Beehive Mtn is a great secluded hike in the southern part of the Rockies that will lead you to a towering summit at only 2892m. The Soda Creek area is one of the gems of obscurity and has a bunch of scrambling and climbing possibilities if you look about. This branch is known as the High Rock Range.
The hike is about 15km car-to-car and will consume most of an average hikers day grinding up the west slope scree and tinkering about to find the best way through some short rockbands above the main scree shoot. Looking at a topo map, it appears that you enter BC once you arrive at the col between Beehive and the peak to the west that sits above this col.
First you will have to drive to the base and you can either come in via Maycroft and follow up the Oldman River along the Soda Creek Road, or come in north of Chain Lakes and drive the Forestry Trunk Road south until the T-junction with the Soda Creek Road. From here the road can be questionable year to year but is not too bad but it is gravel the whole way once you leave the pavement of Hwy#22.
Drive about 15-20km north on the Soda Creek Road until you are basically under Beehive Mtn which should be obvious. Find a large open meadow that is a popular random camping area. Park here, and go west down to the Oldman River and cross it which doing so be cautious as with any water crossing in the outdoors. On the other side look for flagging and follow an obvious trail that has white dots painted on some trees, for about two hours until the trees start to thin out and all you see is Beehive.
Around here, you will cross over the Great Divide Trail that runs north-south. Keep slogging up some open meadows and plateaus on the trail and it will take you along the north side of Beehive to the backside west slopes. Here you should arrive at a col with a peak that looks cracked as old skin.
The col here should have some white sun bleached, bunches of logs spread about – which may have been used as a border fence-line in days gone by or maybe it served another purpose? You will want to leave the col here and slog up the fanned out scree slope directly above, and find the simplest way through one of a few short gulleys. Take note of the size and seriousness of each gully choice as you will have to pick one coming down on descent and some are more hazardous than others. Taking digital pics help sometimes navigate mountain features when you are above them and want the best idea of the choices you need to make to avoid potential route-finding issues.
Once above the scree cone and preferred gully, then you will have to route-find through some loose but not difficult rockbands that give way to the open easy upper scree slopes. Once you are above this obstacle, simply walk up some packed-down scree and soon the angle will ease off, and the summit not too far off to the east. The summit cairn sits directly above the massive east face drop-off and is a bit spooky. Spectacular views of Lyell, The Elevators, Tornado Mtn, a plethora of peaks to the west, the huge tracks of forested land below and even a glimpse of the prairies. Isolation is what you may mostly feel on this trip.
Return the way you came back to the car and go relax!