Wildflower Hike - Tolmie Peak Lookout

Named after Dr. William Tolmie of the Hudson Bay Company who was thought to the first European to visit what is now The Park in 1833 and supposedly ascended this peak (now its believed he actually climbed Hessong Rock further to the south). One of four remaining fire lookouts in the Park with spectacular views all around! Total distance round trip is about five miles along an up and down route with net elevation round trip of over 1,600'. The best time is the flowering season of mid summer, later for berries. Check conditions before setting out.

Tolmie Peak Lookout from south shore of Eunice Lake

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Trailhead Note: Every year thousands of visitors endure the 17 mile potholed, gravel washboard Mowich Lake Road; many just to see the largest lake in The Park. Don't be surprised if parking is backed up along the road. The trailhead is on the east side of the road just after the last turn heading south of the Mowich Lake Road; about .40 miles north of the campground and toilets. This area of The Park receives heavy snowfall and often the road does not open until very late in the season. Don't be disappointed, check its status before heading out!

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