Slocan Valley Rail Trail - South Slocan, BC
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N 49° 27.283 W 117° 31.667
11U E 461749 N 5478140
Quick Description: This is the trailhead at the southern terminus of the Slocan Valley Rail Trail, which runs 50 km. up the old CPR railway from here, at South Slocan, to Slocan City, on the southern end of Slocan Lake.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 1/18/2014 7:37:17 PM
Waymark Code: WMJYW5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team RAGAR
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Long Description:
This trailhead is at the northeast end of South Slocan Village Road at Highway 3A, 1.6 km. north east of the Highway 6 junction.

From this point one may head north on the 5 km. South Slocan > Crescent Valley section of the trail. Parking is available at the trailhead and there are outhouses stationed strategically along the trail, usually at each trailhead.

Each section trailhead has signage relating a bit of the history of the rail trail and the local area.

In the winter this rail trail becomes a cross country ski and snowshoe trail, with biweekly Grooming taking place on the trail.

Winding gently through one of the most beatiful river valleys in British Columbia, the Slocan Valley Rail Trail offers easy access to 50 km of breath taking scenery. Following the contours of the Slocan River, the trail makes its way from Slocan Lake in the North, towards the Kootenay River in the South. From the beaches that line its path, to prisitine wildlife santuaries, world-class fishing, white water rafting, and some of the most quaint cafe's in BC, the trail is extensively used by both locals and people from all over the world. The trail brings your close to both mixed forests, meadows, wetlands, river shoreline and rocky escarpments, and all the amenities our valley has to offer.
From the Slocan Valley Rail Trail

Is the trail groomed?: yes

Fee Required?: no

Parking Coordinates: N 49° 27.283 W 117° 31.667

Hours available?: From: 12:00 AM To: 11:59 PM

Trail Difficulty:

Length of trail (or shortest trail) in miles: 3

Length of longest trail in miles: 50

Months available (if other than when snow is availble): Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Visitors to this waymark must post a picture of the trail head. Photos of the trail are encouraged. If the trail has been used by the visitor, feedback on the condition of the trail and experience is strongly encouraged.
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