Hut to Hut Hiking

One of BC's Best Hikes! Hut to Hut hike in the alpine wilderness of Wells Gray Provincial Park. Hike 3, 5 or 7 days through the Cariboo Mountains of Wells Gray Provincial Park and stay in a comfortable cabin each night. This hike has it all; beautiful peaks, old growth forests, high mountain lakes, and rolling alpine meadows covered with wildflowers. This trip remains will be one of the  most memorable  hiking experiences that you will ever have! If you have a group we will offer custom dates and prices.

 

Hut to Hut hiking trips- Summer 2018 Dates

  • To view complete trip Itineraries click on the Trip title. Dates with a line through them are full. Call if you need a date that you don't see below.
Trip Retail Price Dates
7 day Hut to Hut Hiking Adventure $1250.00 CDN + 5% GST Jul 8, 22, 31  Aug 5, 14, 19  Sept 2, 7
5 day Hut to Hut Hiking Adventure $935.00 CDN + 5% GST Jul 1, 15, 24, 29  Aug  12, 21, 26  Sept 9
3 day Hike - Fight Meadow Chalet $575.00 CDN + 5% GST Jun 21  Jul 5, 19  Aug 2, 16, 30  Sept 13
  • All prices include guide, accommodation, meals (from first day lunch to last day lunch) and transport to and from trail-head from Clearwater.
  • Kids 17 and under are 25% off. Please call if you need a different departure date to fit in to your holiday.
  • Group Discounts will apply for a group of ten people or more. Groups of 6 can book their own date subject to availability. Wells Gray Adventures will then add more people on to the departure.
NOTES- If a date is crossed out , the trip is full. We sometimes run supplementary dates, so if you have a date that you need to come, let us know. The availability of the dates above can change quickly, please call us to confirm the date before making travel arrangements!



7 Day Hut to Hut Alpine Hiking

For more information call 1888 754 8735 or email info@skihike.com

Seven  days of spectacular alpine walking with comfortable cabins to stay in! The trek begins in the Trophy Mountains in the southern part of the 1.5 million acre Wells Gray Park and travels north crossing the Valley of the Lakes, then over Eagle Pass, down into the Remote Moul Valley and then over Table Mountain and Cariboo Meadows. On the sixth day of this hike you will climb Battle Mountain look back with wonder at the incredible country you have crossed.

Day 1: We pick you up at your accommodation in Clearwater, B.C., or meet at our office, and drive one hour up a dirt road to the trailhead at 5300 ft. (1630m). The trail goes up through mature forest and into lush meadows of alpine flowers. It is pure alpine from here to the Trophy Mountain Chalet which sits at 7000 ft (2153m). The view from the Chalet is superb, and the area has great hiking with small peaks, lakes, and flower meadows everywhere. The hike from the road takes about two and a half hours and we gain 1700 ft. (523m) over 4 km. After lunch you will take a short day hike to start and explore the Trophy Mountains.

Day 2: On this day you do a long hike in the surrounding Trophy Mountains, climb a few peaks in the range, and swim in the numerous lakes. Fantastic views all day with an incredible feeling of wilderness. If you take a longer lunch, there is very little elevation gain perhaps 400 feet for the day, if you join the group for a hike to the top of Ptarmigan Peak then the elevation gain for the day is about 800 feet and the distance travelled about - 7 km.

Day 3: Today you hike north to Discovery Cabin. The route is through total wilderness and a guide with a map, compass, and good knowledge of the area is needed. After a couple of hours in the alpine you drop down into the mature forest and lose altitude until you come into the Valley of the Lakes. Lunch here and then continue into alpine meadows until we cross Eagle Pass at 6700 ft (2061m). From the top of the pass to the cabin is only 45 minutes of gentle down through glades. The cabin is in a very remote and wild valley. The hike today is 11 km over about a 1000 foot elevation gain and takes 6-7 hours including a refreshing swim!

Day 4: Today you may choose a more relaxing day at Discovery cabin, or you can join the group for a day hike into remote lakes and along mountain ridges. You will gain approximately 950 feet in five hours of hiking over 6 km.

Day 5: You continue northward up and over Table Mountain. Today a good trail takes us through some of the finest flower meadows in the world. The trail leads us up the Ridge of Table Mountain, and then descends into the forest to the Philip Lakes. (If you are on the five-day trip, you have a three-hour downhill hike from here to the top of a small dirt track where a shuttle awaits to take you back to civilization.) The trail now is a gentle uphill grade through forest and then into the vast meadow system of Cariboo and Fight Meadows. After hiking through these two meadows we come to Fight Meadow Chalet at 6000 ft (1845m). There is a large lake near the chalet, which is a historic site where two Indian Tribes fought for Caribou hunting rights. The 5 km hike to lunch gains about 800 feet. The remaining 11-km drops to the lake valley and then gains about 950 feet.

Day 6: Today you can enjoy the expansive meadow view from the chalet or experience the incredible 360 degree view from the top of Battle Mountain. From the Chalet you hike across 52 ridge and drop down into Bull Valley. From the Valley you hike up Battle Mountain an elevation gain of 1800 feet. On top one can see into the far north of the park. The Monashees, the Cariboos, the Premieres, and the Rockies are also visible from this incredible vantage point. You return to Fight Meadow Chalet via a different route. The return trip is six hours.

Day 7: You hike out to the vehicle via Battle Creek. This takes us off the high plateau and down into the Clearwater River valley. After four hours of downhill hiking, we arrive at our pick up point. Total distance of the trip is 65 km.

Mountain Hiking Personal Equipment List

  • Sleeping sheet or sleeping bag liner (blankets & duvets are provided). Pillowcase
  • Good quality rain Coat and Pants (with hat or hood)
  • Walking Boots that give ankle support
  • Warm wool sweater or fleece coat; light mitts and hat in case the weather turns cold
  • Hat with a brim for sun and rain. Sun Glasses
  • Shirts and pants. (Long sleeves are better than short sleeves for bugs and sun)
  • Warm Shirt (preferably wool) and a pair of light long underwear
  • Personal Toiletries including sun screen + insect repellent
  • Small Towel, water bottle, flashlight or headlamp. Any personal medication
  • Mid size Pack which holds all personal equipment plus small amount of group food (Approximately 50 litres volume)
  • Hiking poles - if you like poles, then please bring them.
  • In early July and in September, light gloves, a warm hat, and gaiters would be helpful
Note: It is very important to pack as lightly as possible. Only pack small amounts of toothpaste, soap, etc. There's reading material in the chalets, so a book may not be needed. There are games and cards. There are also slippers in the buildings, so consider leaving extra shoes behind. You will need to help carry a small amount of group food, so leave some room in the top of your pack.

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5 Day Hut to Hut Alpine Hiking Itinerary

For more information call 1888 754 8735 or email info@skihike.com

Five days of spectacular alpine walking with comfortable cabins to stay in! The trek begins in the Trophy Mountains in the southern part of the 1.5 million acre Wells Gray Park and travels north crossing the Valley of the Lakes, then over Eagle Pass, down into the Remote Moul Valley and then over Table Mountain and Cariboo Meadows. On the sixth day of this hike you will climb Battle Mountain look back with wonder at the incredible country you have crossed.

Day 1: We pick you up at your accommodation in Clearwater, B.C., or meet at our office, and drive one hour up a dirt road to the trailhead at 5300 ft. (1630m). The trail goes up through mature forest and into lush meadows of alpine flowers. It is pure alpine from here to the Trophy Mountain Chalet which sits at 7000 ft (2153m). The view from the Chalet is superb, and the area has great hiking with small peaks, lakes, and flower meadows everywhere. The hike from the road takes about two and a half hours and we gain 1700 ft. (523m) over 4 km. After lunch you will take a short day hike to start and explore the Trophy Mountains.

Day 2: On this day you do a long hike in the surrounding Trophy Mountains, climb a few peaks in the range, and swim in the numerous lakes. Fantastic views all day with an incredible feeling of wilderness. If you take a longer lunch, there is very little elevation gain perhaps 400 feet for the day, if you join the group for a hike to the top of Ptarmigan Peak then the elevation gain for the day is about 800 feet and the distance travelled about - 7 km.

Day 3: Today you hike north to Discovery Cabin. The route is through total wilderness and a guide with a map, compass, and good knowledge of the area is needed. After a couple of hours in the alpine you drop down into the mature forest and lose altitude until you come into the Valley of the Lakes. Lunch here and then continue into alpine meadows until we cross Eagle Pass at 6700 ft (2061m). From the top of the pass to the cabin is only 45 minutes of gentle down through glades. The cabin is in a very remote and wild valley. The hike today is 11 km over about a 1000 foot elevation gain and takes 6-7 hours including a refreshing swim!

Day 4: Today you may choose a more relaxing day at Discovery cabin, or you can join the group for a day hike into remote lakes and along mountain ridges. You will gain approximately 950 feet in five hours of hiking over 6 km.

Day 5: You continue northward up and over Table Mountain. Today a good trail takes us through some of the finest flower meadows in the world. The trail leads us up the Ridge of Table Mountain, and then descends into the forest to the Philip Lakes. (If you are on the five-day trip, you have a three-hour downhill hike from here to the top of a small dirt track where a shuttle awaits to take you back to civilization.)

Mountain Hiking Personal Equipment List

  • Sleeping sheet or sleeping bag liner (blankets & duvets are provided). Pillowcase
  • Good quality rain Coat and Pants (with hat or hood)
  • Walking Boots that give ankle support
  • Warm wool sweater or fleece coat; light mitts and hat in case the weather turns cold
  • Hat with a brim for sun and rain. Sun Glasses
  • Shirts and pants. (Long sleeves are better than short sleeves for bugs and sun)
  • Warm Shirt (preferably wool) and a pair of light long underwear
  • Personal Toiletries including sun screen + insect repellent
  • Small Towel, water bottle, flashlight or headlamp. Any personal medication
  • Mid size Pack which holds all personal equipment plus small amount of group food (Approximately 50 litres volume)
  • Hiking poles - if you like poles, then please bring them.
  • In early July and in September, light gloves, a warm hat, and gaiters would be helpful
Note: It is very important to pack as lightly as possible. Only pack small amounts of toothpaste, soap, etc. There's reading material in the chalets, so a book may not be needed. There are games and cards. There are also slippers in the buildings, so consider leaving extra shoes behind. You will need to help carry a small amount of group food, so leave some room in the top of your pack.

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3 Day Fight Meadow Chalet Hiking Itinerary

For more information call 1888 754 8735 or email info@skihike.com

Day 1: We will meet you in the morning at your accommodation, between 9:00 and 9:30AM, or at the Wells Gray Adventures office at 9:00 am. After introductions, we drive about an hour up the Wells Gray Park road, which accesses the Fight Meadow trailhead at 1400 m (4500 ft). The first forty five minutes of the trail is uphill and after reaching the Philip Lake, a pretty mountain lake on the edge of the Alpine plateau, you will have gained most of your elevation for the day, about 250 m (800 ft). At Philip Lake you will stop to enjoy the scenery and have a snack. Now the trail is a gentle uphill grade through forest and then into the vast meadow system of Cariboo and Fight Meadows. It will take between three and four hours to hike through the meadows and forests to reach Fight Meadow Chalet at 6300-ft (1920 m). There is a large lake near the chalet, which is a historic site where two Indian Tribes fought for Caribou hunting rights. Today's hike is 10 km. and it takes 4-5 hours of easy walking.

Day 2: Today you climb Battle Mountain. From the Chalet we hike across 52 Ridge, which is really a thuya, the name given for the landform created when a volcano erupts under glacial ice. As we walk this ridge, we can still see the craters created when the hot lava met the cold ice. Form 52 Ridge we drop into Bull Valley where we are treated to an incredible vision as all the colours of this spectacular wildflower meadow blend and separate as far as the eye can see. From the valley we hike up Battle Mountain. On top of Battle, one can see into the far north of the park. The Monashees, the Cariboos, the Premieres, and the Rockies are also visible from this incredible vantage point. We return to Fight Meadow Chalet via a different route. The return trip is six hours.

Day 3: You hike out to the vehicle via Battle Creek. This takes you off the high plateau and down into the Clearwater River valley. After four hours of downhill hiking through four different vegetative zones, you lose over 1200 m and cover about 9 km ( 5 1/2 miles) to arrive back at the trailhead.

Mountain Hiking Personal Equipment List

  • Sleeping sheet or sleeping bag liner (blankets & duvets are provided). Pillowcase
  • Good quality rain Coat and Pants (with hat or hood)
  • Walking Boots that give ankle support
  • Warm wool sweater or fleece coat; light mitts and hat in case the weather turns cold
  • Hat with a brim for sun and rain. Sun Glasses
  • Shirts and pants. (Long sleeves are better than short sleeves for bugs and sun)
  • Warm Shirt (preferably wool) and a pair of light long underwear
  • Personal Toiletries including sun screen + insect repellent
  • Small Towel, water bottle, flashlight or headlamp. Any personal medication
  • Mid size Pack which holds all personal equipment plus small amount of group food (Approximately 50 litres volume)
  • Hiking poles - if you like poles, then please bring them.
  • In early July and in September, light gloves, a warm hat, and gaiters would be helpful
Note: It is very important to pack as lightly as possible. Only pack small amounts of toothpaste, soap, etc. There's reading material in the chalets, so a book may not be needed. There are games and cards. There are also slippers in the buildings, so consider leaving extra shoes behind. You will need to help carry a small amount of group food, so leave some room in the top of your pack.

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