In This Park

Activities Available at this Park
Facilities Available at this Park
Fire Restrictions in Effect for this Park
Smoking is prohibited
During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin.

Wells Gray Provincial Park: Trophy Mountain

About This Park

The Trophy Mountains rise 2,575 metres into the sky, with nine peaks towering over the Shuswap Highlands of Southern Wells Gray Provincial Park. Their northern slopes are steep and cloaked in glaciers while their southern slopes are gentle and dotted with alpine lakes and flower meadows. The Trophy Mountain meadows are one of the most easily accessible sub-alpine meadows in B.C. The area offers opportunities for hiking, backcountry overnight and day trips, camping, horseback riding, photography and nature appreciation and alpine ski touring and snowshoeing in the winter.

Park Size: approximately 6934 ha

Know Before You Go

Park Safety

  • Do not underestimate the demands of the backcountry. The hiker must be in good physical condition, properly equipped, and prepared to be totally self-sufficient. Take adequate clothing: high elevation weather is subject to change without notice, and Wells Gray’s mountains can receive snow 12 months of the year.
  • Known as The Waterfall Park for good reason, streams and rivers have waterfalls of varying sizes – never boat, canoe, raft or kayak without learning first where the pull-outs are.
  • Trophy Mountain trail is usually open from late June until early October yearly.

Special Notes

  • Open fires are not permitted; carry a backpacking stove.

Location and Maps

The Trophy Mountain area is an addition to the southern boundary of Wells Gray Park, just northeast of Clearwater.

The area is accessed via 11 km of gravel logging road (Bear Creek Correctional Centre road), branching from the Clearwater Valley Road north of Clearwater near Spahats Creek Park.

Trophy Meadow trail allows visitors to access the alpine meadows and basin of the Trophy Mountains, in less than a one hour walk from the trailhead.

Maps and Brochures

Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.

Activities Available at this Park

Cycling

Cycling

Some trails are open to mountain bike use and are signed within the park. No cycling is permitted on Trophy Mountain trail.
Fishing

Fishing

There are fishing opportunities in the park. Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.
Hiking

Hiking

For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure. Trail conditions and updates will be posted on the main page under the Attention Visitors Notice.

This park offers a number of other recreational opportunities (including guided hiking tours).
Pets on Leash

Pets on Leash

Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement. Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.

Facilities Available at this Park

Campfires

Campfires

Campfires are not permitted in backcountry alpine areas of the park.
Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

This park has a day-use/picnic area.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

This park only has pit toilets – no flush toilets.
Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Walk-In/Wilderness Camping

Sheila Lake has six tent pads for use by backcountry campers. There is a pit toilet and bear caches provided at the lake. Backcountry camping is free in the Trophy Mountains, however, please limit use to the tent pads provided due to the fragile nature of this environment. The tent pads are equipped with fixtures for securing tents, please be aware that tents may require longer guy lines to reach these fixtures.

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Access

Some facilities in the park are wheelchair-accessible.