Hale Hut via Placer Trail
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Hale Hut via Placer Trail

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Hale Hut via Placer Trail

Hale Hut via Placer Trail

Distance: 4.2mi
Elevation: 814ft
Time: 2-2.5h

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Hale Hut via the Placer Trail is a 4.2mi out-and-back hiking route at the Panorama Mountain Resort near Invermere that will take you uphill through a forested valley to experience scenic views of the beautiful subalpine terrain. The route sets out from the resort and passes by the Greywolf Golf Course before veering towards and following closely alongside Toby Creek as it winds through the valley. This well-maintained and easy-to-navigate trail is also used as a cross-country ski trail in the winter, allowing you to enjoy these incredible views year-round.

Hale Hut via Placer Trail Map

Getting there

To reach the trailhead for the Hale Hut via Placer Trail from the Panorama Mountain Resort, drive southeast on Panorama Drive for 1969ft and turn right onto Greywolf Drive. Continue for 0.8mi and turn left to enter the parking area.

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When to do


Backcountry Campsites


Pets allowed

Yes - On Leash

Family friendly

Older Children only

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Route Type

Out and back

Hale Hut via Placer Trail
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Hale Hut via Placer Trail Description

Hiking to Hale Hut via the Placer Trail is a great outdoor experience whether you complete the route in the summer or the winter. This multi-use trail is most popular with skiers and hikers, allowing outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the picturesque views found within this forested valley. This route is easy to traverse with only minor changes in elevation, making it ideal for hikers of all skill levels.

Setting out on the trail, hikers will first pass by the Greywolf Golf Course before veering to the northwest on a route that skirts alongside the rushing waters of Toby Creek. Follow the trail as you pass through the subalpine valley and have some views of the Sultana and Red Line Peaks across the creek. Eventually, you will reach a small warming hut used by cross-country skiers in the winter that is named after Dennis Hale, an avid local skier. After reaching the hut, turn back and retrace your steps while soaking in the beautiful views once more as you make your way back to the trailhead.



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