Skycastle (aka Lemon Lookout) is an old fire tower offering panoramic views of the Valhallas and Slocan Valley. This ain’t no Idaho Peak – you’ll have to march yourself up the long climb to the summit – but the scenery is nearly as spectacular!
Trailhead: Ponderosa FSR
Distance, Round Trip: 10km
Went back to Sproule Creek after work one evening for a rainy hike. The water is low right now, leading to some mini waterfalls among the creek bed. The final bridge is still out, but with the low water, it is possible to cross the creek and continue the last 1km to the Mill Site.
Hiked up to the Smallwood/Bigwood lookout last week! Beautiful views and clouds of mosquitoes at the top. Trail is snow-free with just a handful of deadfall along the route.
Ward’s Ferry Trail traces the Kootenay River and connects Blewett to Glade. A good chunk of it is scenic riverside hiking. A good chunk of it is also a long slog in the woods.
Trailhead: Rover Creek FSR (Blewett) or Glade Road (Glade)
Map: Castlegar Parks and Trails Society
Distance, One Way: 8km