BULLDOG LOOKOUT 1397m 4583′
This abandoned fire lookout has a road to the top. From the KVR railbed, join the road at the south end of the tunnel. At one time this was rough 4WD access to Renata. The road goes over the top of the mountain.
Location: KVR railway just after the Bulldog tunnel between Castlegar and the Paulson Bridge
Elevation gain: 483m (1583′)
Key elevations: S entrance Bull Dog tunnel 914m (3000′), Bull Dog Lookout 1397m (4583′)
Distance: ~3.5kms one-way
Time: 1 hour one-way
Access: Good gravel road then on old rail bed.
Season: June through October
Map: 82E/8 Deer Park
Drive: From Castlegar drive over the Paulson summit and turn right on the Hwy #3 Blueberry Paulson Bridge Bypass Road (just before reaching the Paulson Bridge). Follow the road down to the Kettle Valley Railbed and then go north along the rail bed.
2.5km TH Mt Gladstone
6.5 km Abandoned rail stop of Farron (a maintained camp spot for the KVR).
North end of Farron is the left turn to Dog Rd to MT Faith, Hope and Charity.
Drive on the rail line all the way to the Bull Dog Tunnel.
On the Backroads map, it appears that the Bulldog FSR goes over the top of the centre of the tunnel.
Trail: A rough trail leads 300′ up from the end of the tunnel passing flat, road-like tracks where railcars shunted uphill before the tunnel was built. A route was taped through the trees to the forestry access road that leads to the lookout. The road climbs steadily for 800 feet in a kilometre and then traverses the south ridge of Bull Dog Mountain. Scramble up into the lookout for better views of Arrow Lakes.
Check out the Verigin memorial from the 1920s near Farron.