Did you know Holzworth Meadows is named after John Holzworth, an American explorer who passed through the area on a 1923 expedition to study the distribution of mountain sheep and caribou in northern BC. He camped at the small lake visible at the foot of Ptarmigan Ridge. The peaks surround the meadows are made up of sandstone and siltstones of the Jurassic age Minnes Group and are approximately 140 million years old. A place rich in wild flowers. This tour date was picked hoping for the peak week of wild flowers.
The Holzworth Meadows route leads hikers through a bowl of subalpine meadows onto an alpine ridge, followed by the opportunity for rambling up a series of alpine summits. There are expansive views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Mount Crum to the northwest, with a large anticline on its slopes, and Sentinel Peak to the west, with a glacier on its eastern flank, dominate the skyline.
4-6 Hours/8KM Return (Main Route)
Elevation Gain: 610 M (2000 ft)
Meet at Tumbler Ridge Visitor Centre 9:00 AM.
Guided Day Hike
2 Experienced Guides
Bear Spray Mini Course
Northern Rockies Fitness Sticker
Lunch Catered by Kinuseo Cafe – Tumbler Ridge
Proper Fossil Handling
Visitor Centre Visit – Check out the local hand-made crafts.
$5 from every booking will go towards the Wolverine Nordic & Mountain Society.
First aid kit, emergency supplies, and a communication device will be carried by guides. It is a great practice to carry your own emergency supplies.
Sturdy Hiking footwear
Hiking shirt – long sleeves help with sun protection
Hiking shorts or pants
Rain gear – waterproof
Water – Bladder & Water Bottle
Head Lamp – Extra batteries
First Aid Kit
Emergency Shelter – Emergency Blanket
Change of clothes waiting for you in the car.
Extra clothing is one of the 10 essentials. Weather can change quickly, and you may be out longer than planned. In every season, be prepared with additional waterproof layers, fleece jacket or warm layers, extra socks, gloves and toque and buff.
Rain cover for daypack.
Gaiters (Great for creek crossing)
July 22, 2023
- 9:00 AM
- Meet at Vistor Centre.
- Tumbler Ridge, BC