Hall peak

Hall peak near Kimberley, BC


This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars
76 kms
23hours
difficult
Mountain Biking, Cross Country Skiing
Summer, Winter
Kimberley, BC
User xtremepeaks
Elevation gain: 4000ft

This is a road leading to the top of Hall peak where communication towers are located. Since access roads are not plowed in winter, this makes it a very long ski trip, with overnight camping near Parkers creek area.

In summer this is only a 32km bike ride in about 6 hours round trip, since you can drive the Grey Creek pass road to the Hall peak road junction and start biking from there.

From the parking, ski to the 39km sign and turn left, to cross a large bridge across the St Marys river. Now ski another 19km to cross a large bridge and continue uphill to the 20.6km point. Take a very sharp left turn uphill and follow this side road 4km to Parkers creek. (trappers cabins located here) (11U 535710 5499625)

Continue another 5km to a transformer station, and a trail which heads off into the bush to Hall lake (see Mountain Footsteps book by Janice Strong). You need to go right past the tranformer, and follow the wide road uphill. Another almost 4000ft climb over 7km takes you to the summit and the tower.

There is some nice skiing and great views at the top, see Hall lake below and the ridges can be explored. The top is at 7800ft at 11U 540327 5498613.

A side trail leads to Hall lake after about 1200ft climb at 5300ft level to traverse from the 5th switchback to the lake trail below. This is hard to find, overgrown, but there is an old trappers box on a tree there and some flagging.

For more information on day hikes or backpacking trips into these mountains, see Mountain Footsteps, a New Edition by Janice Strong.

Janice's detailed trail and road directions and her enthusiastic personal narratives help hikers of all skill levels to explore on their own, using her book as their guide.

Directions:

Drive south from Kimberley on Hwy 95A for 5km and turn west on St Mary's Lake road. Drive 16km on paved road to the lake. Continue straight on the gravel road along the north side of the lake, past the last farm (jacob's). In winter you will have to park at about the 34km sign, snowplow stops here.

In summer continue to drive to a left turn for Grey Creek pass road bridge near the 39km marker. It is another 20.6km from the bridge crossing to the sharp left turn near a hilltop to go to Parkers creek road.



Please check the bottom of the Description (above left; click) for the author's written directions.

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