Do you think driving to the top of mountains is overrated? Do you really want to earn it? The Wakefield Trail gets you up to Idaho Peak using your own two feet. It’s a hard, steady climb that traces old mining routes to the top of Silver Ridge.
Trailhead: 4.6km up Silverton Creek FSR, then left and 3.9km up an unnamed dirt road
Map: Recreation Sites and Trails BC
Distance, Round Trip: 14.2km (from trailhead)
Elevation: +1000m (from trailhead)
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
Hiking at the top of the world has never been easier! Idaho peak is a short ridge-line trail offering spectacular panoramas and endless wildflowers.
Trailhead: 12km up from Sandon
Distance, Round Trip: 3.3km
The Slocan-Evans Creek trail is a ‘there and back again’ hike, following the Slocan lakeshore along the edge of Valhalla Provincial Park. The turnaround point is the bridge over the roaring Evans Creek, but the trail continuously opens up into rocky meadows and lapping crystal-blue shoreline.
Map: Valhalla Provincial Park
Trailhead: Main Street, Slocan – BC Parks Kiosk
Distance, round trip: 17km