In Norse mythology, Loki is a deceptive trickster, causing trouble and strife among the realms of the gods. And Mount Loki is no different. With false summits, an intimidating profile, and a fierce ascent, Mount Loki challenges hikers to make it to the summit. The reward is top-of-the-world views of the Purcell Mountains and distant Kootenay Lake.
A trail starts from the 15 km mark of the new Portman Creek FSR. The trail begins easy enough to Portman Notch but then turns dificult as you climb almost 1400m (4595ft). Allow a full day for this 14.5km return hike, with the reward being great views of Kootenay Lake that stretches from Balfour to Kaslo. Mount Loki is also a popular climbing Area.