- Location – from the Tunkwa Lake Road to the base of cliffs on the east side of Mt. Savona
- Elevation – the final elevation is close to 4000 feet
- Distance – approximately 2 km each way
- Time – 1 hour each way depending on your fitness and weather conditions
- Type – climb up a ridge to a viewpoint and return
- Season – April through November
To Get There:
- Drive south on the Tunkwa Lake Road from Savona.
- Turn right onto the Savona Mountain ForestService Road (about 11km) south. Proceed up this road for 0.5 km.
- The trailhead (it starts as a vehicle double track) is on the right at a turn of the road. We usually park 50 metres lower at a flat
area near a side track.
- The trail is an old double track that follows a gully with a gentle climb for about a kilometer.
- Occasional trail ribbon can be seen here and there.
- The trail leads you to a ridge and from here the trail is steep. Climb the prominent ridge all the way to the base of the sheer bluffs.
- The last part of the trail is steep scramble. Stop for a rest at the mouth of the caves. A goat trail also goes both ways under the cliffs.
- Be very careful around the edges. There are some nasty dropoffs. Keep and eye on children and pets.
- Return by the same route.
If You Go There:
- Wear good shoes.
- Bring lots of water and a good hat. It can be hot and dry in summer.
- Bring your camera. The views are superb.
- Please respect the pictographs at the caves. They are reputed to have been evidence of a First Nations site.
- Savona Mountain is an eroded shield volcano. The route climbs eroded volcanic ridges to the caves site.
- Savona Mountain has rock formations of agates and green opals. Bring your rock hammer.
- There are good views, including caves with pictographs and rock features.