• 8.34 km
  • 3.0 hours
  • Hard

Free Group Hike

Sun, Jul 30, 2017 10:00 AM

This spectacular alpine hike has a moderately challenging ascent that gains 500 meters over roughly 4 km. Pass through two open meadows before arriving at the pristine turquoise waters of Twin Lakes. Ideal for a backpacking camping experience for some serious solitude. To avoid snow, we suggest only doing this hike absolutely no earlier than the third week of July.

Optionally, climb up to the summit of Lakeview Mountain for phenomenal views of Lake Andrew, Twin Lakes, Monashee Provincial Park, and more. This route is way-finding only and there is no official trail or flagging. From the farthest lake walk around it clock-wise and head up the boulder field to the ridgeline between the two peaks (the saddle). Turn left (north) and walk through the meadows to the top! It is not a scramble, and can be easily done by most hikers. After the peak, head down to the next saddle and descent through a smaller boulder field to an open grassy field. Once reaching the stream, turn left and follow it through the meadows back to the main trail. This is an extra 2.9 km, but well worth the journey. The ascent is an additional 330 meters, with a substantially steeper 20% slope.

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Hosts (1)
  • Josh Hoggan

Attendees (15)
  • Anna Valoroso (Driver)
  • Cara D (Rider)
  • Christine Pachkowski (Rider)
  • David cabana (Rider, Driver)
  • Dylan Sinden
  • Jami Crego
  • Josh Hoggan (Creator, Host, Driver)
  • Logan Klassen (Rider)
  • Marianne Perreault
  • Nur (Rider)
  • Raleigh Boechler (Driver)
  • Sanae El abid (Driver)
  • Scott Marshall
  • sophia lata dahia
  • Tara

  • Does anyone know if this trail head be reached with a regular car or is higher clearance vehicle required?

    Tue, Jul 18, 2017 8:27 AM
  • Last time I did it in 2011, I could reach it with my 08 Prius. But, I'm not sure how much the trail has changed. I've also got a TON of dirt-road experience, and it was a slow-going challenge to make it to the trailhead with that car before I got my jeep.

    Tue, Jul 18, 2017 8:28 AM
  • Sorry- no facebook so can not see if there was a discussion about this there already. I also have a car and live in Kelowna. If anyone is departing from kelowna I could follow who knowa the way, that would be super helpful. Could possibly either take people in my car or split fuel with someone who has room in their vehicle... a little cautious riding with people due to past experiences though. Have a backpacking trip planned there for later thia year so really interested in checking it out first with people who know the area. Thanks

    Tue, Jul 25, 2017 8:02 PM
  • Hi everyone,I live in Winfield,I would like to carpool with some people if it possible.Let me know if you want to do so.thanks

    Thu, Jul 27, 2017 7:28 PM

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Creator: Josh Hoggan
Category:Full Day
Difficulty Rating:Hard
Difficulty Description:Unrated
Cell Service:Unknown
First Listed:2014-Nov-03
Last Updated:2017-Aug-01
Duration One-Way (solo):80 min
Duration One-Way (group):90 min
Duration Round-Trip (solo):160 min
Duration Round-Trip (group):3.0 hours
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Distance:4.17 km (one-way)
Elevation at Start:1,786 meters
Elevation at End:2,137 meters
Elevation Minimum:1,786 meters
Elevation Maximum:2,196 meters
Elevation Gain:507 meters (one-way)
Elevation Loss:-162 meters (one-way)
Slope Up:14.70% (one-way)
Slope Down:-12.10% (one-way)
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