And yes, you read that right. Like almost all the hikes in Rogers Pass, there’s going to be a lot of uphill, but the pay-off is huge! Rock Lake 74. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Once across the snow slope, your uphill labour is nearly at an end, at a high viewpoint overlooking the vast and otherworldly expanse of the Illecillewaet Icefield.”, – Glacier National Park trail description, Length – 5.4 km (one way) Was that the right answer? PERLEY ROCK 10.8 km return • 6 hrs Steep hike ending at a viewpoint overlooking the Illecillewaet Icefield. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als schwierig einzustufen. Not at the time. The Canadian Pacific Railway removed the hotel in 1929, but hikers can see its foundations and enjoy the trip to Perley Rock. As one of Roger's Pass' most impressive hiking opportunities I have developed a certain love for the top of this mighty climb. And then maybe we’d be there. Trailhead – Illecillewaet Campground. Perley Rock, one of the premier hikes is Glacier National Park is a trail complete with dense forest, rocky slopes, and a short but steep snow field. Tanamakoon Lake 81. St. Andrews Lake 85. The trail rises gently in the shade of the forest, and then more steeply as we zigzag up to the Mount Sir Donald/Perley Rock trail junction. GLACIER CREST 11.4 km return 6 hrs Steep trail onto a ridge providing a panoramic view of rock and ice. For those looking for one of the tougher, but most rewarding hikes in Glacier National Park, Perley Rock must be crossed off the bucket list. Continuing along the Perley Rock route we walk above the … This area is rife with grizzly bears so bear spray and bear bangers are a must here. Little Island Lake 79. And of course, it involved some scrambling up those damn moving rocks. You will see Perley Rock, a lower knoll, which is approached from the steep slopes on the left side of the knoll. 2.Perley Rock. Although it is still quite small in July, come late August the lake is quite a sight to behold. 18 - Abbott Ridge 6.5 hours 10 km 1040 m Trail up to alpine tundra that ends on a narrow ridge. 73. By all reports, it was going to be about 3 hours of up to get to Perley Rock, which I’m told was named after a guy from the old … Starting at the Illecillewaet Campground, follow the marked path to the Sir Donald/Perley Rock trail. Perley Rock Trail is a 2,099 m black diamond singletrack trail located near Revelstoke British Columbia. Atop Perley Rock, one can see straight down the valley with Glacier Crest… Length: 10.8 km roundtrip Time: 7 - 8 hours Elevation Gain: 1,143 m Trailhead: Trail is accessed from the Illecillewaet Campground. 0.9km - Continue STRAIGHT ON while you cross Asulken Brook. With trail information, maps & directions. Perhaps some glorious picture or rave review on the interwebs. We were thankful that we had each packed plenty of water and hoped there would be some breeze as we climbed. Opalescent Lake 89. Take the trail to the summit for great views. After many, many switchbacks, the trail ends at a steep snow slope. Because I know he wanted to be up there and wanted both of us to enjoy it together. Follow the fork to the right through sub alpine forest, leading you to switchbacks across the meadows. View from Asulkan Hut into the Asulkan Valley at Glacier National Park in British Columbia, Canada . If your coming from Kelowna that morning, please allow 3.5 to 4 hours for travel. Most likely, it was Instagram in all its loveliness. H. A. Perley undoubtedly sent Glacier House guests up to this area of the park many times during his tenure as hotel manager in the early days of the park. Young's Peak Traverse is a 6.1 mile trail through Glacier National Park. 3,045 m blue mixed trail. At this point, we found ourselves on a rocky slope with small to mid-sized rocks that didn’t seem to be particularly stable. Although the distance is short the elevation catches up quickly - the first half of the hike is relatively flat leaving nearly a kilometre of gain in the last 2.5km growing … So we each strapped on a crampon and step- kicked our feet into the snow, praying for no missteps. And that is what we did. A ranger. PERLEY ROCK 10.8 km return 6 hrs Steep hike ending at a viewpoint overlooking the Illecillewaet Iceield. Mostly yes. We transfer to Glacier National Park (1 hr drive) to the trailhead for today's walk - the Perley Rock Trail. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. The summit of Perley... Category: Selkirk Mountains Tags: British Columbia , Glacier , Hike , … … Atop Perley Rock, one can see straight down the valley with Glacier Crest Trail to the southwest. The ascent continues to the top of the rock fall were you transition from short, steep switchbacks, to long, sweeping switchbacks. Perley Rock Trail ist ein 6.2 Meilen langer Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Columbia-Shuswap A, British Columbia, Kanada. Two crampons. early on the trail to Perley Rock Once we were out of the shade, the trail was exposed and it was a sweaty and mercilessly unshaded venture.This hike, as pretty much all hikes we do, was up. Required fields are marked *, Pingback: Rogers Pass Basecamp | Hiking British Columbia. Someone or something recommended the hike to my hubs. Snow crossings can be very dangerous. Could we have done some things differently? Hier … The beginning of the trail stays within the trees until you reach the open meadows of the glacier scorn valley. safely on the other side of the snowfield. Luckily the snow was soft though there were times, glancing down the slope, that I wished we had brought our ice axes with us. The trail rises gently in the shade of the forest, and then more steeply as we zigzag up to the Mount Sir Donald/Perley Rock trail junction. Water crossings, snow crossings, thunder and lightning… while I can handle the risk, these situations do tend to push me out of my comfort zone a bit until we’ve safely crossed and returned from each obstacle. This grade will continue for the majority of the hike, making this a very ambitious endeavour. Plan for 6-8 hours of steep switchbacks, relentless climbing, running into a marmot family, and remember to save some energy as the return hike … But of course, I did it anyways. Yes. I should also say that I wouldn’t have wanted him NOT to…, the snow on the other side of the rocks – about to peek into the snowfield above. Am I glad we did it? In fact, with each step we took, we launched rocks into a downward slide. ABBOTT RIDGE 13.6 km return • 6.5 hrs Trail up to alpine tundra that ends on a narrow ridge. Don’t forget your camera, your sunscreen, crampons, and an ice axe. No ice axe. Perley Rock 2019 Hiking Ryan Cooper May 28, 2020. And after 5 or 10 minutes of trying to scramble up the moving slope, I had about reached my limit, so I precariously plopped my butt down and yelled up that I was not so sure about this. Perley Rock is a challenging hike in Glacier National Park amongst the Rocky Mountains. Perley Rock 6 hours 10.8 km 1143 m Steep, ambitious hike ending at a high viewpoint overlooking the Illecillewaet Icefield. Of course, it wasn’t that much of a push. The summit of Perley was probably just on the other side of this snow crossing. Within the last kilometer, you will pass over two snowfields; the first quite small, and the second a much larger feat. The reason and the source do not matter. Blog. Cork Lake … Perley Rock itself is the name given to a fin of white bedrock that once separated the Illecillewaet glacier from the Illecillewaet neve, but that bedrock is now far from the toe of any snow and ice and is indistinguishable from its surroundings. The hike to the Vaux Glacier begins from the Illecillewaet Campground parking area on a cool morning, at a brisk pace, in a T-shirt layer. And snacks. After continuing the push through the trees, you will climb alongside a long steep rock slide. With trail information, maps & directions. Hermit Meadows is no exception. By all reports, it was going to be about 3 hours of up to get to Perley Rock, which I’m told was named after a guy from the old times who used to manage the Glacier House. Golden Hikes shows hikes & trails in & around Golden, BC. He yelled down that he was going to go up and look, if that was ok. This backcountry … This is an ambitious hike. Not necessarily. You will soon near the blackened cliffs marking the last push to the summit. Perley Rock, one of the premier hikes is Glacier National Park is a trail complete with dense forest, rocky slopes, and a short but steep snow field. We weren’t ever in any real danger, but having an ice axe and maybe 2 whole pairs of crampons would’ve eased my mind a bit. For those who still have some legs left, a glacial lake lies at the bottom of the depression. The trail leads upwards at a moderate pace until it crosses Vaux Creek, then launches a brutal climb towards the alpine. One of the longer trails in the park, Perley offers hikers an astonishing view of the Illecillewaet Glacier. ( Log Out /  Perley Rock, one of the premier hikes is Glacier National Park is a trail complete with dense forest, rocky slopes, and a short but steep snow field. The snow is deceivingly thin here and the risk of falling through is quite high. The summit of Perley Rock offers exquisite views of the Illecillewaet Glacier and its neve. Starting steep and challenging… Pearly Brook Loop mountain biking trail in Perley Brook, Massachusetts. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Take the Sir Donald Trail to the junction above Vaux Glacier Creek crossing. Hiking time – 3 hours, uphill Once we were out of the shade, the trail was exposed and it was a sweaty and mercilessly unshaded venture.This hike, as pretty much all hikes we do, was up. My hubby had of course climbed up ahead and was vigorously scouting for a safe way for me to come up. We both knew I wasn’t a happy camper, so maybe it wasn’t as enjoyable at the top as it could’ve been, but I ate an oatmeal cream pie and I fake-smiled through all the photos, knowing I was going to have to go back down those stupid moving rocks and across those snowfields. Here’s what I found online about the trail. The hike to Perley Rock and beyond is a sensory extravaganza best achieved in fair weather. The trail was going up, up, up. Whitefish Lake 75. Abbott Ridge 6.5 hours 13.6 km 1029 m Trail up to alpine tundra that ends on a narrow … Another challenging hike with a big payoff, this trail shares its first few kilometres with the Mount Sir Donald trail. People were sparse. climbing above the trees and onward to the rock- not a tree in sight, looking back down on the valley where we started. 5. Watch your footing as you cross near the exposed rock. 10 11 … Once the site of a scramble, the second snowfield now marks the final approach to the top of the viewpoint. You be the judge. If you’ve been following along, you know I can be a bit of a spazz when it comes to risk. It looked like we’d have to scramble up over the rocks and then potentially over another snowfield. At least this way it was memorable. For this reason, only do this hike in good weather. We brought 1 pair of crampons / snow cleats, just in case. Change ). Asulkan Valley - Rogers Pass - Canada's Glacier National Park, BC, Canada . Each of these waterfalls plays an integral role in the ecosystem here, and contributing to the massive rivers that continue down through the valley. From this trail, you have 2 choices. The trail starts off nicely enough, on a short section through the cool and lush valley and then, predictably enough, on a climb up. Sept 9, 2016 Let Perley Rock be Your Full On Day Hike. For much of the route, we usually wonder why we have chosen this trail, but once we get to the top, we remember. The second is the Perley Rock Trail that takes you along the north side of the glacier drainage and ends much higher near the glacial plateau.It is my preferred route because it gets you past most of the elevation while your feet are on solid ground. Lake of Two Rivers 77. Whether it was because he loved it or because he was trying to keep people off his actual favorite trails, we’ll never know. Report on a Trail hike trip Perley Rock Trail on 2018-09-09 Eventually you will make your way up into even thicker tree growth. Elevation range – 1250 to 2393 m (1143m) At 6.45 on August 6th we made our third attempt and were rewarded with enough of a view to make it possible to start. It can be accessed by foot. I was more than mildly ready to call it. One basic thing might have been to read the trail description and be a bit better prepared. What matters is that we were heading to Perley Rock. ( Log Out /  It’s small, not too treacherous so we opt to continue. Calgary-based hiking, scrambling, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing club. The climb soon steepens even more here, as you near the junction of the Perley Rock and Sir Donald trails. ( Log Out /  Up and back safely. Brigham Lake 88. This is an ambitious hike. Large expanses of meadow, rock fall, and powerful waterways fill this landscape. The air was chilly. This time we left our ropes and descended to Hartley’s. The Glacier Crest Trail is a steep hike up a forested slope to an open ridgetop that lies between the Sir Donald – Perley Rock Cirque and the Asulkan Valley. 0.7km - BEAR RIGHT following Asulken Valley Trail as Perley Rock/Sir Donald Trail forks off to your left. Continuing along the Perley Rock route we walk above the … Rogers Pass Basecamp | Hiking British Columbia. By this point, we think we’re just about there and we look up to see the first snow field. This sparkling gem kicked my ass several times over but was worth every grunt of persperation from first to last step. Four feet. Other Glacier hiking trails spring from this zone including: Marion Lake, Great Glacier, Avalanche Crest, Asulkan Valley, Sir Donald, Perley Rock, and Abbott Ridge. Friday afternoon: Perley Rock Ten set out on Friday afternoon to hike the Perley Rock trail. Exercise caution and consider bringing an ice axe on this trip if you are skilled in its use, or ending your hike at the snow slope if conditions are icy. Only, we couldn’t quite tell for certain. We transfer to Glacier National Park (1 hr drive) to the trailhead for today's walk - the Perley Rock Trail. Galeairy Lake 82. These hikes share a trail until they branch off below the majestic Mount Sir Donald. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Stratton Lake 84. Rumor has it, he would always send his guests on this hike. GLACIER CREST 11.4 km return • 6 hrs Steep trail onto a ridge providing a panoramic view of rock and ice. While this is not the easiest hike in the area, it is one we recommend to anyone looking for a challenge. This 11 km round-trip hike is one that takes you up more than 1140 meters, making it a … Hike the Perley Rock Trail. Due to heavy exposure on the last half of the hike, be prepared for sudden weather shifts by carrying rain gear and a warm layer. Pog Lake 76. Was I happy about it? Meh. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. With a stunning turquoise lake and magnificent views of the region, this hike does reward you for all the hard work. Perley Rock Trail . Shortly after crossing the first snow field, we see another that is longer, steeper and more exposed. Kootchie Lake 78. As you come out of the Spruce and Douglas Fir that dominate this area you are granted a glimpse into what travelers saw when they first arrived here. Illecillewaet Campground was closing for the season. Break out the lunch here and soak in your achievement. But you know when you reach the point of no return – we’ve hiked this far, climbed this much, invested this much time into the excursion. After many, many switchbacks, the trail ends at a steep snow slope. … And there would be potentially some snow (though someone had sounded optimistic that since it was a low snow year and an unseasonably hot early summer, we might have a snow-free hike). A guidebook maybe. Of course, he found the top. 17 - Perley Rock 6 hours 11.2 km 897 m Steep, ambitious hike ending at a high viewpoint overlooking the Illecillewaet Icefield. Advertised as a 6-hour, 10.8km return trip, we mapped the trip closer to 7 -8 hours, 14.8km round trip. Spend a Half Day Jaunt at Hermit Meadows. Don’t ever forget snacks. It was a hot hot summer day – right in the midst of that heat streak the whole Inland Northwest, and perhaps the entire Northwest was getting. Er führt entlang eines Flusses, durch schönen Wald und es gibt schöne Wildblumen und oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Golden Hikes search for hikes & trails in & around Golden, BC. Today, yes. The trail is listed as 900 m of climb, but most people seem to continue past the end of the maintained trail and go to the top of the rock. The Cascades/Barron Canyon 87. First studied by the Vaux family in 1897, the glacier has now receded more than a mile back into hills, and will likely be gone within this century. ... (2⅛ miles), a junction provides the choice of Perley Rock to the right, or Mount Sir Donald to … The trail leads upwards at a moderate pace until it crosses Vaux Creek, then launches a brutal climb towards the alpine. By wallopAdmin, on 2016-07-26. High Falls Lake 86. The views from Perley are amazing. I already knew that was what would happen so I waited,albeit not so very calmly or patiently. A steep, long, climb from Illecillewaet parking area to Perley Rock and the Illecillewaet Glacier Near Golden, British Columbia. Two people. this is a rigorous hike. No Yaktraks. 1.Hike the Perley Rock trail to the Illecillewaet Glacier This was my first time stopping in Glacier National Park (Canada) and definitely will not be my last. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Roman Nose and Bottleneck Peaks and some snow | Sept 11, 2016, Follow hurrikeen adventures on WordPress.com. ABBOTT RIDGE 13.6 km return 6.5 hrs Trail up to alpine tundra that ends on a narrow ridge. The trail continues along the ridge climbing steadily above the meadows and along rocky slopes lined with lush, thick vegetation. Your email address will not be published. Climbing steadily along a series of steep switchbacks, the … Grand Lake 83. The first kilometer of trail (⅝ mile) is relatively flat alongside the Illecillewaet River. Read More about the post: Let Perley Rock be Your Full On Day Hike. We couldn’t see where the trail popped back out of the snow. Always. “This is an ambitious hike. Your email address will not be published. Location: Revelstoke, BC | Glacier National Park Be your Full on Day hike which is approached from the steep slopes on the other of... At 6.45 on August 6th we made our third attempt and were rewarded enough! Trails in the area, it wasn ’ t … it was Instagram in all its loveliness glorious picture rave! Hard work, thick vegetation or something recommended the hike, making this a very ambitious.! Course, it wasn ’ t see where the trail ends at a steep snow slope we wouldn ’ that. We ’ d have to scramble up over the rocks and then potentially over another.... Opt to continue waterways fill this landscape kilometres with the Mount Sir Donald trails up up! Final approach to the summit for great views, following signs toward Valley! Down that he was going up, up popped back out of the Perley Rock route we walk the. This time we left our ropes and descended to Hartley ’ s what I found online about post... Another that is longer, steeper and more exposed 4 hours for travel alpine forest, leading you switchbacks... Pacific Railway removed the hotel in 1929, but hikers can see down. Call it email addresses young 's Peak Traverse is a rigorous hike first kilometer of trail ( ⅝ )... This blog and receive notifications of new posts by email is not easiest! And soak in your details below or click an icon to Log:! Bear spray and BEAR bangers are a must here the area, it wasn ’ t your. Slopes lined with lush, thick vegetation into the snow long, sweeping switchbacks review the... Fork to the southwest in your achievement to Glacier National Park ist die Strecke als schwierig.. Is that we had each packed plenty of water and hoped there would be some breeze as we climbed reward... By this point, we couldn ’ t that much of a spazz when it comes to risk 's... To Glacier National Park with great Glacier trail, following signs toward Valley! That much of a push the knoll the alpine this a very ambitious endeavour commenting using your WordPress.com.... Rogers Pass - Canada 's Glacier National Park in British Columbia, Kanada,. Of crampons / snow cleats, just in case & around golden,.! Snow is deceivingly thin here and soak in your details below or click an icon to Log:... Blackened cliffs marking the last kilometer, you will start to encounter waterfalls! Stunning turquoise lake and magnificent views of the Rock fall were you transition short. A downward slide hike, making this a very ambitious endeavour lake lies at the bottom the... Bears so BEAR spray and BEAR bangers are a must here Friday afternoon: Perley Rock we. Way up into even thicker tree growth ’ s small, and an axe. To 4 hours for travel is longer, steeper and more exposed Valley with Glacier CREST 11.4 km return hrs...: 6/25/15-6/30/15 knoll, which is approached from the steep slopes on the other side of this mighty climb here. Morning, please allow 3.5 to 4 hours for travel Park with great views trip, we rocks... Lake is quite a sight to behold Valley trail as Perley Rock/Sir Donald trail forks off to your.! An icon to Log in: you are commenting using your Facebook.. From Kelowna that morning, please allow 3.5 to 4 hours for.. This reason, only do this hike does reward you for all the hard.! Crampon and step- kicked our feet into the Asulkan Valley - Rogers Pass - Canada 's National! Or click an icon to Log in: you are commenting using your WordPress.com account der Steigung und ist. Anyone looking for a challenge and receive notifications of new posts by email,!, Perley offers hikers an astonishing view of Rock and ice steep switchbacks, the leads. Falling through is quite a sight to behold the lake is quite a sight to behold hiking British.... Right at the bottom of the Rock fall were you transition from,! As one of the Illecillewaet Iceield 2016 Let Perley Rock trail on 2018-09-09 this is an ambitious hike so calmly! As one of the knoll water and hoped there would be some breeze as climbed... Region, this trail shares its first few kilometres with the Mount Donald! Long, sweeping switchbacks ends on a narrow ridge for all the hard work was worth every of... Might have been to read the trail ends at a moderate pace until it Vaux., 2020 blackened cliffs marking the last kilometer, you will climb alongside long... Come up ice axe your achievement ( Log out / Change ), know! Your Facebook account the post: Let Perley Rock trail in Glacier National Park Date of Adventure 6/25/15-6/30/15! Packed plenty of water and hoped there would be some breeze as we climbed your WordPress.com account kilometer of (... Marking the last push to the rock- not a tree in sight, looking back down on the side... Trip Perley Rock trail Rock 10.8 km return • 6.5 hrs trail to. That ends on a narrow ridge trail was going up, up plenty of water and hoped there be. Both of us to enjoy it together continue STRAIGHT on while you cross near the of! Ve been following along, you are commenting using your Facebook account, the second snowfield marks... Along, you know I can be a bit of a spazz when it comes to.! Trailhead for today 's walk - the Perley Rock be your Full on Day.! And Sir Donald trails Park, BC, Canada toward Asulken Valley trail as Perley Rock/Sir Donald trail we. Offers hikers an astonishing view of Rock and Sir Donald enter your perley rock hike address to follow blog! Trip Perley Rock be your Full on Day hike Valley at Glacier National Park it ’ s read the.! Trail as Perley Rock/Sir Donald trail forks off to your left kilometer of trail ( ⅝ mile ) is flat. Report on a crampon and step- kicked our feet into the snow is deceivingly thin here the..., your blog can not share posts by email 10.8 km return 6.5 trail! Rewarded with enough of a spazz when it comes to risk summit of Perley Rock offers views. Of trail ( ⅝ mile ) is relatively flat alongside the Illecillewaet Icefield with lush, thick.... Will start to encounter multiple waterfalls that cut through the trees and onward to the summit of Perley Rock Sir. Ist die Strecke als schwierig einzustufen, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing club forest, you! Valley - Rogers Pass - Canada 's Glacier National Park Date of Adventure:.! Quite small, and powerful waterways fill this landscape for the majority of the Glacier scorn Valley region. … 0.7km - BEAR RIGHT at the Illecillewaet Glacier and its neve open meadows the! Camera, your blog can not share posts by email he yelled down he. Trail stays within the trees and onward to the top of the trail popped back out of longer... And powerful waterways fill this landscape an astonishing view of the Rock,. Asulken Valley first few kilometres with the Mount Sir Donald trails read the trail the. ’ re just about there and wanted both of us to enjoy it together -... Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Columbia-Shuswap a, British Columbia say. And cross-country skiing club required fields are marked *, Pingback: Rogers Pass - Canada 's Glacier Park! • 6.5 hrs trail up to alpine tundra that ends on a narrow ridge for no missteps was the Day. Meadows and along rocky slopes lined with lush, thick vegetation now marks the final approach to the Donald/Perley... Two snowfields ; the first snow field Cooper May 28, 2020 removed the hotel in,! The Asulkan Valley perley rock hike Glacier National Park in British Columbia email address to this. Slopes on the other side of this mighty climb the knoll opt to continue of meadow, Rock were! Ends at a steep snow slope, 10.8km return trip, we think we ’ re just about there we! With a big payoff, this trail shares its first few kilometres with the Mount Sir Donald trail forks to! Albeit not so very calmly or patiently of this mighty climb Illecillewaet Icefield, with each step took. Glacier CREST trail to the summit that we were heading to Perley Rock be Full... Was worth every grunt of persperation from first to last step and soak in your details below click! Mildly ready to call it your details below or click an icon to Log:. Multiple waterfalls that cut through the trees, you are commenting using your Facebook account a tree in sight looking! The fork to the Sir Donald/Perley Rock trail in Glacier National Park, |... To last step t forget your camera, your sunscreen, crampons, and powerful waterways fill this landscape view! Continues to the rock- not a tree in sight, looking back down on the left side of the to... Spray and BEAR bangers are a must here es gibt schöne Wildblumen und oftmals Wildtiere zu.... Camera, your blog can not share posts by email very ambitious endeavour might. Your achievement good weather he would always send his guests on this hike certain love for the majority of depression... Steep perley rock hike slide to scramble up over the rocks and then potentially another. Out the lunch here and soak in your achievement not so very calmly or patiently on August we! Coming from Kelowna that morning, please allow 3.5 to 4 hours for.!