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Bigwood Trail is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Central Kootenay F, British Columbia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is best used from May until October.

Length 3.1 mi Elevation gain 1,250 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Mountain biking Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife Muddy Rocky No dogs
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Scott Jackson
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Just finished Bigwood trail, Great interior trail, very well maintained, steady grind up but not to the point of exhaustion, summit views are outstanding, Used all trails map directions to Smallwood that were totally incorrect, use directions to bigwood, well maintained gravel road in, don’t need 4x4, trail head is down the road 100ft from info sign, on left side heading in. Trail splits 250yards in,stay right, trail goes strait to the top no need for map no trails cross it, you can exit on same, or use Smallwood trail easier on knees if that’s an issue, we used smallwood trial down, way faster but very steep spots, Smallwood trail also exits on the top in totally different direction, this is the one we couldn’t find on initial attempt from the main road re directions on alltrails site, spoke with a Nelsoner and he said it connected to a logging road way off somewhere, my wife and I summited in 1hr30 min, using the Smallwood exit had us down in an hour, total trip with lunch on top 3hrs. We’re in our late 50’s and average hikers. Highly recommended this trail, it is a mountain bike trail and we did see 2 but you wouldn’t know it was like a lot of the others in Nelson area. Cheers

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Lesley George
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Hiking

Great trail! Incredible view, can see the top of Red mountain all the way over to Whitewater. Roads up are packed dirt, but overall very driveable maybe take 4-wheel drive. Trail was great and dog friendly

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Jordana Holloway
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Hiking

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.

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Mat Owens
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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.

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Kelli Graham
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Candice Gaschnitz
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Hannah Lunn
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Dagmar Dlab
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Kirk Jensen
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sanden anderson
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Jenna M
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Gagan Gill
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Jack Lumber
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Aude Sarhy
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Kirk Jensen
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Jeff Skretts
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Eric Moraes
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Michael Anderson
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