CORNICE RIDGE

An easily accessible trail from Kootenay Pass. 

Difficulty: Easy B1
Elevation gain: 362m
Key elevations:
Distance: 6.1km round trip
Time: 3 hours
Season: April to November
Access: Easy 
Map:

Drive: From Creston take the # 3 highway west to Kootenay Pass, park in the large parking lot on the right hand side where the outhouses are located.

Trail: Follow a well-trodden trail above and to the left of the log building/warming shelter and continue climbing. There are several trails meandering through the forest but they all seem to merge eventually as the trail winds higher. In approximately 800 meters the trail takes a distinct left (west) bend. An avalanche control structure comes into view. Continue past this and by now the route is fairly obvious along the ridge. The trail climbs to a high point before descending along the ridge, then continues to the end of the ridge. Great views of the surrounding terrain is your reward for this relatively short hike.

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I would like to think of myself as a full time traveler. I have been retired since 2006 and in that time have traveled every winter for four to seven months. The months that I am “home”, are often also spent on the road, hiking or kayaking.
I hope to present a website that describes my travel along with my hiking and sea kayaking experiences.

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