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Tank Lakes

Hike up the the high alpine Tank Lakes.

Hiking Extreme

15 km
1.4 km
164 m
5-6 hrs
Low Point
499 m
High Point
1.8 km
Tank Lakes 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 July and September. From a low point of 499 m to the maximum altitude of 1.8 km, the route covers 15 km, 1429 vertical metres of ascent and 164 vertical metres of descent.


Pass by several other high alpine lakes to find solitude at the Tank Lakes.



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 July and September


  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features
  • Family friendly
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation