The trail head is well marked, and the trail is well-defined. The trail gets into the switchbacks right away and doesn't stop till you are past the treeline. You then enter a gorgeous meadow with a creek, lake and waterfall. If you climb up the waterfall you’ll get a view of Mt. Robson and the bottom of the valley. From the meadow you will have a view of the waterfall, the Summit and behind you Mount Robson. Beyond the meadow, it is up, up, up with plenty of scree and talus to negotiate.
There are some very steep sections that are hard to grip unless you’re wearing good hiking shoes. When the trail is wet the steeper sections can be muddy and slippery. The sub-alpine meadow has boggy sections all summer. Hiking poles are recommended.
From Prince George, travel on Highway 16 East till you get to Highway 5 South. Take the Highway 5 South turn-off to Valemount. Before getting into Valemount on Hwy 5, there is a turn-off on your left heading onto an forest service road, where the signage is pretty good getting to the 'parking lot' at the trail head.