The Silver King Basin Trail is located within Babine Mountains Provincial Park. Located just north of Smithers, BC, the trail is actually an old mining road leading to old claims and workings in the area. The cabin is located at 9U 635648 6087132.
In winter please check the local avalanche conditions.
For more information on trails, see the excellent guidebook by Einar Blix: Trails to Timberline, published in Smithers 1989.
To reach the trail head turn off Highway 16 onto Old Babine Lake Road. This is three km east of Smithers or 300 metres east of the Bulkley River Bridge on Hwy 16. Follow BC Parks signs leading to "Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park" where you can stop for a picnic lunch and explore fossil beds. Continue past that park another 5 km to the trailhead parking and information kiosk. The road is gated at that point, with no motorized use beyond. Note that there are several other excellent trails starting in the same area. For more info on these see the BC Parks website http://wlapwww.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/babmtn.htm
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Posted By: Messner
- Sun Jun 18 01:04:32 UTC 2017
QuestionHas anyone been through the Victoria Basin? I have some family history there and was courious if any of the old mines, mining equipment or structures were still there and if it was worth the effort to hike out there. Appreciate any info I can get!!ANSWERS are in this forum: Babine Mountains Victoria Basin
Posted By: deepal
- Tue Feb 03 13:52:00 UTC 2015
I will have time to do only one trail this summer in the Babine Mountain Provincial Park. Which one would you recommend based on scenery ?
(1) Silver King Basin Trail including Hayden Pass or
(2) Mccabe Trail going up to the summit and Lyon Creek Trail on the way back from the summit
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Posted By: xtremepeaks
- Sat Jul 28 18:45:54 UTC 2007
CommentBC Parks recently brushed the Fletcher-Gardiner trail from the Harry Orm cabin to Lower Reiseter Lake. It is a great improvement and a highly recommended camping trip into this spectacular part of the park. The trail is 11.4km from the parking area to the lake, but is well worth the effort. They also recently brushed the Eagle Pass trail between Little JOe trail and Higgins Creek Basin. It is a beautiful trail with great views!
Posted By: xtremepeaks
- Tue Aug 08 18:02:14 UTC 2006
UpsideGreat area for hiking. I stayed at the Joe L'Orsa cabin for 3 nights and hiked the trails to Hyland pass, Cronin lookout, Eagle pass, McCabe, Lyon creek, Summit pass. Will submit those to trailpeak soon. DownsideCabin has mice, hang up your food. 2 guys lost their muffins & chocolates to mice. CommentCabin is luxurious, only $5 per night. Meadows are lovely, full of flowers, lakes everywhere.