Explore Revelstoke's dazzling scenery on two feet.
From river valleys to alpine ridges, Revelstoke is truly a hiker's paradise. Revelstoke has trails to suit any ability or time frame. On a clear day, the alpine is accessible and offers fantastic views of the Monashee and Selkirk Mountains. In inclement weather, try a riverside walk or waterfall trail. If you’re not up to a ton of vertical don’t worry - the Revelstoke Mountain Resort Gondola and Meadows in the Sky Parkway will get you up high without breaking a sweat!
In an effort to minimize invasive species we ask that you: remove plants, animals and mud from boots, gear, pets and vehicles; clean your gear before entering and leaving any recreation site; and stay on the designated trails.
Pleasant hiking can be accessed from downtown along the greenbelt. The valley bottom trails offer beautiful riverside scenery. The Revelstoke Forestry Museum's riverside walk is another great option. There are also great options in Mount Revelstoke National Park - try out Inspiration Woods for a magical rainforest experience.
There are 23 km of lift accessed trails at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, all great options for the intermediate hiker. Mount Revelstoke National Park also offers intermediate hiking with 360 degree views.
If you're willing to work for it, Revelstoke will reward you. Glacier National Park offers incredible hiking high into the alpine. Closer to town, the Mount Begbie trail is steep but worth the effort; after several hours of hiking you'll be rewarded with stunning glacier and mountain views. The true summit of the iconic Mount Begbie requires glacier travel and an exposed scramble.
Bears can be a common sight in Revelstoke.
Parks Canada recommends that while on the trail, hikers should: make noise, look for fresh bear scat, travel in groups, keep your dog on a leash, carry bear spray (and know how to use it!), follow trail closures and warnings, and if you encounter a bear give it LOTS of space!Your guide to hiking in bear country