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Joffre Lakes Provincial Park - Distance:Lower to Middle Lake

Brantford, Canada
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Joffre Lakes Provincial Park - Distance:Lower to Middle Lake

I was wondering what the distance between Lower and Middle lake is at Joffre Lakes Provincial Park and how long it would take to get between the two?

We wont have time to do the full hike to the upper lake, but if we can reach the Middle lake in a decent timeframe and the distance isn't too far (new to hiking) it would be ideal.

Thanks - Tracey

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1. Re: Joffre Lakes Provincial Park - Distance:Lower to Middle Lake

It's about 3 hours/ 8 km return from trail head to middle lake. You do most of the elevation gain in this portion. Not overly steep by BC standards but you'll be puffing! Beautiful area.

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2. Re: Joffre Lakes Provincial Park - Distance:Lower to Middle Lake

Thanks for the response! Lower lake it is! (mum-inlaw is in her 70's, she's active however ...) seems to be a lot to look at in the general area that we can make up for the middle lake not being seen.

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3. Re: Joffre Lakes Provincial Park - Distance:Lower to Middle Lake

TraceyPro, when are you going to be heading that way? Our daughter was heading there with a friend to do the hike, on a weekend. When they got there, there was absolutely nowhere to park. No where! They had to turn around and head back home, without doing the hike. This was just a few months ago, not during the summer!

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4. Re: Joffre Lakes Provincial Park - Distance:Lower to Middle Lake

Joffre Lakes has been experiencing capacity issues for the past few years, so if you plan to go to Joffre at all, do plan to arrive super early in the morning to avoid these parking issues: cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/joffre-l…

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