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    Jimmy Russel to Sunflower Hill Loop

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    3.9 km
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    140 m
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    The Jimmy Russel to Sunflower Hill Loop is a 3.9 km lollipop hiking route near Kimberley, BC, that will take you up a gentle slope through some light forest cover for scenic views of the surrounding area. The trail is made up of easily traversable terrain, making it accessible for hikers of almost any skill level. Keep an eye out for black bears, and remember to bring bear spray along for this hike, as they are frequently spotted along the trail.

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    Route Description for Jimmy Russel to Sunflower Hill Loop

    Hiking the Jimmy Russel to Sunflower Hill Loop is a quick and easy trek that will provide some sweeping views across the valley with some rugged mountains framing the backdrop. The well-maintained trail sets out from the Kimberley Riverside Campground and heads north on a route through some light tree cover. Reaching a junction in the trail, head left to begin the loop portion of the hike in a clockwise direction. As you hike along the trail, you will have some amazing views of the nearby Purcell Mountains to the northwest, as well as the Rockies to the east. After working your way around the loop, turn left at the junction to head back to the campground.

    Getting to the Jimmy Russel to Sunflower Hill Loop Trailhead

    To reach the parking area for the Jimmy Russel to Sunflower Hill Loop from Kimberley, drive southeast on BC-95A for 4.0 km and turn right onto St Marys Lake Road. After 2.8 km, turn left to enter the parking lot at the campground, where you will find the trailhead across the road to the north.

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      Kimberley Riverside Campground

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