Forbidden Plateau

Nanaimo, British Columbia V9V 1A1

Forbidden Plateau

Forbidden Plateau Professional Review and Guide

"Access to the alpine has never been easier. This moderate hike starting from Mount Washington Alpine Resort moves through subalpine forests and meadows to a series of lakes and scenic viewpoints. Two interconnected loops offer day-hiking possibilities, while trails above Lake Helen Mackenzie lead to numerous alpine and subalpine overnight destinations.

These trails also provide access to an extensive set of hiking routes, including those leading to Mount Albert Edward, Castlecrag Mountain, and Moat Lake. This hike is full of superlatives, including glacier-fed lakes, snowcapped mountains, ice fields, and stunning views of surrounding mountain ranges from Mount Albert Edward and Cruickshank Canyon."

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This Trail is not near Naniamo but Near Courtenay BC. This area is a old ski hill, some of the lift sturctures are still in place. Some of the trails are in the wide open are which gives you the greatest view of the whole Comox Valley and even Powell River and the main land Mountains.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
2,915 feet
Elevation Gain
Several options
Trail Type
Easy to Difficult
Skill Level
Up to 18 hours
Best August to September
BC Parks
Local Contacts
NTS Map 92 F/11
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018