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    Mount Sabine Lookout Trail

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    5.0 km
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    209 m
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    The Mount Sabine Lookout Trail is a 5.0 km out-and-back hiking route in Canal Flats, BC, that takes you along the forested southern slope of Mount Sabine to reach a scenic viewpoint overlooking the Kootenay River Valley. From there, you will have a great sightline over the town of Canal Flats, Columbia Lake, and the Purcell Mountains off in the distance. This trail offers quick access to some spectacular views, without the grind of a more difficult hiking route.

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    Route Description for Mount Sabine Lookout Trail

    If you are looking for an amazing hike with awesome views that is easy to access from town, then the Mount Sabine Lookout trail is the perfect half-day hiking option in Canal Flats. The trail can be found right off the Kootenay Forest Government Road and works through a beautiful stretch of forest along the lower slopes of Mount Sabine. Hiking to the west, you will gradually work your way up a gentle slope before arriving at the viewpoint. From here, you will experience amazing views that stretch out across the valley towards the distant Purcell Mountains, with the blue waters of Columbia Lake below you. For the effort required, this is a spectacular hiking route that is accessible for hikers of most skill levels.

    Getting to the Mount Sabine Lookout Trail Trailhead

    To reach the Mount Sabine Lookout Trail from Canal Flats, drive north on Kootenay Forest Government Road for 3.3 km, where you will find the trailhead on the left.

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    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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