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Tall Trees Trail

Tall Trees Trail (Prince Rupert)


  • Rec Site #:REC106294
  • Type:Maintained
  • Fees:None
  • Campsites:0
  • Access:Unknown
  • Facilities:None
  • Site Description:The trail provides excellent access through otherwise formidable coastal terrain allowing access to both lush rainforest experiences as well as to the beauty of sub-alpine meadows. From the top amazing views are to be had of Kaien Island and the surrounding area. These include the town site, Prince Rupert harbour, Metlakatla, and Butze Rapids. The first 1.5 kilometers of trail gently climbs through the lush undergrowth of a coastal rainforest and yes....some tall trees. This section requires less effort and makes for a rewarding short hike (1-hour return). The next km or so of trail climbs steadily gaining elevation via numerous switchbacks. The remaining 2 kms to the top climbs more moderately, the last 200 meters becoming a flat ridge top which on a clear day offers the great views making it well worth the effort! If you are hiking the trail in late July or August you will likely find some great huckleberry picking near the top! Currently the original trail, which continues on for another 3.5 kms, near to the top of Mount Hayes is neither maintained, nor easy to find in places thus not recommended for hiking. Old boardwalk (boards) through some of the meadows mark the trail however it is extremely slippery and unsafe to walk on especially when wet! Elevation gain is approximately 450 meters. The trail is rated Moderate to Moderately Difficult. Caution: Please avoid using the trail during heavy rain periods and shortly thereafter. Please Note: No Mountain Bikes are permitted.

  • Driving Directions:The trailhead is located 5.5 km from downtown Prince Rupert along Highway 16.

  • Fire Bans and Restrictions:Link

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  • Site Maps:

Tall Trees Map.pdf



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