Welcome back to another beautiful outdoor summer season! We’re so excited to see some new and familiar faces on thezipline this year. With the new season upon us, we want to take the opportunity to shine a spotlight on another wonderful ecotourism attraction in the Columbia Valley: Spirit Trail!
Just a short twenty-minute drive south of our zipline park, this trail is split into two parts: the Spirit Trail and the Spirit Trail Loop. Both trails make an excellent option for adding a hike or bike ride to a day of ziplining – for both a bird’s eye view and an on-the-ground view of our gorgeous backyard.
This short 1km loop trail is an easy route that’s perfect for a leisurely stroll. Dog-friendly and kid-friendly, you can walk the whole loop in 15-20 minutes (depending on your walking speed), but it’s worth slowing down for. That’s because many of the cedars along the trail have been adorned with beautiful masks hand-crafted by a local resident artist. Some trail walkers have counted as many as 61 masks – do you think you can find them all?
Splitting off the smaller Spirit Trail is the longer, 16.7km Spirit Trail Loop. This trail meanders along the east side of Columbia Lake, making it an excellent trail for bird-watching and enjoying the forest and nearby open meadows. With its length, the Spirit Trail Loop is also a great option for bike riders. If you’re just walking/hiking, it’s considered a moderately challenging route that will take a few hours to complete. Dogs are also welcome on the trail but must be on leashes.
Whether you’re interested in a shorter or longer trail experience, both aspects of the Spirit Trail make for a wonderful addition to a day of outdoor activities. While you’re at it, you can also check out the local Fairmont hot springs and the Hoodoo Trail – all of which are great activities to tack on to a zipline tour!
Want to learn about more great outdoor activities in Fairmont British Columbia? Check out our guide: Our Gorgeous Backyard: Come Zip Through!
Mineral Mountain Ziplines gives kids and their families a birds’ eye perspective of the wilderness around them. Plus, it’s a complete rush for that little adventurer inside of all of us. Visit zipmineral.com to book a tour.