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    Old Coach Trail

    Difficulty
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    Easy
    Duration
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    1-1.5h
    Distance
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    4.7 km
    Elevation
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    94 m
    User Ratings
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    Overall Rating
    This is the average user-submitted overall rating on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest.
    10.0
    Physical Difficulty
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    Easy (Circle)
    Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
    Technical Difficulty
    This is the average user-submitted rating on the technical difficulty of this route. In general, green is beginner, blue is intermediate, black is advanced/most difficult and double-black is expert-only. It is recommended that users build up to black and double-black routes.
    Easy (Circle)
    Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
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    Directions to Trailhead
    Old Coach Trail

    The Old Coach Road Loop is a 4.7 km hiking route near Invermere, BC, that follows along the Columbia Escarpment and provides a great sightline across the valley. The trail is relatively flat and made up of easy terrain, making it accessible for hikers of all skill levels. Bring some binoculars for the chance to view some wildlife along the Columbia River below the bluff.

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    Route Description for Old Coach Trail

    Hiking along the Old Coach Trail Loop is a quick half-day hike from Invermere that will provide hikers with picturesque views across the valley and the chance to see some local wildlife. The trail passes through some light tree cover on the way down to the edge of the escarpment, where you will have a great sightline looking out over the Columbia River and the surrounding wetlands. This is a great place to look for some local animal species, including coyotes, various types of birds, and deer.

    Continue working your way around the loop and take in the expansive view across the valley to the Purcell Mountain Range. After you’ve made it to the northernmost part of the trail, work your way back along the loop to return to the trailhead. Those looking to extend their hike can utilize any of the trails that branch off from the main route to create a longer loop through this scenic area without too much difficulty.

    Getting to the Old Coach Trail Trailhead

    To access the trailhead for the Old Coach Road Loop from Highway BC-93 outside of Invermere, head northwest on BC-93 for 7.2 km and make a left turn. Turn left again immediately and continue down the road for 350 m, where you will find the parking area.

    Route Information

    • When to do

      May–October

    • Backcountry Campsites

      No

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Low

    • Route Type

      Circuit

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