Beatrice Lake Trail

The Beatrice Lake Trail offers steady hiking through forests and wetlands as it traces an old mining road, following a chain of lakes through Valhalla Provincial Park. There are several backcountry campgrounds along the way at Emerald and Cahill Lakes until the trail finally ends at distant Beatrice Lake.

SUMMARY

Map: Valhalla Provincial Park

Trailhead: Evans Creek (accessible by boat or hike)

Distance, round trip: 12km to Cahill Lake (east shore), 18km to Beatrice Lake

Elevation: +715m to Cahill lake (east shore), +930m to Beatrice Lake

Difficulty: C1

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Wakefield Trail – Idaho Peak

Do you think driving to the top of mountains is overrated? Do you really want to earn it? The Wakefield Trail gets you up to Idaho Peak using your own two feet. It’s a hard, steady climb that traces old mining routes to the top of Silver Ridge.

SUMMARY

Trailhead: 4.6km up Silverton Creek FSR, then left and 3.9km up an unnamed dirt road

Map: Recreation Sites and Trails BC

Distance, Round Trip: 14.2km (from trailhead)

Elevation: +1000m (from trailhead)

Difficulty: C1

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Skycastle/Lemon Lookout

Skycastle (aka Lemon Lookout) is an old fire tower offering panoramic views of the Valhallas and Slocan Valley. This ain’t no Idaho Peak – you’ll have to march yourself up the long climb to the summit – but the scenery is nearly as spectacular!

SUMMARY

Trailhead: Ponderosa FSR

Distance, Round Trip: 10km

Elevation: +750m

Difficulty: C1

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Slocan-Evans Creek

The Slocan-Evans Creek trail is a ‘there and back again’ hike, following the Slocan lakeshore along the edge of Valhalla Provincial Park. The turnaround point is the bridge over the roaring Evans Creek, but the trail continuously opens up into rocky meadows and lapping crystal-blue shoreline.

SUMMARY

Map: Valhalla Provincial Park

Trailhead: Main Street, Slocan – BC Parks Kiosk

Distance, round trip: 17km

Elevation: +200m

Difficulty: C1

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