Added by Steve Robert
This is a short, friendly for all ages and hiking experience. Take in a beautiful view of Nelson B.C. and enjoy great star gazing if you hike at night.
This local trail starting from Johnstone Road is locally famous and really well maintained. Located off the other shore of Kootenay Lake, this hike reveals a beautiful view of the town of Nelson and the surrounding mountains.
This trail is doable in all seasons and although it can be steep at some sections, the short distance and well maintained trail make it friendly for all ages and abilities. If you do go in the wet season, plan accordingly with good hiking shoes and maybe some hiking poles if you're not an experienced hiker.
To reach the trailhead, follow Nelson Ave and cross the Orange Bridge. Turn left onto Johnstone Road just after passing the North Shore Motor Inn and continue for 2.3 km until you reach a parking lot on the left hand side of the road. From the lot walk southwest toward the intersection of Johnstone Road and Boven Rd and look for a large gate with a "No Tresspassing" sign. This sign is ignored by virtually everybody - head up the dirt road past the sign and look for a trailhead marked "Pulpit Rock" on the right.
- Warm clothes in the fall, spring, or winter
- Good hiking shoes
- Headlamp if you plan to stargaze
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