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Thunderwater Lake Trail

Thunderwater Lake Trail (Invermere)


  • Rec Site #:REC5096
  • Type:
  • Fees:None
  • Campsites:0
  • Access:Unknown
  • Facilities:None
  • Site Description: Summer hiking distance: 6 km. Elevation gain: 435m. Access to Catamount Glacier to Olive Hut begins along this route. More than half of this route is poorly defined requiring creek crossings and travel over sections of large rock faces. The west route along the main Forster valley continues to Thunderwater and Whirlpool Lakes. Forster Creek Winter Snowmobile trail - Thunderwater/Whirlpool Lakes is a very popular alpine meadows with advanced riding to scenic Thunderwater and Whirlpool Lakes. The Windermere Valley Snowmobile Society grooms the trail and road in. There are snowmobile closures in effect in this area. For more information visit our page about the Forster Creek Cabin or the brochure in the link below.

  • Driving Directions: Driving time from Radium to summer trailhead: 1.5 hours. Drive west along the Forster's Landing Road past the sawmill onto the Horsethief FSR. Drive through the four corner junction at the 9 km mark, turn right at the 14 km mark onto the Forster Creek FSR. Stay on this road until the road ends at the 42 km mark. Winter- Follow the same driving directions, and obey all signage of where to park to avoid conflict with logging trucks.

  • Fire Bans and Restrictions:Link

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  • Site Maps:

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