Middle Sister via Heiko’s Trail (2 days / 18 km)

Heiko’s Trail (also known as Rocky Road, or Mountain Lake’s Trail), is a popular route that takes hikers into the alpine backcountry near Fernie, BC. The trail has a nice diversity of ecozones and trail styles and can be done as a relaxed overnight trip. It was created by the late, legendary founder of Fernie Alpine Resort, Heiko Socher.

I’ve done this trail twice and will include details from both trips, but with a focus on the more recent September 2023 trip. The hiking on Heiko’s is not t...

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