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Mel DeAnna

Mel DeAnna

Mel Deanna

Difficulty Level: Easy/Intermediate
Distance: 5km loop
Elevation Gain: 0m
Dog Friendly: Yes
Bike Friendly: Yes
Facilities: Pit Toilets at the parking area, two picnic shelters, benches. There are also pit toilets at the first picnic area (1.5km; junction)
Season: Year-round

A level shaded walk that loops around Champion Ponds. This is a great trail for birdwatchers with many opportunities to stop and enjoy the view of the Columbia River valley. The Poplar and Larch trees make this a spectacular hike in the fall. Thanksgiving meals can enjoyably be walked off by the whole family on this beautiful loop trail! Once the snow arrives this trail is a popular snowshoe loop. At the 1.5km mark on the trail, there is a junction. This is a 2 km loop so it doesn’t matter which way you go.

Please exercise caution above the numerous cliffs along this trail.

Mel DeAnna Access

Head towards Salmo on Hwy 3

5km east of Castlegar turn into the viewpoint/rest area on the right

Follow trail past viewpoint and through the gate towards the Champion Ponds

Mel DeAnna Access