Frosty Mountain

Hope, British Columbia

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Frosty Mountain, with its crenellated rocky ridge, is the highest summit in Manning Provincial Park. The views, as might be expected, are panoramic, and the high open country over which you travel en route has a truly amazing stand of alpine larch, some of which are currently British Columbia’s oldest living trees. The final plus is the well-graded park trail. What’s the downside to all this? You do not actually get to the summit: you ascend the east peak, since the main peak is a loose, steep climb. Timing is also a problem: you should do this trip in October when the larches are at their golden best, but before the snow flies.

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"Frosty Mountain, with its crenellated rocky ridge, is the highest summit in Manning Provincial Park. The views, as might be expected, are panoramic, and the high open country over which you travel en route has a truly amazing stand of alpine larch, some of which are currently British Columbia’s oldest living trees.

The final plus is the well-graded park trail. What’s the downside to all this? You do not actually get to the summit: you ascend the east peak, since the main peak is a loose, steep climb. Timing is also a problem: you should do this trip in October when the larches are at their golden best, but before the snow flies."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Hope
Distance: 17.4
Elevation Gain: 3,770 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: 8 hours
Season: Best July to October
Local Contacts: Manning Provincial Park
Local Maps: 92H/02 Manning Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Frosty Mountain

Recent Trail Reviews

9/11/2007
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This is spectacular country and the hike up Frosty Mountain is well worth it for the panoramic view at the top. It's a tough hike because the trail goes immediately into a steep ascent, with no gradual climb for warm-up, so if you're a moderate hiker or it's your first hike in a while prepare to be challenged. If you're doing the Frosty Mountain - Windy Joe loop, the guidebook is a bit vague about the last sections of the descent and you may want to check a Manning Park trail map, especially if you're walking back to the parking lot.



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May 2018