Houston Hikers

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

  • Watershed: Upper Bulkley
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trail Length: 2.3 km
  • Round Trip: 2-3 hours
  • Distance from Houston: 30-60km
  • Cell Coverage: Yes


  • Cell Service


Prospector’s Bluff is a small knob that offers great views of the surrounding area. The trail is an old mining road and is a great snowshoe destination. You get nice views of Tachek and Matzehtzel Mountains.

The old road has grown in with heavy Alder, so plan to bring a saw, machete or pruners to help clear the trail as you use it. If everyone helped one little bit at a time, the trail will be looking good in no time.

Cell service has partial coverage

NOTE: There are no ribbon or signs along the way. 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.

DIRECTIONS: (approx 32 km from Houston)

  1. Starting from the Houston Tourist Information building head east of Houston on Highway 16. Travel for 20 km until you get to the Perow loop road.
  2. At the junction of the North Rd, turn left and head down for 2.25km
  3. Turn left onto the Perow loop road
  4. Turn Left onto Jarmin Rd
  5. Once your reach the Perow FSR, keep going
  6. Turn left onto the North Road
  7. Park near the large gravel Pit at 39.5 km
  8. The trail takes off at the southwest end of the gravel pit and the trail is not signed.