Erg Mountain


This trail is located about 155 kms southeast of Prince George via Highway 16 and the Catfish Forest Road. It is located within Erg Mtn Prov. Park. Near the beginning of the trail is a dangerous crossing of Ptarmigan Creek. The the trail is very brushy and hard to follow as it crosses gravel flats. Thereafter it is very steep and leads more or less straight up the east side of the mountain to an alpine area at an elevation of approximately 1670 m (5500 ft). From there one can hike to a small lake or up to a ridge, eventually leading to the summit of Erg Mountain, elevation 2296 m (7534 ft).

Trail Info
About 18 km to meadows and 23 km to summit
8 to 10 hours
Very Strenuous
Elevation Gain:
1415 m
Trail Type:
There and Back
Trail Conditions

The trail has been recently brushed and the Ptarmigan Creek crossing can be treacherous. Only very experienced hikers should attempt this trail.


From Prince George take Highway 16 East for 149 km till you reach Ptarmigan Creek Forest Rd. Turn right onto Ptarmigan Creek Forest Rd and drive along this road for 5 km to a fork. Take the right fork and drive 200m till you reach Ptarmigan Creek.