Lakit Lookout – Wandering Wednesday Day Hike – Fort Steele, British Columbia

Our wandering Wednesday led us on a day hike to Lakit Lookout. This is not a long hike in terms of kilometers; however, it’s a steep hike that’s on a well maintained trail. I will mention that the road to the trailhead is really really bad! If you don’t have a well maneuverable four wheel drive then using an ATV is recommended. The road is in rough shape with sheer drop offs on one side and there’s no room to turn around. We gave our Jeep Liberty a.k.a. ‘Seeker’ (short for Adventure Seeker) quite a workout! 

The hike takes you to the lookout on Mt. Lakit at 2354 m. The panoramic view from the lookout is fantastic and you can see Fisher Peak; the Kootenay River winding down the Rocky Mountain Trench; the communities of Kimberley and Cranbrook; and a 360 degree view of the Rocky Mountains. The original lookout which was once used as a fire watch tower was called Wild Horse Lookout. When it was no longer used as a fire watch tower, it was removed. A new structure like the original lookout, was built to accommodate hikers and back country skiers needing shelter. 

If you can manage the road to the trailhead then we definitely recommend this hike for the fabulous views. Just try it you’ll lakit 😊

Written by: Tammy Hermann…Live~Love~Travel

 

 

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