Table Mountain and Discovery Cabin Trail
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Table Mountain and Discovery Cabin Trail

Wells Gray Provincial Park
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Table Mountain and Discovery Cabin Trail

Table Mountain and Discovery Cabin Trail

Distance: 15.7mi
Elevation: 4,167ft
Time: 8-11h

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The Table Mountain and Discovery Cabin Trail is a 15.7mi lollipop hiking route in Wells Gray Provincial Park that will see you summit Table Mountain before descending its southern slope to visit Discovery Hill. Along the trail, you will climb uphill through some breathtaking subalpine terrain and experience amazing views of the surrounding forests and mountain peaks. This is a lengthy hike that can also be split up into an overnight trip with a stay at the Discovery Cabin at roughly the halfway point.

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Getting there

To get to the trailhead for the Table Mountain Trail from Clearwater, drive north along Clearwater Valley Road for 16.7mi and turn right onto Battle Mountain Road. In 4.5mi, you will arrive at the trailhead.

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When to do

June-October

Backcountry Campsites

Phillip Lake Wilderness Campsite, Discovery Cabin

Pets allowed

Yes - On Leash

Family friendly

No

Route Signage

Average

Crowd Levels

Low

Route Type

Lollipop


Table Mountain and Discovery Cabin Trail
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Table Mountain and Discovery Cabin Trail Description

Although long, the Table Mountain and Discovery Cabin Trail is a spectacular hiking route that will give you a bird’s eye view overlooking the rugged expanse and natural beauty of Wells Gray Provincial Park. The trail sets out from the end of the road and heads through the forest to the northeast along a route that runs parallel to a creek and eventually meets up with Phillip Lake. Shortly before reaching the lake, you will turn to the south and cross over the creek to begin an uphill climb to the top of the ridge. Once you are at the top, you will need to traverse the rugged terrain to arrive at the summit of Table Mountain, where you will have spectacular views over the surrounding area.

Head south to descend the ridge and make your way towards the foot of Discovery Hill, where you will find a small cabin that can be used to stay in the area overnight. After exploring the area, head back along the same trail and make your way up Table Mountain, following the path to the right for a different viewpoint from the summit that looks north. After meeting back up with the main trail, follow it back down the ridgeline and through the forest to return to the trailhead.

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