N&S Railway, Galena Trail & Kaslo River Trail

GPS Downloads

  • KML/KMZ files can be opened in Google Earth, and many smartphone apps.
  • GPX files can be opened by most GPS software apps when KMZ cannot. Note, GPX files do not contain custom colours and icons that we use on our maps; all tracks and icons will appear the same colours and styles. We recommend using KMZ instead when possible.
  • GPX-Garmin are GPX files that we have optimized for older Garmin units that only display tracks that contain 500 points or less (such as Garmin eTrex units).

Visit our GPS & Navigation page for instructions of how to use your smartphone as a GPS device (even when outside of data coverage) or how to import data to your Garmin unit.

About the Journey: 

The Nakusp & Slocan (N&S) Railway and Galena Trail combine to create a continuous trail between Nakusp (in the northwest) to Three Forks  east of New Denver. The northwestern portion from Summit Lake to Nakusp is reported to be well maintained by the Nakusp and Area Community Trails Society.  The section between Summit Lake and Rosebery is reported to have overgrowth and subject to water issues in Spring to early Summer. Expect motorized use on these sections. The popular 14-15 km  Galena Trail starting at Rosebery west of New Denver to Three Forks, is a designated non-motorized greenway and is well manaaged by the Regional District. It features a cable car that allows users to cross Carpenter Creek near Three Forks.

Heading further east you can try to follow the Kaslo River Trailway, an abandoned rail corridor between Kalso and Three Forks. Some of the railway has been converted to trail, while other sections are now forestry road, and some have been abandoned. Our map shows an approximation of the route - and should be used with a high degree of caution and skeptism!  If you have an updated GPS track for us to use, please submit it to us! We have included a road route which should be the route used when in doubt.

When combined, the entire corridor (including road connections) is approximately 94 kilometres between Nakusp and Kaslo.