- 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 Mount Douglas, also known as Mount Doug, will undoubtedly have you sweating, making it the ideal getaway from the city for those seeking adventure and a workout. Families with older children tend to flock to this area as well! Just be ready for the final steep climb to reach the pinnacle.
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Route Description for Mount Douglas
This route is not the most direct route, but it allows a rout that goes completely around Mount Doug and has a different ascent and descent.
The Mount Doug hike begins along Irvine Trail, and shortly after starting, you’ll reach a junction. Turn left onto Whittaker Trail. Continue walking until you reach another intersection, where you’ll go left to stay on Whittaker Trail.
At the next intersection, go right. You’ll walk along the Whittaker Trail for quite some time until another junction asks you to turn right onto Norn Trail. Follow Norn Trail until you reach Irvine Trail, where you’ll take a right. Eventually, the path will take you to the Mt Douglas Summit Parking Lot, which is at the end of Churchill Drive. Follow the trail from here to the Mt Doug Lookout Point. You have great views in all directions from the top of Mount Doug.
After you take in the views from the top of Mount Doug, return on the same path to the Mt Douglas Parking Lot before taking a different route that is more direct back to your car. Start out on the Irvine Trail, but note that when the trail turns left to continue onto Irvine Trail, you need to go straight. The path will then crossover South Ridge Trail and meet up with Harrop. Turn left onto Harrop. Eventually, you’ll reach a junction that asks you to stay on Harrop or go right. Take a right and walk until you meet up Whittaker Trail, which will take you back to the parking lot.
Insider Hints for Mount Douglas
- This park may be well-marked, but consider printing off a map before you go since the trail can be confusing.
Getting to the Mount Douglas Trailhead
Park along Cedar Hill Road, just north of Elnido Road.
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