The Kootenays are calling…..

West Kootenay Hiking is an online hiking resource. You’ll find trail reviews, driving directions, topographic maps, photos, GPS files for download, and more!

The site has over 75 trails explored and is constantly expanding. Visitors can add trip reports with the latest information about trail and road conditions. Happy hiking!

It’s Autumn!

Check out the guide below to find the best trails with fall colour and golden larches!

Carpenter Pass Trail

The Carpenter Pass Trail offers a scenic loop to a high mountain pass, full of history and surrounded by epic views. It’s a worthwhile day…
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Balancing Rock Trail

A scenic overlook trail, switchbacking up to expansive views of the Creston Valley. This short hike is part of the Creston Mountain Trail Network and…
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Ka Papa Cedars Trail

Driving over Kootenay Pass? Take a break and stroll the old growth Ka Papa Cedars Trail! It’s an easy loop that explores an ancient cedar…
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Your safety is your responsibility!

Use the information on West Kootenay Hiking to help with your trip planning, but your safety is your own responsibility. Be prepared for changing conditions, take the essentials, assess risks, and hike with a buddy!