An easy trail across a suspension bridge and through pleasant meadows near Ross Lake.
||3.0 km (return)
||Linear - Return
From Highway #1 (Trans-Canada Highway) near Hope, take Exit #168. Follow Flood Hope Road East to a flashing amber light at Silver Skagit Road and zero your odometer. Follow the road for 58.7 km to a large suspension bridge that leads over the Skagit River on the right-hand side of the road. Park in the parking lot just past the bridge on the left.
Crosses the suspension foot bridge over the Skagit River, leading through an interpretive forest for 1km before opening up into Chittenden Meadow.
The trail slowly peters out at the South end of the meadow and reaches some old overgrown "roads", but can be followed to the edge of Ross Lake.
BC Parks redirected the Galene Lakes trailhead to this location in the late 80's, but it has been abandoned and redirected (again) since.
This meadow was the site of one of the earliest homesteads in the Skagit Valley (1883). Named after Curley Chittenden, who was instrumental in saving the upper Skagit Valley from flooding.
Chittenden Bridge and Meadow
Natural meadow that was the site of one of the earliest homesteads in 1883. Was named after Curley Chittenden, who was instrumental in saving the upper Skagit Valley from flooding.
|Trailhead and Suspension Bridge
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|Galene Lakes Trailhead
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