Elk Mountain, Chilliwack BC
Distance: 8km return. Elevation gain: 800m
Description: Easily accessible trailhead, alpine meadows and an excellent view of the entire Fraser Valley and surrounding mountains. Strenuous uphill climb near the top. This is a suitable hike for someone who's fairly fit. Bring food, plenty of water, and something long-sleeved as it's windy and can be cold up top. Hiking Elk in the Spring often includes seeing snow at the top, so bring appropriate hiking boots and gaitors if you've got them. A classic Chilliwack hike with great rewards.
Directions: Highway 1 Exit 123 (Prest Road) south 4km to Bailey Rd., turn left and go 1km to the bottom of the hill turning right and uphill on Elk View Rd. Stay on this road for 8km. The pavement will end and the road will continue for 2km as the Chilliwack Bench Forest Service Rd. The gravel pit/parking lot is on the left, with the trailhead to its right.