McBRIDE PEAK HALF-WAY HUT
The Half-way Hut Recreation Site is located approximately half-way up the Teare Mountain (McBride Peak) Road. To access this site, head out of McBride East on Highway 16 to Mountainview Road. Turn left onto Mountainview Road and follow along for less than 1 km, then right onto Rainbow Road, which then becomes Teare Mountain Road. Drive up Teare Mountain road for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Please note that Teare Mountain road is very steep, narrow and windy, with tight switchbacks.
This road should not be attempted with motorhomes or trailers. Four-wheel drive vehicles are strongly recommended.
The half-way hut site offers fantastic views of McBride and the surrounding mountains, 2 picnic tables, fire rings, an outhouse, garbage container and the “historic” hut itself.
Those equipped with a suitable 4 wheel drive vehicle may want to venture another 15-20 minutes up to the end of Teare Mountain Road. A short trail leads up from the parking area to the old Forestry Lookout Tower and McBride Peak.
Due to the fragile nature of alpine vegetation, hikers are encouraged to stay on the trail. This is a non-motorized area. ATVs are not allowed in this alpine area.