Frosty Mountain

HARD 18 reviews

Frosty Mountain is a 27.7 kilometer moderately trafficked 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
27.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1591 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

hiking

river

views

scramble

snow

hiking
2 months ago

Long trail at 22 k out and back. Not steep, except at the end, which is a rough trail through boulders. Nice paved trail head. Mostly a ridge walk through golden larch meadows. No water on the trail, except a trickle at the campsite 2/3 of the way in. Good trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Great views, mild gradient, alpine meadows = good time

hiking
4 months ago

I loved this trip! Will always be one of my favorites...and really wasn't all that challenging. I camped overnight and had great company which made it even better. The view at the top was wonderful...and the scenery that surrounded me on the way there was also wonderful!

backpacking
4 months ago

We hiked up Wednesday afternoon and camped at Frosty Creek for the night, then headed up to the peak the next day. The hike up was hard work, but worth it. The last section up to the peak was a bit of a scramble in some parts but there is a trail that led us up to the top. The view from the top was amazing. We took a break to eat and enjoy the view. We could see the smoke from the Princeton wildfire in the distance.

We were the only ones camped at Frosty Creek and it was a bit creepy being all alone so we decided to hike back out Thursday afternoon and stay at Coldspring campground for our second night. We didn't do the loop hike, just went to Frosty Mountain from Lightning Lake and back.

hiking
5 months ago

Amazing! Difficult but so worth it

backpacking
5 months ago

We did this trail coming from Windy Joe then going up the backside of Frosty Peak just this past weekend. The trail after the forest and meadows opens to more of a mountain face with switchbacks going up. Both our groups had difficulty finding the trail as there is still some snow on the ground. We took a few wrong and precarious turns before we found the path. You will then end up on a very difficult scramble. Take a breath and take your time going up the scramble. once you are there you'll hit the trail marker where you can either begin to summit Frosty or head down the frosty trail. To summit is only about twenty more min up and not as scary as what you just scrambled. (When we were up there we saw a mountain goat!) After that head down the trail to the frosty camp which has a really nice steam and a log cabin. (there still some deep snow on your decent down..) Overall a really great trail with great viewpoints the whole way.

6 months ago

Prime time bro.

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.

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