The Kootenays are calling…..

West Kootenay Hiking is a free online hiking resource. You’ll find trail reviews, driving directions, topographic maps, photos, GPS files for download, and more! The site has over 100 trails documented and is constantly expanding. Visitors can add trip reports with the latest information about trail and road conditions. Happy hiking!

Recently Added/Updated Trails

Thompson Rim Trail

If you’ve ever gazed at the Skimmerhorn Mountains above Creston and wondered if the distant ridge would be a good place to hike, your wish …
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100 Acre Wood

Old growth forests are precious places! Take the time to wander through this grove near Rossland – it’s a short, but worthwhile hike. Trailhead and Driving …
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Nancy Greene Lake

An easy, forested hiking trail that loops around the lake. You’ll find beautiful views of the Rossland Range with Old Glory Mountain prominent in the …
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Lyon’s Bluff Trail

Lyon’s Bluff is a brand new trail climbing up Nelson’s north shore to a big view of town. It’s a great alternative to the busy …
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Kaslo River Trail

The Kaslo River Trail is a fairy tale of a trail, winding along the burbling river and mossy banks. The main loop arcs over the …
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Emerald Lake

Emerald Lake is a scenic alpine lake, glowing in the ridges below Mount Jardine. It’s a family-friendly hike that highlights the mining history in the …
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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!