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    Pinnacle Lake Trail

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    6.9 km
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    518 m
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    Pinnacle Lake Trail demands a lot from hikers, physically, but the alpine lake nestled into a theatre of the green-covered rock face at the top pays off for the intense exertion. To make matters better, you can turn this into a mini backpacking trip and stay the night for free, without booking, along the shores of the lake.

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    Route Description for Pinnacle Lake Trail

    Pinnacle Lake Trail winds up a challenging path to the ultimate reward: an alpine lake nestled below rock faces painted with layers of verdancy. The start of the trail will have you crossing a creek trail, and depending on the time of year, snow and mud create slippery conditions along steep ascents. You can use the tape along the route to help guide you to the ever-so-stunning Pinnacle Lake. If you plan ahead, you can bring your tent and backpacking gear and camp here for the night. There aren’t any services, so you will need to come prepared.

    Do note that this hike is remote, meaning no cell service, and the drive may be tough with a standard car.

    Getting to the Pinnacle Lake Trail Trailhead

    To get to the trailhead for Pinnacle Lake Trail from Vernon, BC, you’ll have to head towards BC-6 and continue driving for a little over 60.0 km. Stay on this road for 14.8 km before the road curves slightly left, turning into S Fork Forest Service Road.

    Route Information

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    • Backcountry Campsites

      Free campsites

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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