3.2 miles
1,905 ft
Avg time
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Chalice Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    , British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T4 Alpine Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Wilderness Trail
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Physical Rating
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Season
    July - September
  • Alpine Trail
  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #29581 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Hiking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running

This trail provides great views of the magnificent Bugaboo spires from a distance, yet its remote location all but guarantees that you won’t be running into throngs of other hikers. The trail starts on an old logging road, and then follows the Chalice Creek drainage into the forest. It’s worth stopping to check out the creek and a couple of waterfalls next to the trail. About a kilometre into the hike, the trail crosses Chalice Creek on a footbridge consisting of a couple of logs. The next section of the hike is fairly flat, but it can be muddy. The trail then swings back into the forest and switchbacks up to the ridge. Don’t forget to stop and look back at the view (and catch your breath). As you break out of the trees onto the ridge the trail becomes indistinct. Make sure you look around to get your bearings so you can find the trail on your return trip down. A path to a small tarn is marked by a series of cairns. There are lots of options for ridge walks, limited only by your time and energy. For those with energy to spare, venture south along the ridge's open expanse. An additional hour will get you to a col above Septet Pass (which lies to the east) with more options for summittng and scrambling.

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More Stats for Chalice hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    1,905 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,543 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,448 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,543 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,448 ft
  • Grade
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
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      Chalice Trail Reports

      Aug 5, 2023 @ 2:42am
      Aug 5, 2023
      No deadfall or major issues to report :)
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