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    Hunter’s Way

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    11.6 km
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    654 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    Hunter’s Way is an 11.6 km out-and-back hiking route near Invermere that will take you along a wide forest service road to access some nice views overlooking the Columbia Valley. While the trail isn’t overly difficult, it does pack a moderate amount of elevation gain, so be prepared for an uphill grind. Pack microspikes for the shoulder seasons as the trail can become fairly slippery due to ice.

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    Route Description for Hunter’s Way

    Hunter’s Way is a scenic hiking route through the beautiful forests near Fairmont Hot Springs that will allow you to disconnect from the world around you and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. While there are only a few decent lookouts over the Columbia Valley, the serene forest atmosphere is more than enough to turn this route into an enjoyable experience in the woods.

    The trail climbs uphill along a wide forest service road and meanders through the trees towards the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort Ski Area. From the top of the trail, you will have a nice sightline looking out across the valley to the rugged Purcell Mountains to the west. After taking in the views, head back down the same route to return to the trailhead where you began your hike.

    Getting to the Hunter’s Way Trailhead

    To get to the trailhead for Hunter’s Way from Invermere, head south on Highway BC-93 for 22.7 km and take a left on Wills Road. After 500 m, take another left on Mountain View Drive, followed by a right on Mountain Ridge Road. You will find the trail straight ahead in 76 m.

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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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