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Telegraph Trail

The Telegraph Trail flows through the mossy forest floor and traces an old telegraph line, with the ceramic insulators still fixed to many of the trees. The trail ends with a scenic bench at Wilson Creek.

Summary
Trailhead: West Wilson Creek FSR
Distance, round trip: 10.6 km
Elevation: +200 m
Season: mid-April to late-November
Difficulty:  Easy
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Cai Creek Route

The Cai Creek watershed leads through a beautiful stand of forest to the largest known Ponderosa Pine in British Columbia (Lieutenant Dan).

Summary
Trailhead:  Highway 3
Distance, round trip: 6.6 km
Elevation: +388 m
Season: early April to late November
Difficulty: Moderate
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Raccoon-Badger Trail

If you think hiking on the Great Northern Rail Trail is a bit boring, then you’ll want to head up into the woods. The Raccoon and Badger Trails offer a welcoming experience for new hikers and trail runners- smooth, flowing trails just above town. Be cautious of descending mountain bikes and move off the trail to give them space.

Summary
Trailhead: Cherry Street or Gore Street
Distance, round trip: 5km
Elevation: +190m
Season: mid-April to late-November
Difficulty:  Easy
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Fraser Hill Viewpoint Trail

A pleasant walk up the forest to a series of viewpoints above Crawford Bay. The final reward is a big view of Kokanee Glacier through the trees!

Summary
Trailhead:  Peters Road
Distance, round trip: 4.2 km
Elevation: +228 m
Season: mid April to late November
Difficulty: Easy
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Rialto Waterfalls

This trail was built for mountain-bikers, but everyone will enjoy the smooth grade and scenic waterfalls. Hike up the woods to enjoy a series of waterfalls along Rialto Creek.

Summary
Trailhead:  Broadwater Road
Distance, round trip: 4.6 km
Elevation: +181 m
Season: mid March to late November
Difficulty: Easy
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Baldy Rocks

A little bit of bushwhacking will get you over to a new summit on Kootenay Pass. Baldy Rocks offers a new vantage point, looking down over Bridal Lake.

Summary
Trailhead: Highway 3, Bridal Lake
Distance, round trip: 6.8km
Elevation: +375m
Season: late June to late September
Difficulty:  Moderate
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Haiseldean Lake

A short hike to a quiet subalpine lake, with plenty more exploring on the surrounding ridges. The forest is studded with golden larches in the fall.

Summary
Trailhead: Redfish Creek FSR
Distance, round trip: 7km
Elevation: +407m
Season: late June to early October
Difficulty: Moderate
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Riondel Historic Waterline Trail

If you enjoy hikes with a historical connection, then add this waterline to your list! The restored trail offers a pleasant walk in the woods with a historic engineering marvel.

Summary
Trailhead:  Riondel North Road
Distance, round trip: 9.8km
Elevation: +273m
Season: mid May to late November
Difficulty: Easy
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Beattie-White Queen Loop

Mount Beattie and White Queen have individual trails leading to their respective summits… but you can also hike a loop connecting the two! And the best part of the loop is the connection trail leads through a patch of wildflower meadow in the summer and a huge golden larch stand in the fall.

Summary
Trailhead: Whitewater Ski Hill Road
Distance, round trip: 12.3km
Elevation: +680m
Season: late June to late September
Difficulty:  Moderate
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