Last Updated on June 9, 2022
Bannock Point Lookout Trail
The Bannock Point Lookout Trail is a must-do hike when visiting New Denver, BC. The trailhead is easily accessible and the views from the top are breathtaking. The hike is moderate in difficulty and takes approximately two hours to complete. The views are incredible with mossy forest, wide viewpoints, and the Valhallas soaring high above the water.
Where Is New Denver?
New Denver is a village located in the Slocan Valley of southeastern British Columbia, Canada. It is situated on the shores of beautiful Slocan Lake. New Denver was established in 1892 and named after the city of Denver, Colorado in the United States.
Bannock Point Trail Details – What To Expect
Bannock Point is a moderate hike, taking about 2-3 hours round trip.
Follow the warning signs to start your hike. The trail will descend beside a huge cliff face hidden among the trees, and the footing will become rocky.
The trail then follows a beautiful forest ledge system to a series of stunning viewpoints.
There is a lot to see along this trail, which is about 45 minutes each way. The end of the journey is a 300-foot rock cliff overlooking Slocan Lake, with something new and gorgeous around every bend.
This is one of our favorite Slocan Valley hikes.
When hiking the Bannock Point Lookout Trail, be sure to bring plenty of water and snacks, as there are no services available along the way. Also, wear appropriate footwear as the trail can be slippery in places, and have your ten essentials.
Drop-Offs: Stay On The Trail
The Bannock Point Lookout Trail was a gorgeous trail that was not too strenuous. There are plenty of warning signs, but caution is advised owing to the steep drops off the cliffs. However, as long as you keep yourself and the kids on the path, they should stay safe. My kids were even wowed by the scenery around them.
Bannock Point Trailhead and Driving Directions
From Silverton, head 3.4 kilometers south on Highway 6 and turn right at the gravel pit sign. Alternatively, from Slocan, go 23.3 kilometers north on Highway 6 past the Enterprise Creek hairpin bend and the rest area before turning left at the gravel pit sign. Drive through the gravel pit into the forest 100m, where you will find a parking area and map, and further information. Trails from here go to Bannock Point campground and Bannock Lookout Trail.
If you are looking for an amazing hike to do while in New Denver, BC, the Bannock Point Lookout Trail is definitely a must-do. The trailhead is easily accessible and the views from the top are breathtaking. The hike is moderate in difficulty and takes approximately two hours to complete – but it’s well worth it! So lace up your boots and get ready for some stunning scenery on this fantastic hike.
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