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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

Bannock Point Trails

The trails at Bannock Point lead to scenic bluffs overlooking Slocan Lake. You can stay the night at the backcountry campground or just wander the awesome upper trail with mossy forest and wide viewpoints.

Summary
Trailhead: Highway 6
Distance, round trip: 5.36km
Elevation: +208m
Difficulty:  Moderate
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Sentinel Overlook

The trail up Mount Sentinel is a scenic choice for strong hikers. Edging between rock bluffs, ponderosa pine, and wildflowers, the steep trail leads to a series of stunning viewpoints over the Columbia River Valley.

Summary
Trailhead: Terrance Road
Distance, round trip: 9.3km
Elevation: +863m
Difficulty: Difficult
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Skattebo Reach Trail (Glade to McPhee Creek)

The Skattebo Reach Trail connects from Glade to Castlegar, contouring above the Kootenay River. It’s a pleasant forested route with the blue-green river peeking through the woods. McPhee Creek makes a good turnaround point if you don’t want to head all the way to the Brilliant Substation near Castlegar.

Summary
Trailhead: Glade Road
Distance, round trip: 8.2km
Elevation: +184m
Difficulty:  Easy
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Kokanee Creek Loop

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.

Summary
Trailhead: Highway 3B
Distance, round trip: 4.8km
Elevation: +122m
Difficulty:  Easy
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