Giant Cedars Trail

Revelstoke, British Columbia

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A short interpretive stroll through a rain forest of giant western red cedar and hemlock. The Pacific winds carry moisture across the Columbia Mountains. When the winds cool they drop rain in the summer and snow in winter, nourishing this rain forest of western hemlock and western red cedar. The smell and the sounds alone make this stroll worthwhile, and you’ll be moved by both before you even enter the trail. Ascend the steps, where you’ll be met by interpretive signs identifying the major plant and animal species that thrive here—including the long-eared bat. A creek sits off to your left (south), and you can hear it trickling throughout your walk.
Hiking Yoho, Kootenay, Glacier, and Mt. Revelstoke National Parks

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Hiking Yoho, Kootenay, Glacier, and Mt. Revelstoke National Parks

by Michelle Gurney & Kathy Howe (Falcon Guides)

A short interpretive stroll through a rain forest of giant western red cedar and hemlock. The Pacific winds carry moisture across the Columbia Mountains. When the winds cool they drop rain in the summer and snow in winter, nourishing this rain forest of western hemlock and western red cedar.

The smell and the sounds alone make this stroll worthwhile, and you’ll be moved by both before you even enter the trail. Ascend the steps, where you’ll be met by interpretive signs identifying the major plant and animal species that thrive here—including the long-eared bat. A creek sits off to your left (south), and you can hear it trickling throughout your walk.

©  Michelle Gurney & Kathy Howe/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Revelstoke
Distance: 0.3
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 15 to 30 minutes
Season: Best mid-June through mid-October
Trailhead Elevation: 2,297 feet
Top Elevation: feet
Local Contacts: Mount Revelstoke National Park
Local Maps: Mount Revelstoke (The Adventure Map); Illecillewaet, 82 N/4
Driving Directions: Directions to Giant Cedars Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

8/24/2006
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This is a truly beautiful and magical walk through the Giant Cedars - the decked pathway through the forest is a work of art in itself. The information stations along the way are interesting and well done - and they have a guestbook to sign before you leave the walk. I adore walking through places like this, and it was so lush and green and vibrant; and as I stood still in the silence, I could hear and catch a glimpse of the little voles playing tag through the ground vegetation. A very aesthetically pleasing experience.



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