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Jumbo Pass Trail (Cabin) (Invermere)


  • Rec Site #:REC2272
  • Type:Maintained
  • Fees:$60.00 Hut
  • Fee Applies:Feb 1, 2014 - Jan 31, 2019
    All Days
  • Campsites:4
  • Access:Unknown
  • Facilities:Toilets
  • 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: 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/4wd high clearance vehicle required. Follow signs from Invermere to Panorama Resort(18 kms), and continue along teh Toby Creek road for 20 kms . Just past the tailings field of the old Mineral Creek mine, stay right and follow the Jumbo Forest Service Road for an additional 16kms. Approx. 53 kms 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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