Hiking The Dawn Mountain Trail

The 5th most popular hiking trail in British Columbia.

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West of Golden in the Dogtooth range of the infamous Purcells near Kicking Horse ski area, the Dawn Mountain Trail is a 25km network consisting of four loops from 2.5 to 7km long.

To reach hiking trailhead from Golden BC on the TransCanada Highway, follow signage for Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, 12.5 km west of Golden on Kicking Horse Trail. Trailhead sign at the upper parking lot beyond the daylodge

Overall, Dawn Mountain Trail is the 5th most popular hiking trail of all 18 hikes in British Columbia. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Dawn Mountain Trail including Quartz Lake Trail, Valenciennes Canyon, Mummy Glacier, Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Yoho National Park and Mt. MacPherson.

Dawn Mountain Trail Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  Kicking Horse (888) 706-1117; Golden Tourism (250) 344-7155; Columbia Forest (250) 344-7500; BC Visitors (800) 435-5622; Selkirk Sports (250) 344-2966.

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Mary s Motel (250) 344-7111

Luxury Loding:  Alpine Meadows Lodge (250) 344-5863; Kapristo Lodge (250) 344-6048

Breakfast Restaurant:  Turning Point; Norbert & Doris Bakery Cafe

Reference Source:  click here http://www.gov.bc.ca/for/

GPS:  51.29, -116.959

Date Published:  12/26/2015

Date Updated:  7/30/2016

ID:  11468

Dawn Mountain Trail Hiking Map


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