Pickering Hills sprawls between mountains of The Steeples and the Lizard Range of the Rockies and the Kootenay and Bull rivers. This 4-by-12-km strip of low-elevation grassland is used by ungulates (deer, elk) for winter range and by cattle for summer range. The grassland provides ideal forage.
The open meadows are braided with forest and hold several small ponds, making for easy relaxing strolls.
There are no specific routes in this area. The open terrain is good for spring and fall day hiking or for easy mountain biking. It is a nice place for March and April hiking before the cows are allowed onto the range. Spring is when the wildflowers bloom in this area: rosehip, balsamroot, lupine and mariposa lily. Spring is also when the shallow ponds are used by waterfowl, mostly ducks, that come to feed and nest.