Important: Dogs are not allowed above Columbia Viewpoint (12 km) on the Meadows in the Sky Parkway, which includes the summit area and backcountry of Mount Revelstoke National Park. Dogs are also not permitted in vehicles or on trails beyond this point.

Starting near the summit of Mount Revelstoke, Miller, Eva and Jade Lakes day hikes offer a rare opportunity to explore the alpine without a grueling climb. The trails wind through lush subalpine meadows and boulder fields, rewarding hikers with scenic vistas and four stunning alpine lakes.

Due to significant snow accumulation at this high elevation, these trails are usually only accessible from mid-July through September. Backcountry campgrounds are available at Eva and Jade lakes.

Hikers heading to Miller, Eva and Jade lakes all start on the same trail, beginning at the Upper Summit Shuttle Bus stop.

Note: cell service is extremely limited on these trails.

Trail conditions report
Miller Lake
Parks Canada / I. Houghton

18 Miller Lake No dogs allowed 

  • 11.6 km (return)
  • 405 m elevation change
  • 4-6 hrs
  • Natural trail
  • Gently rolling with short, steep sections

Trailhead: Upper Summit Shuttle Bus stop

Lake info: Depth - 27 m. Ice-free mid-July to mid-October.

5.4 km along the Eva Lake trail, a junction to the right leads 400 m to beautiful Miller lake. A point jutting into the water makes an ideal lunch stop.

During the last ice age, a glacier sat in the basin now filled by the lake. The moving sheet of ice ate away at the depression and formed this bowl-shaped lake.


19 Eva Lake No dogs allowed Backcountry campground 

  • 14.2 km (return)
  • 465 m elevation change
  • 5-7 hrs
  • Natural trail
  • Gently rolling with short, steep sections

Trailhead: Upper Summit Shuttle Bus stop

Lake info: Depth - 12 m. Ice-free mid-July to mid-October.

The Eva Lake trail traverses alpine meadows, crosses a boulder-strewn valley and winds through the subalpine forest to arrive at the lake. Follow the shoreline to find an impressive viewpoint and a 1920s warden cabin.

On the trail, listen for hoary marmots (a sharp, human-like whistle) and pikas (a soft bleat).

There is a designated backcountry campground at Eva Lake. Backcountry camping permits are required for overnight trips.


Upper Jade Lake
Parks Canada / I. Houghton

20 Jade Lakes No dogs allowed Backcountry campground 

  • 18.8 km (return)
  • 714 m elevation change
  • 6-8 hrs
  • Natural trail
  • Rolling with long, steep sections

Trailhead: Upper Summit Shuttle Bus stop. Follow the Eva Lake Trail to the second junction (5.4 km from the trailhead). Take the trail to the right.

Lake info: Upper Jade Lake: Depth - 14m; Ice-free late July to mid-October;
Lower Jade Lake: Depth - 23m; Ice-free late July to mid-October

For a longer, more strenuous day, hike to Jade Pass for a stunning 360 degree view of the surrounding lakes and mountains. Continue down a steep trail to the green waters of the Upper and Lower Jade lakes.

There is a designated backcountry campground at Jade Lakes. Backcountry camping permits are required for overnight trips.


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