Formerly the railway for the Nakusp Rail Line, the rail trail climbs gently from Nakusp to Summit Lake, then descends to Rosebery, where it connects with the Galena Trail.
Summit Lake Provincial Park offers fishing, camping and group picnic area. The mountains around the lake are home to mountain goats, bears, deer and elk.
You’ll pass by the quaint village of Hills famous for their annual Garlic Festival, featuring everything garlic, on the Sunday after Labour Day. After Hills, the trail passes Bonanza marsh, with its excellent bird watching opportunities then hugs the shores of Slocan Lake. Many small beaches provide opportunities for swimming and relaxing.
From Rosebery, it is possible to continue on the Galena Trail to Three Forks and Sandon. The popular Galena Trail is a designated non-motorized greenway and features a wonderful attraction – a cable car that allows users (and their bikes) to cross Carpenter Creek.
*This section of trail has not received regulatory clarity regarding trail users. We ask all users to be cautious and aware that users vary from highway vehicles, all-terrain vehicles to bicycles and hikers. Please respect other users and be cautious while utilizing this section of the trail.
*The Cable Car to cross Carpenter Creek is closed for repair.