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LEMON CREEK LOOKOUT (Skycastle Lookout)

LEMON LOOKOUT TOWER (Skycastle Lookout)   1723m    5653′ Lemon Creek Lookout Tower was turned into Skycastle Lookout about 5/6 years ago, offering overnight accommodation for a small group in the lower levels, while the observation tower remained open to the … Continue reading

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GALENA TRAIL

GALENA TRAIL – Three Forks to New Denver 6.5km Difficulty: easy A1 Elevation gain/loss: 110m   Key elevations: Denver Siding TH 630m (2066′); Alamo 655m (2150′); Three Forks TH 720m (2360′); Roseberry TH   Distance: 6.5km Time: 2 hours  Season: April through November … Continue reading

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FLETCHER LAKE

This subalpine lake is a popular fishing spot and offers day hiking opportunities to an even more secluded lake. The trails and road are not maintained because of bear habitat. It is not recommended to come here. Difficulty: difficult  Elevation … Continue reading

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WHEELER LAKE

WHEELER LAKE TRAIL The solitude of Wheeler Lake will attract some hikers to this area; others will be lured by the lake’s good fishing. This lake is in Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park. The trails are not maintained. This is grizzly … Continue reading

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ROSS LAKE TRAIL

This is a small subalpine lake in the Redfish Creek drainage system at an elevation of 1816m (5950′). Good fishing is available as well as wandering the ridge tops in the headwaters of Redfish Creek. Other lakes are: in this … Continue reading

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SIX MILE LAKES

SIX MILES LAKES TRAIL This easy trail is near Nelson but far enough into the mountains to experience wildlife, wildfowl and picturesque lakes. Spring and fall are probably the best times. Difficulty: easy A1 Elevation gain: minimal Distance: 2.5km Time: … Continue reading

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LITTLE LAKES in the Nelson Range

1. SIX MILES LAKES TRAIL This easy trail is near Nelson but far enough into the mountains to experience wildlife, wildfowl and picturesque lakes. Spring and fall are probably the best times. Difficulty: easy A1 Elevation gain: minimal Distance: 2.5km … Continue reading

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SILVER SPRAY TRAIL

The seeker of solitude will not mind the stiff climb to a beautiful cabin set amid spectacular mountain scenery. Other attractions include a well-preserved mining area of historic interest and shallow, sometimes inviting warm glacial tarns. Originally built in the … Continue reading

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WOODBURY CREEK TRAIL (Woodbury Hut)

This trail – the only route up the upper Woodbury Creek drainage – travels through a luxuriant forest cut by numerous open avalanche paths into the subalpine basin below Woodbury Glacier. The semi-open forest, with its abundance of food and … Continue reading

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WEST FORK KOKANEE CREEK

An easy three kilometre loop trail in the forest and near a creek. Great for kids.  Difficulty: Easy A1 Elevation gain: 190m (622′) Distance: 3kms Time: 1-2 hours Season: May through November Access: easy Map: 82F/11 Kokanee Peak Drive: Kokanee Glacier … Continue reading

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