Silent Pass Trail (Golden)


  • Rec Site #:REC5344
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  • Fees:None
  • Campsites:0
  • Access:Unknown
  • Facilities:None
  • Site Description: Hiking distance; 3 kms from road end. Elevation gain: 360 metres. Hiking time:1.5 hours one way. The Silent Pass Trail is a short, moderately steep trail with panoramic views from the lake and meadows at trails end. It is a fairly easy hike to Silent Lake, suitable for family day hikes. The trail also serves as a mountaineering access to the Spillimacheen Glacier. The trail travels through mature forest as it crosses over several small creeks and wet areas before entering an avalanche path. Hike up this slide area and continue ascending through sub-alpine meadows until you reach Silent Lake. The trail tread is not maintained beyond this point but hiking through the open terrain is rewarded by views of the peaks of Glacier National Park to the northwest and Spillimacheen Glacier to the southeast. Silent Pass is a very popular snowmobiling destination in snow season. A fee for the groomed trail along lower elevation roads is charged. Trail report and info: Respect winter motorized closure areas.

  • Driving Directions: From the small community of Parson drive west along the main Spillimacheen Road and North Fork Road until reaching the 46 km junction. Turn onto the McMurdo Creek Road, follow the main haul road, and park in the vicinity of km 58.5. Low clearance vehicles may have to park just before km 57. Winter trailhead varies depending from what point the trail grooming starts. This is an active radio controlled industrial haul road. Uphill traffic has the right of way. USE CAUTION

  • Fire Bans and Restrictions:Link

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