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Near Castlegar

Christina Lake – Deer Point Trail

Christina Lake – Deer Point Trail

The Deer Point Trail is an incredibly scenic hike that traces the high bluffs above Christina Lake. The trail is smoothly graded and winds through ponderosa forest, opening up to big views of the lakeshore below. Trailhead: East Shore Road, Texas Creek Provincial Park Map: Gladstone […]

Tulip Creek Falls

Tulip Creek Falls

Short, sweet, spectacular – that’s the trail up to Tulip Creek Falls. It’s less of a hike and more of a diversion, but it’s well worth the trip! SUMMARY Trailhead: 3.5km up Deer Park Road Distance, Round Trip: 0.5km Elevation: +16m

Ward’s Ferry Trail

Ward’s Ferry Trail

Ward’s Ferry Trail traces the Kootenay River and connects Blewett to Glade. A good chunk of it is scenic riverside hiking. A good chunk of it is also a long slog in the woods. SUMMARY Trailhead: Rover Creek FSR (Blewett) or Glade Road (Glade) Map: Castlegar Parks and Trails […]

Slocan – Kootenay Lookout

Slocan – Kootenay Lookout

Let’s be honest. There are many hikes that end in climatic viewpoints all up and down the Kootenay River valley. This is yet another one, and although the lookout offers a big view of Crescent Valley and Playmor Junction, the trail itself is underdeveloped and underwhelming. […]

Brilliant Overlook

Brilliant Overlook

An incredibly scenic hike just outside Castlegar! It’s hard work stomping up that trail, but the panoramic views overlooking the Columbia River Valley are well worth it. SUMMARY Trailhead: McPhee Forest Service Road Map: Castlegar Parks and Trails Society Distance, Round Trip: 6.5km Elevation: +350m

Syringa & Yellow Pine Trails

Syringa & Yellow Pine Trails

The trails above Syringa Provincial Park meander through an open forest of towering ponderosa pine. This is easy, pleasant walking with excellent views of Lower Arrow Lake. SUMMARY Trailhead:Deer Park Road, Syringa Provincial Park Map: Syringa Provincial Park Distance: 6.6km Elevation: 200m