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Chief Isadore Trail

Part of the TransCanada Trail between Cranbrook and Wardner.

This popular trail is well marked and offers picnic areas, breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains and old rock ovens.  It has a packed gravel surface, which is half an old Rail Grade and half new trail.

A 17 km ‘Mayook Trail’ section is the new trail with enhanced single track.

At the Rampart Rest Area, there’s a family favourite cycling or hiking loop which begins and ends at the Rest Area. (6.5 km)

Mountain bikers (intermediate level) will enjoy the Mayook Trail. It’s a fun ride along the lower flanks of Mount Baker on a 1.3 metre wide gravel trail. Elevation gain is 200 metres on well-made switchbacks and gradual grades.

The Chief Isadore Trail is a public recreation trail with active forest, range and grasslands.  You may encounter livestock (May to October) and / or wildlife year-round.

This Trail honours the  history and customs of the local Indigenous community with a number of interpretive signs.   Chief Isadore brokered peace between the Ktunaxa Nation and settlers. Along the trail, 18 large kiosks describe local geology, history or ecosystems and a number of smaller kiosks describe a natural item situated at interesting spots along the track.

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Cranbook / Wardner, BC

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