Houston Hikers

Your guide to outdoor recreation adventures near Houston, British Columbia, Canada

  • Watershed: Morice
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Distance from Houston: 10-30km
  • Cell Coverage: No

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Description:

The L.D. Byman Trail is actually an old mining road/ skid trail. During the Swiss Fire it was pushed out to the base of Morice Mountain as a fireguard to protect the town of Houston. This is a multi-use trail and is usually quaded or hiked. Even though the trail is only 3 km long it is will have you puffing for air due to the steep incline of the trail. The first kilometre of the trail gently climbs up, over the Huckleberry power line, and follows along a creek. After that, the trail start to get steeper and the views begin.

Near the top Mountain Goats are quite visible on adjacent slopes. At the end on the trail you have a close up view of Morice Mountain. In the future a hiking only section will continue on up into the alpine.

Also don’t forget to check out the Aspen Recreation site. This 8-unit campsite is located along the Morice River which is well known for the fishing but is also as an excellent destination for canoe paddlers who have moving water experience. The rec site also contains two short trails, the Steelhead and Morice River trails.

There are no directional or trail head signs for this site, use your map and GPS.

DIRECTIONS: (approx 21km from Houston)

  1. Starting from the Houston Tourist Information building head West of Houston on Highway 16.
  2. Turn left onto the Morice River Road.
  3. At 17 Km you will arrive at the entrance to Aspen Rec Site (on the right).
  4. Keep going past the Rec Site, after about 100m there is an old road on the left, this is the L.D. Byman Trail. The trail head sign has not been put up yet.

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