- Site Description: This trail provides access to a large lake in an alpine basin ringed with significant ridge systems below Mt.Crawford. Spectacular views of Kootenay Lake and the West Arm enhance the hiking on this trail. Plaid Lake is a well-known fishing lake and is stocked with Cutthroat Trout. There are suitable camping areas near the lake. The primary activities are viewing, fishing, camping, and hiking.
- Driving Directions: Head east on highway 3A from the community of Crawford Bay for 2.2 km. Take a left onto Crawford Creek Road, and stay right at the main junction at 3.5 km. Continue on this road for another 7.8 km (stay left at the refuse transfer station), and take a left at the next junction. Follow this road for 6.0 km. At this point there is a road that leads to the right that is marked 4wd, follow this for another 1.3 km to the parking area and trail.