Contact the Nakusp & District Visitor Centre for more information.
Easy-moderate hiking / 4km (one way) / 5 hrs return / Compact dirt / Hiking only
The Kimbol Lake Trail provides a great low elevation hike in spring, summer or fall. Cross the impressive, covered Kuskanax Creek foot bridge just a short walk from the hot springs and continue through cedar and hemlock forests along the southern slope of the Kuskanax Creek valley and to the lake.
A trail map and more details can be found on the Nakusp and Area Community Trails Society’s website.
To access Kimbol Lake Trail, drive north from Nakusp on Highway 23, toward Revelstoke. About 2 km from town, turn right onto Hot Springs Road, and follow the road for 12 kilometres to the Nakusp Hotsprings. Park here, and follow the wide trail leading from the northeastern end of the parking lot; the trail crosses the suspension bridge over Kuskanax Creek and forks a hundred metres further along. Take the left fork, which leads to the hotsprings source and the brown wooden Kimbol Lake trail marker.