Celeste Lake via Iceline Trail

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Celeste Lake via Iceline Trail is a 16.6 kilometer loop trail located near Field, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
16.6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
913 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

6 months ago

The Iceline section of this hike may have been my favorite hike ever. Did the steep part first(hiked clockwise) and found it challenging but not brutal. If you do it this way the second half of the hike is a gradual descent through mostly woods and not nearly as exhilarating as the first half, but then again what is?

6 months ago

Nice peaceful hike through the forest at the start, very few people which is nice for a change. It is a long uphill people that haven't done much hiking before may find it hard. Good views at the top and views of he glacier. We completed it in just under 4 hours but with fast hiking.

hiking
7 months ago

We completed the Iceline trail in late September and it was fairly snowy, but still manageable without cleats. The views at the higher elevations on this trail are truly awesome - and that is an accurate use of the word, not a figure of speech. :-) We opted to complete a loop via Celeste Lake and Yoho Valley. This created a really enjoyable, varied hike: up through forest then gorgeous icy mountain views on Iceline and then down through mature forest, lakes, rivers, and water falls via Celeste Lake and Yoho Valley. If you go this way, be warned that the last hour or so is painfully boring. The Yoho Valley stretch at the end is very flat and not at all interesting. You could drive a small car on the trail it's so flat and wide, but I personally think it's better to end that way then to start that way. We saw others doing the same loop counter-clockwise which would mean starting out with the boring bits on Yoho Valley and ending with Iceline. I guess it comes down to personal preference. Doing the loop was a great deal more enjoyable than an out and back trip on Iceline alone would have been, so I do recommend this option if you are up to covering a bit more distance.

hiking
7 months ago

Smoke is gone, not too busy, raining last 1/3rd and 6C at Mitchell Stanley hut. Scenery changes every 15 mins. Amazing hike.

hiking
7 months ago

Amazing hike, amazing views. Starts off steep but levels out, some areas were trickier than others due to the small/loose rocks. Overall, worth the hike for the nice views!

backpacking
7 months ago

Took for a bit during our hike to the Iceline. Good place to stop for some lunch and photos.

7 months ago

Amazing hike, amazing elevation gain. All elevation gain is pretty much in the first hour on switch backs, then levels out in the rocks. Completely worth it to feel like you're on top of the world.

hiking
7 months ago

En fait nous avons fait le grand tour via Little Yoho. Très belle randonnée.

hiking
8 months ago

Amazing day hike. We started towards Laughing Falls first, which is definitely the easier direction. The wildflowers are in full bloom near Celeste lake and were beautiful. A couple other hikers did not go this route because they were told the bridge was out, but it has been rebuilt. Very low traffic made this a peaceful hike.

hiking
8 months ago

Amazing trail the whole family loved it

backpacking
8 months ago

I did this hike quite a few years ago now. But regardless I still think back and have vivid memories of the spectacular views. Hope to go back some day!

Happy hiking to you all!

hiking
8 months ago

Breathtaking views of the mountains and waterfall.

hiking
9 months ago

One of the best hikes I've ever done. The trail to Celeste Lake is closed, so you cannot currently complete this loop, but it is well worth the hike up to the Iceline Summit. Steep switchbacks through forest before you emerge on to a rocky plateau. A bit more climbing and traversing several large snow fields at the foot of a few glaciers before reaching the summit for some incredible 360 degree views. Would recommend poles as the snow is soft in several places and ready to cave in.

10 months ago

pretty cool to reach summit and look down at the high waterfall I was standing in front of a few hours ago.

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