Summit Mount Crum in British Columbia

Tumbler Ridge Visitor Center

Check this beautiful advanced hike off your bucket list. Start with a hike to flower filled alpine meadow, finish with a scramble to the summit of one of the regions tallest mountains.

Starting your day in Tumbler Ridge, BC drive North on Don Phillips Way for 20 Kilometres. You will reach the Bull Moose Road on your left. Follow the Bull Moose Road for 17 Kilometres. You will take a left onto Windfall Creek Service Road and follow it to the very end approximately 25 kilometres. At the end of Windfall Creek Service Road you will find the Windfall Lake / Pinnacle Peak Hiking Trail.

Approximately 800 meters down the hiking trail to your right you may be able to find the rough cut trail, which begins your accent to Mt Crum. This trail is hard to spot due to the lack of traffic. Once you spot the trail there is orange flagging tape marking the route all the way up to the alpine meadow. This is a steep hike and it requires trail finding, and possible bush waking depending on the future trail maintenance. 

When you are nearing the meadow you will find a creek bed, in which you will follow up to find the rest of the marked trail. The entire way up to the meadow you can see the rocky summit towering above you, letting you know what direction you are headed.

Once you are in the meadow and made your way to the base of the peak you will need suitable route finding skills. Summiting the peak is a steep scramble up scree and hard rock.

We took the accent following caribou paths with a slow scramble back down to the west end of the meadow near the saddle.

Please note this is a remote, advanced hike with no cell phone reception.

Pack List

  • GPS
  • Hiking Boots
  • First aid Kit
  • Remote Backcountry Essentials
  • Maps
  • Camera
  • Bear Deterrent
  • Water
  • Food
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RT Distance 5.9 Miles
Elevation Gain 3116.8 Feet
Activities Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Advanced
Season Summer
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Scenic
Wildflowers

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Great Trail

I pulled up the the trailhead and the people camped there thought I was crazy. After I did it, people asked if I went around from Windfall Lake. I told them about this trail and they told me that it was originally intended for the Infinity Canyon and Falls trail (you walk right along the rim of the canyon and if you follow the blue flagging you can get to the falls).


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