Pyramid Lake, Ladyslipper and Cathedral Rimn Loop

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Pyramid Lake, Ladyslipper and Cathedral Rimn Loop est un sentier en boucle de 10.9 kilomètres modérément fréquenté situé près de Okanagan-Similkameen G, Colombie-Britannique en Canada. Le sentier longe un lac et sa difficulté est évaluée comme difficile. Le sentier offre plusieurs activités et sa meilleure utilisation est de juin à octobre.

Distance: 10.9 km Dénivelé: 667 m Type d'itinéraire: Boucle

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Family of 4 (13, 15, 49, 55) thoroughly enjoyed the Goat Lake trail, even though it goes down, down, down at the start!! My son-in-law and I detoured up to Boxcar. Crazy climb!!! We’re not hikers but we’re fit. It was amazing. Crazy amazing. We then carried on to do the loop going up Lake View Mountain. Oh my gosh crazy long!! But we did it, son-in-law with 35 lb son on his back entire time. Box car is a must at.Cathedral Lakes. Goat Lake was lovely if you want a more casual outing. First afternoon we did the Diamond loop. Accessible and great views, 3 hour relaxing outing. But gear up for Box Car :).

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4 months ago

Amazing views but it's not as hard as it says, this trail took me and my group about 4 hours from lost lake to the giant cleft then back. The views were super nice and a super fun hike for most ages

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4 months ago

Gorgeous campgrounds and the lodge looked pretty neat too. We chose to camp at Lake of the Woods - quieter, no fires allowed, 20 minute hike from the lodge - and loved it. Quinsicoe Lake is bigger, closer and has a lot more campsites. Both are great options! We had a deer walk right through our campsite as we set up our tent and could hear the night time critters after going to bed, so make sure you pack up all your food and dishes (cache is available) if you don’t want them getting into your food and crawling all through your stuff. The birds are pretty speedy at snagging a treat when your back is turned at dinner time! Day 1 we had a short hike - Diamond Trail which was relaxing and beautiful. Perfect afternoon hike. We took our time with 3 hours. Day 2 we hike the Rim. This was by far my favourite day!!! :) We started from our campsite Lake of the Woods to Ladyslipper Lake up the shale covered slope to Stone City - loved it up here!! From here we hiked along the Rim to Smokey the Bear (absolute favourite!) and further... not entirely sure we found the Cleft, but the elevation started going down and on the map that meant to was moving to Grim which we weren’t planning to tackle. You have to then back track to Stone City and then we continued along the Rim to Devils Wood Pile descended to Glacier Lake, took the route past Pyramid Lake back to Lake of the Woods. This took us a very relaxed 7.5 hours. And it was incredible!! Most people we met were doing the loop in reverse of us, but I would highly recommend our loop. There is so much anticipation coming from Ladyslipper as you can see the Rim above - especially Smokey the Bear, etc. Also I would much rather ascend on shale then descend on shale. I welcomed a swim in Lake of the Woods that afternoon - not always possible if the weather isn’t great but we were fortunate to have fantastic weather for our whole stay! Day 3 we were considering Boxcar, Red Mountain and Goat Lake. After hearing feedback from several other hikers on recommendations and recognizing that we didn’t feel like an 8+ hour hike, we opted for Red Mountain and agreed we would stretch it out to enjoy the views at the top. We headed out from Quinsicoe Lake, took the Diamond trail (ascending what we had descended on day 1) and after some elevation gain forked left to head into new territory - the Rim going to Red Mountain. Beautiful day, the surroundings more like Diamond trail. Dryer and more rounded mountains, but we soon gained views of all the lakes except Ladyslipper! It was the perfect hike to do on day three as we could see all the loops we had previously done and gave a great perspective on the layout of the provincial park! We descended via Glacier Lake again but this time took the path back to Quinsicoe Lake. I believe this took us 5 hours at a relaxed pace with breaks/lunch. All three days we had been hoping to see mountain goats - from a far, but had finally resigned ourselves that it wasn’t going to happen. I turned a corner and right in front of us were three goats! We think it was a mama, a yearling and new babe. So sweet. We kept a safe, respectful distance but followed them, so neat to see them in their natural environment! Those horns are point through and there are signs up in the bathrooms about cautions around these goats. I finished the afternoon with another quick dip in the lake just before the wind picked up. Another beautiful evening on the lake followed. Day 4 we packed up our belongings and headed back to Quinsicoe lake - and the lodge for our ride down. So thankful we paid for the truck ride up via the lodge rather then tackling that 8 hour hike up! Would highly recommend (book in advance by calling in and paying $120/person. You can bring two items, so we each took our overnight packs plus a cooler and a wash bin. They were lovely luxury items to have along! Campsite is cash $10/person/night when the ranger comes around to collect. Also, we didn’t find out until day three, but there is no concern of bears up there. Just goats, deer and lots of little critters. And great fishing!! While we had fabulous weather, we were told they get snow at least once a month all through the summer, so pack accordingly! Bugs were not bad for us at all - I had no bites - but we were told that is not necessarily the norm.

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5 months ago

Wildflowers were stunning, end of July. Lots of wildlife including goats, marmots, Pine Martin. The views are absolutely incredible. The toughest part is probably up and from the rim. From Glacier lake up to the rim is rocky and steep. Doing the loop down towards Ladyslipper has some steep shale and steep boulder spots. Smokey the Bear and Giant Cleft are cool but this leg is not for novice hikers. Was sooo worth it!

0.6 round trip from lodge

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6 months ago

trail is clear of snow throughout even up on the rim. wildflowers are not out yet. I guess they will be out in two weeks - mid July wild goats are all over the Quiniscoe lake campground. (they like the salt in our urine!)

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a enregistré Recording - Jul 13, 4:13 pm

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a enregistré Rim Trail

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