Approximately 220 KM (137 miles) from Vancouver, British Columbia. Hiking time round trip- 8 to 8.5 hrs. Round trip roughly 22KM (13.7 miles), elevation gain-1150M (3761 feet). Best time is usually late July to early October.
Directions: From Vancouver drive east on highway 1. At Hope take highway 3 going east. Stay on highway 3 for approximately 67KM (41.6 miles) which takes one to Manning Park Lodge. At Manning Park Lodge turn right (south) onto Gibson Pass Road. Follow Gibson Pass Road for roughly 3KM (1.9 miles) which leads to the Lighting Lakes parking areas. The trail is found at the east end of the lake on its south side. Cross the dam to get on the south side. The trail steadily climbs in a series of switch backs for roughly 7KM (4.4 miles) before the grade eases off somewhat. The trail then passes through an old forest of alpine latch and steadily becomes more open and rocky. The peak is reached following the trail up a narrow ridge. This is a long strenuous hike and the time has to watched to ensure a return in daylight. However even if one doesn't go all the way to the peak it is still a very interesting and scenic hike. The photos below from 2001/07 show parts of the trail to Frosty Mountain and some of the many viewpoints.
Frosty Mountain 2001/07