OLD GROWTH ALLEY is the place to hike on Haida Gwaii for people who want relatively easy access to monster trees. The route is well marked, though clearing is minimal and no improvements - such as bridges at creek crossings, or stairs on steep sections - have been made on the route. This route was cut and marked in 2004, and is bound to be a new favourite trail for visitors and residents of the islands.
This route goes through an isolated wilderness area, and hikers should prepare themselves appropriately, should something go wrong. STAY OUT OF THIS AREA DURING HIGH WINDS!! Flooding after heavy rains can make access impossible.
This loop route follows the main stem of the lower Tlell River for 6 km, and goes through mixed forest and peat bog for 3.5 more kilometers. There are many ancient trees along the river, as well as beautiful places to sit and enjoy the tranquility of this rare and relatively undisturbed riparian area on Haida Gwaii.
A 24 page interpretive booklet booklet features a route map, suggestions on how to prepare yourself, and lots of easy to understand interpretive information so you will finish your hike with a greater understanding of how riparian ecosystems function.
Directions to the trailheads can be found in the interpretive booklets, which can be purchased ($5) at various locations throughout Haida Gwaii. When you arrive, ask around about the trail interpretive booklets produced by the Tlell Watershed Society.
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