KING'S PEAK

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$395.00 / person

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About 


Kings Peak is a superb two-day outing, and well worth the effort. The route transitions from old growth forest into rugged alpine, and the summit offers superlative views of the highest peaks of Strathcona Park, including ​​Elkhorn, Colonel Foster and Cervus. A perfect weekend excursion. 

Note: Kings Peak Hike can also be done as a day hike by fit parties. If you would like to do this trip in a shorter time frame, please reach out. 

Included in the price:

  • 2 days with an ACMG Guide
  • Group technical gear

Not included in the price:

  • Transportation to and from meeting point
  • Clothing
  • Personal equipment - camping gear (tents, sleeping mats, and backpacks) can be provided for an additional fee
  • Food

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details, or send us an email. 

Location 


  • The trailhead for King’s Peak is located along the Gold River Highway, approximately 1 hour from Campbell River, and 15 minutes from Gold River (exact trailhead location will be provided in the pre-trip email)
  • Kings Peak registers between 15-17km in distance with 1800 m of elevation gain
  • Due to snow conditions, this trail is best done from July through September
  • Plenty of water to be found on the way up to the meadow (proposed camping spot), though can be dry once on the ridge 
  • There is no cell service between Campbell River and Gold River

Itinerary 


While pace may vary depending on the group, the suggested itinerary below will provide a general idea of what to expect for a two-day trip: 

  • Day 1 - Meet at the trailhead around 09:00. The start of the trail takes you over an undulating but well maintained trail for approximately 20 minutes before beginning steeper switchbacks through old-growth forest, with a number of places to fill up your water at streams and waterfalls along the way. After a few hours of hiking, you will come to a beautiful meadow where we will set up camp. 
  • Day 2 - After breakfast, we will pack a day bag and make our way to the summit of King’s Peak, heading towards a prominent gully. From the top of the gully we will follow the ridge, navigating around the Queen’s Face. From the saddle, the peak is approximately 20 minutes.. We may choose to have lunch on the peak before heading back down to pack up our camp and hike out, aiming to be at our cars by 16:00. 

Exact meeting and logistical details will be provided in a pre-trip email sent one-week prior to your trip. 

Questions? Check out our FAQ page for details, or send us an email. 

Requirements


To ensure the safety and enjoyment of participants, we ask that participants who join this trip meet the following requirements: 

  • Good physical fitness (ability to hike for 5 hours, covering 700m of vertical gain while carrying a load of 15-20kg)
  • Ability to move at a moderate pace over rough terrain (including sections of snow, scree and steep)
  • Have a basic understanding of your gear, and any limitations 
  • Are prepared to spend two days outside in variable conditions (please see gear list)

Preparation

Regular hikes going up-hill with a load on will get you in shape for this trip. Hiking uphill with a load of 15-20 kgs in a pack is a great way to help prepare for this trip.

Questions? Check out our FAQ page, or send us an email. If you do not feel you meet these requirements, feel free to reach out – we are happy to set up private trips whenever possible.

Gear List

 
Temperatures on this trip could range from -5°C at night to around 25°C (+) during the day. Ensure all clothing and equipment are in good repair, and fitted properly to you. The list below should work for these conditions.
 
Clothing:
 
  • Long underwear (top and bottom), poly-pro, wool or silk
  • Mid-weight jacket, wool, fleece, synthetic or down
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants)
  • Toque, wool or fleece
  • T-shirt or long-sleeved shirt (white or other light colour), synthetic
  • Lightweight hiking pants, nylon or similar
  • Gloves

Footwear:
 
  • Hiking boots (suitable for carrying a 30 lb. load over rough terrain)
  • 2 x pairs of socks, wool or synthetic blend
  • 2 x pairs of liner socks, poly-pro or silk (optional)
  • Gaiters that fit your boots (optional)
  • Lightweight camp shoes (optional)

Sleeping:
 
  • Sleeping bag (warm to -5°C)
  • Therm-a-rest or other sleeping pad (available for rent)
  • 3-season tent (available for rent)

Cooking:
 
  • Small cooking pot (available for rent)
  • Fuel canister (available for rent)
  • Stove (available for rent)
  • Lighter
  • 1 breakfasts, 2 lunches (ready to eat), 1 dinners, various snacks.  For tasty, nutritous and locally pre-made dinners check out https://wildedgeketo.com/
  • Eating vessel and utensils

Other:
 
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses with 100% UV block
  • Sunscreen, SPF lip balm
  • Toothbrush and a small container of toothpaste
  • 2 x 1 litre water bottles (or a 2L bladder)
  • Water purification system
  • Pocket knife
  • Head-lamp with spare batteries
  • Small first aid kit (optional)
  • Hiking poles (optional but recommended)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • 50L+ backpack with waist belt 

Group gear

Your guide will bring any group gear, including communication and emergency equipment. You are only required to bring the items on this list. 

Rentals

The following items are available for rent as an “Add On” when you book (or upon request). These are available on a first come, first serve basis:
 
  • Camp Kit (includes tent and sleeping mat) - $30.00
  • Cook Kit (includes pot, stove and fuel) - $35.00

If you require other items from the personal gear list, you can check out Sports Rent based out of Victoria. 

Questions? Send us an email or read our blog for advice on choosing appropriate gear.

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