Dove Hill / Elk Cut-Off

Dove Hill / Elk Cut-Off

Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Distance: 2.5km Substation to Golf Course PL
1.2km one-way (Substation to Summit of Dove Hill)
1.5km one-way (Golf Course PL to Dove Hill Summit)
4.0km (Elk Cut-Off and Dove Hill)
Elevation Gain: 160m
Dog Friendly: Yes
Bike Friendly: No
Facilities: Pit Toilet at Substation, some benches along the way and on summit of Dove Hill
Season: Year-round

Starting at either parking area a loop trail can be completed. This is one of Castlegar’s most popular short walks. These two short hikes include some uphill climbs with beautiful views of Castlegar. Combining hikes on these two trails present a number of possibilities. Starting at the Dove Hill parking lot inside of the golf course gate gives view of Castlegar almost as soon as you start. Starting from the Substation allows for a more shaded climb to the most rewarding summit.


 

Dove Hill/Elk Cut-Off Access

Access from the Brilliant Substation Parking Lot:

Leave Castlegar heading towards Nelson on Hwy 3A

Before the Brilliant bridge, turn right on Ootischenia Road and head up the hill

Follow signs to the golf course, turn left on Corrigan Road turning into Columbia Road

Turn left on Aaron Road

Turn right on gravel road with gate (note gate closure times), follow for 4km, keep left at 2km fork in road

Turn left into parking lot before the Substation

Trailhead is just before the parking lot on the left

Access from Castlegar Golf Course:

Leave Castlegar heading towards Nelson on Hwy 3A

Before the Brilliant bridge, turn right on Ootischenia Road and head up the hill

Follow signs to the golf course, turn left on Corrigan Road turning into Columbia Road

Turn left on Aaron Road

Turn left onto a dirt road at the Dove Hill Trail sign, after golf course gate 1/2 kilometer before the clubhouse

Park the in pull out to the left

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