10.5 km (6.5 mi.) link Copy Link. There are 13 private trips. Distant right is the Ten Peaks with Moraine Lake on the far side. Ultimately, Numa Pass was only about 300 meters elevation gain, but we were doing it in the snow. About 1700 metres of elevation over 2 passes to add extra challenge. Floe Lake is considered the park's "classic" hike and is a great way to sample what the park has to offer. The first part of your morning will be spent hiking through the trees, and eventually climbs up and over Numa Pass, the highest point of the Rockwall trail. The 55.6 km trail leads one under 30 km of an almost unbroken wall of limestone cliffs towering 900m (2950 feet) above their base in places. I would however love to see Floe Lake and the "classic" views of the peaks behind it. Seasonal Popularity. From an elevation perspective, it would not be our hardest day, but it proved to be one of the more mentally challenging ones for me. Although the suggested route follows Numa Creek, we chose a route via Floe Creek, because I wanted a close-up look at Floe Lake. Record a track in Gaia GPS on iOS or Android and publish it to have it show up here. The entire hike has great views. Elevation Profile. The trail to Floe Lake and Numa Pass is a well defined trail. Floe Lake Track is a 12 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near East Kootenay G, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. After you've conquered the Numa Pass it's not too much further to Floe Lake. Floe Lake is in a lovely setting at the base of the Rockwall. I've read a couple of route descriptions online and am wondering if it would be possible/realistic to hike from the Floe Lake Trailhead to Floe Lake campground and back in one day? The plan was to hike from Floe Lake parking lot to Floe Lake and camp on day 1, Then hike up and over Numa Pass and exit out at Numa Falls parking lot. The slope you’re hiking on is in the sun for most of the day, so any early snow should melt off quickly. The trail is well-maintained and easy to follow, but it seems that most of the elevation gain is spread over about half of the distance. Most itineraries describe it as a four to five day adventure, and recommend starting with the trail into Floe Lake. and gorgeous alpine meadows. This day was going to be longer, 17 km, but after a quick climb to Numa Pass, it was all downhill. The long hike to Floe Lake was terrific. Trailhead: Floe Lake parking lot, 72 km east of Radium Hot Springs. Challenging as it was, it was also beautiful. Once you make it to Numa Pass the views are incredible to both the south and the north. Elevation Loss from Top of Numa Pass to Floe Lake: 250 m (825 feet) After spending the start of the morning in the trees, this day ends by going up and over Numa Pass, the highest point along the Rockwall Trail at 2355 m (7725 feet). It would have been quite a grind coming up the 755 metre climb from Numa Creek with full packs. choice to walk the 8.3 km back ot the car. Floe Lake is in a lovely setting at the base of the Rockwall. Numa Creek Trail, access via Numa Falls trailhead (Closed until further notice) Floe Creek Trail, access via Floe Lake trailhead; Recommended time of year to hike this trail: Mid-July to early October. Cooking area at Floe Lake – separate from where you pitch tents Me with the Rockwall in the background on Day 2 Day 2: Floe Lake Campground to Numa Creek Campground. ... 810m gain to Numa Pass, 315m loss to Floe Lake. ... Floe Lake Camp via Numa Pass Track. Stop at Numa Pass, the highest point, for views that will last a lifetime. Caption: Floe Lake huddles beneath the Rockwall. You start near the magnificent Vermilion River and start the ascent up to the lake through incredible avalanche paths that are so full of fireweed that it will have you stopping every five steps to look up and watch the mountains glow with life. One of the things we did was to take a three-day backpacking trip to Floe Lake, in Kootenay National Park, British Columbia. About a week before our trip, lightning sparked a fire in the Numa Creek drainage near the Numa Creek Trail. Stradding Numa Pass: ... Floe Lake hike 2 Comments. The lake was ominous but beautiful still. Hike #2: Top of the World Provincial Park. Then we continued up to Numa Pass, over Numa Pass, adn down the Numa Creek trail. You'll start on a flat stretch, crossing two rivers (w/ bridges) before switchbacking up through burnt stands of timber. Numa Pass was beautiful - we could see MOunt Assiniboine from up there! 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