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Medby Rock Lookout Trail

Description: 

This trail leads to the site of an old forest fire lookout so you can bet the view is panoramic. The trail starts along the main logging road for about 300 m then veers left onto a branch road. Follow this for another 300m to the top of the hill and across the flats. Then follow ribbons to the right as a smaller road eventually turns into a trail near a small creek. The trail climbs steadily from here through second growth forest, some of which has been juvenile spaced. Eventually the trail enters an old growth forest with some large Douglas-fir. The trail veers left and then switches back and forth up to a cliff, along its base and then out on to the old forest fire lookout site. Only the cement footings remain as the building burnt down many years ago. Evidence of the telephone line can still be seen along the trail though. There is much to see from this spot named after a local painter, Carl Medby, who painted from here in the 30’s. There are excellent views of the lower Bella Coola valley looking west towards Hagensborg and Bella Coola\, north into the Saloompt River valley and south into the Nusatsum River valley.

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Trail Status: 
REC 6549 but may be archived
Length, difficulty: 
2 km Moderate Foot
Maintenance requirements: 
Moderate/ Signage Trail markers Hazard remove View clearing Safety rail Water intake bypass / reroute needed
Importance: 
Mod to High - 7

Comments

Devon Girard's picture

Sweet viewpoint....