At 25 km for the full trip, this leg of the trail is only for extremely dedicated hikers, as it will take a full day to reach Fife Road, but makes for an excellent half day biking trip. The rewards include passing through Paulson Tunnel, crossing the old Snowslide railway bridge and finally the ore loading tower as you near the end of this stretch.
Follow Highway #3 north out of Christina Lake towards Castlegar. 100m before the Paulson Bridge take the Paulson Detour Rd. up then down into the valley. This leads to the access point for the Trans Canada Trail. Head South on trail to reach Christina Lake.