Marble Mountain

Campbell River, British Columbia

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One of many access trails to the Strathcona alpine, Marble Meadows Trail begins as a forested climb on the west side of Buttle Lake. Once over the ridge, widespread wildflower meadows and a limestone wonderland featuring disappearing streams, sinkholes, and a series of glacial lakes rewards the hiker and provides access to unlimited ridge routes. Marble Meadows Trail is one of the few official hikes in this section of the park accessible only by boat. Despite the fact that people have been known to hike this trail in three hours one-way, allow yourself more than four hours without overnight gear. If you plan to camp at the top, partway up, or use the meadows as the launch pad for one of the many unofficial routes leaving from this area, allow yourself further time to stop and rehydrate. The trail is made up largely of gradual switchbacks, but the incline is steady and requires pacing.
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by Shannon & Lissa Cowan (Falcon Guides)

One of many access trails to the Strathcona alpine, Marble Meadows Trail begins as a forested climb on the west side of Buttle Lake. Once over the ridge, widespread wildflower meadows and a limestone wonderland featuring disappearing streams, sinkholes, and a series of glacial lakes rewards the hiker and provides access to unlimited ridge routes.

Marble Meadows Trail is one of the few official hikes in this section of the park accessible only by boat. Despite the fact that people have been known to hike this trail in three hours one-way, allow yourself more than four hours without overnight gear. If you plan to camp at the top, partway up, or use the meadows as the launch pad for one of the many unofficial routes leaving from this area, allow yourself further time to stop and rehydrate. The trail is made up largely of gradual switchbacks, but the incline is steady and requires pacing.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Campbell River
Distance: 4.1
Elevation Gain: 4,100 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 4 to 6 hours
Season: Best August to September
Local Contacts: BC Parks
Local Maps: NTS Map 92 F/12
Driving Directions: Directions to Marble Mountain

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May 2018