Date: Apr 07, 2024

Time: All Day

Category: Hike

This trip heads up one of the most flower-rich hills in our area – Mt. McDonald. After enjoying the flower cliffs on the way up and rambling through the upper western slopes we’ll head north to some of the lesser-travelled “Bumps” in the McDonald area. Then it’s on to John Peak (aka Stick Bump) and Malcolm, with a stop at Martin’s Boulder. Using Mary’s (favourite) gully we’ll cross over to Neil Peak and head up its broad southern flank. From the summit of Neil we’ll head back to the cars via a large sweeping traverse around the lower southern end of McDonald.

This hike is approximately 10 km long with approximately 800m elevation gain. There will be time for flower photography and exploration, so expect to be out for the day. This hike will go rain or shine, but if the weather is particularly bad we will adjust the route accordingly for a safe, comfortable, fun-filled day.

Required gear: hiking boots with good ankle support, extra layers, rain gear, water/hot drink, lunch, snacks, 10 essentials. Hiking poles are strongly recommended.

Meet at the Mt. McDonald trail head at 8:30am. If you don’t know the area, please look at this map. The first time coming to this trailhead can be confusing and parking is very limited so please carpool if you can! 

No dogs please.

Co-organized by Mary Sanseverino and Rachel Treloar

RSVP to Rachel at
(maximum 10 participants)