A beautiful hiking trail up to White Queen’s Summit! Follow a historic mining road through Hummingbird Pass to access the “Bird Queen Trail” which traces the ridge line to the summit. Beautiful views of Ymir Peak and the surrounding mountains can be found along the way, but be sure to come in the fall for the golden larches at the top!
Trailhead: Whitewater Ski Hill Road Distance, round trip: 10.2km Elevation: +691m Season: late June to late September Difficulty: Moderate
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 is well worth the trip if you book a night at Woodbury Cabin.
Trailhead: Woodbury-Fletcher FSR Distance, round trip: 16.7km Elevation: +868m Season: mid-July to late September Difficulty: Moderate
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 old growth cedars. This epic trek is not for the faint of heart – with rough and hazardous terrain, you need to be a tough backpacker, ready for the kind of suffering that comes with a big adventure.
Trailheads: Toby Creek FSR (Invermere) and Argenta Road (Argenta) Distance, one way: 70.4km Elevation: +1896m (East to West) or +2331 (West to East) Season: mid-July to late September Difficulty: Challenging
The trail to Silver Spray Cabin just goes up and up and up. Up through the forest, up along Silver Spray Creek, up around Clover Basin. The reward is an alpine cabin situated in a beautiful basin of lakes and meadows and peaks.
Trailhead: Woodbury-Fletcher FSR Distance, round trip: 14.4km Elevation: +1072m Season: mid-July to late September Difficulty: Difficult
The Merry Go Round trail winds high through the forest to a clearcut view of the Columbia River Valley. The trail builders created some impressive bridges and boardwalks, making this easy trail feel like a proper adventure! This trailhead is right beside the Merry Creek Trails, giving you two great hikes for one day!
Trailhead: Merry Creek FSR Distance, round trip: 4.7km Elevation: +232m Season: early May to early November Difficulty: Easy
The Merry Creek Trails are easy, scenic hiking just outside of Castlegar. The trails meander over soft forest floor and explore interesting landmarks, with a big view of the Columbia River Valley at the far end!
Trailhead: Merry Creek FSR Distance, round trip: 5.1km Elevation: +82m Season: early May to early November Difficulty: Easy
Mount Jardine is spectacular hike which follows a historic mining trail to a high alpine ridge. The summit offers wide views of the Valley of the Ghosts where old mining towns have faded back into the forest.
Trailhead: Rossiter FSR Distance, round trip: 13.2km Elevation: +1245m Season: mid-July to late September Difficulty: Difficult
Jumbo Pass is a beautiful alpine ridge studded with larch and surrounded by massive peaks and glaciers. Most of the hike is done in the forest, but the destination is well worth the journey! Jumbo Pass can also be hiked from the Invermere side and has an overnight hut that can be booked.
Trailhead: Glacier Creek FSR Distance, round trip: 10.7km Elevation: +957m Season: mid-July to late September Difficulty: Difficult