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Rail Trails

The rail trail network connects the Arrow Slocan north-south up the Slocan Valley to Nakusp and east to Three Forks, then further on to Sandon. These scenic trails showcase incredible only in Arrow Slocan scenery away from highways, through wilderness, past historical sites, next to roaring rivers and through charming communities.

There are many rail trail access points dotted through the region that are ideal for gentle walks, longer hikes or bike rides. Pick your route and distance, then enjoy.

More rail trail options are available. Find the beta using Trailforks or Gaia GPS.

Where to Stay

Book accommodation by the access point of the rail trail, make a multi-day itinerary, or go car free for the duration of your stay.

Air BnB has a variety of options available through the whole region. Options convenient to the trail heads are listed below.

Slocan Valley Rail Trail

Frog Peak Guesthouse is across the street from where the gravel portion of the Slocan Valley Rail Trail starts in Crescent Valley.

Valhalla Pines Campground & Guesthouse is a 10 minute bike ride or a 4 minute drive from the Passmore trailhead of the Slocan Valley Rail Trail.

Paradise Valley Lodge is located a 10 min walk from the Winlaw trailhead of the Slocan Valley Rail Trail.

Raven’s Perch is a short walk from the Winlaw trailhead of the Slocan Valley rail trail.

Karibu Park Cottages & Campground backs onto the Slocan Valley Rail Trail near the Winlaw trailhead. The trail is accessed from the property.

Lemon Creek Pioneer Campground is a 5 minute walk from two access points to the Slocan Valley Rail Trail at Lemon Creek.

Springer Creek Campground is on the edge of Slocan City and has easy access to the northern most end of the Slocan Valley Rail Trail.

The Col Guesthouse is in the heart of Slocan City, a short walk to the Slocan Valley Rail Trail.

Driftwood is located right near the lake in Slocan City and a short walk away from the Slocan Valley Rail Trail.

Slocan City Hotel is a block from Slocan Lake and a short stroll to the Slocan Valley Rail Trail.

Galena, Old Sandon Rd & South N&S Rail Trail

Adventure Domes is located in New Denver right between the access points for the Galena, Old Sandon and N&S rail trails that run adjacent to town.

N&S Rail Trail

Smiling Hills Cabin is located in Hills and has close access to the southern end of the N&S Rail Trail that connects to New Denver and Nakusp.

Camp Valhalla is located on Summit Lake across from the N&S Rail Trail that runs the eastern side of Summit Lake.

Brouse Creek BnB is a 5 minute walk from the Brouse Loop rd entrance to the N&S Rail Trail just south of Nakusp.

Riders Retreat backs onto the northern end of the N&S rail trail just outside Nakusp.

In Nakusp

Additional options exist in and around Nakusp such as Canyon Court Motel, Leland Hotel, Selkirk Inn and Nakusp Municipal Campground.

Trail Updates

  • The wet areas on the N&S trail have now been remediated! Bridges are in place and water diverted. A small amount of work is ongoing to allow the trail to run perfectly. Please use caution in trail areas where work is underway.
  • The washout just outside Nakusp on the N&S trail has now been remediated. This means the N&S rail trail is now passable right from Nakusp to New Denver!
  • As of June 23, 2022 the Galena Trail’s cable car is up and running!