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Malakwa Suspension Bridge

Sicamous & East Shuswap
Distance: various
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 0.25 - 1 hr (road loop)
Trail Access / Features
Walk / Hike Biking

Trail Description:

This unique and historic swinging foot bridge spans the Eagle River. Originally built in 1915 by local farmers to connect their farms to the community and school on the other side. Rebuilt by the Dept. of Highways in 1940.

To create a pleasant backroad walking loop route: From the parking area, cross the swinging bridge and create a 4km loop walk of country roads by continuing north on Warner Rd for approx 1km past the river and Malakwa Beach Rd. At the T-junction with Mizon Rd turn left/south and travel approx. 2km to meet again with Sommerville-Husted Rd. Turn left/east and proceed approx. 800m over another bridge into the village (tracks on your right). Watch for the junction with Malakwa Suspension Bridge Rd. on your left back to the parking area. Or start at the new Malakwa Community Park, and include a loop of the park trails in your walk.

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Access:

Travel 17km east of Sicamous on Hwy 1 and turn left/north onto Malakwa Rd just past the Malakwa Café. Follow this road for approx 1.5km until it meets the railroad tracks. Turn left on Summerville Husted Rd and cross the tracks. Continue straight ahead on the Malakwa Suspension Bridge Rd for approx. 100m to the end where there is a sign and a small parking area.

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