Avalanche Valley and Caribou Lake Trail

The Avalanche Valley Trail raises high to the pass and then descends steeply down to Caribou lake near in the vicinity of Roberts Glacier. The difficulty is moderate to hard due to significant elevation gain/loss and approximately 14km from the trailhead to the lake, with additional distance required to get to the trailhead from the road washout.

Access: Start on the Dore River Forest Service Road and travel for ~6km to the junction. Take the left fork (South Dore) with signs for Eagle Valley. Follow the road past the Eagle Valley Trailhead as far as possible and they carry on past the washout to the trailhead. From there the trail starts going up by the creak through old logging and then goes up avalanche valley to the pass. Follow cairns in the alpine and then descend down to Caribou Lake.

Campsite: Where the trail reaches Caribou Lake a small peninsula reaches out into the lake with beautiful tenting sites on it. There is an outhouse close by the trail.

Alternate route: As a variation, one can travel up the Avalanche Valley trail to the pass and then traverse the ridge line N and then W to Hook (Midway) Peak, then turn N and travel down the glacier and work your way over to the Kristi glacier trail pass and then come out the Kristi glacier trail. Roughly 36km with fairly significant elevation gain/loss over the distance.

Location: Google Earth