Twin Lakes Trail

Rating: 4 stars.

Use: Hiking.

Difficulty: Moderate.

Distance: 5.6 km return to lakes.

Description: A great day outing. Recent work done to the trailhead access makes it an easy approach. That being said… a recent avalanche on the south side of the pass has taken out the trail in a few spots making the trail hard to see in places. With good routefinding skills, staying on the trail is not a problem. There are also numerous rock cairns and flagging tape along the way where the trail gets a little faint to help you stay on the trail. This trail is in need of some work. Still, worth the effort. Equally, if not more beautiful than any trail in Mount Revelstoke National Park, and you are almost guaranteed to have it to yourself. Trail starts at 5000 ft, ascends to an alpine pass, then drops back down into the upper lake where you will find a fantastic camp spot.  Alternatively you can stay on the main trail at the fork and head to the summit of Eagle Pass Mountain. 

Directions: Follow Hwy 1 west of Revelstoke to the Crazy Creek FSR. Drive for 8.5 km on the Crazy Creek FSR until you reach a Y. The Y is well signed for Twin Lakes and Eagle Pass Mountain. Take the left. Follow this road for another 5 km climbing to the trailhead. Eagle Pass Mountain and Twin Lakes Trails share the same trailhead.

Trailhead GPS:

  1. Crazy Creek FSR: N51 00.177 W118 40.014
  2. Crazy Creek FSR Y: N51 02.249 W118 34.940
  3. Twin Lakes Trailhead: N51 03.038 W118 33.782
  4. Twin Lakes Y: N51 03.399 W118 33.294
  5. Twin Pass: N51 03.702 W118 33.493
  6. Upper Twin Lakes Campspot: N51 03.939 W118 33.617

Useful Maps: Backroads Mapbook

Twin Lakes Trail Overview Map PDF

Twin Lakes Trail Detail Map PDF

Twin Lakes Trail KML file on Dropbox

Twin Lakes Trail. Ben Wilkey Collection.
Glacier Lilies on Twin Lakes Trail. Ben Wilkey Collection.
Early season snow patch. Twin Lakes Trail. Ben Wilkey Collection
Early season snow. Twin Lakes Trail. Ben Wilkey Collection
Close to the Pass. Twin Lakes Trail. Ben Wilkey Collection.
Approaching the Pass. Twin Lakes Trail. Ben Wilkey Collection.
Twin Lakes Pass. Ben Wilkey Collection.
Twin Lakes Pass. Ben Wilkey Collection.
Lunch at the Pass. Dawson Wilkey & Kale Croxall. Ben Wilkey Collection.
Lunch at the Pass. Dawson Wilkey & Kale Croxall. Ben Wilkey Collection.
Happy hikers at Twin Lakes. Ben Wilkey Collection
Happy hikers at Twin Lakes. Ben Wilkey Collection
Twin Lakes. Ben Wilkey Collection.
Upper Twin Lake. Ben Wilkey Collection.

One thought on “Twin Lakes Trail

  1. 4×4 with good clearance is a must to access this trailhead!
    We tried taking a VW Golf… For the first 10 km the forestry road is nicely maintained and no problem for our car. But after the turn to the trailhead at approx 9 km from TCH we decided to park and walk the last 5 km, as our car couldn’t clear the water runoff bars. It was a holiday weekend morning so it didn’t take long for some awesome folks to offer us a lift the rest of the way.
    Coincidentally, another VW Golf made it up to the trailhead ahead of us, but tore open its oil pan on the way back down and will have a hefty tow and repair bill at the end of the day.

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