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    Jade Lakes Trail

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    20.1 km
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    1,124 m
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    Jade Lakes

    The Jade Lakes Trail is a 20.1 km out-and-back hiking route that sets out from the summit of Mount Revelstoke and heads into the backcountry to visit the tranquil waters of the Jade Lakes. The route traverses a variety of terrain including forested paths and alpine meadows before climbing a ridge to reach the lakes. If you are looking to turn your hike into a multi-day trip, you can also plan to camp at the Jade Lakes Campsite for a fun night up in the mountains.

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    Route Description for Jade Lakes Trail

    The hike up to the Jade Lakes is an incredible route within Mount Revelstoke National Park that produces amazing views without a ton of effort. This moderate trail does contain an elevation gain of 1,124 m; however, this is focused mainly into the area just before you approach the lakes, as you have to climb up and down a steep ridge. For the most part, the rest of the terrain isn’t overly technical and makes for a nice, long-distance hike in the Revelstoke area.

    Setting out from the parking lot next to Balsam Lake, follow the trail to the northeast to make your way past Heather Lake and into the dense tree cover. This section of the route is largely forested but has some intermittent areas of meadow. Eventually, you will reach Miller Lake and turn right at a junction towards the Jade Lakes. This is the part of the trail that is the most difficult, as it begins to climb up and over a steep ridge. From atop the ridge, you will have amazing views overlooking the lakes and rugged mountains that stretch out into the backcountry of the park. Carefully descend the ridge to make your way down to the edge of the Jade Lakes. From here, spend some time exploring the area or setting up camp if you are staying the night before heading back along the same trail to return to the trailhead at the summit of Mount Revelstoke.

    Getting to the Jade Lakes Trail Trailhead

    To get to the parking area for the Jade Lakes Trail from the Trans Canada Highway in Revelstoke, take the exit for Mt. Revelstoke National Park and continue along the Meadows in the Sky Parkway for 24.6 km, where you will find the parking area next to Balsam Lake.

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    • Backcountry Campsites

      Jade Lakes Campground

    • Pets allowed


    • Family friendly


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      Out and back

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