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Purvis Lake

1 mile hike to Purvis Lake, no trail.

Hiking Extreme

3.4 km
1.1 km
0 m
2-3 hrs
Low Point
505 m
High Point
1.6 km
Purvis Lake Map

This is a popular hiking route which is generally considered to be extreme. It's extremely remote, it features high exposure and is typically done between May and September. From a low point of 505 m to the maximum altitude of 1.6 km, the route covers 3.4 km, 1106 vertical metres of ascent and 0 vertical metres of descent.


No trail, hike to Purvis Lake through steep gradients and bush.



Scrambling up mountains and along technical trails with moderate fall exposure. Handholds are necessary to navigate the trail in its entirety, although they are not necessary at all times. Some obstacles can be very large and difficult to navigate, and the grades can often be near-vertical. The challenge of the trail and the steepness of the grade results in very strenuous hiking. Hikes of this difficulty blur the lines between "hiking" and "climbing".

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.


4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

between May and September


  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque