Houston Hikers

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

  • Watershed: Morice
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Distance from Houston: 10-30km
  • Cell Coverage: Yes
  • Note: The access road requires 4x4 and good clearance to make it all the way

Amenities

  • Cell Service

Description:

The Morice Mountain (Carrier-Alpine) Trail starts at the end of an old logging road. The Morice Land Resource Management Plan (LRMP) states that quads can only travel up to the 1500 metre (4921 feet) elevation point. Beyond that, hikers, skiiers, snowshoers and snowmobilers can continue up towards the summit. The trail weaves through fields of dead grey timber from the Swiss Fire. This is an open hiking experience, with opportunities to view mountain goats and alpine flowers. Three radio repeater towers are located at the summit (elevation 5971 feet or 1820 metres)

Directional or trail head signs might be missing for this site, use your map and GPS.


DIRECTIONS: (Approx 28 km from Houston)

Route 1 (28 km)

  1. Starting from the Houston Tourist Information building head West of Houston on Highway 16.
  2. Turn left onto the Buck Flats Road.
  3. At approx 17 Km turn right onto the Carrier Forest Service Road.
  4. After you reach the 12 km sign, go another kilometre or so and turn right onto an old logging road. The old logging road is in rough shape, there is lots of water damage on the road and some smaller culverts have been removed.
  5. 4x4 truck or quad required.
  6. Drive approximately 4.3 Km up a large hill and you will see the trail head on your right.

Route 2 (43 km)

  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 28 Km turn left onto the Carrier Forest Service Road.
  4. After you reach the 10 km sign, go another half kilometre and turn left onto an old logging road. The old logging road is in rough shape, there is lots of water damage on the road and some smaller culverts have been removed.
  5. 4x4 truck or quad required.
  6. Drive approximately 4.3 Km up a large hill and you will see the trail head on your right.

Map

Photos

  • Photo by Daniel & Starr Svensson