Old Glory Trail
The Old Glory Trail is a 19.0 km out-and-back hiking route in the Rossland Range Recreation Site that climbs uphill through the forest to visit the crash site of a RCAF B-25 Mitchell Bomber from 1947 and the summit of Old Glory Mountain. Along the trail, you can expect to hike through dense forests, over steep, rocky terrain, and witness amazing views from the rugged summit of the mountain. This is a great hike for those looking for a fun challenge, as well as anyone with historical interests.
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Route Description for Old Glory Trail
Hiking the Old Glory Trail is a real leg burner of an experience that will take you up the mountainside to experience some pretty amazing views of the surrounding area. This hike passes through the crash site of a Royal Canadian Air Force plane that went down on October 17, 1947 due to poor weather conditions. Hikers will be able to spot large pieces of wreckage across the area, as well as a large metal cross that stands as a memorial to everyone that died on board.
The trail sets out from the side of the highway and initially passes through a dense stretch of forest, before climbing uphill and opening up into some more exposed terrain. After passing by the wreckage site, hikers will traverse the rugged ridgeline on the way to the summit of Old Glory Mountain. From here, you will have an amazing view over the surrounding peaks that include Mount Plewman and Mount Lepsoe to the north, as well as Mount Kirkup and Grey Mountain to the southeast. After taking in the panoramic views, head back down the trail to return to the trailhead.
Getting to the Old Glory Trail Trailhead
To reach the Old Glory Trail from Rossland, head east on BC-3B for 9.8 km and you will find the trail on the left.
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