Alki Creek Trail
near St. Mary Lake.
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Kimberley, BC : Alki
Alki Creek Trail is a difficult hiking trail, full of alpine scenery, located north of St. Mary Lake near Marysville which is west of the community of Kimberly, BC in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada.
The trail is popular for hiking, wildlife viewing, photography and sightseeing. It is a one-way 9.5 kilometre hiking adventure along a spur road, a single track trail and over rock chutes. The hiking route includes switchbacks, navigating through mountain passes, alpine meadows and forests.
The Alki Creek Trail is an excellent opportunity for scenic views of mountain ranges, deep valleys, creeks and wildlife. The highlight of the hiking adventure are the views of Mt. Murphy, Bootleg and Pyramid Mountains and the rest of Purcell Mountain Range.
The trail takes about 3-5 hours one way. The total elevation gain of the hike is 1440 m (4730 ft.). The hike not only provides great views but it also provides a taste of history. Along the route you pass a few old mines and artifacts including the Mystery and Blue Peter Mines.
The hiking trail is up hill and therefore conditioning and preparation are important as you are hiking in the mountains where weather and temperatures change quickly. It is very important to have good foot wear, water and layering of clothing.
It is also important to note that when hiking along the Alki Creek Trail to be aware of the loose boulders on the spur road and single track trail. Sprained ankles tend to cut trips short. There are no services on this trail. Pack out what you pack in.
How to Get to Alki Creek Trail:
Travel to the community of Kimberley, BC, Canada. From the community travel south for 5 kilometres to Marysville and then turn west on St Mary's Lake Road. Continue on St. Mary Lake Road for 19 kilometres. On the right side of the road, opposite St. Mary Lake, is a spur road with a brown post trail marker. Depending on your vehicle, many park here and walk the spur road. 4X4 vehicles can travel the spur road to access more pull out parking further up the mountain.
Alki Creek Trail
Kimberley, Kootenays, British Columbia, Canada
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