Elk River Trail / Landslide Lake

Gold River, British Columbia

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For a gentle wilderness backcountry hike, follow this trail along the lush Elk River Valley and visit a glacial lake surrounded by snowcapped peaks. In addition to mature hemlock forests, the hike also boasts abundant waterfalls and several backcountry camping options for overnight stays. Elk River Trail gets its name from the rare and beautiful Roosevelt elk that make their home in the valley.
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by Shannon & Lissa Cowan (Falcon Guides)

For a gentle wilderness backcountry hike, follow this trail along the lush Elk River Valley and visit a glacial lake surrounded by snowcapped peaks.

In addition to mature hemlock forests, the hike also boasts abundant waterfalls and several backcountry camping options for overnight stays. Elk River Trail gets its name from the rare and beautiful Roosevelt elk that make their home in the valley.

©  Shannon & Lissa Cowan/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Gold River
Distance: 6.9
Elevation Gain: 1,800 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Difficult
Duration: 4 to 8 hours
Season: Best June to August
Local Contacts: BC Parks
Local Maps: NTS Map 92 F/13
Driving Directions: Directions to Elk River Trail / Landslide Lake

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May 2018