Rockbound Lake Hike

View from the knoll above Rockbound Lk

View from the knoll above Rockbound Lk

July 24th Wednesday

Rockbound Lake is a hike located behind Castle Mountain.The trail parking lot is 200 m south on 1A from Castle Mountain junction. Scrambles to Castle Mountain, Helena Ridge and Stewart Knob are acessed from the same trail.

The trail is nice and wide as it winds it’s boring way up through the trees.Just as you leave the parking lot you can take a right spur to Silverton Falls only 1.4 km return. It takes about 1.5 hrs before you break out of the trees and catch your first sight of the Castle Mountain wall.

Castle Mt Wall

Castle Mt Wall

Alpine flowers and small meadows before reaching Tower Lake.

The rock band in the trees guards Rockbound Lk

The rock band in the trees guards Rockbound Lk

Tower Lake is small and beautiful good time for a drink before gaining more height.

Tower Lake

Tower Lake

Tower Lake

Tower Lake

Leaving the lake to start the first big climb

Leaving the lake to start the first big climb

A short steep climb and Rockbound Lake is in view.

Rockbound Lake

Rockbound Lake

View of the Lake with the Knob our destination behind

View of the Lake with the Knob our destination behind

We walk around the lake counter-clockwise and find the path in the trees. Stay close to the lake and the trail is in sight on your right.

Faint path up to the top of the Knob

Faint path up to the top of the Knob

The trail climbs steeply up to our top of the rock knob a great place for lunch and admiring the panorama.

Stewart Knob

Stewart Knob

Helena Ridge

Helena Ridge

Castle Mountain Summit

Castle Mountain Summit

Rockbound Lake

Rockbound Lake

Rockbound Lake

Rockbound Lake

Return by the same trail and the joy of the thought of an ice cream at Castle Mountain Chalets

Total Distance return 20 km. Elevation Gain 975 m. Time 2.5 hr to Lake. 6 hr return.

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