Wells Gray Provincial Park: Trophy Mountain
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
July 17, 2018: North Thompson River Park has re-opened
- This applies to North Thompson River Park, only.
- BC Parks is pleased to announce that, after a recent closure, North Thompson River Park re-opened at 8 am Tuesday, July 17, 2018.
- BC Parks would like to thank the public for their patience during this closure.
- For those campers that had reservations cancelled, a follow-up email is being sent to you with additional information about re-booking your camping experience.
- If you had a camping reservation at North Thompson River Park cancelled due to this park closure, you are encouraged to call Discover Camping Reservations at 1-800-689-9025 to speak to a reservation agent.
- BC Parks would also like to thank the Wells Gray Information Centre, Tourism Wells Gray, Park Operators and local area businesses for helping to accommodate our displaced campers.
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
- Open fires are not permitted; carry a backpacking stove.
- 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.
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.
- Brochure [PDF]
Activities Available at this Park
This park offers a number of other recreational opportunities (including guided hiking tours). Click here to view non-government web links, for additional information.
Pets on Leash
Facilities Available at this Park
Pit or Flush Toilets
Information about backcountry/walk-in sites in Wells Gray.