This short, steep hike, right off the highway, leads to some very old, large cedar trees.
Elevation gain: 668m (2190′)
Key elevations: TH 570m (1870′); Rim 1030m (3380′); Fishhook Lake 1238m (4060′)
Distance: 2.6km one-way
Time: 2.5-4 hours total
Season: late June through October
Map: 82K/2 Lardeau
Drive: From Kaslo (junction Hwys 31 &31A) zero odometer. ,
0.0 Drive north on Hwy 31.
23km Lost Ledge campground on right.
28km Davis Creek campground on right
28.2km Cross the cement bridge over Davis Creek. Park on the right (east) side of the highway, immediately north of the bridge 570m (1870′).
Trail: The trail departs the west side of the highway, immediately north of the Davis Creek bridge. It climbs steeply to the first viewpoint after climbing for 305m. Reach a junction on the rim at 1000m. Right goes 30m to a viewpoint of Duncan Lake and the 3072m Four Squatters. Left is the main trail that continues to Climb.
20 minutes from the rim, enter a hemlock grove with a perennial stream. Another 20 minutes reaches the first giant cedar. Soon enter the Jack Ross Grove. Its centrepiece is a magnificent group of five ancient cedars. Others are nearby. Continue on the trail for 10 minutes to end at Fishhook Lake, at 2.6km (1.6mi), 1238m (4060′).