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Stone’s Sheep Trail

Stone’s Sheep Trail

This trail starts out heading towards the man-made dyke used to channel the flood waters coming down the alluvial fan. Once across the alluvial fan you can see an old road heading up the side of the fan to an old highway construction camp where remains of building can still be found. From here you can choose to follow the northern or southern drainage.

For a hike up the northern drainage, continue along the edge of the alluvial fan until you come to a drainage coming out on your left. Heading up this drainage will find you hiking the bed of the alluvial fan, over rough or uneven ground. This trail continues for another km to a small waterfall. At this point the slope and elevation gain become considerable.

To follow the southern drainage, keep to the right of the grassy area heading up the original drainage. Cross over the creek coming out of the norther drainage and onto the grassy area in front of you, keeping the creek to your right. Continue along this drainage for another 1.3 kms before it also starts getting steep and narrow.

Keep an eye out for Stone’s Sheep, as they have a tendency to stay close to the steep walls of the southern drainage.

Length: Northern drainage = 4.2 km return, Southern drainage = 5.1 km return

Difficulty: Moderately easy

Directions: The start of this trail is found 253 km northwest of Fort Nelson. 2 km past the Strawberry Flats Provincial Campground. Turn off the highway to the right into a pullout with interpretive signs and ample parking.

2 Reviews
  • "Awesome hike!"

    This is my second summer spending a few days hiking the wonderful trails between Summit Lake and Liard Hot Springs. I hiked Stones Sheep Trail up the northern drainage and the landscape near the waterfalls is something out of a science fiction move. It s rather barren in the boulder strewn canyon with hoodoos along the edges.. To go beyond the waterfall as described in the hiking brochure is rather tricky as the rock is extremely friable. True to the trails name I did come across Stones’ Sheep in the upper regions of the canyon. You won’t regret taking the time to hike this gem of a trail!

  • "Awesome hike Update"

    I didn’t see the rating system and would rate this hike as a 5 star!

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