Wells Gray Provincial Park: Trophy Mountain
About This Park
The Trophy Mountains rise 2,575 metres into the sky, with nine peaks towering over the Shuswap Highlands of Southern Wells Gray Provincial Park. Their northern slopes are steep and cloaked in glaciers while their southern slopes are gentle and dotted with alpine lakes and flower meadows. The Trophy Mountain meadows are one of the most easily accessible sub-alpine meadows in B.C. The area offers opportunities for hiking, backcountry overnight and day trips, camping, photography and nature appreciation and alpine ski touring and snowshoeing in the winter.
Park Size: approximately 6934 ha
Know Before You Go
- Do not underestimate the demands of the backcountry. The hiker must be in good physical condition, properly equipped, and prepared to be totally self-sufficient. Take adequate clothing: high elevation weather is subject to change without notice, and Wells Gray’s mountains can receive snow 12 months of the year.
- Known as The Waterfall Park for good reason, streams and rivers have waterfalls of varying sizes – never boat, canoe, raft or kayak without learning first where the pull-outs are.
- Trophy Mountain trail is usually open from late June until early October yearly.
- Open fires are not permitted; carry a backpacking stove.
The Trophy Mountain area is an addition to the southern boundary of Wells Gray Park, just northeast of Clearwater.
The area is accessed via 11 km of gravel logging road (Bear Creek Correctional Centre road), branching from the Clearwater Valley Road north of Clearwater near Spahats Creek Park.
Trophy Meadow trail allows visitors to access the alpine meadows and basin of the Trophy Mountains, in less than a one hour walk from the trailhead.
Maps and Brochures
- Brochure [PDF]
Activities Available at this Park
This park offers a number of other recreational opportunities (including guided hiking tours).
Pets on Leash
Facilities Available at this Park
Pit or Flush Toilets
Sheila Lake has six tent pads for use by backcountry campers. There is a pit toilet and bear caches provided at the lake. Backcountry camping is free in the Trophy Mountains, however, please limit use to the tent pads provided due to the fragile nature of this environment. The tent pads are equipped with fixtures for securing tents, please be aware that tents may require longer guy lines to reach these fixtures.