A scenic river-side ramble, looping the north and south sides of the Kaslo River. The trail is well-marked and well-maintained. It ambles along the riverside for most of its length, climbing occasionally to low bluffs overlooking the waterway.
The beautiful 30m covered bridge, high above the rapids, is the half-way point, taking you to the other side of the river and the return route of the loop. There are several spots to lounge river-side along flat rocks or throw a stick for the dog.
A small amount of walking must be done along highway and roads to make this a true loop. If you started on the main trailhead, you will come out in a dumpy-looking area between the river and the highway. Follow a dirt road out to the highway, hang a left, cross the bridge, and walk to C Ave. Take another left, then another on Railroad Ave. Follow the dirt road back to your vehicle. Or continue to follow the trail along the North side of the river and down to the shore of Kootenay lake.
Interpretive maps are available free at the trail head or many locations in town. Numbered posts indicate locations along the trail that coincide with information on the map.
There are two trail heads. The "main" one is located on Railroad Avenue. From downtown Kaslo (A Ave) head south on 5th St, which will turn into Railroad Ave (packed dirt road). The road passes a few remote houses before reaching an obvious parking area, with trail map, at the trail head.
#2 - Take Hwy 31 out of town just over the bridge. Hang a right on Spruce St - the first significant road after you cross the river. Pass the Village Maintenance Yard and you're on the right track. Continue parallel with the river until the road peters out and you reach a trail sign, and information board.
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