Summer, Fall, Spring
HANDS DOWN FAVOURITE HIKE!!!!!!
This is a good one, 3 summits with amazing ridge walking!!! However, it’s not for the faint of heart or anyone with ANY fear of heights IF your doing the full horse shoe, which I completely recommend.
You have to do some serious boulder hopping to get up and around to each summit and ontop of the ridge. Good news is that once you get to the first summit you get a bit of a break from the elevation as most of the hike is walking around the shoe. We started the trail counter clockwise while everyone else was starting clockwise at the same time, we find its easier access to get to the first summit if you do it the back way. It feels like an easy walk up with great rewards. (if you didn’t want to complete the full walk this would be a good way to go, probably 3 km and you would have great pano views over spray lakes with no scrambles)
I personally would not bring my dog on this hike. There were dogs there, but I feel like some of the rocks are unstable, very narrow to walk along, lots of steep heeps over boulders to get to the other side and I would be much too worried someone would fall. Not to mention, its mostly walking on rocks more than dirt. I think that would be pretty hard on their paws., but thats just my opinion.
Poles are helpful for most of it, however some parts they are in the way and its better to use your hands. Bring LOTS of water and be prepared for a whole new take on hiking, but so worth it, the rewards just don’t end!
Be careful to not loose the trail, there’s a bit of deadfall that can be misleading. We ended up taking the wrong way on the way back and added at least an extra 1km on! Download the all trails app and track yourself, its better to be safe than sorry and remember you are in bear country!