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Mount Pope Provincial Park
About This Park
Mount Pope is a day-use park popular with hikers and rockclimbers. A 6.5 km hiking trail to the peak provides a panoramic view of Stuart Lake and the mountains to the north. Thirty-nine climbing routes have been documented.
Natural values of Mount Pope park include rare plants and animal species associated with limestone rock formations and caves, as well as valuable winter range for mule deer.Park Size: 2,030 hectares
Know Before You Go
- It is recommended that rockclimbers familiarize themselves with their intended climbing routes, the potential hazards associated with the climb, and any safety precautions required prior to setting out. One source of information about the climbs at Mount Pope is the “Central BC Rock - Rockclimbers Guide to Central British Columbia.” (Lyle Knight 1996)
- Hikers should carry a supply of drinking water as there is no potable water available on the hiking trail.
- There are no facilities available in this park.
- Overnight camping is prohibited in this park.
Maps and Brochures
- Management Planning Information
- There is currently no approved valid management plan for this area. Management plans are prepared as soon as practicable, subject to available resources and the ability of key planning partners to participate.
Activities Available at this Park
One source of information about the climbs at Mt. Pope is the “Central BC Rockclimbers Guide to Central BC,” (Lyle Knight 1996).
A 6.5 km hiking trail to the peak provides a panoramic view of Stuart Lake and the mountains to the north. The elevation gain is about 790 metres (2400 feet); allow 4 to 6 hours for the return hike. Hikers should carry a supply of drinking water as there is no potable water available on the trail. A gazebo is available at the peak of Mount Pope. This is an ideal spot to have a snack and enjoy the 360 degree view.