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Hourglass Lake is a 3.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near East Kootenay E, British Columbia, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running.

Length 3.7 mi Elevation gain 1,197 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Running Forest Lake Views Wildlife
Waypoints (1)
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Lunch spot
49.51311, -116.50096
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Steven Barnhart
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K L
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The lake was beautiful but the trail was through a burnt forest. Some muddy sections. Road to the trail head is best with 4x4.

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Léo Champagne
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A stunning hike - the trail all the way up around the first lake has been cleared and is easily accessible. Up to the first lake is also dry and snow free, but once you get around the side of the first lake on your way to the second lake there are some muddy spots and snow still covers the ridge.

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Chad St. Pierre
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We made it 1 km before the Hour Glass Lake trail head and had to turn back. There is still too much snow to make it safely. The turn up and around is really greasy and full of ice. It looks like some people have attempted past this point only to find them selves dangerously close to the muddy edge. Side by sides and quads seem to get past no problem. There is also a massive slide across the beginning of the road; however people are able to go around it if you have good tires and 4x4. I suspect another week or two before that trail head is accessible.

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Ben Bellows
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Does anyone know if the outhouse at the narrows is still there and in good order? I have been searching for an answer because we have a few people that will only come on overnight hikes if there’s an outhouse and we haven’t tried this one yet but really want to. If there anyone willing to let me know that would be awesome.

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Sierra Bharmal
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A beautiful and unique hike that takes you through areas affected by the forest fire. Once you get to hourglass lake it becomes lush. It reminds me of Lake Louise or Moraine. We hiked half way up the rocks and got a decent view of the hourglass. If we had more time we would’ve gone to the top to the other lake. Bring snacks, lots of water and bug spray for later in the day. If you get directions from the Kimberley visitor centre DO NOT go over the cattle guard. The right turn into Hellroaring Service Road is after the first bridge once you turn off st.marys lake road.

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Suzanne Isleifson
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I quite enjoyed this hike. Make sure that you put on quite a bit of bug spray as the first portion of the hike has quite a few mosquitoes. Going through this hike you can see a lot of the aftermath of the forest fires that burned through last year. It really is truly incredible to see the contrast of colours from the bright green beautiful growth and literally on the other side of the trail it’s all black. The lakes are absolutely stunning. There is one portion of the hike to get to the top lake that is a little challenging as you have to scale over boulders but it’s not difficult by any means. We even went for a chilly dip at the last lake! The logging road to get to the trail head is quite rough and it is recommended that you bring one of those two way radios to call in the turns so that logging trucks don’t run into you however I do believe that the logging road may be just recently out of service

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Le Crash
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Ghisele Twa
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JR Parker
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Alyssa Rundberg
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Jessica Fellows
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Justin Bettcher
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Trevor Fedyk
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Calvin Atwood
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Calvin Atwood
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Trevor Lundy
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Jen Bird
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Ray Tralnberg
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Sheila Waitwhat
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JR Parker
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Jenn Stanlake-Cammer
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Mark Wheaton
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Calvin Atwood
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