Lightning Lake Loop

EASY 17 reviews

Lightning Lake Loop is a 8.5 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Okanagan-Similkameen, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and snowshoeing and is best used from January until March. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
206 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

walking

forest

lake

Snowshoe trail around lightning lake. Easy trail, little elevation change. Rainbow bridge provides option to cut trail in half.

hiking
21 days ago

This was an easy hike, as stated. A few roots and a little minor incline with some rocky/ dusty/ pine-y terrain. Good to get into the trees and next to a lake on a very hot day. We did this trail with the West side first from the main parking lot, then looped back along the more treed East side of the lake.

The first half was dusty, exposed, super busy with many dogs running off leash and lots of people, and a little disappointing to be frank. The second half however where you turn back towards the main parking lot was very nice: lots of trees, not busy, and good access to the lake and a couple lovely streams for a dip.

If I were to do this again, I would definitely start around the East side, skip the entire West side and instead continue along past Lightning lakes and up towards Flash Lake etcetera to connect with SkyLine.

Overall not bad but not my favourite!

hiking
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Amazing hike with my family.

hiking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Nice, easy trail with some beautiful flora and fauna. Missing a lot of signage and had a fair bit of deadfall, but overall really good.

hiking
Saturday, October 06, 2012

Spring hikes around the lakes can be snowy! This year it was about 4ft or more deep.... Cub Scouts loved the snowy hike! Makes a short distance hike a little more work and time involved....

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

recorded lightning lake

walking
2 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
Friday, August 04, 2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

hiking
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

hiking
Sunday, May 15, 2016

recorded Half Of Lightening

snowshoeing
Monday, January 11, 2016