Teapot Mountain, Prince George, Take on PG, Explore BC

Backyard Travel | Teapot Mountain, Prince George, BC

Teapot Mountain, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

Today’s Backyard Travel features a recent adventure I had, hiking up Teapot Mountain in Prince George, BC. Teapot Mountain hike is only 1.4km and only takes around a half hour to hike up yet it’s a challenging hike that certainly gets your blood pumping. Majority of the hike is spent climbing up steep inclines and around large basalt boulders… My photos are deceiving in how it looks like a slight incline.. I can assure you it’s not slight. ;)

Teapot Mountain, Prince George, British Columbia, TakeonPG, Tourism PG, Adventure, Travel, Hiking

Teapot Mountain, Prince George, British Columbia, TakeonPG, Tourism PG, Adventure, Travel, Hiking

The large boulders along the trail weren’t placed there to make the hike that much harder; these boulders date back to times before the last ice age. Teapot Mountain is a volcanic plug that formed before the ice age; meaning, it’s really ancient!

Teapot Mountain is an amazing and rewarding hike that can be done quickly in the afternoon; also, with little planning if you’re in Prince George. Once you reach the summit you get the option of going left or right around the loops that offers a 360 view of the surrounding areas.

Teapot Mountain, Prince George, British Columbia, TakeonPG, Tourism PG, Adventure, Travel, Hiking

Teapot Mountain, Prince George, British Columbia, TakeonPG, Tourism PG, Adventure, Travel, Hiking

Teapot Mountain, Prince George, Take on PG, Explore BC


Directions to trailhead:

Teapot Mountain’s trailhead is located approximately 45 minutes North of Prince George. Following the John Hart Highway (Hwy 97) drive roughly 50kms until you reach Talus Road, turn left onto Talus Road. Follow Talus road for 1km until you reach Caine Creek Forestry Road, turn right onto Caine Creek and drive 3.3km until you reach the trailhead which is well marked and offers parking.

Teapot Mountain, Prince George, British Columbia, TakeonPG, Tourism PG, Adventure, Travel, Hiking

Unfortunately the sun went into hiding and a storm rolled in while we were leaving so I couldn’t capture a great shot of the mountain… But, yup, I hiked that! ;)


Teapot Mountain, Prince George, British Columbia, Hiking, Adventure

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22 Responses to “Backyard Travel | Teapot Mountain, Prince George, BC”

  1. Paul (The Travelling Boomer) August 28, 2015 at 12:05 pm #

    Looks like a great day. There’s no end of beautiful places to hike in British Columbia — you’re lucky to have places like this on your backyard.
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    • Dawn Kealing September 1, 2015 at 12:42 pm #

      I truly am and I’m striving to not take it for granted! It’s been a lovely summer taking advantage of all the gorgeous and scenic hikes in this region. :)

  2. hannah August 28, 2015 at 3:26 pm #

    the views from the top are amazing! beautiful photos

    • karla August 28, 2015 at 10:16 pm #

      I agree with Hannah, the views are incredible.

  3. Jocelyn August 29, 2015 at 10:19 am #

    I always get annoyed when people look at my photos of my hikes and then say how gentle to slope looks! haha, try climbing 400 feet in just a short distance. Lovely photos…worth the trip up :)
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    • Dawn Kealing September 1, 2015 at 12:41 pm #

      Hahahaha, exactly!! I was thinking, “Hmmmm… should I post these photos?! They make it look like a stroll in the park, which it was NOT! xP” Oh well, maybe it will get more people to hike it and then they’ll see what I am talking about. ;)

  4. Stacey Valle August 29, 2015 at 10:36 am #

    I keep hearing about Prince George a lot lately from different bloggers; the photos that you had taken look amazing – now I’m intrigued!
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  5. Laura August 29, 2015 at 12:39 pm #

    We’ve done so many of the good hikes near Seattle, maybe it’s time to branch out up to BC for some hikes. The Teacup hike looks great – not to strenuous or long. Plus BC is so beautiful!
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    • Dawn Kealing September 1, 2015 at 12:40 pm #

      Yes!! I highly recommend it! BC has such an immense variety of hikes with many different views as well. :)

  6. Anne | Girl Chasing Sunshine August 29, 2015 at 3:30 pm #

    It’s always a good idea to explore our ‘backyard.’ Glad you were able to discover something awe-inspiring! Nature at its finest!

  7. Grietje from TravelGretl August 30, 2015 at 5:50 am #

    Good walk! Love climbing mountains – short and long walks :)

  8. Erica August 30, 2015 at 7:37 am #

    Canada is seriously so underrated! The more I read up on it, the more I realize how much beauty it has to offer!
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    • Dawn Kealing September 1, 2015 at 12:39 pm #

      Yes! It really truly is! I’m a little biased but I truly feel as though Northern British Columbia so commonly gets overlooked yet it holds such breathtaking sights! It’s a shame!

  9. Brooke August 30, 2015 at 9:05 am #

    What a beautiful hike! Your photos of the forest look incredible!
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  10. Nic from Roaming Renegades August 30, 2015 at 9:53 am #

    What a wonderful example of nature, love those views over the lake. I think we would absolutely love this hike and the whole of BC to be honest!! Lucky you!
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    • Dawn Kealing September 1, 2015 at 12:34 pm #

      It’s such a gorgeous hike. I love when you hike and you get rewarded with amazing views. Yeah, it was a bit of climb but so worth it! ^_^ I’m certain you two would love BC! We have naturally formed water slides here! :D

  11. Lucy August 31, 2015 at 5:27 am #

    Looks so peaceful..
    Amazing view from the top!

  12. Alexis August 31, 2015 at 8:54 am #

    Wow, looks like an amazing hike! The view is insane.

  13. Revati August 31, 2015 at 10:23 pm #

    Phew. I’d have been huffing and puffing my way up, (or I’d probably have given up halfway through) Kudos to you for going through with it!
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    • Dawn Kealing September 1, 2015 at 12:37 pm #

      Haha, I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t a few stops during the hike up. :D When I got to the point where I was huffing and puffing a few hikers passed us on their way down saying we were pretty much at the top.. so I kept climbing, and they were right! :)

  14. Ynah CA September 1, 2015 at 1:06 am #

    Great pics! The place looks so serene and so peaceful. Thumbs up to you for making it to the top! Where are you getting that stamina hehe:)

  15. Sarah Twain September 4, 2015 at 3:32 am #

    Hahahha, Teapot Mountain- what a brilliant name. I love hiking and this hike sounded great! x

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