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General Trail Info

Name of the trail

Kusam Klim Trail (Bill's Trail)


Overview

A hard up hill hike on a well marked trail until the top of the mountain. The rest is down hill and a fairly easy hike. 23 KM, its not easy but its beautiful and fun!


Trail can be used for the following activities

Hiking


Directions to the trailhead

From this website (they describe it better than I): http://www.kusamklimb.ca/trail.htm

Heritage Hall is located on Sayward Road 3 km from the Sayward Junction on the left hand side (just past the fire hall on the right). Proceed on the shoulder of Sayward Road continuing from the Heritage Hall towards the Village of Sayward for 2 km, turning right at Sabre Road. Follow the pavement uphill to where it dog legs right. Turn left onto the gravel road 100meters and see a trail sign on the right. Bill’s trail rises steadily to a clear cut block, traveling down for a couple of steps and then switchbacks up and steady into the trees. The foot bridge is 1/2 km from the trail head of Bill’s Trail. The outhouse is at the 1 km mark (there are no facilities at the checkpoint) and the “Have you had enough yet” checkpoint is at 1.5 km.


Detailed description of the trail

Once you get off the road and start on the trail it is a very steep up hill hike. It took me about 4 hours doing it slowly and enjoying it. It is a well done trail, all dirt/rock with a couple rock bits you may need to use the rope provided. It is through a nice mature forest winding its way up the mountain. At the top there is a very nice view of the summit.

Once the top is reached there is a sudden drop and is fairly steep going downhill (pretty soggy when raining). The trail then changes tunes completely and goes through some "grassy field" like areas where the trail eventually winds through and ends up on a non active logging road.


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Location and Amenities

Location

Nearest city

Sayward


Trail located in region

Vancouver Island


Trail located in province

BC - British Columbia


Trail located in park

No Park


Amenities

Availability of amenities

LocationAmenity
TrailheadPit toilet, Fresh water raw,
TrailFresh water raw, Drinking water,

Statistics

Name of the section

Kusam Klim Trail (Bill's Trail)


Total distance (km)

23.2


Completion time (h)

9


Elevation at start (m)

9


Maximum elevation (m)

1482


Average grade (%)


Maximum grade (%)


This section is in a

Wilderness


This section has a

Loop


Conditions


Condititions @ Aug 12 2005

ConditionRating
Trail quality and condition4
Road condition and accessbility5
Vehicle parking5

Point of Interest

NameDescriptionTypeOwnerWaypoints

Sources of Information

Title/URLhttp://www.kusamklimb.ca/trail.htm
AuthorDont know
PublisherDont know
Year0
EditionDont know
Resource TypeInternet Site

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