Vallelujah

Vallelujah is a mountain biking trail that wanders high on a ridge between the Slocan and Kootenay River valleys. Hiking the trail takes you winding through an old clearcut with stellar views of the Valhallas and Bonnington Range peaks. The hike is short and sweet and friendly to new hikers.

SUMMARY

Trailhead: Smallwood FSR

Distance, round trip: 6.4km

Elevation: +150m

Difficulty: A1

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Christina Lake – Deer Point Trail

The Deer Point Trail is an incredibly scenic hike that traces the high bluffs above Christina Lake. The trail is smoothly graded and winds through ponderosa forest, opening up to big views of the lakeshore below.

Trailhead: East Shore Road, Texas Creek Provincial Park

Map: Gladstone Provincial Park

Distance, Round Trip: 13.8km

Elevation: +336m

Difficulty: A1

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Syringa & Yellow Pine Trails

The trails above Syringa Provincial Park meander through an open forest of towering ponderosa pine. This is easy, pleasant walking with excellent views of Lower Arrow Lake.

SUMMARY

Trailhead:Deer Park Road, Syringa Provincial Park

Map: Syringa Provincial Park

Distance: 6.6km

Elevation: 200m

Difficulty: A1

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Gibson Lake

The trail circling Gibson Lake is short and splendid, wrapping along the lakeshore and crossing tributary streams. Most folks will want to venture onwards and upwards into Kokanee Glacier Park, but if you’re looking for an easy hike or something to pair with the Old Growth Trail, then Gibson Lake is worth the drive!

SUMMARY

Trailhead: Kokanee Glacier Road

Map: Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park

Distance, Round Trip: 2.1km

Elevation: 0m

Difficulty: A1

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Rail Trail to Five Mile Point (Troup Beach)

All aboard the Great Northern Rail Trail! It’s not the most exciting hike, but the rail-grade is easy, gentle walking. The destination of this hike is white sandy Troup Beach at Five Mile Point – a great picnic spot with shallow water, sandbars, and solitude.

SUMMARY

Trailhead: Svoboda Road

Distance, Round Trip: 12.5km

Elevation: +164m

Difficulty: A1

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Kokanee Lake Trail

The Kokanee Lake Trail is the main access into beautiful Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park. The trail starts in the forest at Gibson Lake and winds up to the sub-alpine realm of meadows, lakes, waterfalls and marmots. Kokanee Glacier Park is great place to spend a weekend, wandering among mountains and meadows.

SUMMARY:

Trailhead: Kokanee Glacier Road

Map: Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park

Distance, One Way: 8.8km (to campground), 9.5km (to cabin)

Elevation: +578m

Difficulty: B1

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