- Physical DifficultyThis is the average user-submitted rating on the physical difficulty of this route. In general, green is beginner, blue is intermediate, black is advanced/most difficult and double-black is expert-only. It is recommended that users build up to black and double-black routes.
- Technical DifficultyThis is the average user-submitted rating on the technical difficulty of this route. In general, green is beginner, blue is intermediate, black is advanced/most difficult and double-black is expert-only. It is recommended that users build up to black and double-black routes.
The trek up to King’s Peak is a challenging 14.2 km hiking route that will take you across a variety of terrain to reach the amazing viewpoint at the summit. Along the trail, you will hike through dense forests, beautiful valleys and traverse rugged mountain terrain to reach the final destination. From the summit, hikers will have amazing views looking out over the Strathcona high country.
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Route Description for King’s Peak
The King’s Peak Trail is a physically demanding but rewarding hiking route in Strathcona Provincial Park that will take you up to the rugged summit of the mountain for some unbelievable views overlooking the surrounding area.
The trail sets out from the banks of the Elk River and passes through a relatively flat section of forest before climbing more steeply through the dense tree cover. Through this portion of the hike, you will pass by some scenic waterfalls before entering into a beautiful valley.
Continue uphill alongside the creek as you make your way up the shoulder of Queen’s Ridge. From this position, you will have some commanding views of the surrounding area. Continue to traverse Queen’s Ridge as you make for the summit of King’s Peak along a well-worn path. Reaching the summit, you will have a jaw-dropping sightline over the Strathcona high country, including the majestic Elkhorn Mountain to the south.
Getting to the King’s Peak Trailhead
To reach the trailhead for King’s Peak from Gold River, head east on BC-28 for 16.0 km and make a slight right onto Elk River Road. After 3.1 km, you will cross over the river and find the trailhead on your right.
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