Only a few kilometres from downtown Cranbrook, the Community Forest is available year round for your enjoyment - and is always open to the walking public, with restricted vehicle access.
The main vehicle entrance to the Sylvan Lake area is adjacent to the South East Fire Centre Base at the north end of Cranbrook. Turn off the highway onto 30th Ave. N. and then immediately left onto the business frontage road. This gate is open between 6:00 am and 10:00 pm daily and is permanently closed from November 1st to June 1st for environmental protection and public safety.
The most popular walking access can be found near the Cranbrook Golf Course. Continue past the golf course on 2nd St. S. There are two main gravel parking areas on the left hand side of the road as you continue up 2nd St. S.
There is also a northern portion of the forest that can be accessed off Hwy 3/91 just past the SPCA. Eager Hills is a beautiful hiking area and provides stunning views of the Rocky Mountains.
The Cranbrook Community Forest Society has now published the new map which is for sale at outlets throughout Cranbrook (Lotus Books, High Country Sports, Mountain Man Outdoors, Gerick Sports, Favorit Cycles, The Paw Shop, Top Crop & College of the Rockies bookstore)
Please note the trails outside the Eastern boundary of the CCF are on private land.