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Macbeth Icefield

Macbeth Icefield (Kaslo)


  • Rec Site #:REC5772
  • Type:Maintained
  • Fees:None
  • Campsites:0
  • Access:Road
  • Facilities:None
  • Site Description: Macbeth Icefield one of the premier hikes in the Kootenays. From the 4WD-accessable trailhead the trail is 12km round trip, and 15.6km round trip from the spur at Glacier Creek FSR. This challenging trail has a 9-10 hours hiking time round trip, and is accessible from July- October. The lower 2.0 km trail follows the creek and provides views of scenic meadows. From the meadow the trail climbs steeply to an alpine lake near the edge of the icefield. The primary activities are hiking, camping, mountaineering and viewing.

  • Driving Directions: From Kaslo: Driving time= 1.5 hrs, 2wd high clearance vehicle required. From Kaslo head North on hwy 31N towards Lardeau/Duncan Lake. Turn right on Argenta Rd (35km from Kaslo), and set your odometer to 0. Cross a bridge and reach a junction at 2.3 km, proceed straight. At 12 km turn right (North-East) and ascend onto Duncan-Glacier Creek FSR. At 22.5km reach a fork and turn left (east). From here it�s a 1.8 km mandatory 4x4 to the trailhead which is slightly overgrown and may scratch your vehicle, otherwise park on the Glacier Creek FSR. Strong hikers can reach the trailhead on foot from the spur at 22.5km in 20 minutes.

  • Fire Bans and Restrictions:Link

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