This remote, hike-in only site, strategically located in the Forbidden Plateau area of Strathcona, is easily reached within a 1-1/2hr – 2hr hike, passing numerous lakes along the way. A fantastic day hike, well recommended. Dec 28, 2014 - This Pin was discovered by Heike Vogt. It took 35 mins. The hike to Mt Belcher starts in a less than pristine area. 3 out of 5. You can do a 30 minute or 1 hour or 3.5 hour or 5 day trek with over nite camping at one of the three walk in camp sites. The Croteau Lake backcountry camping site is located within Forbidden Plateau. [They ended up hiking the Circlet Lake loop so it was a win win for all!] From there on you go across a rocky plateau; make sure to look for the rock cairns for direction. To get to the trailhead head south along Highway 19, follow the signs for Mount Washington Alpine Resort and continue up Strathcona Parkway to the parking lot at Raven Lodge. B.C. Bayview Hotel in Ihren Listen speichern. Hiked to Circlet Lake for the night at the base of Mt. Forbidden Plateau Hike Started 10 months ago | Discussions thread Forum: Parent: First: Previous: Next: Flat view: The Davinator • Forum Pro • Posts: 22,002 Forbidden Plateau Hike 10 … What colors! The Stonehenge of Vancouver Island. 8100 Forbidden Plateau Road, Courtenay, BC. It took 35 mins. 91 trails on an interactive map of the trail network. Forbidden Plateau. This is a remote hike-in site only, located on Forbidden Plateau within Strathcona Provincial Park. Le sentier offre plusieurs activités et sa meilleure utilisation est de décembre à avril. Quick trip report info: We ran/trotted/hiked from Paradise Meadows (trailhead at Raven Lodge on Mt. CLOSURE ADVISORY from MOSAIC FOREST MANAGEMENT: Effective immediately, the areas of Forbidden Plateau and Boston Main (north of Comox Lake) are closed to the public for the remainder of 2020. 14.05.2019 - Heike Wolff hat diesen Pin entdeckt. Turn left onto the Nordic Lodge road for 1.5 km to the Paradise Meadows parking lot. Throw in some rugged parts, good berms, sweet jumps, and a beer at the bottom with friends. We are a couple in our 60s and found the hike stimulating but hardley strenuous. Map Town is Canada's largest map store. So he invented the story of the Indian war, when the Indians took all their wives up there, and there were some big hairy creatures of some kind, and the women disappeared, and the Indians have refused to go there ever since. Just before reaching the resort, turn left onto Nordic Lodge Road and follow the signs to the Paradise Meadows parking area. From there on you go across a rocky plateau; make sure to look for the rock cairns for direction. Washington, March. Forbidden Plateau is vast lake-dotted alpine plateau of open meadows and lush forest in "front ranges" of Strathcona Provincial Park. Tilo August 24, 2012 November 30, 2019. Camping alongside Wisemiller Lake; Lo0king back across Wisemiller Lake at our tents; Alpine supper cookout ; Day 2 As we slept the light drizzle of rain could be heard on my tent walls in the very early morning hours. Kanada 2012. Suggested hiking time, 6 hours. The trail is not so well marked and you are looking for an old 1966 sign that says ?canyon?. 2.5 out of 5. Moat Lake is deep, blue, full of rainbow trout and framed by amazing mountains. Most of us took a quick trip out to Cruikshank canyon after we set up camp. Yes we have perfectly good mountains on the mainland, but the ones in the Island Alpine are pointier, craggier and a different kind of pretty than our mainland mountains. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Started the hike with head torches at 5am so we could watch the sunrise through the valleys. Forbidden Plateau Ski Area. 07.10.2018 - Idyllischer Abstieg vom Stolzenberg zur Stolzenalm. The Paradise Meadows hikes and those to Mt Albert Edward are popular on the Plateau. COO. From Highway 19 follow signs to Mount Washington Ski Resort via exit #130 (the Strathcona Parkway) for 20 km. Trails Mountain Bike 89 Trails Hike 85 Trails Trail Running 85. There is a colourful story to the source of the name! Das Forbidden Plateau ist eine kleine, hügelige Hochebene im östlichen Teil der Vancouver Island Ranges in British Columbia. Albert Edward: Forbidden Plateau Mountains, Roadtrip, Summer, Vancouver Island. My and a couple buddies dragging our sorry butts up 1126 feet to the top of Forbidden. Trails (view details) 91. The Forbidden Plateau Ski area is an abandoned ski area, it’s been closed since 1999. Obviously the Indians didn’t go in there, because all their food was on the beach, and they weren’t stupid like we are, they didn’t go mountain climbing for no reason…”. A 12 space campground located on the site of the original 1930s Forbidden Plateau Ski Resort just 900 meters down the mountain from the 1950s lodge on Wood Mountain. Mt. Wow! We camped at Kwai Lake the first night. Strathcona Provincial Park, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada - Fall Landscape at Ash Pond on the Forbidden Plateau. Your email address will not be published. We had a lot of interest and a number of cancellations at the last minute so there were only 8 people on the hike. With over 24,000 items to choose from, you will find what you need to travel anywhere on earth. It’s surprising and a even bit spooky to see the ancient ski lifts with chairs still strung up in the above after being closed for nearly two decades. All in all, a demonstration of the power of a story! It’s surprising and a even bit spooky to see the ancient ski lifts with chairs still strung up in the above after being closed for nearly two decades. My and a couple buddies dragging our sorry butts up 1126 feet to the top of Forbidden. Albert Edward. Located adjacent to the popular Mount Washington Ski Resort, the Paradise Meadows trailhead is accessible via Strathcona/Mount Washington Parkway. Most of us took a quick trip out to Cruikshank canyon after we set up camp. Forbidden Plateau is vast lake-dotted alpine plateau of open meadows and lush forest in "front ranges" of Strathcona Provincial Park. Forbidden Plateau Trail Trail Authorization Status: Unknown. Much of the tough bits have boardwalks built. The plateau features gently sloping sub-alpine terrain broken up by small, rugged hills and pitted with small lakes. Elma (center) and Mt. Er führt entlang eines Sees, durch schönen Wald und es gibt schöne Wildblumen. I've done the Forbidden Plateau as a day hike We took our RV and camped at Rathtrevor Provincial Park Love taking the ferries. Es befindet sich nordwestlich vom Comox Lake ungefähr zwischen dem Mount Albert Edward im Südwesten und dem Mount Washington (Standort des Mount Washington Alpine Resort) im Nordosten. Accessed by- Forbidden Plateau. In winter Mt. Becher from Comox Lake in the winter, and a cabin was established. And finally, in most seasons, there is excellent ice climbing in the cirque above Boston Lake almost directly below the summit. From Highway 19 follow signs to Mount Washington Ski Resort via exit #130 (the Strathcona Parkway) for 20 km. We had a lot of interest and a number of cancellations at the last minute so there were only 8 people on the hike. This snowshoe/hike will start at 10AM from the parking lot at the end of Forbidden Plateau Road (coordinates[masked] [masked]) and take us up the old ski hill onto Forbidden Plateau. The Forbidden Plateau Trails, Comox Glacier and gateway to Strathcona Park are a good example of Modular Expedition, where I start off on Day 1 with a “Hiker” outfit on a trip that develops on Day 2 into a “Trail Running” venture. Depending on snow level, we will either be hiking or snowshoeing but it is safe to assume snowshoes from the start. Many hikers will be familiar with the Wood Mountain/Forbidden Plateau Parking Lot as it is the usual launch point for hiking Mount Becher, Boston Ridge, Mount Drabble and more. I wrote a small article to the Comox Argus and the idea was seized upon by Ben Hughes, the Editor, who wrote an article to the Vancouver Daily Province, using the word ‘Plateau’. This snowshoe/hike will start at 10AM from the parking lot at the end of Forbidden Plateau Road (coordinates[masked] [masked]) and take us up the old ski hill onto Forbidden Plateau. Forbidden Plateau was once a bustling ski hill. I believe the ‘Indian Legends’ referred to in the numerous accounts about the naming of Forbidden Plateau all stem from the fertile imaginations of early Plateau promoters and explorers, namely the late Clinton S. Wood, who saw the potential for recreation on the Plateau, and journalist, and editor, Ben Hughes.”. Dead tree version available only. Required fields are marked *. The first 45 minutes are a fairly steep ascent. Location and Maps. NTS Map:92F11. From easy singletrack pedals to long climbs on the various logging roads, the trails are fun for all bikes from downhill monsters to XC gems. Field Friends. Trail and … Naswell, 50, was found safe at noon Monday at Stuart Wood Island, part of Strathcona Provincial Park’s Forbidden Plateau. Washington, but also didn't have the same quantity of snow. I’ve never been so dazzled by fall colors as I was yesterday on our Island Mountain Ramblers’ hike from Forbidden Plateau to Mt. All are well displayed. Hike; Trail Running; Region Status. Cross an old logging road right on the ridge crest about 2 hours from the car and go up to a high point from there. Here’s the official Strathcona Provincial Park website. Not as busy as Mt. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als moderat einzustufen. Dez. To this was added the word ‘Forbidden’ by Cecil Scott, and thus originated the name – “Forbidden Plateau”.”. Forbidden Plateau: The main access route to Forbidden Plateau from Courtenay and Campbell River is via the Paradise Meadows Trailhead at Mount Washington. Gibson Klitsa Plateau Wilderness Area. The Forbidden Plateau area is easy to access, has a great network of trails and has tons of opportunities for off-trail exploration. Depending on snow level, we will either be hiking or snowshoeing but it is safe to assume snowshoes from the start. Over the years, a road was improved, a chair lift and a lodge were built and it was quite popular. Cross the river and continue west up through the forest onto Boston Ridge. This gives you a 1,041-metre head start on elevation. We chose the 3.5-4hour loop past several lakes, mountain streams and lovely treed valleys. Yes we have perfectly good mountains on the mainland, but the ones in the Island Alpine are pointier, craggier and a different kind of pretty than our mainland mountains. Mosaic road building in these areas may include blasting and for safety reasons, all public users must avoid these areas. In spite of its diminutive size Indianhead’s bluffs are an impressive sight above Slingshot Meadows and the mountain is usually climbed from there. It is easily reached by 30min drive from Comox valley. Turn left onto the Nordic Lodge road for 1.5 km to the Paradise Meadows parking lot. Total Distance 59 miles Total Descent 21,872 ft Total Vertical 4,208 ft Highest Trailhead 4,550 ft Reports 585 Photos 305 Ridden Counter 12,692. In 1967, Clinton S. Wood recorded his recollection in his summary about the Forbidden Plateau, as transcribed in the book. On our hike back, we got separated as a family, and one twin and I ended up on the significantly longer trail. Below is the BC Park's trail map for the area: The Forbidden Plateau Ski area is an abandoned ski area, it’s been closed since 1999. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. This is the track for the main trail which runs to the summit of Mount Albert Edward. Starting from Forbidden Plateau, along the Boston Main (Branch 21) to Comox Lake is an area of forest, bluffs and rivers which provide one of the most varied riding locations on Vancouver Island. drm Posts: 5199 Joined: May 29th, 2008, 7:03 am Location: The Dalles, OR. The main access to Forbidden Plateau is from the Paradise Meadows trailhead, which is found by heading up towards Mount Washington Alpine Resort. Not too expensive. Washington the hike to Cruikshank Canyon offers mountain views and stunning lakes. That is how the name “Forbidden Plateau” and and the legends started; but there is absolutely no truth in these stories as far as the local Indians are concerned, but they became legends, and Ben printed articles in the Comox Argus, and away they went, – and they are now history. We have the same eyes… !! We camped at Kwai Lake the first night. Enter your email address to join the SWI network & receive our occasional Enews summary. In the 20's, folks would hike up to ski Mt. 86 Forbidden Plateau - Map Forbidden Plateau 87 Looking from Jutland-Albert Edward col across Forbidden Plateau toward Mt. Schlagwort: Forbidden Plateau. Trip Summary: June 21, 2019. It takes about one-and-a-half to two hours to hike into this location, and you’ll pass by several lakes along the way. Washington) to the parking lot of Wood Mt. From Highway 19 follow signs to Mount Washington Ski Resort via exit #130 (the Strathcona Parkway) for 20 km. Once there, you are rewarded with a spectacular view of Croteau lake with magistic Mount Albert Edward and Castlecrag Mountain as a backdrop. Part of Strathcona park, Forbidden Plateau is a scenic 250 sq km alpine plateau of open meadows and lush forest dotted with lakes and framed by majestic mountains. 5 were here. Return leg of the hike crosses low saddle far right between Mt. Turn left onto the Nordic Lodge road … There is a fully wheelchair accessible Wilderness Centre, which provides lots of great information about Strathcona, … Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Washington – Sept. 30, 2017 — Read the original post on John Young’s blog. Wood Mountain Lodge. The best hiking guidebook is Exploring Strathcona Park. The Forbidden Plateau Trails, Comox Glacier and gateway to Strathcona Park are a good example of Modular Expedition, where I start off on Day 1 with a “Hiker” outfit on a trip that develops on Day 2 into a “Trail Running” venture. One of the most common questions at the Wilderness Centre was about the origin of the name ‘Forbidden Plateau’. The Forbidden Plateau is a small, hilly plateau in the east of the Vancouver Island Ranges in British Columbia, northwest of Comox Lake roughly between Mount Albert Edward to the southwest and Mount Washington to the northeast. The final demise was the collapse of the lodge roof under the weight of heavy snow. Hikers often walk the southeast through-route from the west part of Forbidden Plateau to the exit point at Wood Mountain, the site of the original Forbidden Plateau Lodge and ski hill. Prüfen Sie die Preise nahe Forbidden Plateau für nächstes Wochenende, 25. It is easily reached by 30min drive from Comox valley. Forbidden Plateau on Vancouver Island is home to a network of quality BC Parks Hiking Trail. This remote, hike-in location features a brand-new, day-use yurt facility, making this an even more attractive place to come camping. ferries are cheaper - go from Tsawwassen. LOGAN JOHNS . Battleship Lake with … Wood was Waterworks Engineer for the City of Courtenay in 1925 at the time of his explorations into the Plateau area, to find a larger water source for the expanding City. Our long weekend hike from the trail head at Paradise Meadows on Mount Washington to the summit of Mount Albert Edward on the Forbidden Plateau. Kwai Lake is one of many lakes on Forbidden Plateau in Strathcona Park. The medium-sized backpack I’m carrying (34 L) contains my camping essentials as well as my running shirt and pants. You'll have fantastic views from Cruikshank Canyon, with lots of beautiful peaks and valleys to see from here. Wenn man sich so eine Karte von Strathcona Provincial Park mal etwas genauer anschaut, dann erkennt man einen winzig kleinen Unterschied in der Darstellung von Trail und Route. Kwai Lake and Forbidden Plateau Loop ist ein 9.9 Meilen langer, moderat besuchter Rundweg in der Nähe von Cumberland, British Columbia, Kanada. Don’t worry, you will soon leave the decrepit Forbidden Plateau ski hill behind and enter Strathcona Provincial Park. Forbidden Plateau Ski Area Trails est un sentier allez-retour de 8.7 miles peu fréquenté situé près de Cumberland, Colombie-Britannique en Canada. Le sentier longe une rivière et sa difficulté est évaluée comme difficile. I highly recommend the Forbidden Plateau. A fantastic day hike, well recommended. The foliage, meadow flowers and … Facilities at the site include a yurt for socializing and eating, 12 raised wooden tent pads, two bear-proof food caches, a small dock for accessing water, and a state-of-the-art composting toilet. I highly recommend the Forbidden Plateau. … (what used to be the Old Forbidden Plateau ski hill at the end of Forbidden Plateau Road near Courtenay) The Plateau Traverse follows the route towards Kwai Lake. A superb circle hike is possible on foot or skis to the summit, along Boston Ridge and back to the start point. Dez. The Forbidden Plateau area is easy to access, has a great network of trails and has tons of opportunities for off-trail exploration. The best hiking guidebook is Exploring Strathcona Park. Stats Avg Trail Rating. The site is only 20KMs from Courtenay, British Columbia and with such rich history, beautiful scenery, the multiple legends of Forbidden Plateau … The “Forbidden” idea appears to have originated from the Comox Argus editor, Ben Hughes’ reading the diary of Dr. Robert Brown, early explorer of Vancouver Island, who in 1864 recorded that the Comox Indians declined to accompany his party into the Puntledge River country “fear of the vengeance of the Scshahts (sic) and Opechasahts (sic) being too great and the attractions of the salmon fishery now commencing too strong for them.” From this small beginning, all the yarns about evil spirits, hairy monsters, Indian women and children being murdered up there, the red snow representing their blood and so on, appear to have originated. Circlet Lake >> Mount Albert Edward. Tax receipts issued for donations of $25 or more. Forbidden Plateau to Mt. The Forbidden Plateau is one of the most popular areas to visit in Strathcona Park because of its ease of access into the alpine. About 2-3 hours from the car. This trail is about 19 Kms (6 hours) over some rough terrain, nothing that a decent pair of hiking boots can't handle. Bayview Hotel . Post by drm » September 26th, 2011, 4:11 am Fantastic area. Once there, you are rewarded with a spectacular view of Croteau lake with magistic Mount Albert Edward and Castlecrag Mountain as a backdrop. over 4 days. Description: Forbidden Plateau is a readily accessible and absolutely stunning 250 sq km alpine plateau of open meadows and lush forest studded with lakes and tarns and all framed by high mountains. The Forbidden Plateau Traverse hike was an all women’s hike, with the Alpine Club of Vancouver Island and the Island Mountain Ramblers. Dream trail: A long climb, maybe even a hike-a-bike up to some swoopy alpine singletrack, followed by a long steep descent. Kwai Lake and Forbidden Plateau Loop is a 9.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cumberland, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. Wood was Waterworks Engineer for the City of Courtenay in 1925 at the time of his explorations into the Plateau area, to find a larger water source for the expanding City. Those wishing to visit Forbidden Plateau can do so by using Forbidden Plateau Road from Courtenay to the old lodge (which was torched in an arson incident in recent years) – this is the easiest way to access the Mount Beecher trailhead. Karte anzeigen. Forbidden Plateau: The main access route to Forbidden Plateau from Courtenay and Campbell River is via the Paradise Meadows Trailhead at Mount Washington. In winter Mt. Hiking the Paradise - Circlet Lake Loop in Strathcona Provincial Park, Vancouver Island B.C. It’s an area well worth visiting and despite the extra transportation … The Forbidden Plateau is just a small portion of the much larger Strathcona Provincial Park – and if the idea of spending a day or two surrounded by sub-alpine fir, mountain hemlock, native wildflowers, quiet lakes and (relatively) few people appeals to you, then you should definitely visit this part of the Island. We sell maps of all sorts including hiking maps, travel maps of countries and local areas, maps of cities, provinces, states and countries, World display maps, topographic maps of Canada, Aeronautical maps, and Nautical maps for sailing the world. Turn left onto the Nordic Lodge road for 1.5 km to the Paradise Meadows parking lot. Photo about colorful, canadian, island - 159888411 The Forbidden Plateau Traverse hike was an all women’s hike, with the Alpine Club of Vancouver Island and the Island Mountain Ramblers. When you come to a small area where you have to cross a small stream, look for a marker here and keep going. - 27. Things to Do: Hiking - The plateau is crisscrossed with a number of excellent hiking trails.The Circlet Lake Loop and Mt. Your email address will not be published. Drop into a sharp saddle and then turn northwest up to the broad summit dome. This road is generally open year round and there is ample parking at the old lift area lots. Trevor Davies, a founding member of the Comox District Mountaineering Club, recorded a similar reminiscence in 1983, also transcribed in the book: “Ben Hughes was the first publisher of the Comox Argus (local newspaper), a wonderful man at making up stories. Washington resort is popular ski destination; in summer hikers benefit from well developed network of trails that offer something for everyone. Albert Edward are among the better know hikes. Entdecke (und sammle) deine eigenen Pins bei Pinterest. Just to make everything more perfect. Re: Forbidden Plateau (Vancouver Island) Sept 13-15 . Elevation gain: 70 m. An easy hike on well-developed trails through a mixture of sub-alpine meadows carpeted with pretty flowers and forests of yellow cedar, amabilis fir and mountain hemlock. It has some of the most scenic hikes in the world and you may just find some of these comparisons online. Wood Mountain Lodge in Ihren Listen speichern. Absolutely worth it! Located within 30 minutes of downtown Courtenay. And as I found out, the scenery is spectacular. Here’s the official Strathcona Provincial Park website. From the base of the ski hill start heading up the obvious trail to the right of the large concrete structure. Discover (and save!) Please visit Discover Camping to make reservations. The final demise was the collapse of the lodge roof under the weight of heavy snow. Das Plateau liegt überwiegend im Comox Valley Regional District. Starting in the subalpine Paradise Meadows on Mt. This remote, hike-in only site, strategically located in the Forbidden Plateau area of Strathcona, is easily reached within a 1-1/2hr – 2hr hike, passing numerous lakes along the way. See all the full resolution photos from this hike on Flickr. The site has so many options for people who enjoy and love the outdoors. Albert Edward in the distance. Copyright © trailpeak.com & trailpeak.ca 2020. 91 trails on an interactive map of the trail network. We awoke to a fine mist while prepping to complete the hike ahead of us. From Highway 19 follow signs to Mount Washington Ski Resort via exit #130 (the Strathcona Parkway) for 20 km. Helen MacKenzie-Kwai Lake-Croteau Lake Loop Trail: Length, 14 km. Dead tree version available only. Visitors can also follow Highway 19 and turn onto the Strathcona Parkway, driving for 20 kilometres. In 1967, Clinton S. Wood recorded his recollection in his summary about the Forbidden Plateau, as transcribed in the book. 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