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Jumbo Pass Trail (Cabin) (Invermere)


  • Rec Site #:REC2272
  • Type:Maintained
  • Fees:$90.00 Hut
  • Fee Applies:Feb 1, 2019 - Jan 31, 2024
    All Days
  • Campsites:4
  • Access:Trail
  • Facilities:Toilets
  • Site Description: There are two access points to the pass depending if you are using the East or West Kootenay trail. WEST KOOTENAY TRAILHEAD (Glacier Creek): Trail Length(one-way): 4.2 km Elevation gain: 626m (2250 ft.) The moderately difficult trail is available to hike from mid-July to mid-October. This trail begins in a logged area and switchbacks up through sub-alpine forest to a pass at 2300m. If you hike from the pass up the ridge to the north, you will find a small cabin. EAST KOOTENAY TRAILHEAD (Toby/Jumbo Creek): Trail distance (one-way): 5.2 km Elevation gain: 670m (2200 ft.) The trail starts by climbing through dense forest, passing over a cliff band, and following a small stream to the 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 500m north of the pass. The trail is managed by the Summit Trail Maker's Society. The cabin is managed by the Columbia Valley Hut Society. Prepaid reservations required for cabin use. www.cvhsinfo.org There are impressive views of the glaciated peaks of Mount MacBeth and Mount Lady MacBeth, Cauldron, Truce and Covenant Mountains. There are also 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, camping, ski touring, and mountaineering.

  • Driving Directions: FROM KASLO Driving time: 1.5 hrs, 2wd high clearance vehicle required. From Kaslo head North on Hwy 31N towards Lardeau/Duncan Lake. Turn right on Argenta Rd (35km from Kaslo), and set your odometer to 0. Cross a bridge and reach a junction at 2.3 km, proceed straight. At 12 km turn right(North-East) and ascend onto Duncan-Glacier Creek FSR. At 22.5 reach a fork and proceed straight(east). At 36 km, immediately after a bridge, reach a junction and turn right(east). Trailhead is at 39 km.

    FROM INVERMERE: Driving time = 1.5 hrs. 2wd high clearance vehicle required. Follow signs from Invermere to Panorama Resort(18 km), and continue along the Toby Creek road for 20 km. Just past the tailings field of the old Mineral Creek mine, stay right and follow the Jumbo Forest Service Road for an additional 16km. Approx. 53 km west of Invermere. Limited roadside parking. WINTER ACCESS (Toby/Jumbo Creek): The road is generally ploughed as far as the Mineral Creek mine. Closures due to avalanche hazard can occur. Usual winter access along the Jumbo Forest Service Road is by snowmobile. ROAD CONDITIONS: Check website for details. www.for.bc.ca/drm/services/road-works.htm

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