Fording Mountain Sulphur Warm Springs

Sparwood, British Columbia V0B 2G0

Fording Mountain Sulphur Warm Springs

Fording Mountain (Sulphur) Warm Springs Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A day hike to a thermal pond in the Elk River Valley. Swimwear advised if others present. One spring emerges from at least two outlets at the bottom of a large oval-shaped pond. Unfortunately, the temperature hovers around 76 degrees F/24.4 degrees C, but the pond looks like a classic swimming hole and even sports a diving board.

The outflow snakes across the meadow, and a second spring bubbles to the surface at 78 degrees F/25.5 degrees C a couple of bends downstream. Fording Mountain Warm Springs has a very high sulphur content and the associated smell of rotten eggs. The highly mineralized water attracts a variety of wildlife, and you can sometimes see moose, deer, and elk grazing nearby. The poplar-lined meadow, a pleasant spot to pitch a tent, doesn’t see many visitors."

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Trail Information

Sparwood
Nearby City
2
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
Hot Springs
Features
BC Forests, Cranbrook Forest District
Local Contacts
Cranbrook Forest District.
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018