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Water Sprite Lake (winter trail)

Winter access to water sprite lake hut

Hiking Difficult

10 km
1 km
28 m
3-4 hrs
Low Point
469 m
High Point
1.5 km
Water Sprite Lake (winter trail) Map

This is a popular hiking route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's remote, it features medium exposure and is typically done in January, March, May, July, August, September, November and December. From a low point of 469 m to the maximum altitude of 1.5 km, the route covers 10 km, 1012 vertical metres of ascent and 28 vertical metres of descent.


Simple yet entertaining approach with beautiful landscapes and really well maintained hut/cabin available through BCMC for $20 a head.



Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

in January, March, May, July, August, September, November and December


  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features

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