In order to do this trail you are supposed to ask for permission from the Indian Band because it is reserve, so you go to talk to them and typically there is no problem... and it's so worth it because this hike is really good. If you go at an average pace up the mountain from the Sun Rivers entrance it'll be about 45 minutes up, and at the top you can walk along.. explore.. see great views of the entire valley from all sides. It is fairly consistently uphill and steep so make sure to have good footwear and lots of water, and watch for mountain goats! Rocky areas require careful footing, but it's not dangerous overall. Lots and lots and lots of shale .. that's the tough part.
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Posted By: ski.ninja
- Tue Mar 09 03:52:56 UTC 2010
UpsideGreat views, close to town, lots of wildlife DownsideNot a lot of parking, no close bus stops CommentTook the Paul Creek entrance off Paul Lake Road to get to the peaks, though I had to walk . This is reserve land and there was lots of horse manure around. Spotted about 7 horses on the bench between Peter and Paul as well as a grouse. After clearing the initial treeline to gain the steep sections I had trouble finding an actual trail, though there is a road that heads east, skirting the ridge. Once I had gotten to the bench between Peter and Paul the trail to the peaks was well established and intersect the power lines.
Posted By: LostCargo
- Tue Mar 03 21:07:52 UTC 2009
UpsideVery close hike to town. Can be done without needing a 4x4. Not a difficult to navigate hike. Only a bit of a slog on the middle third of the hike, not all the way through. DownsideSome bear signs, and not alot of parking. the sun rivers entrance has been closed due to a large volume of people walking through the golf course/residential area. Commentgreat hike, 3 of us did this in the summer. If you drive up paul lake road, and keep an eye on your right hand side about 1 km in , there is a small pull out and a sign (for paul creek?). Trail head starts here and is very clear. View was awesome. Trip took ups probbably about 2 hours. "Jenna' states that it is a difficult trip, but is only in steepness, there isn't alot of self navigation needed. Also, it took us about 2 hours to get to the top. With an approx 500 meter elevation gain.