Paleface Pass Trail
Part of the TCT that joins Chilliwack and Skagit Valleys
||13.0 km (return)
||Linear - Return
Mountain bikes can significantly speed up the logging road portions of this trail. Follow Chilliwack Lake road to Chilliwack Lake, and continue down the east side of the lake to Paleface Creek. The Paleface Creek road has been deactivated in its entirety and cannot be really driven, but can still be mountain biked or hiked.
Hike up Paleface Creek, following the deactivated trail, for 2.3km
Take the left fork into the north branch of Paleface Creek. Hike for another 2 km to a creek coming down from Paleface Pass.
Cross the creek and continue on the logging road approximately 750m, to where a road spur switchbacks left back towards Paleface Pass (this is the first left spur after the creek crossing).
Follow this left spur for 750m to its end. Pick up the trail at the road end..
Follow the trail, contouring along the hillside, for 1 km to Paleface Pass at an elevation of 1400m +/-. There is a stand of rare whitebark pine trees near the pass.
The Trans Canada Trail descends north from the pass into the Skagit drainage. It is about the same distance and elevation gain down to the Skagit Valley as it is back to Chilliwack Lake. Crossovers will require a two-car shuttle or other logistic arrangement.
|Junction with Silverhope Forest Service Road
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