Easy 1-hour hike to the 1700m high summit from Porters Pass. Be careful of the weather as it changes and the way is unmarked.

The Foggy Peak trail is an unmarked path leading from the carpark at the top of Porters Pass to the summit of Foggy Peak. The clouds can get very low here so be sure to bring a GPS or be knowledgeable in the mountains. 

From the carpark just duck under the fence and head on up to the top. The way is very easy but can be slippery in snowy conditions. The trail starts off relatively steep before flattening out a bit and then steepening once more to the summit. 

After an hour or so from the car you'll reach the summit and then it's another 30 minutes back to the carpark. A great hike in that sense that you don't have to "slog" through the forest to get above the trees. You're already there and you can enjoy the scenery.

If the weather is good then you can continue along the ridge to Castle Hill Peak, the highest point in the range. The views from here are superb and you won't be disappointed in spending the extra hour or so along the ridge line.

Pack List

  • General mountain gear
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Gloves
  • Snacks
  • GPS if the weather is bad
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RT Distance 2 Miles
Elevation Gain 3280.8 Feet
Activities Photography, Running, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic

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Hike Foggy Peak and Castle Hill Peak

Park in the gravel roadside parking area at the highpoint of Porters Pass. Follow the faint use path up the lower scree slopes of Foggy Peak northward towards the summit.

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Hike the Trig M Trail

The hiking trail first ascends a hillside to about 1,500 meters. It then follows the crest of a ridge in a southwest direction until you reach the "trig", a marker used in geographical survey.

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Hike and Climb at Castle Hill

Follow the footpath from the car park. You will quickly arrive at Castle Hill, famous for it's incredible array of giant limestone formations.

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