Explore the most popular views trails in Kokanee Glacier Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

7 months ago

A great hike to do on a day with visibility for amazing views! (Ymir peak can be spotted!) Well defined trail, just use with caution and watch for mountain bikers. There is a bench at the look out which offers a great spot for a rest or lunch.

It looks like a lovely place to hike but no where does it say that dogs are prohibited until AFTER you’ve driven up the 16k dirt road. I recommend the park service let folks know at the bottom of the hill. Still, I plan on returning as it looks lovely. Don’t try driving up in a low clearance vehicle.

Beautiful trail. Great for people who don't mind a steady climb. Lots of little critters and beautiful flowers on the way to the final destination. Lake was freezing but worth a quick dip. Will do again!

The 10 mi road to the TH is challenging for street-only vehicles. The trail rises steadily to a string of stunning subalpine lakes. Nelson was 92 and blanketed in smoke, but it was 75 and nearly clear on the trail. Well worth the drive and hike.

great trail but still snow on top, great old growth cedar trail syop on way back

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Hiked up to Silver Spray Cabin many, many times! Absolutely my fav! 2years ago did the Traverse from Woodbury hut to Silver Spray Cabin... awesome! Going again this fall!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Terrific, short trail. Paired with other trails in the area to build your own loop. Beautiful scenery, capped by an amazing, nearly 360 degree view of the valley and Kootenay River. Summit runs into the Smallwood Trail and has benches available for taking in the view. This trail brackets the steeper Smallwood Trail downhill section that's tailored more for biking. If on foot, you'll want to take Bigwood and bypass that section of the Smallwood Trail.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Awesome, fairly easy trail with great views. Connects with a series of other trails that serves as a sort of a build your own loop. Doesn't appear to be heavily used. Did see one other group, a really friendly couple with their child strapped to their back. This trail runs into Bigwood at the summit and has a couple benches to soak in the beautiful, near 360 degree views. The downhill portion of this trail is definitely tailored towards bikers. I'd recommend taking the Bigwood down. Definitely worth a visit.

Such a beautiful hike! Once you get close to the lakes the scenery is greener and the hike is more enjoyable. We didn't hike all the way to the glacier, but stopped for a picnic in the valley where we could see the glacier. Definitely a good hike to do in the summer. We went in August and the lake water was freezing so don't anticipate swimming! Good for a refreshing/freezing dip if you're into that!

Hiked in to the center of the park and stayed at the Slocan Chief Cabin. First time was with my wife in the late 70's from the Nelson side from Gibson Lake and then again in the early 80's with Ken and Kelly Kern from the Slocan side via Enterprise Creek. It's not a really big park, but packs in a lot of spectacular scenery.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

The hike to Woodbury Glacier was perhaps the most spectacular alpine hike I have taken. I stumbled upon it accidentally. It was the closest trail to Nelson that was open for use, due to grizzly bear sightings, although hikers at the trailhead reported grizzlies (mother & cub) in a huckleberry patch just up from the parking lot. The whole hike was below treeline. We hiked to a point above the glacial canyon opposite the glacier which was rounded and receding but magnificent.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Breathtaking. Completed the hike in late July, camped at Kaslo lake. Beautiful glacier, wildlife, lakes, rocks, everything! Looking forward to returning in the fall!