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Rotary Skyview lookout (Fly Hills)
Salmon Arm & Area
Viewpoint and short walk provide outstanding views of Salmon Arm, Shuswap Lake, and Salmon River Valley, wildflowers, birds and the extent of the 1998 fires across on Mount Ida.
Via gravel Forest Service Road (4x4 recommended) – On Hwy 1, proceed 3 km west of Salmon Arm turn left onto Salmon Valley Rd. The road changes to 10th Ave. SW then becomes 50th St SW. Proceed .5 km and turn right onto 13th Ave SW which becomes Christison Rd. Proceed 0.7 km until the road becomes 15th Ave SW. After 1.3 km the road becomes Fly Hills Forest Service Rd #170. The Rotary Skyview Lookout at elevation 1160 m is approximately 7.5 km up the road. After climbing steeply through 6 switchbacks, watch for the “Rotary Lookout” sign hidden in the trees by overgrowth and parking landing on your left. Enjoy the view from here, or look for the short viewpoint trail in the southeast corner of the parking landing (the lower track). If you’re into exploring, farther up the road is a network of Forest Service Roads and old skid trails that are managed by the Snow blazers Snowmobile Club in the winter. Watch for ATVs and motorcycles.
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CAUTION: Road access is via gravel forest service road. While 2-wheel drive access is possible, 4-wheel drive is recommended. Watch for oncoming forestry traffic and recreational ATV and motorcycle use. Trails beyond the Rotary Lookout are not marked and require familiarity with map, compass, route finding, and backcountry travel. Winter use is managed by the Snowblazers Snowmobile Club and limited to snowmobile traffic.
Click on any image to enlarge it.A collection of trail photos taken by the public.