Goldensides Mountain Overlook
Hike to a scenic overlook from the shoulder of Goldensides Mountain
- 5.7 km
- 334 m
- 334 m
- 1-2 hrs
- Low Point
- 1.2 km
- High Point
- 1.5 km
The beginning of the hike is already in the alpine tundra, meaning that you'll enjoy stupendous views throughout your entire trek! The trail climbs slowly up the mountainside, ending at a viewpoint on the shoulder of the mountain. The climb is a bit steep and rocky but otherwise isn't too challenging. However, if you were to attempt to reach the actual summit of Goldensides Mountain, expect to encounter an off-trail alpine climbing objective that is dramatically more difficult.
This hike is especially popular in the fall when the tundra turns stunning shades of orange, red, and yellow!
The route shown here begins from the lower trailhead and starts off by climbing a dirt road, and then finishes on singletrack to the overlook. It is possible to drive further up the dirt road and park, but the parking at the top and the turn around is extremely limited. For safest parking, choose this lower trailhead.
While the trailhead for Goldensides Mountain isn't far off of the Dempster Highway, this area of the world is extremely remote and rugged. Be prepared to be entirely self-sufficient on your hike, and follow all bear safety practices.
Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.
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