Road: may need high-clearance 4x4 last 1.5 km
Windermere Loop Road connects with Highway 93/95 in two places. Both distances are measured from the stoplights on the highway at the turnoff to Invermere.
0 km: Drive south on Highway 93/95, from the stoplights to Invermere.
2.6 km: For north access to Windermere Loop Road, turn left (east), N93509-E71827. Drive the loop road for 3.2 km and turn off left. Or continue south on the highway to:
6.5 km: South access to Windermere Loop Road (also called Kootenay #3 Road), N90263-E73196. Take the left fork at 1 km. Drive another 3 km and turn off right. The turnoff (east) the from Windermere Loop Road, N92467-E74527, is an H shape where two major roads run parallel and the turnoff is the centre of the H; see map.
Reset odometer to 0.
Windermere Creek Road
0 km: Turn east from Windermere Loop Road.
30 m: You are on the big Westroc mine haul road (also called Windermere Creek Road.) For Bumpy Meadows, turn right (southeast) onto the mine haul road. Watch for huge mining trucks Monday to Friday. (Mount Swansea FS Road, signed, is straight across the haul road from the turnoff.)
3.1 km: Turn right (downhill).
8 km: Turn left fork (right fork is the mine entrance).
8.5 km: Turn left again.
9.5 km: Road forks into three. Take the middle branch, signed Pedley Pass (near 58 km sign). The forks do not split evenly; take the left branch, then the right, close together. The road is little more than a dirt track that climbs moderately for another 6.5 km, heading generally southeast.
13 km: Turn left. From here the road is rough and slips around a sidehill; may need a 4x4.
16 km: Spacious parking and trailhead sign, N89234-E86379, at 1970 m (6460 ft.).