Poland Lake Trail
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Poland Lake Trail

E.C. Manning Provincial Park
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Poland Lake Trail

Poland Lake Trail

Distance: 9.0mi
Elevation: 2,182ft
Time: 4.5-6h

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The Poland Lake Trail is a 9.0mi out-and-back hiking route in E.C. Manning Provincial Park that takes you on a steady uphill climb through meadows and woodlands to a scenic lakeside spot. Along the trail you will see beautiful wildflowers and rugged mountain peaks and have the opportunity to swim in the refreshing waters of the lake. Hikers will also be able to take advantage of the campsite beside Poland Lake for a great weekend of outdoor living in the backcountry.

Poland Lake Trail Map

Getting there

To get to the Poland Lake Trail from Hope, make your way east on BC-3 E for 37.3mi and turn right onto Gibson Pass Road. Continue on for 5.6mi to find the trailhead on your right.

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When to do


Backcountry Campsites

Poland Lake Campsite

Pets allowed

Yes - On Leash

Family friendly

Older Children only

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Route Type

Out and back

Poland Lake Trail
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Poland Lake Trail Description

The Poland Lake Trail is a great intermediate length hike that will allow you to explore the natural beauty of E.C. Manning Provincial Park without having to trek along the physically demanding multi-day routes that can be found within the region. This trail has a moderate elevation gain of 2182ft, but this is spread out along the length of the route, making for a steady uphill climb that is inviting for hikers of most skill levels.

Along the trail you will pass through sections of subalpine meadow with beautiful wildflowers and experience the rugged beauty of nearby mountain peaks. Once you reach Poland Lake, you’ll have the opportunity to cool off with a refreshing swim before setting up camp or heading back down the trail to your car. This is an awesome hike that is definitely worth a try if you are in the area.



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