Named after Pierre Bostonais (Tete Jaune), an Iroquois guide who worked for the North West and Hudson’s Bay fur trading companies in the early 1800s, Yellowhead Mountain remains, to this day, the guardian of the Yellowhead Pass. The pass not only marks the border between Alberta and British Columbia but is the subtle spine that separates the Pacific and Arctic watersheds.
This trail will gain 800 metres in elevation in a distance of 8.5 km so it is only recommended for persons that are in reasonably good condition. At the 2 km point a viewpoint will provide excellent views of the surrounding mountains and lakes. After hiking an additional 6.5 km an sub alpine meadow system will be reached.
Located 52.8 km east of the Mount Robson Park Visitor Centre, the Yellowhead Mountain Trailhead can be accessed by turning north at Whitney lake. A one kilometre drive will take you to a small parking lot located adjacent to the railway tracks.
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More Stats for Yellowhead Mountain Trail mountain bike trail
Altitude change3,337 ft
Altitude min3,656 ft
Altitude start3,656 ft
Altitude end6,993 ft
Distance climb4 miles
Distance down2,158 ft
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