Mount Terry Fox Trail


Mount Terry Fox Trail

  1. Difficulty: Hard difficultymost
  2. Warnings: This trail is inaccessible during winter. Check social media feeds below for current trail status updates.
  3. Wheelchair accessible: No
  4. High-clearance 4×4 advised to access trailhead? A high clearance vehicle is not necessary with the exception of the last 400 m which is just past the open landing beside the cut block.
  5. Best seasons: Summer, on a clear day
  6. Distance (return peak): 18 km /11.2 mi
  7. Approx. time to  summit (return): 12–13 hrs
  8. Elevation gain to peak: 1740 m/5,750 ft/Terry Fox
  9. Steepest grade: Very steep – requires scrambling to the peak (30-40%).
  10. Viewpoints: Several: Mt. Robson, Whitehorn, the Robson and Canoe Valleys and the Village of Valemount.
  11. Geocache points: Unknown
  12. Closest bathroom/outhouse: Terry Fox Pullout on Highway 5.
  13. Cell service? Good for most of the trail.
  14. Gear to bring: No water along the trail until the a small lake (approx. 5 hours to lake) in the alpine (bring approx. 4 L water, mosquito spray, bug hat and a bug shirt).
  15. How to access/where to park: From Valemount travel north on Hwy 5 for 6 km to the Terry Fox rest area on your left (this is not the trailhead). There you’ll see a beautiful hand-painted sign that gives you a good idea of the trail details from a bird’s eye view.  To access the trailhead from the rest area, head back towards Valemount (south) on Hwy 5 and almost immediately turn left onto Stone Rd and then left again onto Tinsley Rd. Follow this road for 400 m to the railroad tracks, after crossing the tracks turn left and continue for 1 km and then take the fork on your right, this brings you to the parking area. Click here for Google Map directions.
  16. Best Parts: Outstanding 360 degree panoramic view of the Robson and Canoe Valleys.
  17. Worst Parts: It is a very long and very steep trail, for the steep and rocky sections  sturdy  hiking boots are recommended.  The mosquitoes and horseflies are bad till mid-August.
  18. Outside links Steven’s Peak Bagging-Journey /   Trail Peak
Trail Description:

This is one of the longest trails in the valley. It was built to commemorate Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope in 1981. From Valemount travel north on Hwy 5 for 6 km to the Terry Fox rest area on your left (this is not the trailhead). There you’ll see a beautiful hand-painted sign that gives you a good idea of the trail details from a bird’s eye view.  To access the trailhead from the rest area, head back towards Valemount (south) on Hwy 5 and almost immediately turn left onto Stone Rd and then left again onto Tinsley Rd. Follow this road for 400 m to the railroad tracks, after crossing the tracks turn left and continue for 1 km and then take the fork on your right, this brings you to the parking area.

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Trailhead coordinates: 52.920683°, -119.497012°
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