Standard Route up Mt Alexandra I have made up a "Topo/Image Map", with the approx. location of the standard route up to the summit of Alexandra Peak
Click - 'Green star' to veiw photo taken from that approx. location.
How to get there?? Trail head of Mt Alexandra starting from Norm Lake, the headwaters of the Oyster River. Driving up from the south part of the Island get on the Inland Island Hwy. Drive North past Courtenay/Comox Turn-off about 25km, look for the Cranberry Rd Turn-off and turn left at the traffic lights. Stay left on the gravel road for a bit then come to a gate with a security guard, he will sign you in. The gate is open to the public on weekends only, from 5:00am to 6:00pm. Once past the gate stay on the Oyster River Main line for 29km the first 20km is good, 20-24km the road gets a little rougher and after that cross ditches start to appear, a 4x4 is nice to have from here on. Just pass km28 drive uphill looking for flagging tape at the first sharp bend left. You should be able to see the river from the roadway about 40ft below if you are in the right location. The trail is a flagged route, for the most of it with some route finding. Allow a 5 to 8hrs for a return trip depending on you're pace. Cheers: Quagger