4 miles
3,380 ft
-43 ft
1 miles
High Point


  • Riding area
    Mount Robson Provincial Park
    Valemount, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

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.

Access Info

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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Yellowhead Mountain Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    3,337 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,656 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,656 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,993 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    2,158 ft
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Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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1 Review & Comments

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flag flyin-ryan (Jul 19, 2018 at 10:15)
 Tried it in 2017. Very overgrown.

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