Poland Lake Trail

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14.5 km
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665 m
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The Poland Lake Trail is a 14.5 km 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.

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Route Description for Poland Lake Trail

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 665 m, 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.

Getting to the Poland Lake Trail Trailhead

To get to the Poland Lake Trail from Hope, make your way east on BC-3 E for 60.0 km and turn right onto Gibson Pass Road. Continue on for 9.0 km to find the trailhead on your right.

Route Information

  • 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

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