Floe Lake Track

MODERATE 6 reviews
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Floe Lake Track is a 20.1 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Vermilion Crossing, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
20.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
966 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

hiking

trail running

forest

lake

wildlife

snow

1 month ago

2 months ago

It was super smokey from the Vernant Creek wildfires so views were masked. Sweet trail through the old burn of 2003 with lots of purple fireweed up until the steep switch backs, but absolutely worth it. Could do it as a long day hike, but I booked a campsite for the night and in the morning it was unbelievably gorgeous! Hard work but worth it!

backpacking
6 months ago

The trail was heavily blocked by avalanche debris, but it had beautiful views. Hardly any tree cover, so the mountains are very visible throughout the trail. Did not make it to the lake because the snow and debris proved to be too difficult. (End of May, 2017)

backpacking
6 months ago

The trail was heavily blocked by avalanche debris, but it had beautiful views. Hardly any tree cover, so the mountains are very visible throughout the trail. Did not make it to the lake because the snow and debris proved to be too difficult. (End of May, 2017)

hiking
6 months ago

There is significant avalanche damage throughout a good portion of this trail - large trees, debris and snow cover at least a kilometre stretch through the middle portion of the trail (about 3km in), manageable if you are ready to climb, but wouldn't recommend for beginners. The trail is also a little hard to follow through these portions as the trees and snow are covering the trail. We made it 8.5km in but could not reach the lake as the last 1.5km of the trail was a steep incline and covered in fallen trees and 3-4ft of snow (in late May). Could possibly summit if you had ice pick and proper winter footwear but we didn't want to risk it. The majority of the trail is fairly easy terrain, aside from avalanche damaged zones. Also note, the bridge at the third river crossing is now non-existent and there is a large log in its place. We were able to cross on the log but we had to do a somewhat difficult shimmy down the riverbank to reach the log as the trail cuts off at a steep embankment. This national park was also affected by a wildfire and this trail takes you right through the burn zone. Re-growth has stated but bring sunscreen as you don't really have any tree cover. Beautiful views throughout, especially later on in the trail and very lightly trafficked (we only saw one other couple up there). I would recommend this hike but it may be better late June onwards so the last portion of the trail is more manageable and you can easily get to the lake!

hiking
Thursday, September 04, 2014