McBride Peak

McBride Peak offers a panoramic view of the Robson Valley and the village of McBride. A fire lookout, built in 1930, is located near the peak. Building materials for it were hauled up by packhorses on the steep mountain trail. A second building at the Halfway Viewpoint provided an overnight stop for staff going to the top, and served as a lookout during spring before snow melted at higher elevations. Built by the industrious Fred Koeneman, this historic cabin still overlooks McBride and Fred’s homestead (now Koeneman Park). The Halfway site, maintained by Recreation Sites and Trails BC (RSTBC) and the McBride Community Forest, offers picnic tables, fire rings and a  pit toilet. The road is steep with several switchbacks, so 4WD is recommended. Visitors are reminded to use their gears when descending, to avoid burning out the brakes. Should you choose to hike, from the base it is 5.5 km to the Halfway Cabin, another 5.5 km to the top.