Ancient Cedar Forest

Ancient Cedar Forest near McBride, BC

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2 kms
1 hour
Winter, Fall, Summer
McBride, BC
User xtremepeaks

A grove of huge cedars is located near Dome Creek, the forest is undisturbed for thousands of years and many large cedars are over 1000 years old. The trail loops in the 20 hectare forest where many trees are over 10 ft in diameter.

These trees were recently discovered by a UNBC student and are now accessible via trail thanks to all the hard-working people at Dome Creek, UNBC and the Caledonia Ramblers among others. Please visit their website at to learn about the history of the area and help with their conservation efforts to protect these magnificent trees from logging! Map provided by Rob Bryce, at

Start from the parking to the right, as shown by the sign, do the Big Trees loop first, then continue on the spur trail to the falls. Elevation gain: 300 ft to the falls. The falls are not huge, but still impressive in a nice shady spot where you can enjoy the view and cool waters cascading down.

Continue past the falls to the Tree Beard intersection, where you can reach another twisted ancient tree. Finally continue to the exit, past some trees hit by lightning.

The trail comes out by the far end of the parking area, near the Driscoll ridge junction.

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Drive west of McBride past the Slim Creek bridge, another 8.7km, and find the 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 toward the west corner of the forest.

Closest town is McBride, where you can stay at the comfortable cabins in a secluded spot above the Fraser river, minutes from the trails at Beaver Creek Lodge with fabulous views of all the surrounding peaks.

Please check the bottom of the Description (above left; click) for the author's written directions.

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