Jul 1, 2007 | Marmot, Summer 2007

Mount Washington Hiking Trail Overviews

Get to know the slopes.

Top of the World Access these trails from the Eagle Express Chair. Signs lead you to the very peak of the mountain where you can enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the Comox Valley, the Coast Mountain Range, Georgia Strait and Strathcona Provincial Park.

Linton’s Trail Follow the Linton’s Loop ski run either up or down the mountain. Expect to encounter mountain vehicles as parts of this trail follow an access road. Great views of Albert Edward and Strathcona Provincial Park.

Giv’er Trail Access this trail from the Eagle Express Chair. It’s steep up and down, one of the more fun and challenging ways to get to the top of the hill.

West Summit Ridge Follow the trail through the West basin and up and over little Washington to the top of the Boomerang. From there the trail winds down the mountain through stunning meadows and valleys -spectacular views of the Comox Valley, the Coast Mountains, and Strathcona Provincial Park.

Access Road Trail Although this is an active road used by mountain vehicles for maintenance, it also provides a great way for hikers to get up and down the mountain. The gentle grade makes it one of the easier hikes to do.

Lodge Trails Use these trails to conveniently walk from Deer or Bear Lodge to the base area. Watch for Disc Golfers (don’t worry, they are more afraid of you than you are of them!)

Memory Lane Access to this trail is just past the loading area of the Eagle Express Chair. This short trail has a series of benches to honour staff, family, and friends who have passed. Enjoy the short hike and be sure to check out some of the trail-side seasonal flowers.

Scenic Chairlift Rides The Eagle Express chairlift is a state of the art chairlift that comfortably carries you up the mountain; dubbed “The Eagle” because it will seem like you’re soaring above the mountain for the whole ride!

It’s a 15 minute ride each way, allowing you time to take in the fantastic view. Getting on and off the chair is made easy as the chair automatically slows down at the loading areas.

The view from the top of Mount Washington is an awe-inspiring 360° panorama of the rugged mountains of Strathcona Park, Comox Glacier, The Comox Valley, Gulf Islands, Desolation Sound, Georgia Strait, and the Coast Mountain Range.

Once at the top you can hike on one of the well marked hiking trails and either return to the lodge on foot or ride the Eagle Express back down.

Raven Lodge is the Gateway to Strathcona Provincial Park. The Raven Lodge Trailhead is 1000 meters above sea level. It provides you with immediate access to the lakes, meadows and mountains that make BC’s oldest Provincial Park so enchanting. The hiking trails from the Lodge are very well maintained and provide access for the disabled to the Park.

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