Lake of the Hanging Glacier [CLOSED] is a 15.9 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near East Kootenay G, British Columbia, Canada that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from June until October.

DISTANCE
15.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
947 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

snow

closed

no shade

CLOSED FOR BRIDGE REPAIR AND REMOVAL WINTER 2018 - 2019 The bridge over Hell Roaring Creek has been removed for the winter.

hiking
2 months ago

October 8th, thanksgiving day. Arrived at 8:30 and back in the car at 2. Billy goat style. About 5 Cm of snow from start to about km 5. Both bridges covered. 3 series of tree falls after bridge 2. Trail has been wiped out in 2 spots. but the trees served as great bridges. Followed tracks made by 4-5 people since the storm of October 2. So relatively easy going until km 6, where my trail breakers decided to stop. Since I came 3000 km to do this, carried on. 15-30 Cm of snow to the lake. Lost the trail once due to an evil larch hanging over the entry through a copse of spruce. Up in 3.5 hours even with snow. View was magic even if mostly overcast. 2 hours down.

1st bridge supposed to be removed this week - am I the last of 2018? Hard climb due to snow and tree falls but no pain, no gain. Loved it!

hiking
2 months ago

Such an amazing hike. From tip to tail it is amazing!!!

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3 months ago

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