High on the Mountain Top
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fraser Valley
Interest: Photography, Nature Observation, Health & Fitness, Nutrition, Shinrin-yoku
I have stayed at Pyramid campground before. It's not reservable; first come, first served. I will see how crowded it is during the weekday as I'm planning to head there this coming week.
Some half-day hikes are Pyramid Mountain although views are limited until you climb up Pyramid; even still not that scenic.
There is the Helmcken Falls Rim trail than runs along the canyon rim (8 km). There is a rugged trail which heads down to near the base of the falls (I haven't done it). I doubt you can connect to Mahood Lake.
You can drive to Battle Mountain parking area and hike to Philip Lake and beyond.