Hiking and Mountain Biking

Hiking and Mountain Biking

Hiking and FishingHiking and mountain biking opportunites abound in the Rocky Mountains surrounding Elkford. 40 km of marked interpretive hiking and biking trails surround the community in the Elk River Valley. The valley begins along the edge of the Continental Divide and provides superb wilderness hiking and extreme mountain biking experiences.

  • Elk Valley Trail (Trans Canada Trail) The 130 km Elk Valley Trail is the Elk Valley's portion of the Trans Canada Trail. It connects the communities of Elkford, Sparwood, Fernie and Elko to the Cranbrook/Wardner Trail to the south and the High Rockies Trail at the Elk Pass to the north.
     View the Elk Valley Trail Brochure & Map HERE
  • Josephine Falls, a 2.3 km (1.4 mile) hike of moderate difficulty to the beautiful Josephine Falls, which cascade 25 m (80 feet) down a steep canyon carved by the Fording River.
  • Lily Lake Trail, a 2.7 km (1.7 mile) hike of moderate difficulty past several marshy areas with wetland birds and potential big game viewing in the early morning.
  • Lost Lake Trail, a 4.5 km (2.8 mile) vigorous hike through stands of lodgepole pine to a stocked lake with two docks for fishing.
  • Bare Hill Lookout, a 1 km (0.6 mile) hike of moderate difficulty that provides a panoramic view of Elkford and surrounding mountains. It was named as a result of forest fires in the 1930s, evidence of which can still be seen along the trail.
  • Boivin Creek Peace Trail, a 1.2 km (0.7 mile) easy walking loop, as well as an 8 km (5 mile) cross country ski trail.