Strathcona - Cruikshank Canyon Lookout (Forbidden Plateau)

Strathcona - Cruikshank Canyon Lookout (Forbidden Plateau) near Courtenay, BC


This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars
19 kms
6hours
moderate
Hiking
Spring, Fall, Summer
Courtenay, BC
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NTS Map:92F11. This trail is about 19 Kms (6 hours) over some rough terrain, nothing that a decent pair of hiking boots can't handle. You'll have fantastic views from Cruikshank Canyon, with lots of beautiful peaks and valleys to see from here. Absolutely worth it! The trail is not so well marked and you are looking for an old 1966 sign that says ?canyon?. When you come to a small area where you have to cross a small stream, look for a marker here and keep going. From there on you go across a rocky plateau; make sure to look for the rock cairns for direction. A fantastic day hike, well recommended.

Directions:

Forbidden Plateau: The main access route to Forbidden Plateau from Courtenay and Campbell River is via the Paradise Meadows Trailhead at Mount Washington. From Highway 19 follow signs to Mount Washington Ski Resort via exit #130 (the Strathcona Parkway) for 20 km. Turn left onto the Nordic Lodge road for 1.5 km to the Paradise Meadows parking lot.

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By KryspoiPosted By: Kryspoi  - Sun Aug 16 13:57:14 UTC 2015 Not Rated Question Hi. Does anyone know if you can take mountain bikes through this trail. And how steep it is? Thank you for your help

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By AbsolumPosted By: Absolum  - Mon Jun 13 19:19:32 UTC 2011 Not Rated Question Hi i would like to know if it still have snow up there in mid june .

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By somniferumPosted By: somniferum  - Thu Jul 24 19:38:58 UTC 2008 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside Beautiful views. Nice well-travelled trail; easy to find where you're going. Lots of signs, too. Downside Muddy in some areas. Comment Fun, short, easy dayhike :)
By OryxPosted By: Oryx  - Tue Aug 07 13:49:11 UTC 2007 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside Good trail, well traveled and signed. Whiskey Meadows, beside Lovely Lake and onto Cruickshank (this is the correct spelling) Canyon was especially nice. Downside Not much, muddy and some steeper sections in places. Parks BC putting lots of boardwalks, and repairing old ones. Bugs not too bad. Comment Parking lot moved this year so you need to park at the Raven (Nordic) Lodge. Total trip is know 20.51km and took me 4hrs 20min trail time and 6 hrs total return.
By mtbaldymountaineerPosted By: mtbaldymountaineer  - Tue Sep 28 19:58:54 UTC 2004 Not Rated Upside the trails to the canyon are great, lots of beautiful meadows and views on they way there Downside trails can be very muddy
can be hard to find you way around without some sort of a map
Comment well worth the trip, its best to camp overnight at nearby kawai lake after visiting the canyon
By sievekingPosted By: sieveking  - Mon Aug 30 15:48:07 UTC 2004 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside The canyon itself is beautiful, far exceeding expectations. Lake Beautiful along the way earns its name. Downside Can be hot and dry for the last mile or so. Comment A nice day hike or a good overnighter to camp at Kwai Lake or make into a longer trip.


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