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    Mount Saint Benedict Trail

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    10.9 km
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    962 m
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    The Mount Saint Benedict Trail is a challenging 10.9 km out-and-back hiking route that climbs steeply uphill to provide some amazing views over the surrounding area. There are several highlights that can be found along this trail including a cascading waterfall and the charming waters of McKay Lake. After a tough push to the summit, hikers will experience panoramic views of countless backcountry mountain peaks.

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    Route Description for Mount Saint Benedict Trail

    The Mount Saint Benedict Trail is a difficult hiking route north of Mission, BC that sets out from Davis Lake Provincial Park and climbs uphill through the forest to visit a beautiful waterfall and the shores of McKay Lake, before reaching the summit of Mount Saint Benedict. After climbing the initial series of switchbacks through the forest, the route follows along a forest service road until you reach the peaceful waters of the lake. From here, the trail will climb sharply uphill towards the summit along a path that can be likened to Vancouver’s Grouse Grind in its intensity. From the top of the peak you will have amazingly scenic views overlooking Stave Lake and the nearby Cascade Mountains. This is a gorgeous hike that is ideal for anyone looking to push themselves along a steep trail to be rewarded with a spectacular sightline.

    Getting to the Mount Saint Benedict Trail Trailhead

    To reach the Mount Saint Benedict trailhead from Mission, head east along BC-7 for 6.0 km and make a left turn onto Sylvester Road. Keep straight for 17.4 km to find the trailhead on the left.

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