Sightseeing & Hiking
Glide through treetops to Revelstoke's most beautiful breakfast view, overlooking the Columbia River as it winds through the lush valley below the towering Monashee Mountains. This summer, we're introducing three new alpine hiking trails each accessible from the top of Revelation Gondola. Wind your way up through subalpine rainforest to spectacular mountain views, wildflower meadows or an alpine lake on The Stoke Climb, Greely Trail and Subpeak Loop.
Dogs are welcome in the village but must remain on a leash at all times. Dogs are not permitted in the gondola.
From the wildflower meadows of lower mountain to tranquil subalpine rainforest, hiking experiences are available for all ability levels.
Hiking Trail Status
Name Status Length Estimated Time Bottoms Up Closed 2.9 km each way ~ 1 hour one way Take It Easy Closed 2.0 km ~ 1 hour loop Kill The Banker Closed 3.7 km each way ~ 2 hours one way Cupcake Loop Closed 2.3 km ~45 min loop Stoke Climb Closed 5.3 km each way ~ 3 hours round trip Subpeak Loop Closed 1.9 km ~45 min loop Greely Trail Closed 5.8 km each way TBD
Lower Mountain | May - Oct
Intermediate | 2.9km | ~ 1 hr One Way
Beginning at the south end of the village, Bottoms Up guides hikers to Revelation Lodge through a series of switchbacks, criss-crossing the glades and meadows of the lower mountain. While the trail is an easy grade it does climb, so be prepared!
Take it Easy
Intermediate | 2km | ~ 1 hr Loop
This shorter trail loops from the top of Bottoms Up to partway up the Sunshine ski run, and back down to Revelation Lodge. We recommend hiking the switchbacks up through the forest and taking the ski run back down.
Upper Mountain | June - Sept
Beginner | 2.3km | ~ 45 min Loop
Cupcake can be accessed from the upper Gondola station, and tracks a figure eight through the subalpine forest, crossing over itself with an elevated bridge. Hikers can choose a short loop or extend the trail further to enjoy views as the trail breaks out of the forest halfway around the extended loop.
Kill the Banker
Advanced | 3.7km | ~ 2 hrs One Way
This trail mirrors Revelstoke's infamous ski run of the same name, with a tough climb through steep and rocky terrain, crossing under the Gondola line and winding through boulder fields. It can be accessed from the Gondola midstation as a climb or the upper Gondola station as a descent. Either way, be prepared and make sure you have plenty of water.
The Stoke Climb
Intermediate | 5.3km | ~ 1.5 hrs One Way
The Stoke Climb can be accessed from Cupcake Loop starting at the upper Gondola station. This trail climbs up several switchbacks through subalpine rainforest and above the treeline into the alpine. Catch jaw dropping views of the surrounding peaks and the Columbia River below.
Advanced | 1.9km | ~ 45 min Loop
Subpeak Loop can be accessed from the end of The Stoke Climb Trail. This technical trail takes you along the spine of Mount Mackenzie and to the subpeak, sitting at 2,300 metres above sea level. This loop will provide stunning 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains and the valley below.
Intermediate | 5.8km | ~ 1.75 hrs One Way
Greely Trail can be accessed via The Stoke Climb Trail off of Cupcake Loop which starts at the upper gondola station. This trail winds through subalpine rainforest and eventually brings you to the beautiful Greely Lake, nestled beneath the peak of Mount Mackenzie.
Spectacular mountain and valley views are available on the lower mountain, while the upper mountain hosts mile-high views of glaciated peaks.
Lower Mountain | May - Oct
Try our delicious buffet breakfast on the Revelation Lodge viewing deck, playing host to a panoramic view of the Monashee Mountains and Columbia River.
Upper Mountain | June - Sept
With a short stroll from Mackenzie Outpost, step out onto a viewing deck pointing towards the Monashees. Glaciated plateaus and rugged peaks stand tall amongst the clouds.
With a short walk through the forest, access a unique aerial view of Revelstoke. From the top of Kill the Banker's imposing cliffs, you'll see our community nestled amongst the mountains we call home.
For the ultimate mountain experience, let us show you around the place we know best.
Join us on a full or half day hike that starts with a gondola ride into the subalpine forests of Mt Mackenzie. Winding through the subalpine forests, walk along ridge tops in the alpine with breathtaking panoramic views and stunning alpine meadows.
2018 Guided Hiking Rates
Adult Youth (16 or under) Full Day $199 $179 Half Day $129 $119
Prices include a ride up the Revelation Gondola. Lunch is provided on the full-day guided hike. Max group size is 8 people.
Call 1-866-373-4754 to book.
Please note there is intermittent cell phone coverage on the mountain.
- Last Gondola upload is 4pm
- Last download is 5pm
- Cupcake trail closes at 3:30pm (to allow for sweep)
- Viewpoint trails close at 4pm
- Stay on designated trails
- Leave all flora and fauna in place
- Leave no trace - place all garbage in designated bins
- Do NOT feed wildlife
- No overnight camping
Day Hike Essentials
If you are spending the day hiking, don't forget these key items:
- Weather appropriate clothing; remember it can be about 5-10 degrees cooler in the alpine. Always bring a rain jacket and extra layers
- Supportive hiking shoes
- Snacks and water
- First aid kit
Summer Trail Map
View our walking trails and scenic viewpoints to help plan your summer visit to Revelstoke.