Tam O'Shanter FSR

Total Miles


1,656.04 ft


1.5 Hours

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Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Tam O'Shanter Creek FSR is a steep ascent above the Kootenay Lake with epic views and a scenic hike to an old waterline leftover from mining times. The top of the trail ends around the back of the peak of the mountain providing scenic vistas of the valley behind. Numerous small waterfalls were beside the trail on the way up during runoff. There was some snow in early June in some of the shaded spots, so bring a shovel or wait for warmer weather.


Would be very deep snow in winter, so best to attempt in summer/fall. Some water bars near the top.


There is an old mining water system that used to provide water to the town of Riondel from Tam O'Shanter Creek.

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Access Description

Approx 2.5 km North of Riondel on the right side is the start of the FSR.

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