4 miles
Distance
899 ft
Climb
-521 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Fish Lake Trail Details

  • Riding area
    East Kootenays
    My City, British Columbia
  • AKA
    Top of the World
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Wilderness Trail
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical rating
    Easy
  • Season
    late May until late October
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Land Manager
    BC Parks

Length, 6.7 km. Suggested hiking time, 1.5-2 hours. Elevation change: 212 meters. This is a very easy hiking trail, and is especially suited for families with small children. There is a good walking surface, with occasional wet spots. The trail passes through cool, dense forest, along a riverside, and past slide areas to Sayles meadow. By crossing the creek at this point, one can return to the parking lot via the horse trail. All along this hike there are flowers blooming at different times in summer and a variety of fungi and mushrooms. Another feature of interest that is found along the horse/ski trail is Crazy River and Crazy Creek, both of which bubble out of the ground. They result from the subterranean drainage of a portion of the karst plateau which comprises most of the park.

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Access Info

Via Whiteswan Lake: Turn east off of Highway 93/95, 4.5 kilometres south of Canal Flats. At kilometre 21.3 take the fork to the right (Lussier River Junction). At kilometre 29.6, turn right and cross Coyote Creek. Continue straight at kilometre 30.7, staying on the main road till reaching kilometre 52. The trail begins at this point.

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More Stats for Fish Lake Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    378 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,171 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,351 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,728 ft
  • Grade
    1.764%
  • Grade max
    -33.185%
  • Grade min
    43.602%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,984 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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