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Ladyslipper Trail

Trail Details:

  • Distance: 4.8km Round Trip

  • Elevation Gain: 400m

  • Difficulty: Moderate

  • Time: ~3 hrs

  • Season: Spring-Fall

  • Road Access: Moderate, unpaved forestry road

  • Parking: Lots

As beautiful as its namesake, the Ladyslipper Orchid, this trail offers a moderately challenging afternoon hike in a mostly shaded environment. The trail then begins as a well-forested trail that ambles up the side of Goat Mountain. The summit is the goal – a lush and mossy mountaintop meadow nestled between swaying conifers. If you’re looking for a view, head down to the right just a few meters before the summit.

To get there take Highway 3-A north from Creston, before turning right onto Lakeview-Arrow Creek Road. From Lakeview-Arrow Creek Rd. turn right again onto Foster Road and continue along this road and the adjoining Forest Service Road for a half hour as it wraps south-east around Goat mountain. Eventually you will see the marked trailhead post on your left. There is decent space for parking - simply ensure you are well off the road!


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