July 25, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
New Hazelton, Hiking
On an overcast and slightly rainy June
afternoon my family and I headed for the canopied forest that Station Creek
Trail climbs through for a relief from the drizzling rain. Our 4.9 km hike led
us to an old packer’s cabin that’s old age is made evident as only three logs
remain from its original structure.
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The trail winds through a peaceful forest
and the perfume of the mossy landscape permeated our noses as we trekked up
this steep trail. This trail is an excellent training route for eager
individuals as it ascends 600m in the first 4.9km. This trail also gives quick
easy access to the northern section of the Roche De Boule Mountain Range.
trail continues on past that packers cabin featured in the video for those who
are looking for a longer day hike. One can also access the route up Hagwilget
Peak by leaving Station Creek Trail at the 3.3km marker. Another route to take
is to continue on the trail to the alpine bowls on the upper reaches of Station
Creek. Station Creek Trail can be accessed from New Hazelton by leaving Highway
16 and turning south onto Laurier Street, turn east on 13th Avenue and south on
McBride Street. One can start walking here or continue driving up the gravel
road for a total distance of 800m. One can park near the blue gate. Watch for
Station Creek Trail signage as you continue up the gravel road by foot. The
trail leaves the road another kilometre past the gate. Happy Hiking!
Editor's Note: Learn more about hiking in New Hazelton here.