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Canmore Quad Day - July 20th
Canmore Quad Day - July 20th

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Mount Steele

 

This mountain running route guides you through the awe-inspiring alpine landscapes. Start your journey from the forested parking area and ascend to the summit of Mount Steele. The trail offers a moderate level of challenge and is meticulously maintained. During the summer, it's clearly marked for hiking, promising a gratifying full-day run from spring to fall. The summit stands at an elevation of over 1600 meters, while a charming cabin sits about 210 to 240 meters lower in a picturesque valley.

The trail treats you to captivating vistas of the Strait of Georgia and the surrounding coastal mountains. Abundant opportunities for photography and observing wildlife abound.

How to Get There: Begin by catching the ferry from Horseshoe Bay (Vancouver) to Langdale (Sunshine Coast); the ferry ride lasts approximately 45 minutes. Proceed from Langdale to Sechelt, which will require about an hour of driving. While Sechelt is a small town, you should be able to make any last-minute purchases you might need. Continue northeast for 30 minutes from Sechelt toward Tuwanek. You'll pass by Porpoise Bay Park, but continue along the main road. After crossing Grey Creek on a bridge, travel around 300 meters further until you spot a logging road on your right. Logging activity is usually limited, so take your time and drive with your headlights on. The route from the paved road to the parking area takes around 30 to 45 minutes. Upon reaching the trailhead, park your vehicle and embark on an exhilarating mountain running adventure amidst the coastal splendor of summer.

  • Distance: 20 km roundtrip
  • It is possible to lengthen your trip by adding an out-and-back to McNair Cabin (10 km roundtrip)
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Elevation Gain:  1100 meters +-
  • Surface: Everything!
  • Vehicle: AWD With clearance recommended
  • Download the GPX Here