Caledonia Mountain


This trail, built in 1980, ascends the southerly ridge to three small lakes where there are many camping opportunities. The summit is 3 kms and 1.5 hrs to the north. This is one of the more attractive alpine areas near Prince George and offers unlimited views. Route from lakes to summit is unmarked and tricky in cloudy conditions.  (as of 2021 the route from the bottom lake (Emerald Lake) to the summit ridge is in need of clearing).

Trail Info
About 8 km to first ridges and lake. About 14 km return to summit.
4 to 6 hours to the first ridge and lake, 7 to 9 hours to the summit
Elevation Gain:
960 m to 1st ridge, 1400 m to summit
Trail Type:
There and Back
Trail Conditions

Good to first ridges and lake. Route to summit brushy in places.


From Prince George, travel approximately 88 km east on Highway 16 till you reach the Hungary Creek Road. Go down the Hungary Creek Road for approximately 12 km and take the left of the junction. Continue along for anther 9.5 km till you reach the Tumuch Forest road and turn left. Travel for another 20 km till you reach the second Everett Creek crossing. About 500 m past the bridge, the fork that goes sharply to the right and up a short steep hill. Continue for 4.5 km until it reaches the west fork of Everett Creek. This stretch of road may be rough and brushy.