Mount Kelly Trail

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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3-4h
Distance
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7.4 km
Elevation
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570 m
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The Mount Kelly Trail is a beautifully scenic 7.4 km out-and-back hiking route that climbs along the undulating ridges of E.C. Manning Provincial Park to summit Mount Kelly at 1,908 m. From here, hikers will have commanding views of the entire region, enabling them to gaze out over the surrounding mountains and woodland valleys. With a moderate elevation gain and fairly easy to navigate terrain, this hike is a perfect option for experiencing the beauty of the park without the long grind of some other nearby routes.

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Route Description for Mount Kelly Trail

The Mount Kelly Trail is an amazingly scenic but lightly travelled hiking route that will provide hikers with beautiful views overlooking the peaks and valleys of E.C. Manning Provincial Park. Containing fairly easy terrain and a moderate uphill climb along a ridgeline, this trail is accessible to hikers of nearly all skill levels. From the summit of Mount Kelly, you will be able to gaze across the sweeping view that stretches out before you to encompass mountain peaks on both sides of the Canada-United States border. For the minimal level of effort needed to complete this hike, you will be hard pressed to find better views.

Getting to the Mount Kelly Trail Trailhead

To access the Mount Kelly trailhead from Hope, drive east on BC-3 E for 50.3 km and make a right turn to park your vehicle at the entrance to the road service yard. From here, hike across the highway to pick up the trail on the other side.

Route Information

  • When to do

    July-October

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    No

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Low

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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