Houston Hikers

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

  • Watershed: Morice
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Distance from Houston: 60km+
  • Cell Coverage: Yes
  • Never venture out into the back country without proper gear and emergency provisions.

Amenities

  • Cell Service

Description:

Backcountry Route hikes are only for the most advanced and experienced hikers. The areas featured as “routes” are generally not marked in the bush and have no posted signs. These routes are merely suggestions of how to get up the mountain. Advanced navigational skills will be required. A combination of GPS data, spatially referenced digital maps, as well as a compass will be necessary for the best success. There are no amenities in the wilderness. Never venture out into the back country without proper gear and emergency provisions.

Pimpernel Mountain:

Pimpernel Mountain is a small knob in the heart of the Bill Nye area. While it is not the largest of features, it offers amazing views of Nadina Mountain and the Coast Range. The route up Pimpernell is steep and fairly difficult. Once on top, scattered Whitebark Pine and Balsams are not too big to block the view. There is no accessible water sources along the way, make sure to bring lots of water.

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

DIRECTIONS: (approx 66.4km from Houston)

  1. Head South of town on the Morice River FSR
  2. At 27 km keep right and keep going on the Morice River FSR
  3. At 44.5 keep to the left
  4. At approx 51 km turn left onto the Bill Nye Road
  5. At approx 7 km turn left onto the Conn Lake Rd
  6. After approx 4.1 km turn left after the gated bridge onto the Shale Rd (no sign present)
  7. After approx 4.3 km you won’t be able to drive any further. Park here.

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