Backcountry Hiking

Nuk Tessli is surrounded by a vast network of hiking and backpacking trails - come and explore them all!

 

Lookout Loop

2-4 hours | 205m elevation gain | easy:

This hike is usually done on the day you arrive at Nuk Tessli.

It's a half day hike to the closest view point of the Nuk Tessli wilderness.

Here you'll see the area you're going to explore in the next few days.

The view point is surrounded by lots of lightning struct trees, giving them a very twisted and beautiful look.

Lookout Point
Lookout Point

Viewing point from the top of lookout point. Whitton Lake and Wilderness Mountain

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Petrified tree
Petrified tree

A tree that was struck by lighting on the way to Lookout Point

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Perfect day
Perfect day

Perfect day at the Lookout Point at Nuk Tessli

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Lookout Point
Lookout Point

Viewing point from the top of lookout point. Whitton Lake and Wilderness Mountain

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The Three Brothers Trail

5 hours | 150m elevation gain | easy:
This wonderful trail combines both hiking and canoeing.
The trail starts by going through Chris's Meadows where you'll encounter many beautiful flowers. From there the trail goes up to Jetha Lake where you'll find canoes to paddle to the other side. Another short hike will bring you to Maila Lake where you'll find more canoes that you'll use to paddle to the other side.
The hike then will take you around Kancha Lake and up to a beautiful viewing point, mainly to the East.

 
Meadows - Nuk Tessli
Meadows - Nuk Tessli

Meadows full of flowers on the Otter Lake hike

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Sundown at Nuk Tessli
Sundown at Nuk Tessli

Amazing colors viewed from the hot tub at Nuk Tessli

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Nuk Tessli log cabins
Nuk Tessli log cabins

The Nuk Tessli amazing log cabins on Whitton Lake

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Meadows - Nuk Tessli
Meadows - Nuk Tessli

Meadows full of flowers on the Otter Lake hike

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Around The Lake

3-5 hours | 0 M elevation gain | easy:

This is a simple and nice walk around Whitton Lake.

This hike can be combined with canoeing to the Sandy Beach and then hiking back. Or the other way around.

The trail can also be used for connecting to other trails, like the trail to Wilderness Lake.

Usually this trail is used as a part of another trail or as part of an easy day that includes paddling the canoe to the Sandy Beach or the end of the lake and then hiking back.

 
Canoe Nuk Tessli
Canoe Nuk Tessli

Canoe the Nuk Tessli lake

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Lupinus at Nuk Tessli
Lupinus at Nuk Tessli

Enjoying lots of Lupinus in the Meadows around the Nuk Tessli Lake

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SUP - Nuk Tessli
SUP - Nuk Tessli

Enjoy a sunny day on Whitton Lake with a SUP

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Canoe Nuk Tessli
Canoe Nuk Tessli

Canoe the Nuk Tessli lake

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Angelheart Lake/North Pass

6-8 hours | 550m elevation gain | moderate:

This is one of the best hikes around. It can be done as a shorter version to North Pass Lake or a longer version going to Angelheart Lake.

Both trails have spectacular views of the Monarch massif.

The trail back goes through big open meadows with lots of flowers and little streams.

There's a spectacular view from the top of North Pass.

Meadows at North Pass
Meadows at North Pass

Meadows full of flowers coming down from North Pass Ridge

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North Pass Trail
North Pass Trail

Crossing a small stream on the way to Angelheart Lake

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Hiking back to Nuk Tessli
Hiking back to Nuk Tessli

Hiking back to Nuk Tessli on the Angelheart Lake trail

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Meadows at North Pass
Meadows at North Pass

Meadows full of flowers coming down from North Pass Ridge

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The Mammaries Loop

5-7 hours | 630m elevation gain | moderate:

A great hiking day that goes straight up to two small peaks with amazing views of the Monarch massif, Wilderness mountain, Anvil mountain and much more.

The navigation on this trail is quite easy.

The trail goes straight up through the forest and meadows and opens up to an amazing view all around.

 
Bear Point
Bear Point

The highest point on the Mammaries hiking trail

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Meadows at Nuk Tessli
Meadows at Nuk Tessli

Meadows full of flowers on the Mammaries hiking trail in July

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The top of the Mammaries
The top of the Mammaries

360 Degrees of amazing view from the top of the Mammaries

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Bear Point
Bear Point

The highest point on the Mammaries hiking trail

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Flat Top Mountain Loop

10 hours | 880m elevation gain | strenuous:

This amazing hike will take you to the top of Flat Top Mountain and back to Nuk Tessli through Cohen Lake. It's an amazing but strenuous day.

Usually done by strong hikers who are willing to work and play hard.

Flat Top Mountain
Flat Top Mountain

Enjoying the view from the top of Flat Top Mountain. Looking at Wilderness Mountain

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Flat Top Mountain
Flat Top Mountain

On the top of Flat Top Mountain

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Tweedsmuir Park
Tweedsmuir Park

the Tweedsmuir Park mountains

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Flat Top Mountain
Flat Top Mountain

Enjoying the view from the top of Flat Top Mountain. Looking at Wilderness Mountain

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Navigation App:

Gaia is a great navigation app (free).

You can download offline maps and load all gpx files.