Rated Question Hi

Jusrt wanting some info on both trails. I see the ancient rainforest is only an hour hike, but how long would it take a determined novice to do the driscoll trail. My hopes are doing both in a 10 hour period, do you think this is doable? Any tips or can you describe the trail a bit please?
Any info would be greatly appreciated....

Mandy Rowe

ANSWERS are in this forum:  RE: Driscoll and Ancient Forest Trail


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