Silver Spring Lakes
Silver Spring Lakes is a group of three deep and clear lakes near the small town of Elko.
About 45-minute drive from Cranbrook. Steep, dark-brown cliffs coated with lichen hug the shores of the first and third lakes.
The first lake is frequented by those looking for a refreshing plunge into chilly waters.
The hike one-way is 3.7 km, and within the first half kilometre, the trail gains most of its 90 m (300 ft.) elevation. Silver Springs Lakes is at 1006 m (3,300 ft.)
- Drive on highway 3 east of Cranbrook for approximately 60km then turn east onto Bate Ave. The main road winds through the town of Elko for 1.1 km.
- Turn left and downhill to cross the Elk River Bridge.
- At 3.8 km from the highway, a trailhead sign is along the right side of the road.