Begins at the Skookum Power Project Intake Dam
From the gate 100 meters before the Skookum Power Project Intake Dam, hike up a steep but short gravel road to right of the gate and main road. Follow this for approximately 100 meters until reaching a large gravel debris field. Cross the entire gravel debris field (footpath marked with flags and rock cairns) to reach the start of an old road to the North marked by a "0" KM marker sign and large reflective orange metal marker. This is the official trailhead.
Time: 4 to 4.5 hours one way in the trail's current condition *Cars will not make it to the parking lot (All wheel drive or 4 wheel drive highly recommended) *Donations to the BCMC for trail maintenance is always appreciated and needed *Outhouses are soon to be constructed, and the cabin will be paid accommodation which can be reserved on the BCMC website. *Camp only in designated camping areas. *Keep in mind at all times that this area is a rugged wilderness, with unforgiving weather that changes quickly. tshirt and sneakers as an example are not recommended, proper outerware is for your comfort and safety, we want you to enjoy the outdoors. *There is a large bear population and other wildlife in the valley which is often encountered on the trail, so dogs are not recommended for the trail or Watersprite Lake. A new bear attack study indicates that 93% of all bear attacks are male bears and 53% of those involve dogs. *Human waste continues to be a major problem in the Skookum Valley and Watersprite Lake, so please do not leave your toilet paper and deeds near the lake or the trail. This will contaminate the lake and the creeks in the area and make other hikers in the future sick (contaminated drinking water from a creek on the trail already infected one hiker with bacteria) *Open campfires at Watersprite Lake are forbidden and highly detrimental to the fragile environment. **Abuse this fragile and special area and everyone loses**
This trail is managed under partnership agreement with the Alpine Club of Canada - Whistler section. The trail is 5.72kms in length of which there are two options for 1.2 kms each on rough access roads from the highway to the trail head and then 4.55 kms (one way) is on the actual trail. The hike terminates at the Wendy Thompson Memorial Hut. This trail is a late summer/fall hiking trail and should be deemed black diamond as there are muddy sections and slippery logs and talus slope to navigate. 3.5 to 4.0 hours one way from the trail head. There is winter use as well. A non motorized trail!
Petgill Lake trail leads to a small lake. Rough wilderness camping available, no amenities at the lake. Trailhead starts across from Murin Park. Approx. 11km return, elevation gain is about 645m.
Enjoy this 11 km hike through the forest following Murdo Creek just to the south. Once you have travelled the logging road portion of the trail, you will begin to hike uphill through a second growth forest. Within half an hour of hiking, you will find yourself at beautiful McKay Lake which lies below a tall cliff of Mount St. Benedict. Follow the trail around the lake to the left side before reaching an area where Murdo Creek drains from the lake. Begin a steep climb uphill to a ridge which flattens out into a small meadow with a pond. Continue on to the view point from where you can see Stave Lake and some of the Fraser Valley.
The Vedder Mountain Trail is within the Vedder Interpretative Forest. Enjoy this 11 km hike through a pleasant forest with Vedder Mtn. at its center with an elevation of 924 m / 3031 ft. Along the trail, you will come across marshy areas, ponds and creeks. Upon reaching the summit you will enjoy excellent views of Chilliwack and the surrounding vallies with Cultus Lake to the East, Greendale Valley to the North and a view of Sumas Mtn. lying to the Northwest.
When venturing along this 8 km trail you will enjoy a steady hike under the cover of the forest for the first half. Once out of the forest, you will encounter a lookout point with stunning views of the Fraser Valley. Within the next 10 minutes of hiking, you will find yourself on the mountain's ridge which is covered with blooming flowers and wild strawberries during the summer months. The view from the ridge is spectacular as you will be able to see the mountain range to the south including Mts. MacGuire, Border Peaks, Mt. Slesse, and Mt. Baker.
This amazing hike leads you through an array of beautiful flowers, subalpine meadows and forests, glacial lakes and offers spectacular views through a series of well defined switch-backing trails. Enjoy the most breathtaking views from the summit as Mount Cheam offers an unobstructed 360-degree panoramic view of the Fraser Valley, from Chilliwack to the communities along the Fraser River, Jones Lake, the surrounding peaks and snow capped Mount Baker to the south. A real gem to hike. Although designated as a non-motorized trail, Mt. Cheam's backside bowl makes it a popular riding mountain for snowmobiles in the winter.
As you venture through the forest along this 16 km hike you will come upon an opening where you can experience picturesque views of Mt. Mercer and the Cheam Range. After this point, the trail lowers through a beautiful old growth forest guiding you across Pierce Creek. Once you have reached the summit, you will have the opportunity to fish in the deep blue water of Pierce Lake.
Enjoy a moderate 5 km hike in the Chilliwack River Valley area, in which you will experience great views of Mt. Slesse, Cheam Range, Welch and Foley Peak, Ford Mountain, and the Chilliwack Valley. The trail is accessed by a steep logging road which requires the use of a 4x4 vehicle to reach.
Enjoy this challenging but rewarding 11 km hike, which leads you from forest to flat plateau. The initial steep climb through the forest levels out and a gently rolling trail guides you to the summit. At the summit, you will find a spectacular 360 degree panorama of all of the surrounding peaks.
On this 13 km hike, you will venture from a road west of Foley Lake, through beautiful forest and meadows, to arrive at Williamson Lake. This majestic lake is surrounded by the picturesque peaks of Welch Mountain, Foley Mountain, and the Cheam Range.
Enjoy this moderately challenging 8.2 km hike to beautiful Eaton Lake. Along your journey, you will be accompanied by the roaring of Eaton Creek guiding you to the lake. Within the first 15 minutes of the hike you will come upon a brilliant waterfall gushing through the lush forest. Throughout the rest of the hike, the trail leads you over the creek several times by using log bridges and hopping stones. There are several scenic bench areas along the trail, which are great places to take a break. Once you have reached the end of the trail, the beauty of picturesque Eaton Lake rewards you for your effort.
Enjoy this challenging, but never extreme, 7 km hike to three summits of Wells Peak. This hike guides you through forests and alpine meadows to reach a steep ridge. Continuing along this ridge, you will arrive at the true summit of Wells Peak.
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Experience this challenging yet extremely rewarding 18 km hike up one of the tallest mountains near Manning Park. On your venture to the summit, you will travel through dense forest, while gaining elevation. The halfway point is indicated by the trail leading you across the Seventeen Mile Creek. At this point, the forest will begin to thin and you will encounter brilliant, rolling alpine meadows. Continuing on, a rocky viewpoint will be passed and shortly after you will encounter a meadow and small pond. Continue your climb upwards to reach Mount Outram's summit to experience its incredible 360 degree panorama view in which you can see the Interior Plateau, the Fraser Canyon, Mount Baker, the Fraser Valley and Manning Park in its entirety.