Frosty Mountain

HARD 7 reviews

Frosty Mountain is a 17.2 mile loop trail located near Okanagan-Similkameen, British Columbia, Canada that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from July until October.

DISTANCE
17.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6282 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

river

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hiking
3 months ago

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Must do in October when the Larch trees are golden. The views from the top are amazing.

camping
Monday, June 22, 2015

It was a nice June 19 day starting from the parking lot the ascent was moderate to challenging at first with switch-backs. After some 2 hours the trail levels somewhat until we reached a campsite with outhouse, bear cache, fire pit and, fresh water creek. A pleasant surprise. We set our tents there and enjoyed the rest of the day. Next late morning we trekked up to Frosty, encountering a remarkable stand of Mountain Larch (unique deciduous conifers, said to be up to 2,000 years old), delightful variety of alpine flowers, and patches of snow. Some scree slope is unavoidable to reach the summit. We experienced extreme runners swoosh by us (people can do this trail in a day if travelling light - we met a British couple in their 70's just returning from the peak, having started in the morning). Of course the view from Frosty Mountain was majestic. Back to 'base camp' for an enjoyable evening, a good sleep (though temperatures dropped to 3 Celsius) and a 2 hour walk out the next day. An invigorating and pleasant day or weekend trail.

hiking
Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Awesome views from the top. One of my favourite hikes. I like scrambling but if you aren't a fan of boulders or have knee injuries I wouldn't attempt this hike.

hiking
Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Oct late sept is definitely the time to go. The larches are gorgeous!

hiking
Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Beautiful trail all the way especially in October when the golden larch are at their peak. Bring light; it gets dark fast and early.