Hiking & Biking
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When you are visiting Creston don't forget your
hiking boots or your bicycle. There are a number of trails to
explore on foot and scenic byways to tour on your bicycle. The
Chamber has free pamphlets on a number of trails and routes in
the area and can put you in touch with one of the hiking or biking
groups in the Creston Valley. Here is a small taste of what you
Valley Wildlife Management Area: Enjoy the over 30 km. of trails
on the dykes and boardwalks on foot or bicycle. Bring your binoculars
to follow the call of the owls, ospreys and over 260 other species
Balancing Rock Trail: One of the many trails on Mount Creston
above the Creston Valley Wildlife Centre. Enjoy the natural vegetation,
waterfall, and spectacular views of the valley below and the Purcell
Mountain Range beyond.
Lady's Slipper Trail: Wild flowers, including
a number of wild orchids, are found on this trail to the top of
Goat Mountain to the north of Creston.
Mt. Thompson: Drive up Whimster Road to a
rough forestry road (high clearance or 4x4 vehicles) to the top
of Mount Thompson. Park and hike through alpine mead9ows along
the ridge. There are many picnic sites with a panoramic view of
the Selkirks to the west and south and the Purcells looking towards
Trans Canada Trail: A gentle respite for
hikers is the Creston Valley portion of the Trans Canada Trail.
west to east the trail travels through the lowlands south of Leach
Lake crossing Nicks Slough before reaching Nicks Island North
Road. The route then follows Nicks Island North Road south to
Highway 3. For more information, pick up a copy of the Trans Canada
Trail The British Columbia Route at your local bookstore.
Mountain Biking: Most mountain biking inthis
area is on old logging roads, providing breathtaking vistas of
the valley and lakes. Some examples include Mount Thompson (advanced);
Mount Midgely (advanced); Arrow Mountain (advanced); and Lakeview-Arrowcreek
Road Biking: Our rolling farmland offers
many scenic loops to explore. These include: Wynndel Loop (Hwy
3A and Lower Wynndel Rd.); Canyon Lister Loop (Highway 21, Canyon-Lister
Rd., Highway 3); West Creston Loop (Evans Rd., West Creston Rd.,
Nick's Island S. Rd., Hwy 3).
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