Mileage: 20.4km (could be a loop)
Elevation Gain: 775m
Map: Definitely not topo worthy but I used THIS map.
Favorite Eats After Hike: Not much up here except the Manning Park resort. Pack a Cooler.
As always, practice Leave No Trace. Pretty Please.
Trip Report: Skyline I is one of the most popular and strenuous full day hikes in E. C. Manning Park, and offers a variety of sights and sounds throughout its hiking season from mid-June to mid-September. It encompasses a variety of terrains and environmental zones, and on a clear day it offers stunning panoramas. The trail is often done as a loop with cars left at both ends, but the additional 3.8 km between the two trailheads can be readily walked, either along the road or along the north section of the Gibson Loop Trail. The trail is fairly dry so bring plenty of water.
Directions: You can start in the Strawberry Flats parking lot or Spruce Bay parking lot down the road from the Lightening Lake campground in Manning Park, B.C.off HWY 3.