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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

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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Seven Summits Trail

The Seven Summits is a legendary ridge-line trail that sweeps across the Rossland Range. Strong hikers and trail runners will enjoy the challenge of a…
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Sphinx Mountain

Which mountain has two humps and riddles hikers with its steep ascent? Sphinx is a notable peak, towering high above Grey Creek Pass. It’s easily…
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Mill Lake

The Mill Lake Trail has seen big changes in recent years. A new access road has shortened the trail into a reasonable day hike, but…
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Panther Lake

The trail to Panther Lake traces an old mining route as it climbs through big hemlock forests. The sub-alpine lake is a scenic destination, cradled…
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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!