Hiking in Creston Valley BC

Hiking & Biking

As soon as you start along the Creston Valley and Kootenay Lake Route, the mountains lining the valley catch your breath. Take the time to discover one (or all) of the many trails meandering throughout this inspiring terrain.

Creston and Area

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Creston and Area

A popular hiking trail on the west side of the Creston Valley with expansive views of the valley floor and the skimmerhorn mountains in the distance, this is a must-do...

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Creston and Area

The Billy Goat Bluffs Trail is the newest trail in the Creston Valley, having just been completed by the Creston Community Forest in June of 2018. The trail now provides...

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Creston and Area

Cornice Ride Trail  at the top of Kootenay Pass, is one of two premier trails in Stagleap Provincial Park, providing immediate and easy access into the park from the...

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Crawford Bay and Area

The Crawford Bay Wetlands Trail is an easily accessibly trail that meanders through the wetlands and along the beaches at the mouth of Crawford Bay, within the new Crawford Bay Regional...

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Creston and Area

The Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area is a  lush wetland habitat located 11 km west of Creston. Easy, year-round access to kilometrers of flat-top dyke trails offers amazing opportunities to view...

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Crawford Bay and Area

At the northwest corner of Kianuko Provincial Park, Haystack Mountain Trail is a relatively accessible back-country hike that follows along Sanca Creek before opening up into at a serene...

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Creston and Area

Ka Papa Cedars Trail is a new loop trail located on Highway 3, toward Kootenay Pass. The trail wanders through an old growth Cedar Grove, affectionately named Ralph's Grove.

To get here from...

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Crawford Bay and Area

Surrounding the Kokanee properties and golf course are 10 kilometers of maintained trails including the 1.5 km Little Big Bend Loop, the 3 km Big Bend Loop, and the 5.7 km...

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Creston and Area

As beautiful as its namesake, the Ladyslipper Orchid, this trail offers a moderately challenging afternoon hike in a mostly shaded environment.

To get there turn off Lakeview-Arrow Creek Rd onto...

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Crawford Bay and Area

The Lockhart Creek Provincial Park Trail follows the north side of Lockhart Creek gaining about 800 metres of elevation over a three-hour hike. An old cabin site about two hours...

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Crawford Bay and Area

This trail takes you up to Mount Loki, the tallest mountain on the east shore of Kootenay Lake, providing spectacular views of Kooteny Lake and Kaslo to the west, Riondel...

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Crawford Bay and Area

Pilot Peninsula is an easy 12 km shoreline hike along Kootenay Lake through the Pilot Bay Provincial Park, providing access to to multiple beaches along a wide well maintained trail...

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Crawford Bay and Area

This trail provides access to Plaid Lake, a large lake in an alpine basin ringed with significant ridge systems below Mt.Crawford. Spectacular views of Kootenay Lake and the West Arm...

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Creston and Area

Located in Stagleap Provincial Park at the top of Kootenay Pass, Ripple Ridge Trail is a relatively short and accessible hike that guarantees breath-taking views of the Selkirk Mountain range...

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Creston and Area

Part of the Creston Community Forest’s trail network on Mount Thompson, the Thompson Pack Trail is a 4.7 km (one-way) trail that parallels and meanders along Sullivan Creek. This...

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Creston and Area

The Thompson Rim Trail is the iconic Creston Valley hike, allowing hikers to do most of the hard work from their 4x4s before trekking on foot along the ridge of...

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Crawford Bay and Area

Easily accessible from Crawford Bay, this trail offers many beautiful viewpoints including a view of Kokanee Glacier to the west across the lake.

To reach the trailhead from Crawford Bay...

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