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
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
A pleasant loop of trails that weaves along the forests and beaches of Kokanee Creek Provincial Park! This is a great early-season hike at low elevation, or come back in late August to see the spawning kokanee.
Trailhead: Highway 3B Distance, round trip: 4.8km Elevation: +122m Season: early April to mid-November Difficulty: Easy
Just starting to venture off trail? Mt. Giegerich is a gentle giant with two easy ridge-lines, inviting you to walk on up! This loop follows the official Sapphire Lakes Trail, summits Giegerich, dips down to the Sapphire Lakes, and then returns to Kaslo Lake via the unofficial Commission Creek route. It’s a wonderful circuit for folks staying in Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park – offering a day hike that’s moderate yet adventurous.
Trailhead: Kalso Lake, Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park Distance, round trip: 8.6km Elevation: +490m Season: mid-July to late September Difficulty: Moderate
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!
Trailhead: Kokanee Glacier Road Distance, round trip: 2.1km Elevation: 0m Season: late June to mid-October Difficulty: Easy
Shimmering turquoise lakes? Check. Meandering creeks and waterfalls? Check. Glowing fields of white granite? Check. Peaks all around? Oh yeah! Sapphire Lakes is a choice day hike for any kooteneers staying in Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park.
Trailhead: Kalso Lake, Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park Distance, round trip: 8.9km Elevation: +352m Season: mid-July to late September Difficulty: Moderate
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.
Trailhead: Kokanee Glacier Road Distance, One Way: 8.8km (to campground), 9.5km (to cabin) Elevation: +578m Season: mid-July to late September Difficulty: Moderate