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Lake Of The Hanging Glacier

Lake Of The Hanging Glacier (Radium Hot Springs)

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  • Rec Site #:REC5348
  • Type:
  • Fees:None
  • Campsites:0
  • Access:Road
  • Facilities:None
  • Site Operator:SUMMIT TRAIL MAKERS SOCIETY
  • Site Description: Elevation gain: 700 m. Distance: 8 km (one-way). A popular trail to an alpine lake surrounded by spectacular rugged peaks and glaciers. The first portion of the trail follows an old roadway for 2km. The trail then narrows and ascends before crossing a footbridge over Hell Roaring Creek. Note: this footbridge is installed for the months of July through September only. Crossing when the creek is not bridged may be treacherous. A second bridged crossing takes you over Horsethief Creek and then through mature forest gaining elevation over 13 moderate switchbacks. Detouring above a small slough, the trail continues a gradual climb to alpine meadows. Open camping and a toilet are available here. The lake and trail's end are a further 800m through open meadows. The sharp glacier tongue is 2.5 km from the north shore. CHECK THIS WEBSITE FOR BRIDGE AND ROAD STATUS. The bridge over Hellroaring Creek will be removed October 4, 2017.

  • Driving Directions: Driving time: 1.5 to 2 hours, 2WD high clearance vehicle recommended. Access to the Lake of the Hanging Glacier trailhead is via the Horsethief Creek Forest Service Road. FROM WILMER: Drive north along Westside Road for 16.4 kms to its junction with the Horsethief FS Road. FROM RADIUM, at the Hwy 93/95 junction, drive west past the sawmill along Horsethief FSR. Continue straight at the 9 km mark, right at Green Barn, Gopher Creek, MacDonald Creek and Farnham Creek Roads, crossing Horsethief Creek at the 42 km mark. Trailhead parking is at the end of the road at the 50km mark. Overnight camping is available at the Stockdale Creek Recreation Site at km 39. Active logging may take place along the Horsethief FSR.

  • Fire Bans and Restrictions:Link

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  • Site Maps:

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