Mt Becher hike

Strathcona Provincial Park
View Photos

Mt Becher hike

Distance: 11.7km
Elevation: 648m
Time: 3-4.5h

Difficulty Rating:

User Ratings:
9.3 Overall Rating
Technical Difficulty
Physical Difficulty

The hike to Mt Becher is a fantastic half-day in Strathcona Provincial Park. This hike has unbelievable access to the alpine and yields amazing views over to the Comox Glacier and Mt. Albert Edward. The sloping dome of Mt. Becher is the easternmost peak in the park.

Mt Becher hike Map

Getting there

From south Vancouver Island, head north towards the Comox Valley along BC-19. Watch out for exit 127 towards Piercy Rd on the right. Loop around on Piercy Road for 1.5km then turn right onto Forbidden Plateau Rd. Follow this road as it turns to dirt (still easily passable by sedans) all the way up 15.0km to the parking lot of the old Ski Hill.

I’ve done this 5 people have done this
I want to do this 9 want to do this route


When to do

July - September

Backcountry Campsites

Dispersed Camping



Family friendly


Route Signage


Crowd Levels

Low to Moderate

Route Type

Out and back

Mt Becher
Elevation Graph

Route Description for Mt Becher hike

The hike to Mt Belcher starts in a less than pristine area. Don’t worry, you will soon leave the decrepit Forbidden Plateau ski hill behind and enter Strathcona Provincial Park.

From the base of the ski hill start heading up the obvious trail to the right of the large concrete structure. You will quickly start to gain elevation and pass by the old day lodge for the ski hill.

Continue up the trail as it switchbacks under the ski lift to the left, then loops around back to the right. Follow flagging tape as you follow this very old logging road up through what are now gladed ski runs in winter.

You will soon find yourself on a plateau far to the right of the ski lift. Continue following the trail and flagging tape as you cross the last bit of the ski hill.

You will finally see a map indicating that you are about to enter Strathcona Provincial Park. Continue along the better trail as you hike through the meadows on Mt. Becher’s northeast flank. You will pass by numerous gorgeous ponds as you meander, gaining elevation at a moderate rate. You will arrive at a junction where you will turn left, following signs for Mt. Becher.

As the trees begin to thin out, you will get your first view to the east, of the ocean with the Coast Mountains looming on the mainland. Continue up the trail as it steepens to climb the final section of Mt Becher.

It is hard to determine which is the exact summit due to the dome-like nature of Mt Becher. Don’t worry, plunk yourself down wherever you like and enjoy the view.

To your south you will see Comox Lake and the rugged hills surrounding Cumberland. To the west you can see the Comox Glacier and the ramp leading up to Mt. Albert Edward. The view east of the ocean is another stunner. Enjoy the view from the top of Mt Becher and then hike back the way you came.

Insider Hints

  • This hike is typically underestimated. Remember to bring ample clothing and water, since this is a wilderness outing.


Pete89 2 months ago

Great views. Lovely hike. Got out really early to avoid people. But there weren't many even when I was walking back.

9.0 Overall Rating
Technical Difficulty
Physical Difficulty
HikingPhreek 4 months ago

Mt Becher hike really opens up some of the best views in this park.

10.0 Overall Rating
Technical Difficulty
Physical Difficulty
4h 00m Time Taken
Wyatt Thomas 5 months ago

Beautiful hike in Strathcona provincial Park!

9.0 Overall Rating
Technical Difficulty
Physical Difficulty
MariaWalks 5 months ago

Beautiful views of the mountains. Really worth going here. take a good camera!

9.0 Overall Rating
Technical Difficulty
Physical Difficulty

Similar hikes to the Mt Becher hike

Augerpoint Beach


The family-friendly walk along Augerpoint Beach is an easy walk in Strathcona Provincial Park. While the hike on Augerpoint is…

Upper Myra Falls


The hike to Upper Myra Falls is a stunning, family-friendly hike in Strathcona Provincial Park. This hike takes you through…

Lake Helen MacKenzie


The hike to Lake Helen MacKenzie is a quintessential Vancouver Island hike. The well-maintained hiking trail out to Lake Helen…