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    Chewbacca Rocka to Eager Hills Lookout

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    11.1 km
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    397 m
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    The Chewbacca Rocka to Eager Hills Lookout is a fantastic hiking circuit in Cranbrook, BC, that will take you through the Cranbrook Community Forest Recreation Site to an amazing viewpoint overlooking the Kootenay River Valley. The trail consists of well-maintained pathways that can be quite steep in some sections, making it a great trek for casual and experienced hikers alike. From the rocky lookout, you will be able to spot Mount Fisher and The Steeples to the east.

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    Route Description for Chewbacca Rocka to Eager Hills Lookout

    Hiking the Chewbacca Rocka to Eager Hills Lookout is a fun trail, but it is not without challenges. Although it is mostly made up of well-maintained and easy-to-navigate trails, certain parts of the route are quite steep and will give you a real leg burn. Make sure to stay hydrated and take your time along the trail, and you will be sure to reach the lookout in no time.

    Setting out from the parking area, you will need to follow the trail initially to the southwest before it turns north through the forest. From here, the route winds through the beautiful forest setting to the northeast until you arrive at the rocky vantage point known as Eager Hills Lookout. Spend some time admiring the amazing views from the lookout that stretch across the lush valley toward the imposing wall of stone and ice that is the Rocky Mountains. To the east, you will be able to spot a number of rugged peaks, including Mount Fisher and The Steeples. After taking in the views, continue along the forested loop on a course towards the southwest, where you will eventually arrive back at the trailhead where you began.

    Getting to the Chewbacca Rocka to Eager Hills Lookout Trailhead

    To get to the trailhead for the Chewbacca Rocka to Eager Hills Lookout from Cranbrook, head northeast on BC-95 for 3.5 km and turn left to arrive at the parking area and the trailhead

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      Older Children only

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