Difficulty: Easy A1
Elevation gain: 66m (216′)
Map: Kaslo & Area Trail Map
Trailheads: Multiple 1. end of 5th street.
The Kaslo Trailblazers’ first goal when they were formed in 2005 was to establish a trail loop along the Kaslo River with two bridge crossings on the east and west ends of the trail. The trail is bordered by village history, from the unraveling hydroelectric pipes along the north trail to the devastating flood of 1894 that washed away the south end of town.
The 2.8 km Kaslo River Trail and Trailblazers Bridge opened in 2008 – 1.4 km on the south side of the river, and a wheelchair friendly trail for 1.2 km on the north side.
Plans are to extend the south trail west toward Sandon with the long term goal of joining trails built and maintained by the Kaslo to Sandon Rails to Trails Society. The south trail also connects to the Kaslo airport and existing trails at the True Blue Recreation Area.
The Kaslo & Area Trail Map ($2) is sectioned into 3 primary areas around Kaslo, including Village of Kaslo Area, Mount Buchanan Area, and True Blue Area. It includes over 65km of trail, the Kaslo Family Mtn Bike Park area, the Kaslo River Trail Unity Bridge and Trailblazers Bridge.