WARNING: Due to the nature of the cliff edge, these trails may not be suitable for pets or small children.

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Sometimes the name is spelled “China Nose,” but in other places as “China Knows.” The BC Geographical Names Database recognizes both.

Some say the “Nose” is from an odd rock feature that looks like a human nose:

Others tell the enigmatic story that “the China[man] knows” where the gold is up there.

ROCK CLIMBING & Bouldering:

  More information on rock climbing and bouldering on China Nose will be coming soon !


  1. Drive East of town on Highway 16 for 8.6 km until you reach McKilligan Rd on your right.

  2. Travel 3 km and follow the signs to the Knockholt Landfill.

  3. Drive past the landfill, the road now turns into the Heading Creek FSR, the kilometre signs start from here.

  4. Travel for 12.5km and turn left onto the Heading East FSR.

  5. The Chute Route is on your left at approx 13.2km

  6. The Main Trail is located on your left at approx 16km


Distance From Town: 27.5 Km

Trail Length: 

            Main Trail: 2.9 km

            Chute: 1.2 km

Round Trip:   3.5-4 Hours


    Main Trail: Moderate

    Chute: Advanced

Cellphone Coverage: Partial

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Chute Trail: Closed until further notice
Ridge trail: Open, but use extreme caution