Mause Creek/Tangle Foot Trail (Cranbrook)


  • Rec Site #:REC2360
  • Type:
  • Fees:None
  • Campsites:0
  • Access:Road
  • Facilities:Toilets
  • Site Description: This trail follows Mause Creek, past the Mause Creek Tarns to Tanglefoot Lake in the heart of the Steeples area. History, splendid scenery, wildflowers, angling and connections to an extensive trail system, can all be found within a couple of hours of leaving your vehicle. The first part of the trail follows an old road and is suitable for families. The historic Victor Mine site at 1.5 km. Beyond the mine, the trail passes through alpine meadows, dotted with tarns, before crossing the height of land and descending to Tanglefoot Lake. The primitive camping area at Tanglefoot Lake, is well situated for exploring other trails in the Steeples area. In winter, backcountry skiers enjoy the Mause Creek Basin. However, caution should be used, as this is avalanche terrain. Learn more about the area visit:

  • Driving Directions: Main Access: Commencing at Fort Steele Historic Park, proceed north on Hwy 93/95 for 300 metres. Turn right onto the Wardner-Ft. Steele Road. Follow this road for 2.2 km to the Mause Creek Road. Turn left onto the Mause Creek Road and follow this rough, rocky road past the 11 km road marker. Park at the Mause Creek crossing. A high clearance vehicle is recommended.

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