The Radius Lookout
Join our professionally certified ACMG guide for a day in the backcountry. On this 5hr interpretive hike you will learn about the natural history of the area, flora & fauna and more of what makes the Columbia Valley Great. The highlight of your trip, the Radius Lookout. From here you have a 180° view of the Columbia Valley and spectacular views of the Purcell Mountains. Mt. Nelson, Farnham Tower, Mount Law are just a few of the iconic peaks you can see from this overlook. Includes; Guiding services, fresh packed lunch and the odd bad joke. JOIN US!
What to bring
*Hiking boots or sturdy shoes. Early season hikes may be wet and could even have snow in shaded locations
*Small backpack (large enough to carry all the things)
*Water (Minimum 1 litre)
*Lunches are included in all of our full day trips
*An extra warm layer. It can be cool up high in the mountains and its is nice to have a layer for when we stop for a break or lunch
*Camera, don’t forget this
*Hat/Toque (It can get cold in the alpine)
What we provide
*Professional ACMG Guide
*Lunch from Kootenay Coffee Works (Fresh made sandwich, homemade granola bar, apple, veggie sticks & dip)
*The odd bad dad joke
Minimum of 2 guests required to book this trip. If the minimum is not met additional fees may apply. Privates are available, please contact for details. Our hikes are in the mountains and therefor are subject to mountain weather. Please be prepared for all weather conditions. Trips will only be cancelled if it is unsafe to move through the mountains. This trip departs from Radius Retreat, just north of Radium. Directions and key code will be provided upon booking
Frequently Asked Questions
Why hire a Guide?
Hiking with a guide can be a great way to see the trails and mountain surroundings. First and foremost, safety is the top priority at Playwest Mountain Experience. From managing wildlife encounters to emergency situations, we have you covered. Hiring a guide also provides you with the wealth of knowledge and information of the surrounding area, wildlife, the abundant wildflowers and the regional history. Often times in the Columbia Valley, many of our trails are located deep in the mountains on various forest service roads; half the battle is just finding the trailhead! Our certified guides know where to go, taking the guess work out for you.