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.
Mnt. Robson P.P.
Trail starts on the other side of Hwy, across from parking lot
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Posted By: impulsively
- Tue Aug 06 13:19:39 EDT 2013
UpsideThe wilderness camp by the lake at the very end of the 14km is beautiful. The first 7km to midway campsite is very well maintained.
DownsideExtremely 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.
CommentIt 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!
Posted By: jpir
- Tue Sep 12 14:20:05 EDT 2006
Upside Solitude, easy to gain elevation to alpine without steep grades.
DownsideSome wet stretches that could turn to mud....beyond Rockingham camp.
CommentHiked 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!
Posted By: xtremepeaks
- Wed Sep 06 17:08:21 EDT 2006
UpsideVery nice alpine area to visit, not many hikers, good campsite at 7km.
DownsideGood trail ends at 7km.
CommentYou can also bike the first 7km, but it is very steep. Great ride back down. Added a few more photos.
Posted By: gscott4
- Tue Aug 02 13:58:12 EDT 2005
UpsideExcellent scenery at the Alpine Camp
Downsidetwo 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.
CommentThe 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.