Monashee Lake Trail

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9.5 km
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700 m
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The Monashee Lake Trail invites you to a theatre of incredible natural views but demands that you work hard to get to the top, where stunning vistas of the lake surrounded by peaks await. However, the challenging climb will keep you entertained with unreal scenic glimpses.

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Route Description for Monashee Lake Trail

The Monashee Lake Trail is tucked deep into the Okanagan Valley’s backdrop, making it a remote but epic adventure. Expect a challenging, steep climb, replete with switchbacks, some loose rock sections, a meadow, and a cedar forest. The view from the top is magical—this hike is definitely a must-do, bucket-list hike for locals and visitors!

Getting to the Monashee Lake Trail Trailhead

To get to the Monashee Lake Trail trailhead, you need to take highway 6 from Vernon and continue past Lumby. At the Goldpanner Cafe, you’ll take a left onto South Fork Forest Road. You’ll continue driving for around 24.0 km, looking out for Monashee Lake signs en route.

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    Out and back

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