DIRECTIONS: From Vancouver: Drive east on Hwy #1 to Hope (160Km). Take Coquihalla Hwy (Hwy #5) and drive north for ~20Km. After you go through the avalanche tunnel, drive for 3Km and take exit 217. create
Flatiron Peak (via Needle Peak Trail)
Jul 23, 2016
This trail is pretty amazing, not much else to say about it, so I'll let the pictures do most of the talking. I will say that we were a little disappointed at the cloudiness on the way up as we didn't get a great sunset, but it cleared up nicely overnight revealing a vast starry sky and amazing views during sunrise. There were at least 10 tents around the tarn, which we weren't surprised by as there were at least 20 cars at the parking lot when we started up the trail around 6:30 pm. Unfortunately, the number of cars didn't stop someone from smashing in one of our back windows, so let that be a warning to not keep anything of value in your car, even in the Coquihalla. Luckily, we didn't have anything in our car and it didn't look like they had even opened the door, maybe they were scared off by the alarm. Other than that, it was an amazing quick overnighter. Can't beat the Coquihalla!