SummaryTrail GuideTopo MapReviewsPhotosGPS
Mount Elsay Professional Review and Guide
"Although it begins and ends on the improved trails of a provincial park, this hike to the peak north of Mount Seymour gives you a taste of true wilderness, with all that implies in terms of necessary equipment and backcountry experience. It is advisable to have done the Mount Seymour trip before attempting this hike. Described is a clockwise circuit from the Mount Seymour Trail, over Mount Elsay and back by the Elsay Lake Trail."
--Jack Bryceland and Mary & David Macaree, 103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia (Greystone Books).
Due to time restrictions did not do the Mt Elsay Loop, but just the Elsay Lake Trail, ended up going off trail because once you get the pass Canadian Pass most of markers are only on the side of the rock. Ended up off trail and following another tapped route where others had lost their way as well. After back tracking, we found the route no problem, and then realized that you could only see most of the markers on the way back. Next time we will be able to find the trail for sure.
Be sure to look for orange markers along the pass on both side of the rocks and trees...their are many intersecting trails as well. Very beautiful and sceneic trail, also suggest be prepared to be caught in the mountains overnight.
Sign in/up to upload photos.