Gibson Lake Trail to Keen Lake, Kaslo Lake, and Garland Lake

MODERATE 14 reviews
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Gibson Lake Trail to Keen Lake, Kaslo Lake, and Garland Lake is a 18.7 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rossland, British Columbia, Canada that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from July until October.

18.7 km
736 m
Out & Back



nature trips




no dogs

30 days ago

One of my favourites. Best to head up early so you can avoid the trail traffic, but once you hit Kokanee Lake, it thins out. Pretty smokey up there right now, but still worth it!

1 month ago

Hiked this trail every year for 4 years.

Absolutely beautiful

11 months ago

It looks like a lovely place to hike but no where does it say that dogs are prohibited until AFTER you’ve driven up the 16k dirt road. I recommend the park service let folks know at the bottom of the hill. Still, I plan on returning as it looks lovely. Don’t try driving up in a low clearance vehicle.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

The 10 mi road to the TH is challenging for street-only vehicles. The trail rises steadily to a string of stunning subalpine lakes. Nelson was 92 and blanketed in smoke, but it was 75 and nearly clear on the trail. Well worth the drive and hike.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016


Thursday, December 03, 2015

Such a beautiful hike! Once you get close to the lakes the scenery is greener and the hike is more enjoyable. We didn't hike all the way to the glacier, but stopped for a picnic in the valley where we could see the glacier. Definitely a good hike to do in the summer. We went in August and the lake water was freezing so don't anticipate swimming! Good for a refreshing/freezing dip if you're into that!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Hiked in to the center of the park and stayed at the Slocan Chief Cabin. First time was with my wife in the late 70's from the Nelson side from Gibson Lake and then again in the early 80's with Ken and Kelly Kern from the Slocan side via Enterprise Creek. It's not a really big park, but packs in a lot of spectacular scenery.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Breathtaking. Completed the hike in late July, camped at Kaslo lake. Beautiful glacier, wildlife, lakes, rocks, everything! Looking forward to returning in the fall!

Sunday, August 06, 2017

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Saturday, May 23, 2015