Hike to the top of Teapot Mountain, British Columbia
Canada › Teapot Mountain Trailhead
Added by Kaila Walton
Teapot mountain is a short, but steep hike leading to amazing views to the west and north. Make sure you bring your camera!
Starting in Prince George BC, head North on the Hart Highway for approximately 40 minutes. You will see a sign saying Tallus Road ahead, turn left onto it. Cross the train tracks and then take the first right onto Cain Creek Road. Once on that road keep driving until you cross a one way bridge and you will see the Teapot Mountain trail head sign.
After arriving at the trail head, parked and gear on your back hardest part of the hike begins. 800 metres (2500') of elevation gain over the course of 1.2 km (0.8 miles) is crazy steep. Some of the hike consists of switch backs, straight up the mountain and climbing over big ankle twisting rocks, stumps and logs. While hiking up, there are also a few places that have tea pots hanging from the trees. Try and see how many you can spot.
When the grueling (but so worth it) part of the hike is over, the trail takes you around the mountain to the west side. There are two awesome viewing areas that are one after the other, but be warned, if you are afraid of heights then stay away from the edge. It is a sheer drop of at least a few hundred feet and more in some sections. If you aren't afraid of heights and go close to the edge just be extra careful!
You can hike up anytime of day but hiking up to see the sunset was much better than the middle of the day would have been, minus those pesky mosquitoes that come out at dusk and dawn. Just make sure you bring a couple flashlights and a headlamp if you decide to do a sunrise or sunset hike.
Don't forget to make sure you pack out what you pack in as the recreation site isn't maintained very often and there are no garbage bins anywhere close. There is also a pit toilet that you can can use at the base of mountain. If you bring a dog on your hike make sure you bring a leash and put them on it once you get to the top, even a sure footed dog could slip over the edge.
Trailhead Coordinates: 54.327125, -122.671105
- Good hiking shoes or runners
- Bug Spray and lots of it
- Backpack with the ten essentials and a sweater
- Trekking poles if you have them
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One Of My Favorites
Definitely not an easy hike haha. I thought I was in shape until I couldn't breathe half way up!! But once you're at the top the view makes it all worth it. It's breathtaking. There's a lot of cute teapots all over that people have left and it's such a wonderful idea. It's a beautiful hike all year round
Love This Hike
It is not an easy hike unless you are a mountain goat then it might be. But the payoff is sooooo worth it. The views are absolutely stunning.
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