Kootenay Back-Roads and Trails

What did you find out on the remote back roads!

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East Kootenay Back Country is an active Facebook Public Group

Get current road info and trail data.

Volunteers that Help Restore or Build Our Trails

Thanks to these volunteer groups for their volunteer work on the trials.

Columbia Valley Trail Alliance

Summit Trail Builders in the Invermere area

Kimberley Trails Society

Fernie Trails Alliance

There are a couple of BC Government websites
that may also post road and trail information.

(These are not completely current, but they are a guideline to what is open or closed.)

Here is the BC Government Rocky Mountain Forest District Road-Work Website.


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2019 Road Forum
Date Road Name Description, Location, or GPS coordinates Other Details Sent From

June 30, 2019

Hour Glass Lake - Meachen Creek

Hour Glass Lake is an fascinating study of the massive fire that burned much of Meachen Creek last summer. So hot it consumed most of the organic in the soil and scourched ridgetop to ridgetop. See my Facebook page for some photos. The trail has been cut out and road is good 2WD all the way to the trailhead. JS

June 25, 2019

Mount Evans - Meachen Creek

I went up Mt Evans today and wanted to let you know that the Road is in excellent shape as is the trail, there are a couple downed trees easily stepped over. Snow is almost all gone from the basin and the trail is bare all the way. Lots of flowers blooming, Heath, Arnica, Penstemon, Fireweed, Bog Laurel, and Spotted Saxifrage. Almost no fire damage in the area, just a few places above and below the trail. LG

June 2019

Silver Spring Overlook

The trail is in great shape to the viewpoint overlooking the Silver Springs Lakes. Watch out for ticks. JS

June 2019

Roads are generally in good shape this year

We had very little damage from snowmelt at break up and I have not heard of any washouts. If you hear of something let me know. JS


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