The Nakusp and Area Community Trails Society takes care of nine trails in the area. Photo submitted

Hike Nakusp with these great trails

The Nakusp and Area Community Trails Society maintains nine trails

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The Nakusp and Area Community Trails Society maintains nine hiking trails in the area and hosts group hikes to many trails all over the Kootenays.

September and early October are often the nicest months to hike, cooler and less smoke. There are local trails for all interests, travelling through some of our most beautiful forests, mountains and wonderful vistas — Cedar Grove, Box Lake and Vicky’s View are short and relatively gentle hikes. The Hot Springs Trail is longer and considered a moderate hike, but really anyone in reasonable shape can complete it. Have a soak in the Hot Springs after the hike!

Kuskanax Mountain South Trail (Hot Springs Road) Kimbol Lake and Saddle Mountain Lookout Trail are longer and a bit more challenging and provide the most awe-inspiring views of the Selkirk and Monashee mountains. Kuskanax Mountain North Trail (Turner Road) is a trail anyone can hike and the 15-kilometre access road gets you into the alpine quickly.

Saddle Mountain fire lookout has been restored and is suitable for overnight stays. The Nakusp to Summit Lake Rail Trail is a gentle bike ride or walk south of Nakusp. Many of these trails are suitable to snowshoe or ski and some are multi-use. Most access roads require an all-wheel or 4×4 drive high-clearance vehicle.

More information and all our maps are available on our website www.nakusptrails.ca, links from the Nakusp town website www.nakusp.com and paper maps at the Visitor Centre and our Facebook page. We have a hiking schedule every year and everyone is welcome. Check it out on our Facebook page and website.

We would like to recognize those volunteers who are keeping our trails in good condition despite rain, snow and wind storms – Barb, Jerry, Frank, Wulf, Bianca, Jo, Warren, Terry, Roland and Reg. Aiden, Barb, Bianca, Erica and Ashley look after administrative duties. We always need more volunteers for maintenance, public relations, planning hikes and many other tasks. Contact us at nakusptrails@gmail.com.

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