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Kokanee Lake Trail

Intermediate
 3.0 (1)

Access trail from Gibson Lake to the interior of Kokanee Glacier Park.


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Map Key

5.3

Miles

8.5

KM

84%

Runnable

6,653' 2,028 m

High

5,143' 1,568 m

Low

1,716' 523 m

Up

430' 131 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

35%

Max Grade (20°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Commonly Backpacked · Lake · River/Creek · Views

Need to Know

A backcountry permit is required for overnight stays in Kokanee Glacier Park. Chicken wire is provided for wrapping your vehicle to protect rubber/plastic parts from porcupines.

Description

The wide, easily found trail climbs from the Gibson Lake parking to Kokanee pass before skirting the west side of Kokanee Lake and then descending a bit into Kaslo Lake. The backcountry camping area at Kaslo Lake has 10 sites, a food cache, and outhouse. There is also a cooking shelter (temporarily closed in 2020). Several excellent trails in the park start from the hut at the other end of the lake. There is a $10 fee (2020 price) which is collected nightly at the campground by the resident Parks official.

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Kevin D.

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Meadows at North end of Kokanee Lake.
Apr 27, 2021 near Nelson, BC
Pano of Kokanee Lake from North End.
Apr 27, 2021 near Nelson, BC
Kokanee Lake and the Kokanee Lake access trail.
Feb 5, 2021 near Nelson, BC

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