Lightning Lake Loop – Kamloops Trails

Lightning Lake Loop – Kamloops Trails


Posted on: March 3, 2019 6:20 pm
by: Doug Smith

Some of the hiking trails of Manning Provincial Park make good snowshoe routes in winter. We stayed at the Lodge and then drove up to the Day Use area at Lightning Lake for a snowshoe loop of Lightning Lake on a sunny day in January.

Snowshoe and cross country ski tracks followed the shoreline and trails southwest along he Lightning Lake chain.

We could spot the summit of Frosty Mountain (2409m) from one point near the end of Lightning Lake.

Frosty Mountain

We crossed the end of the lake at the junction. The trail continues to Flash and Strike Lakes (7 km longer). In summer, we can also hike out to Thunder Lake (another 6 km).

the end of Lightning Lake

We could spot Lone Mountain above Thunder Lake in the distance.

Lone Peak

We returned down the trail on the south side of Lightning Lake back to the east end of the lake where we started, a 7.7 km moderate hike/snowshoe, perfect for a half day in Manning Park.

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Doug writes for Kamloops Trails, a not-for-profit (and ad free) website, offering information on trails, waterways, routes, featured spots, viewpoints, and explorations in the outdoors in the Kamloops area (and beyond).

Doug started exploring this area in 1976 and continues to follow tracks and routes wherever they lead, with the aid of map, compass, GPSr and camera. After many dead-ends, but also many discoveries, he chose to share this information.

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