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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?

        Thanks!

          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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