Pedley Pass Trail

HARD 19 reviews

Pedley Pass Trail is a 7.6 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near East Kootenay F, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

7.6 km
551 m
Out & Back

dog friendly







3 days ago

Had a great hike in , through the pass and down to the tarn. Lunch there then back to junction to ridge trail. Got part way along ridge, but weather started to turn so headed back. Lots of fun.

7 days ago

Very good reward but challenging hike.

8 days ago

June 30 2018: very rough road in, thought we missed it but kept going and eventually found the parking lot. I would rate this hike as easy-moderate, not difficult. It was short with beautiful views and a nice ridge walk!

16 days ago

{June 23 2018} • CAR: Drove in with a Tucson SUV. Definitely quite bumpy. A low car wouldn’t likely make it up without some good scratches to the belly of it. Just go slow and strategically dodge the bumps and holes. • WEATHER: Don’t be discouraged by cloud cover the day you go, we hiked right out of them and the wind up top keeps them moving out. • DIFFICULTY: Don’t be discouraged by the *hard* rating on this one. Ratings are subjective, but I get why they’ve rated this way. Certainly some moments are decently steep and get your heart rate up. However, these parts don’t last long and are very well balanced out with very moderate and easy spots. • DIRECTIONS: It seems like you’ve driven way too long, and you doubt whether or not you’ve missed it. So if you follow the directions, you’ll be good! (We did at one point come to a fork with arguably 3 options. The left was a thinner path that we debated about but it went up the cliffside to our left. So we stayed with the center option - which was correct! • PARKING: There is a parking lot near a quarry - this is NOT the parking lot you stop at. You’d be hiking for hours just to get to the actual parking lot if you stopped there. Well marked signage and a dead end at the correct parking lot. • DOGS ALLOWED: Brought our dog and she loved it. • FOOTWEAR: Boots or shoes with good traction highly recommended. • LOOKOUT + LAKE VIEW: Once to a directional split (I believe it says left lookout and right a trail) left is the lookout area and it isn’t far to get back to this sign. Come back to the sign and keep following the path right at the split to continue along to the lake. About 30 mins from that sign to the lake. Note: the lake isn’t going to jump out at you visually, until it does! I’ve uploaded some photos - which just don’t do it justice!

26 days ago

Went June 21st 2018 still areas with snow, our dog loved it. First 10mins of the hike was pretty muddy. Make sure your shoes have good grip. We made it to the lake. It was beautiful and cold. Over was a great hike. Took us 3 hours with stops and a lunch break!

1 month ago

This is just a heads up for anyone trying to do this hike early this spring (2018), the heavy snowfall this winter has resulted in deep snowpack at and before the trailhead right now in late May. It's probably accessible in a month's time or so!

9 months ago

This hike should be rated as easy. Not sure what the red line is showing on the map as that's not what the hike is.
Relatively close to town, just need a truck. Continue on to the lake and up to mt aneas for killer views

10 months ago

See trail and directions info at

We drove our AWD VW Touareg SUV and had no problems for ascending and descending to/from the trailhead. The drive is quite slow and bumpy; make sure you have lots of clearance, good tires, and AWD wouldn't hurt either! Follow the directions in the link above and you should have no problems finding the trailhead (it might seem like forever thou!).

The start of the trail is well marked in a large parking area (that has an outhouse) and a wooden signpost. The path from the trailhead to the trail markers indicating the way to the tarn and the ridge is well marked (with ribbons), well traveled, with a path that is compacted gravel/soil with some loose rocky areas; a very good trial. The accent is steep and strenuous in areas; hiking poles are an asset.

At the top where the trail spilts, the path to the tarn is also well marked and well traveled. Views of the mountain ranges and ridges are plenty, and the tarn offers a nice and quite spot for a break! Maybe a quick dip too!

Back to where the trail splits, the path to the ridges is steep and strenuous; hiking poles recommended (and lots of water and sunscreen as there is no shade from the sun up here! ). You can stop at the top of the first ridge for some great views (and return to the parking lot the way you came) or continue along the set of mountain ridges up up up for better and better views! The trek continues to be steep and strenuous, but soon enough the decent begins! The end might seem to never come, but follow the ribbons as the path up here is not as traveled and might seem like your losing your way. Eventually ribbons (and an inukshuk!) will indicate the end of the rocky ridge path and guide you back into the forest down a well traveled path back to the parking lot (eureka!!!!).

Travel time for us for the path to the tarn and all the way around the ridges was about 3.5 hours (included plenty of water, food, and picture breaks! ).


PS - take plenty of water and snacks to keep your energy up. Also, there is no cell service anywhere during the hike. We encountered no dangerous wildlife, but a bird scared the $h|t out of my wife :D

10 months ago

Awesome hike, great views, different options. Highly recommended! Definitely also recommend a truck to get to the trailhead, doable in a SUV but the road is very rough

10 months ago

Short and sweet hike! Amazingly rewarding views. Recommend 4 wheel drive vehicle to get to trail entrance.

10 months ago

Rough road in, great hike and awesome views!

11 months ago

Fun hike. Not hard, but moderately intense as it's just hiking up up up. The lake (referred to as tarn on signage at a trail junction) is a gem of a spot.

The road in is pretty well bang on 21km from the highway & Windermere Loop Rd junction. The first 13km are fine but start deteriorating from 13 to the end. Trucks and SUV's required for the drive up.

11 months ago

Great hike with fantastic views and a Great Lake for the dog to swim in. I would rate this moderate not hard unless you scramble straight up instead of taking the well marked path.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Magnificent and fun trek with breathtaking views. Pretty intense drive in though, final few km is on a poorly maintained road that is very rough. Recommend 4x4 with good clearance. My Yukon with all terrain tires had a work out getting in and out and I barely had enough clearance to avoid bottoming out several times.

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