Gwillim Lakes

MODERATE 15 reviews

Gwillim Lakes is a 10.1 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Central Kootenay, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October.

DISTANCE
10.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
642 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
20 hours ago

Solid hike, the lakes are beautiful, but this seems to be a really buggy area and views were blocked partially by smoke, both of which contributed to 3 star rating.

hiking
14 days ago

Did this last weekend. As a new hiker I found it tough, but it left me wanting more! Bring bug spray! Lots of hungry mosquitos. Road up was fine, just the last couple of km were pretty rough. See excellent description by BK Kennedy.

hiking
16 days ago

This was a beautiful hike! We really enjoyed it, and the views were just stunning. Was a pretty gradual hike and easy to follow trail following the inuksuk’s through the scree. The hike itself took about 4.5 hours with a lunch break. The road was in decent condition for most of the drive but the last couple KM were really tough with potholes, sinkholes and encroaching brush, some maintenance is definitely needed.

hiking
20 days ago

Great hike in a beautiful park. It can be completed in five hours if you have lunch at the top. Plan to spend a little more time and enjoy it.

You're able to drive to the parking lot without issue at this time.

2 months ago

was able to 4x4 up to about 1km from the parkinglot, then stopped for snow & road erosion. Hiked about 1km up the trail(?) then just explored around the boulder field & trekked out. must go back in warmer season!

2 months ago

Attempted today but couldn't quite make it to drinnion lake. Lots of snow on the road, trail is under 2-6ft of snow. Will try again in a few weeks!

hiking
3 months ago

Absolute hidden gem - breathtaking throughout and rewarded with a fantastic lake. More trails from the campsite at the lakes leading higher up. Went last August and saw the park rangers working on some new outhouses! Highly highly recommended.

11 months ago

beautiful and moderate hike with few amazing look outs and fairy tale lakes.

hiking
Saturday, April 28, 2012

I have always meant to come back here because it was one of my favorite hikes I've done. The access is from Slocan. Subalpine wonders and and fishing on Drinnon lake. In the area? Go!

camping
Sunday, October 24, 2010

Beautiful area. One of my favorite places on the planet. The scramble to the top of Lucifer Peak is a must. For the most part, the scramble is pretty easy...its the last 100meters that got a little sketchy for us.

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Saturday, July 08, 2017