Mamquam Lake

A large lake at the foot of Pyramid Mountain

Statistics

To Mamquam Lake from Elfin Lakes

Total Distance: 22.0 km (return)
Estimated Time: 9 hours
Average Grade: Unknown
Structure: Linear - Return
Elevation Gain: 610 m
Start Elevation: Unknown
Min Elevation: 915 m
Max Elevation: 1525 m

To Opal Cone from Elfin Lakes

Total Distance: 13.0 km (return)
Estimated Time: 6 hours
Average Grade: Unknown
Structure: Linear - Return
Elevation Gain: 365 m
Start Elevation: Unknown
Min Elevation: 1375 m
Max Elevation: 1740 m

Directions

This hike starts from Elfin Lakes, 11 kms. from the trailhead.

Details

From Elfin Lakes, shortly past the shelter take the right fork toward Opal Cone and Mamquam Lake. The left fork will take you to The Saddle and The Gargoyles.

The trail drops down to Ring Creek and then up again on the other side of the moraine toward Opal Cone. To get to Opal Cone, look for a trail that leads off to the left of the main trail. Opal Cone is the rim of an extinct volcano that overlooks the Bishop Glacer. Stunning views are to be had from here on a clear day! The trail will lead you back to the main trail to Mamquam Lake.

Follow the main trail to Mamquam Lake, descending to Rampart Ponds and Zig Zag Creek. Be careful crossing Zig Zag Creek if the bridge has been removed, as the waters run higher late in the day. Camping is available at Mamquam Lake.

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