Minnekhada High Knoll

Minnekhada Regional Park is a beautiful place for a easy hike. Although, it can be crowded at times, it is still a great place to visit and maybe you’ll see a bear.

Distance: 5.8 km (return)
Low point: 13 m
High point: 179 m
Total Elevation gain: 166 m
Trailhead: 49° 18’ 0” by  122° 42’ 26” (Google Map)

Here is the route…

Here’s the view from the High Knoll looking at the Pitt River…

High Knoll
High Knoll

Here’s some trail photos…

Trail

Fallen Tree

Jenny doing some serious hiking

The marsh is amazing…

Minnekhada Regional Park marsh

I saw a frog…

Amphibious Creature

And here’s the historic Minnekhada Lodge…

Minnekhada Lodge - 1934

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Before heading out on your hike, make sure you are well prepared. This means, having the TEN ESSENTIALS. It is also important to leave a trip plan (route details and estimated return time) with someone you trust.

Bring your smartphone, fully charged and put it in airplane mode while hiking. I always bring back-up battery packs for extra piece of mind. It is highly recommended that you bring a GPS device; I use my smartphone with a GPS app (Backcountry Navigator). The GPS will work in airplane mode. Learn how to use it before your hike.

For anyone new to hiking, there is a rule to which hikers follow; it is called “Leave No Trace” or LNT. The concept is generally to pack out what you pack in and respect nature, so all future visitors can enjoy what you have enjoyed.
To learn more about LNT, please check out this BLOG by a certified LNT Trainer.

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