Nakusp Hotsprings Trail

Contact the Nakusp & District Visitor Centre for more information.

Phone: 250-265-4234



  • Easy-moderate hiking
  • 8.5km / 3 hrs (one way) /
  • Hiking, mountain biking, horseback, snowshoes

This all-season trail provides great spring, summer and fall hiking, biking and horseback riding and some winter snowshoeing. The trail meanders along the side slope above the Kuskanax Creek from just outside Nakusp up the valley to the Nakusp Hotsprings, following the pioneers’ original packhorse route of 1912.

trail map and more details can be found on the Nakusp and Area Community Trails Society’s website.

Getting Here

From Nakusp, head south on Highway 6 toward Nelson for 2 km. Turn left onto Alexander Road at Carson’s Corner Store, drive for 2.3 kms to the brown wooden Kuskanax Ck. Tr sign on the right. Follow the logging road for 1.4 km to a fork, veer right and bump along until the next fork, then head to the left. After the first 1.4 km, the road is quite overgrown and rough, park at the fork if you are wary of your paint or suspension. From the parking area, follow the path through the logged area to the trailhead. For convenience, shuttle a second vehicle to the Nakusp Hotsprings before you begin hiking or arrange to be picked up about 4 hours after you begin hiking.