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!

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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Bird Queen Trail

A brand new hiking trail up to White Queen’s Summit! The Bird Queen Trail follows a historic mining road through Hummingbird Pass before tracing the…
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Woodbury Cabin

A scenic trail that contours through open slopes full of flowers and huckleberries, edging towards stunning Glacier View Peak and the Woodbury Glacier. This trail…
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Texas-Reco Ridge

An amazing ridge-line adventure, full of mining history and mountain tops! The Texas-Reco ridge is strung between peaks with wide views all around. Come in…
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Earl Grey Pass

A challenging wilderness trail across the Purcell mountain range. The Earl Grey Pass trail is a historic route featuring glaciers, waterfalls, cable cars, and massive…
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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!