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    Thanksgiving Mountain

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    3.4 km
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    303 m
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    Thanksgiving Mountain is a quick 3.4 km out-and-back hiking route that will take you up to the summit for some amazing mountain views. A popular destination with locals around the Thanksgiving holiday season, this trail is a relatively easy way to bag a peak and cash in on the beautiful scenery that comes with it. This trail will require some basic route finding skills near the top.

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    Route Description for Thanksgiving Mountain

    Hiking up Thanksgiving Mountain is a fun way to get out and reconnect with the outdoors while experiencing some breathtaking views along a fairly easy-to-navigate trail. Thanks to a high elevation starting point, the route to the summit of the mountain only features 303 m of elevation gain along its short length, making for an easy half-day out on the trails.

    Setting out from the parking area, cross over the highway and pick up the trail as it heads to the northwest. As you gently climb through the forest, you will pass by countless huckleberry bushes and be surrounded by amazing views of the surrounding mountains. After roughly 1km, the trail will steepen a bit before starting to fade away. Here, you will need to look for orange route flags that will bring you to a rockslide. Head north across the meadow and up the ridge for some amazing views from the summit of Thanksgiving Mountain.

    Here, you can spot Sphinx Mountain to the north, Kootenay Lake to the west, and the Purcell Mountains to the southeast. After taking in the amazing views, head back down the same trail to return to your vehicle below.

    Getting to the Thanksgiving Mountain Trailhead

    To reach the trailhead for Thanksgiving Mountain from Crawford Bay, drive south on BC-3A for 7.6 km and make a left onto Oliver Road. Reset your odometer, and at 1.3 km turn left at the fork. After 6.0 km, you will begin to drive up a series of switchbacks. Keep on the main road and at the 18.0 km mark, you will arrive at the parking area.

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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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