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    Pinto Mountain

    Difficulty
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    Hard
    Duration
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    4-6h
    Distance
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    8.7 km
    Elevation
    This reflects the total elevation gained throughout this route as measured by the GPS file. This includes all ascents and descents, and is higher than what is quoted in most route guides, which simply measure the distance between the starting-point and high-point of the route.
    960 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The trail to the summit of Pinto Mountain is an 8.7 km out-and-back hiking route that will lead you to a vantage point with spectacular views of the area surrounding Invermere, BC. From the summit, you will have a sightline across the Rockies to the east and west across the Columbia Valley to the Purcell Mountains. Be sure to make the journey into the trailhead with a 4x4 high clearance vehicle as a regular car won’t be able to make it up the rugged roads.

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    Route Description for Pinto Mountain

    The Pinto Mountain Trail is a challenging but rewarding hike that will leave your legs more than a little bit tired after the steep climb up the mountainside. The trail is easy to navigate and isn’t overly difficult or technical; however, there is an elevation gain of 960m packed along its length, so be prepared for a bit of a leg burner.

    The route sets out through the dense forests at the base of Pinto Mountain and eventually breaks out into some more exposed terrain. On this upper portion of the hike, you will have breathtaking views in every direction, and from the summit, you will just be able to make out Invermere nestled in the valley below, surrounded by mountains on either side. After taking in the views, carefully head back down the steep trail for the return journey home.

    Getting to the Pinto Mountain Trailhead

    To get to the trailhead for Pinto Mountain from Highway BC-93 in Invermere, exit the highway onto Cooper Road and continue for 600 m. Turn right on Westrock Mine Road and follow it for 7.8 km. Keep left at the fork in the road and continue for 8.1 km to get to the trailhead.

    Route Information

    • When to do

      June–November

    • Backcountry Campsites

      No

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      No

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Moderate

    • Route Type

      Out and back

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