Enjoy the peace and tranquility of a breathtaking alpine setting. Get your hiking boots on and lose yourself in the surroundings. Hiking trail passes are complimentary, but we do ask that everyone hiking the trails get a pass so we know they are on the mountain. The Gondola offers rides to the upper hiking trails, and back down to the village. For Gondola operating hours, please CLICK HERE. For Gondola ticket prices, please visit our Tickets section.
Hiking Trail Descriptions
Attridge Scenic Loop - From the top of the Comet chair, head west and follow the signage to a beautiful viewpoint on Attridge overlooking the Okanagan and Kalamalka Lakes. From here you have a 360 degree view of all the local mountain ranges. Follow the ridge line back to the village. This hike is our most advanced (rocky and steep in sections) trail which requires good hiking shoes and a higher degree of fitness and competence to enjoy. Roughly an hour's hike from the top to the village. Trail length - 2.20km.
Village View – The newest hiking trail at SilverStar. Village View comes off the top of the mountain in the same area as Attridge Scenic Loop. Roughly 100m from the top of the Gondola you will see signage for this gentle descent that gives you a great view of the village the whole way down. This trail zig zags its way back to the village. Roughly 50 minutes hike from the top to the village. Trail length - 2.05km.
Silver Queen Trail - From Cross Mountain Trail take the Silver Queen Trail cutoff for a more direct climb to the top or back to the village. Mid to late summer, this trail offers some of the best alpine wildflower meadows. Roughly 85 minutes from the top to the village. Trail length - 1.75km.
Milky Way - Either from the village or the top of the mountain, hiking this trail will give you a scenic bird's eye view of the village below and the spectacular Monashee Mountain Range. Roughly 45 minutes hike from the top to the village. Trail length - 1.35km.
Prospector Trail - Is a gentle (one-way) descent from the mountain village down to the Comet Chair. It starts right near our Patrol hut and takes roughly 35 minutes to meander down to the chairlift. Trail length - 950m.
- PLEASE NOTE that Prospector is a downhill only trail and that return to the Village is via riding the Comet Chair ONLY (to the top and hiking down from there). A lift ticket is required and must be purchased at the Village.
** PLEASE NOTE ** Hikers visiting Monday to Thursday and looking to take the chairlift to the top of the mountain will need to take the Comet Express. To access the Comet, hike down to the start of the lift which takes roughly 20 minutes and is a fairly gentle hike. Once at the top you must hike down on one of the four great hiking trails to the village.