Complete or Partial Circuit- 2 vehicles useful
||20.4 km (return)
||Loop - Partial
Drive to Manning Park and start the hike at either Lightening Lakes or Strawberry Flats. To reach the Lightening Lakes trailhead, drive west along the Gibson Pass road, forking left for the campground around 5 km from Hwy #3 at Manning Park Lodge. Then turn right and park in the Spruce Bay Beach day area parking lot.
If starting from Strawberry Flats, drive another 3 km further along the Gibson Pass road to reach the trailhead.
The trail initially follows the Lightening Lake Trail a short distance before forking right and climbing to the long high ridge which offers spectacular views of Hozameen Mountain and the lake chain below. The trail will come to a junction at Depair Pass and carries on toward Mowich Camp along Skyline 2 or descends along the Skyline 1 trail to complete the loop at Strawberry Flats. If you have left a second vehicle at the parking lot, the hike ends at the road, a short distance after joining the Three Falls Trail. The total distance to this point is 16 km; otherwise you continue downhill to Spruce Bay on the South Gibson Trail parallel with the road.
|Trailhead (Strawberry Flats)
||10U 654509 5437015
|Skyline I and Strawberry Flats Trail Junction
||10U 654072 5437088
||10U 652316 5434994
|Skyline I and Skyline II Trail Junction
||10U 652051 5433846