Two hikers admiring the views (Picture BC photo)
Fort Nelson and the northern Alaska Highway offer fantastic and varied hiking experiences.
Take a few hours to explore forest trails near town, set out on a day trip to trails easy accessed from the highway, or hike for days through rugged wilderness and alpine meadows. Most hikes also provide great opportunities for wildlife viewing.
Hikes Near Town
Hike the Fort Nelson Demonstration Forest Trails near town. Drive to the west end of Mountainview Road past the high school. The trailhead is in a small glade with a picnic table and fire pit. Looping trails range in length from 2.3km/1.4mi to 8.1km/5mi. The Tsimeh Lakes trail is also worth exploring close to Fort Nelson.
Trail to Teetering Rock
Get the heart pumping on a rugged steep hike to view Teetering Rock, with a campsite, pit toilet, table, and fire pit along the way. This route (23km/14mi roundtrip) is considered difficult. It has many steep sections and is either a long day hike or an overnight trip.