Length: 8.7 km
Condition: Continuous well beaten trail, zero deadfall. Two short muddy sections. Last km is narrow and helpful to have hiking boots. As of 2013, the lower trail is marked with multiple orange ribbons placed high in the trees. There are almost no permanent markers.
General Route: Runs up the north side of Memaloose Creek then up to Poland lake.
How to Find: From Hope, drive up highway 3 till you reach Allison Pass. At the pass is a large highway department works yard. As of 2013, the entrance to the works yard is blocked with concrete barriers and a gate. But there is ample parking just outside the barriers. The trailhead is directly across the works yard, and marked by a large sign.
Trail Description: Once on the trail, it runs more or less right up the north bank of the creek. In many places you are within sight of the creek. In one place the trail briefly switchbacks away from the creek, and goes on a higher bench to get around a canyon, then drops back down to the creek. Finally almost at the headwaters of Memaloose creek at 5500 feet, the trail crosses the creek and climbs the last km up to Poland Lake. There is one large switchback on the trail as it climbs to the lake.
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