Merry Creek

Merry Creek
Difficulty Level: Easy
Distance: 5km (total trail network)
Elevation Gain: 60m
Dog Friendly: Yes
Bike Friendly: Yes
Facilities: Pit toilet at trailhead, benches, interpretive
Season: Year-round

This network contains three trails – Big Cedar Trail, Merry Valley Trail and the Columbia Trail. A pleasant 5km walk through a dense forest followed by a climb to a fine view of Castlegar and the Columbia Valley.


Merry Creek Access

Leave Castlegar on Hwy 3 heading towards Grand Forks

Turn right 2 km past the Cozy Pines Motel on Merry Creek Forest Service Road

Drive 2km to parking lot on the right

Merry Creek Access

  • Kim Shannon

    Nice trail for walking but definitely not a green bike loop. Lots of roots, rocks, steep sections and tight switchbacks on the Columbia portion

  • Two miles past the Cozy Pines Motel, not 1/2 mile passed Timberland Motel (no such motel locally).. Then a sign on the right to indicate the entrance of the service road.

    • Shawn

      Thanks, I’ve updated the page.