Cobb Lake is one of those hidden little gems that is just off a main highway, but gets very little traffic. The trail starts with a series of gentle switchbacks down the side of a valley to Swede Creek. It meanders through an open forest with views of Sinclair Mountain. After crossing the creek, the trail works its way up the other side of the valley to the shores of the lake. If you are looking for more, there is the option of hiking around the lake before retracing your steps back to the highway.
Set your odometer to zero at the traffic lights on Highway 93/95 at the Invermere junction. Head north 13 km to Radium. Turn right at the 4 way stop sign. Stop at the Park gates and buy a pass if necessary. At 29 km look for a sign on the right for the Cobb Lake trailhead.
Variable outdoor terrain
Early summer to late fall.