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Jumbo Trail East (Invermere)


  • Rec Site #:REC191667
  • Type:User Maintained
  • Fees:None
  • Campsites:0
  • Access:Unknown
  • Facilities:None
  • Site Description: There are two access points for this trail depending if you are accessig the trail from East or West Kootenay locations. West Kooteany trailhead: (Glacier Creek) Trail Length( one way) = 4.2 km (2.6 miles), 6-7 hours return trip hiking time. Elevation gain : 626 metres(2250 ft.) The moderately difficult trail is available to hike from mid July to mid-October. This trail begins in a loggged area and switchbacks up through sub-alpine forest to a pass at an elevation of 2300m. If you hike from the pass up the ridge to the north, you will find a small cabin. The cabin is managed by the Columbia Valley Hut Society. Pre paid reservations are required (www.cvhsinfo.org). The area offers spectacular views of glaciers, jagged mountain peaks, small rolling meadows, and tiny alpine lakes. There are two ridge systems close to the pass that offer good day hikes. Primary activities are hiking, viewing, camping, and mountaineering. East Kootenay trailhead:(Toby/Jumbo Creek) Trail distance(one way)= 5.2 kms, 5 hours return hiking time. Elevation gain: 670 metres(2200 ft.) The trail starts by climbing through dense forest, passing over a cliff band, and following a small stream to teh north flank of Bastille Mountain. At this 1/2 way point, the trail travels over several rock bands, through open larch stands towards the pass. The cabin is .5km north of the pass where impressive views of the glaciated peaks of Mount MacBeth and Mount Lady MacBeth, Cauldron, Truce and Covenant Mountains are viewed. Prepaid reservations required for cabin use. www.cvhsinfo.org

  • Driving Directions: *Bridge replacement and deck replacement on the Jumbo Forest Service Road has been completed. Access to the trail head is by high clearance 2wd vehicle. In Invermere, take Panorama Drive, which turns into Toby Creek Road. Follow this for 33km, and turn right on Jumbo Creek Road. Set your odometer to zero. At 4.5km turn right to stay on Jumbo Creek Road. At 10.3km turn right, and 17.4km continue straight. The trailhead will be at 19.4km.

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