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Baldy Lake Trail

Baldy Lake Trail (Grasmere)

Horseback RidingNature StudyHiking

  • Rec Site #:REC5563
  • Type:Maintained
  • Fees:None
  • Campsites:0
  • Access:Road
  • Facilities:Toilets
  • Site Operator:KOOTENAY BACKCOUNTRY HORSEMEN SOCIETY
  • Site Description: The trail begins by switchbacking up through a pine forest to the first pass. From this rocky pass, Baldy Lake hides at the foot of the massive, rounded, bare topped mountain to the northeast. This mountain is behind a distinctive, narrow notch (ravine) that has been carved into a long, flat ridge. Head across the sparsely treed, subalpine meadow toward the notch. If you have trouble deciding which of the many paths to follow, look for flagging tape and metal trail markers on trees and old roots to guide you. Once through the notch, a well defined trail leads to Baldy Lake. There is a rustic camping area, without facilities at the east end of the lake. The lake offers good fishing in a scenic setting. Subalpine fir fringes the north shore of the lake, while colourful rock steeply descends to the south shore. Experienced route finders can scramble up to the ridge above the lake for sweeping views of the Galton Range.

  • Driving Directions: Main Access: Turn east off Hwy #93, about 3.7 km north of the Canada Customs Office at Roosville, onto an unsigned road. Proceed 300 m across a field. At the end of the field, turn left and continue uphill for another 300 m to the Phillips Creek Road. Turn right and follow this road uphill for 11.2 km to the trailhead, which is about 1 km before Galton Pass. Park at the trailhead sign.

  • Fire Bans and Restrictions:Link

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