The Boulder Gardens trail isn't terribly long, but it covers some very interesting and unique terrain. Through the course of this hike you will come across rock spires, small caves and crevasses and even a small tarn. The trail is maintained by "The Wolverine Nordic Mountain Society" of Tumbler Ridge. There are orange trail markers and cautionary signs along the way. The trail basically follows up a open valley between sharp cliffs with the final destination being the open alpine.
Trail maps and brochures can be found at
I hiked this trail back in 2006, and I had the place all to myself.... well except for the Grizzly that I managed to stubble into. Luckily for me he/she was more interested in berries than a two legged meal and I was able to sit at a safer distance than when we first met(30-35 ft.away) and watch as it leisurely wandered about eatting berries and grass.
Please forgive the quality of the photo's I've included, as it was a new camera to me at that time.
Drive southwest from Tumbler Ridge on the Boundry Rd. for 21kms. Turn right onto the "Core Lodge Road". This road is radio controlled for the mining trucks that use it. Continue on this road for 13.3 kms. and turn right. Go another 1km., up two switch backs in the road and park at the trail head to your right.
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Posted By: En
- Sun Feb 05 06:37:33 UTC 2012
UpsideThis trail is great because is it pretty chillax but if you want you can make it more exciting by hiking the boulders! DownsideIt can be dangerous in the boulders CommentThis place is really amazing and I have hiked this twice! One in the summer and the other time I snowshoed it in a ton of snow in January. It was beautiful!
Posted By: trailpeak
- Wed Feb 11 02:21:15 UTC 2009
CommentFantastic looking Trail, the grizzly shot is great I hope it was with a telephoto, and, what an interesting set of Rock Formations, seems like this area has some real gems for hiking.
Posted By: xtremepeaks
- Sun Feb 08 22:42:56 UTC 2009
Commentgreat photo of the grizzly! thanks for adding the trail!