A short hike to a quiet subalpine lake, with plenty more exploring on the surrounding ridges. The forest is studded with golden larches in the fall.
“Red Mountain” seems to be a pretty common name in the Koots. There’s a few of them! But this one is the neighbour of Toad Mountain in the Bonnington Range above Nelson. It has the characteristic red rock, but also offers great hiking off the beaten path.
One of the best ridgeline hikes in the Kootenays! Hiking a loop around Mount Reco will bring you through alpine meadows surrounded by peaks. With the option to bag Reco’s summit, this is a great day in the mountains.
If you love long walks in the woods, then you’ll love the Lockhart Creek Trail. You can hike way up the creek drainage for a mighty 22km round trip… or just stretch your campground legs with a quick kilometre out and back.Continue reading Lockhart Creek
A beautiful network of trails looping around the three Champion Lakes. Explore as much as you want, but definitely visit the viewpoint!Continue reading Champion Lakes Trails
Edging above Rossland, the Kootenay Columbia Trail heads to a scenic bluff with a big view! This hike can be done within an hour – a great destination for beginners!Continue reading Kootenay Columbia Trail
There is nothing like hiking a beautifully crafted trail! The hike to Red Mountain weaves through forests and bluffs at a steady grade, lifting you up to the summit with big views over the ski resort and Rossland.Continue reading Red Mountain (Rossland)
Talus Hill pops up above the village of Warfield to offer 360 degree views of the Columbia River Valley. It’s a short hike, but new hikers will find a challenge on the rocky switchbacks.Continue reading Talus Hill
A sweet little forested loop that climbs to a viewpoint over Trail. You just need an hour – perfect for a nature break!Continue reading Elder Trail
Hiking Toad Mountain via Giveout Creek FSR leads you along a forested trail to access the summit from the northern ridge. The ridge line ascent is a little less scenic than the original trail from the Silverking mine, but much easier for hikers and vehicles alike! The summit of Toad offers epic views of the Nelson and surrounding peaks!