Cox Hill

Summit Elevation (m): 2217
Elevation Gain (m): 750
Trip Date: September 18 2011
Round Trip Time (hr): 3.25
Total Trip Distance (km): 12.5
Quick ‘n Easy Rating: Class 2 – You fall you sprain something.
Difficulty Notes: Hiking on trail.
Technical Rating: TL3; YDS (Hiking)
GPS Track: Gaia
Map: Google Maps

I found myself with a few hours to kill so I did the quick drive out to the Dawson Equestrian Area, just off the Sibbald Creek Trail (hwy #68) on the Powderface Trail Road. The trail leaves near the entrance to the parking lot – a bit confusing but once you find it you should cross a bridge across the creek almost immediately. Take the first obvious trail off to your right (signed) and follow to the summit.

I was expecting more people on such a fine late summer day and was a bit nervous hiking solo through the berry patches. When I started finding bear scat on the trail my energy increased a bit. Great views from the top and a round trip time of just over 3 hours makes this a quick and worthwhile little hike “for exercise”. Next time I’ll bring the family and slow things down a bit.

Vern on Cox Hill summit.

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