Granby Provincial Park

Hiking

Granby Provincial Park

Granby River Trail: The trail begins several kilometres south of the park at the Traverse Creek recreation site. Five kilometres of trail leads to the park boundary where the trail continues for another five and a half kilometres. An old fire access trail, built in the 1930’s during a significant fire, continues several more kilometres before gradually disappearing. The trail eventually gained the ridgeline on the east boundary of the park before joining another trail at Mt. Sloan. The lower 12 km of the Granby Trail is the only section of trail in the park that has seen recent improvements which were done by the Ministry of Forests and Granby Wilderness Society volunteers.

Height of Land Route: A long route weaves in and out of the park along the western northern and eastern boundaries. This route is located mostly in the alpine and sub-alpine and has been used by hunters, horse back riders and miners in the past. Much of the route is overgrown and impassable. Beginning on the western boundary, a horse trail in good condition leads up from the end of the Goatskin Creek road to a cabin at the height of land. The route then crosses into the park and heads north along the height of land skirting east around Reith Lakes and ending up at Lighting Peak, a distance of roughly 11 kilometres. From Lightning Peak to Mt. Scaia are horse trails through meadows that wind in and out of the park. The hike around the headwaters of the Granby River is roughly 12 kilometres and offers excellent vistas. The eastern section follows the height of land from Mount Scaia to Franklin Creek, passing over Mount Young and Mount Sloan in a distance of nearly 40 kilometres.

Mt. Young Cabin Trail: The cabin can be accessed from the Height of Land Route or via the trail leading up from Johnstone Creek, through the headwaters of Burrell Creek.

Arthurs Lake Trail: This trail accesses Arthurs Lake in the western portion of the park from the logging road that follows Arthurs Creek.

Bluejoint Lookout Trail: This short trail only reaches the park at its terminus. The trail leaves a logging road north of Howe Creek, and ascends Bluejoint Mountain, a distance of roughly three kilometres.

Rawhide Trail: This is an old trail reported to have led from Lightening Peak down to Edgewood via Eagle Creek used by miners for hauling ore down to the lake.

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