The Vineyards

Description

Located about 18 kms east-southeast of Tumuch Lake and about 115 kms southeast of Prince George.

The trail initially follows a old logging road for 3.3 km, then crosses an old clearcut (.6 km) before ascending through subalpine forest (1 km) to beautiful meadows at 1800 m.

A short walk across the meadows give access to a ridge with many peaks that are visible from Highway 16 in the Dome Creek area.  Good views of Mt. Sir Alexander and the rest of the north Rockies may be had.  It is a good area to see wildlife especially caribou and grizzly bears.

NOTE June 16, 2020: Logging has begun a half kilometre up the old road to the Vineyard Trail head and is likely to continue for at least a month.  Access may be OK on the weekends but avoid it during the week. The old road itself has deep cross ditches above the logging but is passable to the trailhead with a truck with high clearance.

Trail Info
Distance:
4 km to the meadows and about 7 km to the ridge.
Duration:
2 - 5 hours
Difficulty:
Moderate
Elevation Gain:
870 m
Trail Type:
There and Back
Trail Conditions

Much of the old logging road is heavily grown in with alder. It is however well flagged and easy to stay on the correct route. The rest of the trail is in good condition.