This 1,011 hectare park protects interior cedar hemlock forests on a valley slope above the Upper Fraser Trench, leading to alpine/sub-alpine area at the top of Erg Mountain. Erg Mountain has historically been a hiking destination, and offers an excellent viewpoint of the Upper Fraser Valley and surrounding mountains.
On a good day, Mt. Sir Alexander in Kakwa Provincial Park is clearly visible. Extensive alpine ridge-top hiking outside of the park is accessible from the peak of Erg Mountain.
Special Feature: Mt. Vista views
Park Size: 1,011 hectares
This area is excellent Black and Grizzly bear habitat. Users of the area must be knowledgeable about wilderness travel and take the necessary precautions.
There are avalanche hazards and blowdown hazards, please exercise caution while in the park.
It is necessary to cross Ptarmigan Creek (no bridge) in order to reach the trail. The trail is very steep; hikers should be in good physical condition.
Bring your own drinking water, as potable water is not available in the park.
Wilderness camping is allowed; but the terrain is very rugged and no facilities are provided.
The entrance to the park is about 5 km west of Crescent Spur, about 165 km east of Prince George along the Yellowhead (Highway 16) corridor approximately 500 m west of Catfish Creek. Erg Mountain Provincial Park is close to the Ptarmigan Creek Protected Area, and the two parks share the same access road and trailhead. The trailhead is 8 km in from Highway 16. The closest communities, towns and cities are Prince George and McBride.
BC Parks honours Indigenous Peoples’ connection to the land and respects the importance of their diverse teachings, traditions, and practices within these territories. This park webpage may not adequately represent the full history of this park and the connection of Indigenous Peoples to this land. We are working in partnership with Indigenous Peoples to update our websites so that they better reflect the history and cultures of these special places.