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Flower Springs Trail

Stone Mountain Provincial Park

Northern Rocky Mountains – Muskwa Ranges, British Columbia

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  • Trailhead entrance and the roadway clambering into the alpine. - Flower Springs Trail
  • Two-kilometer road section. - Flower Springs Trail
  • Entering the hiking trail in the upper alpine meadow. - Flower Springs Trail
  • Wildflowers and the approach to the first lake. - Flower Springs Trail
  • View heading toward the first lake. - Flower Springs Trail
  • Peaks of Stone Mountain Provincial Park. - Flower Springs Trail
  • A series of waterfalls are visible as the hiking trail scrambles above the first lake. - Flower Springs Trail
  • Scrambling above the first lake. - Flower Springs Trail
  • The view approaching the upper lakes area of Flowering Springs. - Flower Springs Trail
  • Upper lakes vista.- Flower Springs Trail
  • Heading back toward first lake from the upper lakes area. - Flower Springs Trail
  • View overlooking the first lake and back toward the Alaska Highway beyond. - Flower Springs Trail
  • Descending the upper lakes area adjacent to the creek. - Flower Springs Trail
  • Arctic lupin.- Flower Springs Trail
  • Alpine meadow.- Flower Springs Trail
  • Leaving the first lake en route to the trailhead.- Flower Springs Trail
  • Trail section beside the first lake.- Flower Springs Trail
  • Stone Mountain slopes and alpine vistas.- Flower Springs Trail
  • Alpine meadow and caribou habitat.- Flower Springs Trail
  • Trailside blooms.- Flower Springs Trail
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Excellent scenery. Wildflowers. Waterfalls. Proximity to other adventures.
Cons: 
Exposed to sun and weather.
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Region:
Northern Rocky Mountains – Muskwa Ranges, BC
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Highest point: 
1,728.00 m (5,669.29 ft)
Year round: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
None
Permit required: 
No
Preferable Season(s):
Summer
Total Distance: 
16.30 km (10.13 mi)
Total elevation gain: 
474.00 m (1,555.12 ft)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
1,254.00 m (4,114.17 ft)
Typically multi-day: 
No
Current Local Weather:
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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Flower Springs Trail is an excellent option for hikers looking to experience the diversity of the Northern Rockies region. The totality of the moderate to difficult hike will take users through rich alpine vistas, past blue lakes, and up and over cascading waterfalls all while being surrounded by intriguing geological formations overhead with wild blooms at your feet.

The most common pathway is to head in at the trailhead just south of the Summit Lake Campground. Here you will find a tower road closed off by a red gate. This is the fastest route into the alpine trailhead. From the Alaska Highway, follow the tower road for 2 kilometers until you reach the Flower Springs Trail kiosk. 

The Flower Springs Trail starts just behind the trailhead kiosk off of the tower road. The first few kilometers will take hikers across lowland bog areas before leading up and over a series of moraines left from retreating glaciers that were once prominent in this area. Past this point lies Flower Springs Lake, where a well worn trail leads down its shore. Many people choose to turn around at this point. 

For those looking for a longer excursion, continue down the lake toward the inflow creek. Staying right and following this creek will lead hikers up and over a series of cascading waterfalls and to a good viewpoint of the first lake looking back toward the Alaska Highway. Continuing up the creek bed will lead to the upper lakes area offering up two additional alpine lakes with abundant wildflower blooms in peak season.

Special Notes: This area, like most in Stone Mountain Provincial Park is an active wildlife corridor. Keep and eye out for mountain caribou and stone sheep in the upper lakes area. The trailhead also offers great signage and information pertaining to the area.  

 

 

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