Elk River Trail - Strathcona Park

Type: Backcountry / Backpacking

Open: Year round

Fees: $10 / person
$5 / child
Payable in dropbox at the trail head, or Online
Fees apply June 15 – September 30

Reservations: No

Toilets: Pit
Showers: No
Potable Water: No, Water is available from streams but must be boiled, treated or filtered before drinking.
Pets: Yes, on leash
Garbage: Pack it out
Fire Pit: No, Fires are only allowed in steel rings. Do not collect wood from the park.  (Check for fire ban)
Hydro: No
Sanidump: No
Accessible: No
Description: This 11 km trail starts at Highway 28 and follows the generally moderate Elk River Valley for 10 km before turning up to Landslide Lake. This is a great overnight hiking trip for a long weekend, providing magnificent scenery of crystal clear rivers, cascading waterfalls, glaciers, and rugged mountains. Campsites are available at Butterwort Flats (6 km) and the upper gravel bar campsite (9 km). No camping available at Landslide Lake.

Things to Do: 

Hiking -  The trail is relatively flat with some sections of minimal elevation gain, a total of 600m over 11 km. The trail is in excellent shape and well maintained.

Swimming - In the river or in Landslide Lake if the weather is warm enough.

Rules: BC Parks Policy. Practice Leave no Trace and BC Backcountry Camping Ethics

Operated by: BC Provincial Parks

Number of Sites: There are two designated camping areas along this trail

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