Strenuous Hiking

Some of the most difficult hiking in the Geopark can be found on these trails and geosites:

Windfall Lake

Windfall Lake

An amazing lake that serves as the start point for some of our most famous alpine destinations.

Tunnel Mountain

Tunnel Mountain is a remarkable remote geosite best done as a day trip from Windfall Lake.

Pinnacle Peak

Pinnacle Peak

A 670m ascent resulting in amazing views of Mt Crum and many fossils.

Mt Reesor

Mt. Reesor

The view from the summit of this mountain is superb.

The TRGG trail system offers over 50 self-guided hikes to various geosites. Trails are well signed and information for visitor includes level of difficulty, specific features such as waterfalls, picnicking, dinosaur footprints and geo sites, distance from community to trail head and availability of cell service. Updating of brochures, guidebooks and interpretive signage is a continual process. Self-guided hiking brochures have been developed by the local <a href=”http://www.wnms.ca/” target=”_blank”>Wolverine Nordic Mountain Society (WNMS)</a>.  They can be downloaded here or picked up at the Visitor Information Centre and Community Centre downtown.

The Tumbler Ridge Geopark is home to many creatures but the hiker should be aware of Black and Grizzly Bears. Almost all human interaction with bears is of a defensive nature in which the bear will make a lot of noise and really just wants you out of his space. It is generally best to play dead in this situation – regardless of Grizzly or Black Bear. Predatory attacks are quick different and most common with Black Bears and Cougars. You must fight back and defend yourself. It is recommended that hikers travel in groups and carry Bear Spray. More information on Bear encounters is available here from the Center for Wildlife Information.

Don’t forget your Camera

As you’ll see by our photo galleries the TRGG is one destination where you’re going to run out of camera memory quickly.

Hospitality

Drop into our newly built Visitor Info Centre (250-242-3123).  Book a tour and stay at our B&B’s, Inns, or Hotels.

Friendly People

The People of Tumbler Ridge are famous for their hospitality.  Small town living in the remote mountains breeds a strong community.

Warning

The beauty and diverseness of the Tumbler Ridge Geopark has been known to cause the following symtoms:  frequent return visits, longing for scenery, and an obsession with paleontology.

If you need more information please don’t hesitate to contact us!  We will forward your inquiry to the appropriate people or groups and get back to you as soon as possible.

 

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What to Bring

Appropriate hiking gear includes:

  • Water

  • Bear Spray

  • Proper footwear

  • Layers of clothing

  • Sun Screen

  • Snacks

  • Bug Spray

  • A flint & tinder

  • A Compass, Map, and Signalling mirror

It’s important to let someone know where you’re headed and when you expect to return.  Our Visitor Information Centre keeps track of hikers all the time and can be reached at 250-242-3123, or drop in downtown.