Kaslo-Slocan CYCLING TRAIL LOOP (220 km)

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).

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About the Journey: 

This 2-day bicycle loop route travels from Nelson to the historic town of Kaslo, then to New Denver on a 114 km journey. The route uses an optional trail east of New Denver - featuring a cable car crossing. After spending the night in New Denver, return south to Nelson on the Slocan Valley Rail Trail - a 107 km journey.

Journey Highlights: 

  • Scenery along Kootenay Lake
  • Ainsworth Hot Springs
  • Historic Kaslo
  • Views of Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park
  • Optional trail section east of New Denver with a cable-car crossing
  • South Slocan Rail Trail

Parking & Staging Areas

Parking can be found at various places all over Nelson. The lakeside park or Superstore parking lot may be the most conveniently located, with provisions and washrooms.

Shopping & Provisions

Provisions can be bought in Nelson, Kaslo, New Denver and Slocan - but you may wish to stock up for the ride in Nelson.


For camping, we recommend:

  • Rosebery Provincial Park (located just north of New Denver)
  • Silverton Community Campground (located in Silverton, just south of New Denver)