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GG from Vancouver writes:

Did in Sep 7, 2019. Awesome hike with incredible views! What comments say about 4x4 is absolutely true, do not drive unless you have high clearance. See pics.
Recommended hike!

  • Slesse Memorial Trail photo
  • Slesse Memorial Trail photo
  • Slesse Memorial Trail photo

    Posted: September 12, 2019 10:22:03 PM PST

    Jonathan White from Abbotsford writes:

    First, a big thank you to the city of Chilliwack for the great signage job, for this and other mountains, sometimes getting to the trail head can be quite confusing. The trail is in great shape, the bridge is wonderful ,nice work trail keepers
    It was a beautiful sunny day, a nice breeze blowing, was a great day to hike up the mountain
    As I got to the Memorial Plaque with the Mountain looming over it .So happy to get here but sad for what had happened here
    About another 1.5 km to the memorial with the propeller and parts from the wreckage
    A very nice day, leave early if you like taking pictures there’s so much to see and enjoy

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    • Slesse Memorial Trail photo
    • Slesse Memorial Trail photo

      Posted: August 22, 2019 11:26:57 AM PST

      Gerry McGuire from Vancouver writes:

      Anybody, I'm a novice hiker who would like to go to the propeller cairn, but I'll need a guide for sure. If anybody could help me with this. I'm willing to pay for the help, and would like to go in July of 2019. Thank you. Gerry 604 961 9123 limogerry@shaw.ca

        Posted: February 12, 2019 02:02:20 PM PST

        keaghnan from delta writes:

        Hi Just attempted this hike the other day. Unless you have a truck don't attempt to go on this hike.
        Most cars only made it in 3km and its another 3km in to the start of the hike.

          Posted: August 5, 2018 04:55:28 PM PST

          Joe from Surrey writes:

          Im planning to head up there this Friday, anybody know the conditions?

            Posted: July 10, 2018 10:27:03 AM PST

            angel gray from richmond writes:

            Hey all,

            i’ve attempted this hike once while snow still covered the service road and could not make it up. However I’m planning on going up this friday (JULY 2ND, 2018) do any of you know if there’s still snow? i’ll be going up in an SUV, ford escape.

            wish this hike wasn’t so difficult to get to :(

              Posted: July 2, 2018 03:28:54 PM PST

              STEVE from Vancouver writes:

              Andre, can you please clarify how bad the washout is? Planning on going for a drive in my Mini and then doing the hike but want to make sure we can make it.

              Cheers.... Steve

                Posted: May 7, 2018 01:31:11 PM PST

                Alan from Port Moody writes:

                Andre, I'm thinking of doing this hike on May 12 or 13, 2018. At what point did you hit snow? Was it doable with micro spikes or crampons, or did you need snowshoes? Is a 4x4 really necessary, or is a high clearance SUV good enough?


                  Posted: May 6, 2018 10:38:27 PM PST

                  Andre from Richmond writes:

                  Updated driving instructions as of May 5th, 2018:

                  The gravel road is washed out twice - once around 3km, next around 2 km from the trailhead. First washout is crossable with a 4wd. Park at the end of the drivable road and start walking. At the first fork, turn left (follow signs for slesse and rexford). Go up the severely washed out forest service road and turn right at the next fork. The trailhead is a short distance ahead to your right, look for the technical tape hanging from the trees. If you've reached the sign for rexford (no mention of slesse) you've gone too far.

                    Posted: May 6, 2018 03:57:31 PM PST

                    Ali from Surrey writes:

                    Did this Hike on Thanksgiving weekend. Trail is in a pretty good shape. However, there was a fair amount of snow at the top which made it somewhat challenging. Views from the top were amazing. To get to the trailhead, you do require a vehicle with high clearance. An AWD SUV would do just fine, but a car would definitely NOT make it.

                      Posted: October 19, 2017 07:24:37 PM PST

                      Sarah from Langley writes:

                      The trail was being worked on as I hiked today. A lot of the overgrowth had been cut back and the bridge is safe to cross. Very muddy in the beginning but not too bad once you pass the stairs. I only made it to the plaque but the views were very beautiful and well worth the trek. The changing leaves added a lovely red to the blue and green mountain backdrop. I brought my dog and had no problems; lots of water for him to drink. The only bathroom is at the recreation site when you first enter. Make sure you have a good vehicle with ground clearance and tires before you attempt the 6km service road.

                        Posted: October 1, 2017 09:34:21 PM PST

                        Darin from Chwk writes:

                        The trail is very overgrown at the moment. If you want to bushwhack and walk through spiderwebs for two hours hit this hike up. We gave up before we saw any nice vistas. Also the bridge shown in the photos above is washed out. Trail must be overgrown because most people see the washout and can't see the trail continuing, and leave. It does continue, but it's not obvious.

                          Posted: August 19, 2017 10:25:07 PM PST

                          Jerry from Surrey writes:

                          Good Hike overall.

                          The drive up, you will need a truck/suv with high clearance. It is quite rocky and full of deep dips.

                          The trail itself, it is not for the faint hearted. It was muddy, bushy and full of bugs. The terrain itself made it difficult. I'd recommend wearing long sleeve and pants for the flies and mosquitos.

                          The view up top was great, however, getting up there wasn't.

                            Posted: August 16, 2017 12:55:59 PM PST

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