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Mount Elma via Paradise Meadows

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Distance
3.87 mi
Elevation gain
49 ft
Technical difficulty
Difficult
Elevation loss
1,056 ft
Max elevation
4,613 ft
TrailRank 
59
Min elevation
3,560 ft
Trail type
One Way
Moving time
one hour 47 minutes
Time
2 hours 26 minutes
Coordinates
1104
Uploaded
August 6, 2023
Recorded
August 2023
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near Headquarters, British Columbia (Canada)

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Photo ofMount Elma via Paradise Meadows Photo ofMount Elma via Paradise Meadows Photo ofMount Elma via Paradise Meadows

Itinerary description

From the Raven Lodge at Mount Washington, Mount Elma is the closest peak by “trail,” and it offers nice, albeit treed, views of the lakes in Paradise Meadows. By “trail”, the route includes heavily board-walked and wide improved trails all the way to Kooso Lake (4.6 kms), but then becomes a narrow, brush-encroached footpath for the last 1.6 kms. The route is over 6 kms each way for a total of 12.5 kms.

This narrow path is very steep in places, requiring careful foot placements to avoid slipping. Branches intrude across the path and there are logs to step over. Between the steepness and difficult footing, the last 1.6 kms—and its ~250m elevation gain—will take as long to cover as the first 4.6 kms.

This route was recorded on the return leg, and has waypoints and pictures of every trail intersection. You’ll need to read the elevation gain/loss in reverse, as a 322m gain and 15m loss.

Waypoints

PictographSummit Altitude 4,610 ft
Photo ofSummit

Summit

PictographLake Altitude 4,590 ft
Photo ofRiver

River

PictographSummit Altitude 4,560 ft
Photo ofSummit

Summit

PictographLake Altitude 4,521 ft
Photo ofTrail and small ponds in the background.

Trail and small ponds in the background.

PictographIntersection Altitude 4,511 ft
Photo ofTrail up on the summit plateau

Trail up on the summit plateau

PictographSummit Altitude 4,501 ft
Photo ofSummit

Summit

PictographSummit Altitude 4,478 ft
Photo ofSummit Photo ofSummit

Summit

PictographSummit Altitude 4,446 ft
Photo ofView from the Summit Plateau toward Paradise Meadows

View from the Summit Plateau toward Paradise Meadows

PictographTree Altitude 4,341 ft
Photo ofTree Stump

Tree Stump

PictographSummit Altitude 4,314 ft
Photo ofPath Photo ofPath

Path

PictographPhoto Altitude 4,265 ft
Photo ofPath photo

Path photo

PictographPhoto Altitude 4,045 ft
Photo ofPath photo

Path photo

PictographPhoto Altitude 4,029 ft
Photo ofPath Photo

Path Photo

PictographIntersection Altitude 3,947 ft
Photo ofIntersection at start of Mt Elma trail

Intersection at start of Mt Elma trail

PictographPhoto Altitude 3,904 ft
Photo ofTrail near Kooso Lake

Trail near Kooso Lake

PictographLake Altitude 3,832 ft
Photo ofEnd of Battleship Lake & Boardwalk Photo ofEnd of Battleship Lake & Boardwalk

End of Battleship Lake & Boardwalk

PictographIntersection Altitude 3,825 ft
Photo ofIntersection: Left to Kooso Lake and Mt Elma, Right to Helen MacKenzie

Intersection: Left to Kooso Lake and Mt Elma, Right to Helen MacKenzie

PictographLake Altitude 3,825 ft
Photo ofBattleship Lake

Battleship Lake

PictographLake Altitude 3,825 ft
Photo ofDock at Battleship Lake - shallow swimming Photo ofDock at Battleship Lake - shallow swimming

Dock at Battleship Lake - shallow swimming

PictographPhoto Altitude 3,819 ft
Photo ofStorage Hut and Sign Photo ofStorage Hut and Sign

Storage Hut and Sign

PictographPhoto Altitude 3,711 ft
Photo ofParadise Meadows

Paradise Meadows

PictographPhoto Altitude 3,661 ft
Photo ofTypical part of un-boardwalked trail in Paradise Meadows

Typical part of un-boardwalked trail in Paradise Meadows

PictographLake Altitude 3,566 ft
Photo ofOne of 'Paradise Ponds'

One of 'Paradise Ponds'

PictographLake Altitude 3,550 ft
Photo ofPond with small dock

Pond with small dock

PictographIntersection Altitude 3,507 ft
Photo ofIntersection

Intersection

PictographPhoto Altitude 3,504 ft
Photo ofBoardwalk and Marsh/Pond pictures in Paradise Meadows Photo ofBoardwalk and Marsh/Pond pictures in Paradise Meadows Photo ofBoardwalk and Marsh/Pond pictures in Paradise Meadows

Boardwalk and Marsh/Pond pictures in Paradise Meadows

PictographRiver Altitude 3,517 ft
Photo ofSmall stream for possible water fill-up

Small stream for possible water fill-up

While it's always good to be careful of drinking from any water source, this stream is generally fast-moving even in the dry summer months.

PictographIntersection Altitude 3,524 ft
Photo ofIntersection Photo ofIntersection

Intersection

PictographSummit Altitude 3,530 ft
Photo ofSummit Photo ofSummit

Summit

PictographPhoto Altitude 3,537 ft
Photo ofBoardwalk

Boardwalk

PictographIntersection Altitude 3,527 ft
Photo ofIntersection

Intersection

PictographPhoto Altitude 3,543 ft
Photo ofWide Path

Wide Path

PictographCar park Altitude 3,556 ft
Photo ofSignage by the Parking Lot at Start of Trail Photo ofSignage by the Parking Lot at Start of Trail Photo ofSignage by the Parking Lot at Start of Trail

Signage by the Parking Lot at Start of Trail

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