Mnt Apps Trail to Zella Lake:|
Here is a "Topo/Image Map", with approx. trail location up to Zella Lake. After that it is a flagged route to the two summits.
How to get there?? From Port Alberni, Info Center To Mnt. Apps parking spot approx. 43 kms Drive down the johnson st hill to River rd traffic lights turn right and head over the bridge then veer right before the Petro can and drive north west for 18 kms to the far end of Beaver creek veer right again onto Sommers rd and stay on this rd for 2 kms before taking a left turn onto a logging rd. Stay on this main line for 9kms and take a right turn just before crossing Lanterman creek. From here it is still 10.5 kms further up this road which starts to narrow from this point on a 4x4 is a nice thing to have. Make sure to take the first left about 2.5 kms up. From here basically stay on the main road bouncing up the hill and around a few rough switchbacks there is one rough spot about 6 kms up which a low clearance vehicles will get hung up on the large rocks. For you folks please park back from this spot so others can easily get by. For the rest of us we can drive another 4 kms and depending on the 4x4 you can get right to the trail head.
I hope that you enjoyed viewing the Image Map of the Route Up Mnt. Apps Cheers: Quagger