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Sumas Mountain - Hiking

Vancouver Coast Mountains, British Columbia, Canada

By lydia.crawford

Sumas Mountain Statistics

Distance

14 KM

Estimated Time

6.5 hours

What are the activities at Sumas Mountain ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Sumas Mountain?

Sumas Mountain is a mountain located in Whatcom County, Washington, 15 miles northeast of Bellingham and southwest of Vedder Mountain. Located in the Skagit Range the mountain is notable for its high biodiversity and year-round hiking trails. It is sometimes referred to as American Sumas to distinguish it from an identically named mountain just to the north in British Columbia. It is largely owned by the Washington Department of Natural Resources, but some parcels are privately held. While the public land is open for recreation, it is managed primarily for timber harvest. Clearcuts are present on many slopes and most all the remaining forest is in varying stages of recovery and regrowth. Washington State Route 547, which traverses a low pass on the mountain's northern flank, runs northwest from the Mount Baker Highway, (SR 542) in Kendall to SR 9 in Sumas, which is located on the Canadian border and south of Abbotsford, British Columbia. The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad once traversed the same pass. The controversial Swift Creek Landslide is located on the mountain's western slope.

The Sumas Mountain is located in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia. It is a small, but steep and rugged mountain that rises abruptly from the surrounding flatlands. The mountain is heavily forested, with a few rocky outcrops and cliffs. There are no trails or roads up the mountain, so it is a popular destination for hikers and climbers. The views from the summit are spectacular, with panoramic views of the Fraser Valley and the Coast Mountains.


What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-122.1705057
49.0889582

What are the coordinates and address of Sumas Mountain?

Sumas Mountain
Sumas Mountain, Abbotsford, BC V3G 2L1, Canada

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Starting Point

The Sumas Mountain trails can be accessed from the Sumas Mountain parking lot, which is located off of Sumas Mountain Road.

Why visit Sumas Mountain

The Sumas Mountain in British Columbia is a great place to visit because it offers stunning views of the surrounding area, it is a great place for hiking and camping, and it is home to a variety of wildlife. The Sumas Mountain is located in the Fraser Valley near the city of Abbotsford, and it rises to a height of 2,300 feet. The mountain is covered in forests of Douglas fir, cedar, and hemlock, and there are a number of trails that lead to the summit. The views from the summit are spectacular, and on a clear day it is possible to see as far as the Cascade Mountains. The Sumas Mountain is also a popular place for hiking and camping, and there are a number of campsites located near the summit. The mountain is also home to a variety of wildlife, including black bears, deer, coyotes, and bobcats.

Is Sumas Mountain in British Columbia a good place for the whole family?

Sumas Mountain is a great place for the whole family. There are plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained, including hiking, biking, and fishing. The scenery is also beautiful, making it a perfect place to relax and enjoy nature.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Sumas Mountain in British Columbia are hiking, camping, and fishing.

Sumas Mountain is a great place for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. There are also several lakes in the area that are perfect for fishing, swimming, and boating.

Where to eat?

1. The Sumas Mountain General Store - This store has a small cafe inside that serves up some great food options like sandwiches, soups, and salads.

2. The Sumas Mountain Lookout - This lookout has a small building at the top that houses a cafe that serves up some great food options like sandwiches, soups, and salads.

3. The Sumas Mountain Trailhead - This trailhead has a small building at the start that houses a cafe that serves up some great food options like sandwiches, soups, and salads.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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