Rating: ? stars.
Distance: Approximately 6 km.
Description: A hiking trail that climbs Swan Creek. In the past this trail was used to access the Fairy Meadow Hut in summer. Not a lot of information out there on the status of this trail, not to mention the road access. To the best of my knowledge the Columbia West FSR is finally back in operation after years of being washed out. All reports on the trail however are that it is extremely overgrown. Let me know if anyone has been up here recently.
Directions: Proceed west on the Trans Canada Highway. Drive past Rogers Pass to where the Beaver River enters the Columbia River. Look for the Columbia West FSR on the Left. If the Columbia West FSR is washed out, another option would be to proceed up the East side of the Columbia River and canoe across the Kinbasket just below the trailhead.
- Columbia West FSR: N51 30.345 W117 25.130
- Swan Creek Trailhead: N51 48.174 W117 49.839
- Fairy Meadow Hut: N51 45.941 W117 52.705