#1- Fairmont Creek Waterfall Hike
From your doorstep at Marble Canyon and Residences at Fairmont Ridge, this hike is an easy 1.0 km walk/hike that is perfect for small children, walking your dog, or just stretching your legs. Walk along and up to the Waterfall below the Fairmont Hot Springs pools. Bring your bathing suit for a dip on a hot day.
#2 - Spirit Trail:
Only a 5 minute drive south of Fairmont’s main street, the Spirit Trail continues from Columbia River Road down the east side of Columbia Lake to Canal Flats. This moderate trail is suitable for all abilities – continue on the double track trail or deviate on one of the single tracks trails through the Ponderosa Pine, Douglas fir and Golden Western Larch. Great beach spots to enjoy a picnic along the shores of the pristine Columbia Lake. Once used by the Ktunaxa people for hunting and trading goods up and down the valley this near wild trail is perfect for a short stroll or day hike.
#3 - The Hoodoos
Located on the south side of Fairmont the Hoodoo trail is an easy hike for all the family. Approximately 3km this hike offers spectacular views of Columbia Lake and valley from atop the impressive hoodoo rock formations. The trailhead is easy to find – 2 kms up Westside Road from Highway 93/95. Starting off with a moderate uphill climb along double track as the trail soon becomes single track through sweet-smelling Sagebrush. Stay left at all junctions until you reach the Hoodoos – make sure to keep children and dogs close by as the cliffs are steep.
#4 - Swansea Mountain
15 minutes from Fairmont Hot Springs Swansea Mountain is a well-marked hiking and downhill biking trail. From the bottom of the mountain a 4.5km loop trail provides fantastic viewpoints. This steep trail can be quite challenging for some. A 15 minute hike from the top parking lot is suitable for all ages although 4 wheel drive is recommended for the drive up to the parking lot as the road can be rough. View Swansea Map
#5 - Poet's Trail
This wide switchback trail connects the Fairmont Hot Springs Resort with the townsite. Enjoy the various poems that are posted on the trees en route.