Rating: ? stars.
Distance: Approximately 6 km return to the headwall.
Description: Used as a climbers access trail to the spectacular north ridge of Downie Peak. The trail starts off on an old logging spur road leading into the valley. Beyond that it is for sure going to be a bit brushy but according to Dave Sproule “Dave Jones Trail was still very evident and it helped us huge. It spits you out in a gravelly riverbed that you wander up and jump side to side avoiding alders. Then you are at the headwall below the N Ridge. It is slippery exposed scrambling beyond.” A worthwhile trail of mention that will afford amazing views of the north ridge.
Directions: Drive north of Revelstoke on Highway 23 north. Turn right onto the Goldstream FSR. Follow this past the CMH Gothics Lodge for 24 km until you come to the Downie Road. Park here and head up the old spur road.
- Goldstream FSR: N51 36 23.2 W118 35 55.3
- Downie Rd TH: N51 36 04.5 W118 17 57.5
- Downie P Hdwl: N51 34 35.1 W118 18 15.0