Length: 8.9 km
Condition: Marked with yellow signs, obvious footbed. Bushy at times through the slide paths. Cleared of brush and deadfall to footbridge at 3300'.
General Route: Runs up the north side of the creek to a major footbridge over Sigurd Creek.
How to Find: From Squamish, drive up the Squamish main, then turn onto Ashlu main and cross the Squamish river bridge and the twin bridges across Ashlu Creek. Immediately after crossing the 2nd bridge is the trailhead. The start of it is on the old A200 spur road which is undriveable, that leads to the trailhead. Hike up the A200 road, then find the trailhead on the south side of the second switchback, at about 160m elevation. There are ample signs.
Trail Description: From the parking area on Ashlu Main, walk up the old roadbed A200 on the left hand side. This is now considered the first section of the trail, although people sometimes still try to drive it. At the second switchback, leave the old road and head south on a much older roadbed, overgrown by trees. This roadbed is level and goes south. All too soon, you leave this old roadbed and start climbing. The trail zig zags up the steep slopes and past some huge Douglas Fir trees. Eventually you come to a fork in the trail where the Crooked Falls trail goes south. From here a short distance later is a turnoff which runs out to the Stoltmann Lookout, over the Squamish River. And just beyond that is the major fork with lots of signs, where the Rose Trail to Sigurd Peak branches off. After the Rose Trail junction, the trail levels off and goes through swampy terrain to get closer to the roaring Sigurd Creek. From the trail at about 640m, you can see the confluence of two tributaries, both of them roaring waterfalls in summer. Continuing on, you come to a big hill which ends at 880m when it goes through a very short slide alder patch before resuming through open timber. From here, you start crossing avalanche paths--a total of four--before the trail descends to a footbridge that crosses to the south side of Sigurd Creek. After crossing the creek, the trail ascends up moderately steep forest before ending at the moraine below Ossa Peak.
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