Promontory Lookout

Total Miles
7.8

Elevation

1,729.70 ft

Duration

2 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This is the location of an old fire lookout that has been dismantled, with great views; this is still an awesome day trip that overlooks Merritt and Lower Nicola and southwest Stoyoma Mountain.The trail is a steep climb on a rough trail into the alpine rewarded with great views! 4x4 vehicle highly recommended. Snow can linger in shaded corners well into mid-June.

Photos of Promontory Lookout

Promontory Lookout
Promontory Lookout
Promontory Lookout

Difficulty

The trail can be rough in spots with a steep climb to the top. trail access from late spring to late fall. 4 x4 vehicle highly recommended. Snow can linger in shaded corners well into mid June.

History

Promontory Lookout was once home to a forest fire lookout station, which was dismantled in 2007 due to the constant vandalism it faced. This lookout offers spectacular views of Merritt and Lower Nicola. Promontory Lookout is located at an altitude of 5625 feet, which makes you feel like you are on top of the world.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

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Access Description

Located northwest of Merritt, access is via Promontory Lookout Forest Service Road. Take highway 8 from Merritt heading west for 10.4 km, turn right, and onto the short paved section of road accessing the regional district waste disposal site. Keep left at the gate and drive up this steep and narrow, rutted road for 2.8 km where there will be an obvious fork in the road. Keep left driving over the cattle guard and just keep going for another 9.7 km to the top of the mountain. 4 x4 vehicle highly recommended. Snow can linger in shaded corners well into mid-June.

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