Crawford Forest Service Road is an easy dirt road through Crown Land and offers stunning views of Upper Arrow Lake and the glacier valley below. The first section of the trail is a tree-lined single-lane road that follows the Akolkolex River. To access this trail, you’ll need to start on the Akolkolex Forest Service Road, which is a pretty cool drive also.
About three miles (5 KM) into the road is Akolkolex Falls Recreation Site with a short hike down to a viewpoint of the falls and a longer hike around to reach the main view of the falls. After the falls, the climb starts on a steep switchback road, but it's not very challenging.
Along the climb, stop and admire the remarkable views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers. The road ends at McCrae Lake Recreation Site, which is a two-mile (3.2 km) hike each way.
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