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Pets allowed
Yes
Elevation Gain
311.00 m (1,020.34 ft)
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
5.00 km (3.11 mi)
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Stone's Sheep Trail is a moderate to easy hiking option located just off the Alaska Highway at beautiful Muncho Lake. The trailhead is located at a large alluvial fan and highway pullout approximately 2 kilometers past the Strawberry Flats Campground. The trail starts on the left-hand side of the pullout and is marked by interpretive signage. 

The trail starts out heading toward a man-made dyke used to channel flood waters coming down the alluvial fan. From atop the dyke, a rock cairn becomes visable on the far side of the alluvial fan opposite from the parking lot; head in that direction. A trail becomes more visable from this point, and following a series of rock cairns will ensure hikers are on the right path. A short distance from the parking area, remnants of an old construction camp remain from the original construction period of the Alaska Highway in the mid 1940s. 

Carry on until the confluence of another drainage enters the main channel of the alluvial fan from the north. Turn left at this point, and carry on up the north drainage. Footing can become unstable or loose, so do take care. The trail also becomes more of what you make it, so continue up the drainage and seek out whatever path works best. A creek becomes more prominent at this point, and you will begin to approach a series of erosion pillars, or hoodoos, approximately 2 kilometers from the trailhead. 

At this point, elevation gain and slope become more considerable. Most choose to turn around here, but the more experienced hiker has the option to scale the broad sloped peaks of the drainage for a better view of the Muncho Lake area to the west. 

Special Note: Keep an eye out for stone sheep that often travel through the area. Also, caribou are likely to pass through during the spring and fall.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Spring

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Wildlife. Unique rock formations. Proximity to other adventures.

Cons

Exposed to weather. Lack of defined trail in areas.

Trailhead Elevation

2,752.62 ft (839.00 m)

Highest point

3,772.97 ft (1,150.00 m)

Net Elevation Gain

1,020.34 ft (311.00 m)

Address

BC-97
Muncho Lake, BC V0C
Canada

Features

Near lake or river
Wildlife
Family friendly
Geologically significant
Big vistas
Big Game Watching

Typically multi-day

No

Permit required

No

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Northern Rocky Mountains – Muskwa Ranges, British Columbia

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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