The Philpott Trail remains closed due to hazards following the 2017 Philpott Road wildfire. The planning for the Philpott Trail restoration is in progress.
As part of the ongoing preparations for future trail restoration, the salvageable burnt trees along sections of the 3.3 kilometer trail area have been harvested.
Since fall 2019 the RDCO's contractor Ntityix Resources LP has been doing fuel mitigation work (removing trees, limbing, pruning) on 2.1 hectares of the Philpott Trail including approximately 1.5 km section of the trail located on the southside of Philpott Road along the trail and historic flume. Burning of collected debris will likely resume in fall 2020.
This fuel mitigation work is being carried out in conjunction with Tolko Industries’ Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) fuel mitigation project in Joe Rich.
The public should watch out for forestry crews, equipment and respect flaggers and signage to ensure the safety of all workers and the public.
Please stay out of the closed area.
Dogs must be kept on a leash within park boundaries and owners should clean up after their pets. Motorized vehicles, overnight camping and open fires are not permitted.
Help protect park vegetation by using only designated trails. Leave only footprints and take only pictures.
A short hiking trails follows a historic Black Mountain Irrigation District water flume.
Philpott Road just off Highway 33.