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    Valley View Trail

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    4.7 km
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    242 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Valley View Trail is a 4.7 km hiking route in Fairmont Hot Springs near Invermere that will take you uphill along a forested trail to a lookout with some nice views of the Columbia Valley. With decently easy terrain and a small gain in elevation, hikers of most skill levels can enjoy this route. Alternatively, hikers can walk up the old road to reach a higher viewpoint nearer to the ski slopes.

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    Route Description for Valley View Trail

    Hiking the Valley View Trail is a quick outing in Fairmont Hot Springs that will allow you to enjoy the woodland beauty of the surrounding landscape. The trail sets out from the parking lot and climbs uphill along a densely forested path that will provide a pleasant, relaxing atmosphere as you work your way up towards the ski slopes. Eventually, the route will turn to the north and a bit more sharply uphill. Along this portion of the trail, you will have some views through the tree cover of the Columbia Valley below and the surrounding mountains. Reaching the top of the trail, you will begin to descend to the portion of the hike that runs parallel to Fairmont Creek. Follow the flowing waters of the creek to eventually return to the trailhead where you began your hike.

    Getting to the Valley View Trail Trailhead

    To reach the Valley View Trail from Invermere, take Highway BC-93 southeast for 23.0 km and make a left turn onto Fairmont Resort Road. After 1.5 km, you will arrive at the parking area.

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      Yes - On Leash

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      Older Children only

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