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Shannon Lake

A short and steep trail to a subalpine lake in the Valhallas. Shannon Lake is a quick trip for hikers, but off-trail adventurers will have lots of options to explore the ridges beyond and Mount Vingolf above.

Summary
Trailhead: Shannon Creek FSR
Distance, round trip: 3.6km
Elevation: +277m
Difficulty: Moderate
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Saddle Mountain Lookout

A gorgeous hike that ascends through forest and wildflower meadows to reach a historic fire tower. The Saddle Mountain Lookout is perched panoramically high above Nakusp and Arrow Lakes!

Summary
Trailhead: Lookout Road
Distance, round trip: 10.7km
Elevation: +824m
Difficulty: Moderate
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Silver Spray Cabin

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.

Summary
Trailhead: Woodbury-Fletcher FSR
Distance, round trip: 14.4km
Elevation: +1072m
Difficulty: Difficult
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Helen Deane Lakes

A nice, short outing for folks staying overnight in Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park. This trail will take you past the historic Slocan Chief Cabin and then dip down to visit two alpine lakes.

Summary
Trailhead: Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park
Distance, round trip: 4.6km
Elevation: +178m
Difficulty: Easy
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Fry Creek Canyon

The Fry Creek Canyon Trail has suffered from recent mudslides along the canyon wall, significantly shortening the route during spring run-off. But it’s still a worthwhile destination if you’re already visiting the north end of Kootenay Lake!

Summary
Trailhead: Houston Road, Johnson’s Landing
Distance, round trip: 10.9km
Elevation: +370m
Difficulty: Easy
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Davis Creek Trail

Tighten your hiking boots and prepare for an incredibly steep trail that ascends to a panoramic overlook of Kootenay Lake. Head further up the trail to explore an old growth cedar forest and reach Fishhook Lake.

Summary
Trailhead: Highway 31
Distance, round trip: 8.8km
Elevation: +700m
Difficulty: Difficult
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75 Trails Giveaway!

West Kootenay Hiking has hit some big milestones in the last few days

Let’s celebrate with a giveaway!

WHAT YOU CAN WIN:

A unisex t-shirt from the West Kootenay Hiking collection in the colour, size, and design of your choice:

Kootenay Hiking T-Shirt

HOW TO ENTER

Do any of the following for one entry in the draw. Maximum of 3 entries per person:
1. Like theĀ West Kootenay Hiking Facebook page
2. Tag a hiking buddy in the comments of the contest Facebook post.
3. Share theĀ West Kootenay Hiking Facebook page with your friends

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • contest closes Friday, May 10th at 4pm PST
  • winner will be contacted through Facebook messenger
  • winner must reside in Canada or the US, and must provide name and address to receive prize in mail
  • prize is a unisex t-shirt from the West Kootenay Hiking collection on Redbubble, in the size and colour of the winner’s choice. Prize is not cash transferrable.

Happy hiking!
-Abby