⚠️ TRAIL ADVISORY | BC Parks is experiencing extreme level of visitors to the Golden Larches on Mount Frosty (EC Manning Provincial Park). Visitors coming to the park on weekends are advised that parking could be several KM walk from the trailhead. Visitors are highly recommended to visit on the weekdays and arrive early in the morning. Please also remember:
- Please stay on the trail. Walking off designated trails can cause irreparable damage to the plants and soil growing where you set foot.
- Practice social distancing. Keep yourselves and your fellow hikers safe by staying 2 meters apart.
- Leave the drone at home. It is illegal to operate a drone in a Provincial Park unless you have explicit permission from BC Parks.
- Camping on Mt. Frosty is only available in designated areas either Frosty Creek Wilderness Campsite (Lightning Lake side) or Pacific Crest Trail Wilderness Campsite (Windy Joe side). Camping in the larches is illegal.
- Visit BC Parks website before your visit
- Pack in / pack out – leave no trace.
- Cell service is unavailable. Bringing a PLB, or emergency beacon is recommended.
- The hike takes approximately 8 hours and is an out-and-back trail with little resources available on the mountain, as well as the possibility of drastic climate changes.
- Come prepared with food, water, additional layers, and emergency supplies.
- The trail winds through environmentally sensitive areas, so please stay on the trail and keep pets leashed at all times. – Wildlife may be present.
To learn more visit BC Parks and AdventureSmart.ca.
“8km hike with 2km of elevation gain to the larch meadow – worth it 👌🏼” 📷 + 🗩 by @vince.cr
“The larch trees had just begun to turn golden-yellow and the hike felt like the first sip of a PSL at the start of fall. 🍂🍁” 📷 + 🗩 by @hirschkind
“Frosty Mountain Golden Larches” 📷 + 🗩 by @bc_mountain_man
“Are you heading to the mountains to see the golden larches? It’s time to hike Mt Frosty in the next few weeks to see these amazing deciduous coniferous trees, with needles that turn yellow seasonally before falling off.” 📷 + 🗩 by @manningpark
“No wonder this trail gets so many hiker[s] this time of the year…” 📷 + 🗩 by @joel.pix
“These trees are a golden yellow for only a few weeks a year…” 📷 + 🗩 by @kenny_hagen
For more information stop by the Hope Visitor Centre.