TRAILS

  • Lake of the Hanging Glacier

The bridge over Hell Roaring Creek has not been installed yet.
Please do not attempt this hike at this time.  Updates on the bridge will be posted here and on our social media channels.  Thank you!

EXPLORE THE VALLEY ON STMS TRAILS

Use our trails as a way to see everything the Columbia Valley has to offer.  From easy to access hikes like Mount Swansea and Pedly Pass to deep back country adventures to Lake of the Hanging Glacier and Chalice Creek there is a hike for every taste and skill level.

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ASSINIBOINE LAKE

Fine views, tumbling streams and two mountain lakes (You can visit Lunette Lake on the way to Lake Assiniboine.) make hiking this trail a satisfying backwoods experience.The path is well defined from the parking area and the first stream crossing should be easy with a large stump newly installed for your convenience.

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AZURE LAKE

The trail is 6.5 km one way and has an elevation gain of 683 metres.

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BREWER CREEK

This hike is a local favorite. Wet marshy areas, the sounds of a bubbling creek, beautiful open meadows and crystal-clear tarns – Brewer Creek offers something for everyone. 

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CHALICE CREEK

This hike is a local favorite. Wet marshy areas, the sounds of a bubbling creek, beautiful open meadows and crystal-clear tarns – Brewer Creek offers something for everyone. 

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JUMBO PASS

The trail is both well used and obvious, with a blend of easy, moderate and steep sections to sustain interest. After 1 km, the trail is deep within a lush
forest before tackling a small boulder field.

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LAKE OF THE HANGING GLACIER

With intriguing names like Hellroaring Creek, Horsethief Creek, and Lake of the Hanging Glacier, this 16 km round-trip hike is a must for those who want to experience a classic Purcell wilderness hike.

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MCLEAN LAKE

Alpine meadows, azure lake, impressive mountain views, McLean Lake has it all.

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PEDLEY PASS

Pedley Pass offers options for hikers of all abilities and lots of room for exploration.

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PINTO MOUNTAIN

Only 20 km from Invermere Pinto is a must do hike.  From the top you get unobstructed views of the Stanford Range (which Pinto is in), Mount Nelson to the west and Mount Assiniboine off to the northeast.  Once on the trail the return trip is about 7.2 km with an elevation gain of 940 metres. 

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SWANSEA MOUNTAIN

The Swansea hiking trails are the first trails in the area to become free of snow and provides great training for the hiking season.  Swansea is always the first to free itself of winter’s embrace where the last push from the upper parking lot is the last place you may find snow. 

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WELSH LAKES

The trail starts with a crossing of Welsh Creek on a footbridge and then stays in the forest to the north of the creek for about 2 km.

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