Starting at the Paradise Meadows Trailhead (3,600'), the trail to Moat Lake takes you through subalpine forest and lush meadows along Strathcona Provincial Park's Forbidden Plateau.The trail is well-marked and easy to follow as it winds past Lake Helen Mackenzie and onward past to the numerous lakes of the Plateau. Over the years, a road was improved, a chair lift and a lodge were built and it was quite popular. Hiking on the plateau is a great experience and its suitable for hikers of all abilities, there is a long boardwalk that surrounds the paradise meadows that is wheelchair accessible and then many more trails that head out off from here. About the Trail. Learn how your comment data is processed. Your email address will not be published. Forbidden Plateau: The main access route to Forbidden Plateau from Courtenay and Campbell River is via the Paradise Meadows Trailhead at Mount Washington. From the open meadow walk north until you find cairns and/or flagging and follow the markers east to a very prominent junction at N49 40.058 W125 13.873 with one of the original wooden CDMC Forbidden Plateau trail signs. Your email address will not be published. Just spent a couple of days doing the 27 km Forbidden Plateau traverse, from Wood Mountain (the former site of the Forbidden Plateau ski lodge) to Paradise Meadows. Plateau Traverse Just spent a couple of days doing the 27 km Forbidden Plateau traverse, from Wood Mountain (the former site of the Forbidden Plateau ski lodge) to Paradise Meadows. The hike to Mt Belcher starts in a less than pristine area. Mount Elma from the south, with meadows of arnica (Arnica latifolia), pink mountain heather (Phyllodoce empetriformis), and lupine (Lupinus arcticus). Looking at the map of Strathcona Provincial Park on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, you will notice a odd shape jutting out on the eastern side, this is Forbidden Plateau, The Forbidden Plateau Trail is easily hiked, incredible beautiful and an awe inspiriting alpine plateau of open meadows and lush forest studded with lakes and ponds surrounded by high mountains. Description: Forbidden Plateau is a readily accessible and absolutely stunning 250 sq km alpine plateau of open meadows and lush forest studded with lakes and tarns and all framed by high mountains. Washington, but also didn't have the same quantity of snow. Washington – Sept. 30, 2017” Posted on May 24, 2015 May 19, 2016 Paradise Meadows to Wood Mountain — A long established trail in … From easy singletrack pedals to long climbs on the various logging roads, the trails are fun for all bikes from downhill monsters to XC gems. Check out current campfire bans and forest use restrictions for the province of BC. This adventure was a bit spontaneous. 14 KMs up Forbidden Plateau Road (1/2 paved and 1/2 gravel) you will find the all new Forbidden Plateau Mountain Resort. l have spent my life in the outdoors. Er führt entlang eines Sees, durch schönen Wald und es gibt schöne Wildblumen. Are you hungry, we are open for business: 11 am to 7 pm. We always bring trail mix and pepperoni for them and they like it. www.woolyventures.com/hiking-forbidden-plateau-circlet-lake-back Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als moderat einzustufen. Es gibt verschiedene Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. It is important to be bear aware and to be prepared for, and experienced with back country travel and navigation. The trails are gnarly flow; technical trails that flow at a nice speed, a few steep sections here and there, but not too crazy for too long. Continue reading “Forbidden Plateau to Mt. The Forbidden Plateau trail network is an all-mountain paradise. Things to Do: Hiking - The plateau is crisscrossed with a number of excellent hiking trails.The Circlet Lake Loop and Mt. The medium-sized backpack I’m carrying (34 L) contains […] Required fields are marked *. The map suggests that it is a 7.5 km (4.7 mile) trail, but we accidentally added the Paradise Meadows Loop to our journey—which was stunning and well worth it, but it did add about another 2 kms (1.2 miles) onto our hike (not a small thing when you’ve got heavy packs on). From here, the Forbidden Plateau Trail takes the hiker past a junction to the other main access trail that starts at the Mount Washington/Paradise Meadows trail-head, and onward to Circlet Lake. If you access the trail from this end you'll find the trailhead at the end of Forbidden Plateau Road past Nymph Falls. The Dove Creek Trail and Forbidden Plateau Lodge by Lindsay Elms On July 6, 1926, Clinton Stuart Wood, in the company of Cecil (Cougar) Smith and two saddle horses, set out on their first trip to Mount Albert Edward via the trail from Bevan, up to Mount Becher and on to the plateau. Scenic views of the Comox Valley, the ocean, Powell River and more. LOUELLA HARTLING … Karst Creek This is a very interesting and unusual 45 minute trail through a landscape of limestone sinkholes, waterfalls, and streams. Es gibt verschiedene Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. At the trail junction, Forbidden Plateau Trail (aka Plateau Trail) straight ahead; Mount Becher Trail to the left (photo 06) you can choose to go either way since another junction on the Becher Trail (to the right) goes via Ash Pond and Slingshot Meadow to re-join the main Plateau Trail. Both trails are much narrower from this point onward. 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