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Jumbo Pass

Jumbo Pass

Jumbo Pass is a beautiful alpine ridge studded with larch and surrounded by massive peaks and glaciers. Most of the hike is done in the forest, but the destination is well worth the journey! Jumbo Pass can also be hiked from the Invermere side and […]

Macbeth Icefield

Macbeth Icefield

Epic. That is the best word to describe the Macbeth Icefield trail. It’s incredibly epic, but also incredibly hard. The trail climbs through a valley of meadows and old growth forest to ascend past waterfalls to the massive wall of the Macbeth Icefield. It’s a […]

Gwillim Lakes/Drinnon Pass

Gwillim Lakes/Drinnon Pass

Turquoise lakes, mirrored pools, and circles of peaks all around! The hike to Gwillim Lakes goes from ‘impressive’ to ‘fantastically incredible’ and doesn’t stop there!

SUMMARY

Trailhead: Hoder Creek Road

Map:Valhalla Provincial Park

Distance, Round Trip: 12km

Elevation: +894m

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Epic Panoramas from Sky Castle

Epic Panoramas from Sky Castle

Today we hiked up to the hidden gem known as Sky Castle. Sky Castle is a look-out tower perched upon a small mountain with panoramic views of Slocan Valley, Lemon Creek drainage, and the mighty Valhalla mountains.

Pilot Peninsula

Pilot Peninsula

This easy hike offers extreme scenery along the blue vista of Kootenay Lake. With access to multiple beaches of smooth pebbles and clear water, Pilot Peninsula is a choice day hike! SUMMARY Map: Pilot Bay Provincial Park (note: the trail goes beyond park boundaries) Trailhead: […]

Pulpit Rock

Pulpit Rock

There was no question. Our first hike in the West Kootenay was going to be the Nelson classic: Pulpit Rock. With epic views of the city and a trailhead just across the lake, it was the obvious choice for a sunny weekend morning.

SUMMARY

Map: Pulpit Rock Trail Network

Trailhead: Johnstone Road, Nelson

Distance, Round Trip: 3.6km to Pulpit Rock, 2.2km extra to Flagpole and back

Elevation: +338m to Pulpit Rock, +317m beyond to Flagpole

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