Three separate parcels make up this park on the southwest slopes of Mount Elphinstone, near Roberts Creek, north of Gibsons. The park protects the area’s abundance and diversity of forest mushrooms. Old wagon and jeep tracks have formed a network of mossy trails, allowing limited recreational use. There are no facilities at this park.
Late successional forest with related plant communities, exceptional diversity of forest mushrooms. Picking or removing mushrooms or vegetation from the park is strictly prohibited.
There is moderate hiking available on a series of undesignated trails throughout the park. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
Mountain biking is allowed in this park. Helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.
Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are not allowed on the trails within Mount Elphinstone Park. E-bikes are restricted to park roads and areas where motorized use is permitted. The only exception to this policy will be for authorized and identified trail maintenance bikes conducting work on behalf of BC Parks.
Large fires burned through this area in the late 1800’s, leaving several concentrations of large fire-scarred Douglas fir.
When the 139 hectares was allocated for Mount Elphinstone Park, three sites were chosen that had the greatest diversity of fungi. The areas contain the rare Tricholoma apium and many other notable species of fungi.
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.