Three Sisters

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Regional District of East Kootenay, British Columbia

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Elevation: 7500 feet Average Time: Approximately 8hrs round trip Length: 6.5 km to peak The beauty of this hike is that you have the opportunity to enjoy the amazing viewpoints offered through the beginning of Heikos Trail, including a waterfall, cave and canyon. While a longer hike, the Three Sisters is rewarding to say the least - reaching the highest peak visible from town. The first half of this trail, through an old growth forest is easy to follow. As the trail leaves the forest, the views open up as it enters a meadow and heads west. At the edge of the meadow, near Olivia Creek, there is a primitive campsite. Red triangles on the far side of the meadow mark where the well-defined trail resumes. From the meadow, the trail begins to climb steeply. Take care, as this steep section is slippery when wet. Until the Sulphur Creek basin is reached, the trail continues to be challenging and care must be taken. After this rugged section, the trail enters the meadow at the top of Sulpher Creek, where another primitive campsite can be found. In this area, the trail passes near an area with sink-holes, caves and huge limestone boulders that have tumbled off the shoulder of the Three Sisters. From Sulpher Creek, it is an easy hike up a good trail to the ridge. Once on the ridge, there are fine views down into Fairy Creek and Fernie. As shelter along the trail is very limited, while on this trail hikers should be prepared for sudden weather changes and pack appropriate extra clothing and equipment. This trail is typically hikable starting mid-June to September, depending on snow levels and early snowfalls. You can expect to see some snow in high reaches anytime during the summer season, left over from winter. We recommend calling into the Visitor's Centre to get an update on trail status before leaving.

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Lat: 49.576817 Lng: -115.101683

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hunty

When you see it from far away you know you want to hike it. Beautiful loop options as well.

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