3-4 Hours/6 KM return to Mt. Spieker
Elevation Gain: 330 M (1085 ft)
This route leads past areas of thickly bedded sandstone and conglomerate bedrock, deeply cracked in many places to create small grottos which are suitable for rock scrambling and exploring. There are a number of alpine tarns amongst the rocks.
Routes on flat-topped Mt. Spieker make for excellent hiking through intriguing geological scenery. The summit plateau, and the vertical cliffs which support it, are formed from rocks of the gates formation which were deposited in the Lower Cretaceous Period. Coal seams from this rock formation have allowed for the development of the metallurgical coal resources in the Tumbler Ridge area.
Meet at Tumbler Ridge Visitor Centre at 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)
Aug. 12, 2023
- 9:00 AM
- Meet at Visitor Centre
- Tumbler Ridge, BC