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 river on two covered bridges, both painted an enchanting shade of red. Look for the magical “Koots” sculptures playing hide-and-seek among the boulders and enjoy the shady calm of the forest.
Trailhead: 5th St Distance, round trip: 3.6km Elevation: +90m Season: early April to late November Difficulty: Easy
The main feature of Cody Caves Provincial Park is the network of limestone caves. But for those wishing to explore above the surface, a short trail loops along the forest floor with clues about the underground wonderland below.
Trailhead: Cody Caves Road Distance, round trip: 2.6km Elevation: +117m Season: late May to early October Difficulty: Easy
The Carpenter Pass Trail offers a scenic loop to a high mountain pass, full of history and surrounded by epic views. It’s a worthwhile day hike, but even better if you can spend a few nights at Mount Carlyle Lodge to explore the alpine wonderland beyond the pass.
Trailhead: Carpenter Creek FSR Distance, round trip: 14.2km Elevation: +653m Season: mid-July 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