hiking
3 days ago

The hike is not bad and the end is really gorgeous! Also came across a grizzly... busy digging and did not care about the 30 or so people watching it from afar. Most of the elevation gain at the beginning. Started really early (early as in we were the first car in the lot) and then came back with the lot overflowing. Really popular trail!

hiking
5 days ago

This is a beautiful trail! I went when the larches were all changing colours for fall and it was stunning. It's a short easy trek up to the lake and then the elephant rocks are just a few 100m away. You can keep going past the rocks to the 3 lakes which gets a little more challenging but is very worth it. Round trip to the first lake was about 4hr with stopping to climb the rocks and eat lunch. I would rate this as an easy-moderate hike definitely good for kids and dogs.

Great if you want a workout but at 2800 ft climbing over 1.8 miles it is nearly 30% average grade and feels like it. Not the most enjoyable due to the effort. Great views at top but throngs of people there from the gondola lift. Extremely crowded trail as its a "thing" in Vancouver.

I did this one a few months ago it was awfull...never again!thers other trails one can do,instead of having to run into people all the way up,that looked like theyr ready to passed out!!im in great shape and I must say if you have heart or blood pressure problems or knee surgeries Dnt even think about it.Good luck!

Great easy/moderate hike! Beautiful hiking through the wooded forest. Keep going to Elephant Rocks - awesome! Then keep going to next lake. Beautiful larch trees in the fall.
Great hike for families.

Great trail, never crowded, very quiet and peaceful. Great for all levels of skill, trails are well marked and easy to follow.

hiking
17 days ago

I really enjoy this trail because of the stairs. I wish it were less busy though.

This is a must just for the physical experience. We had a great time and a awesome lunch up top

A new favourite. I love the amount of trails there were; parking has been packed every time but we hardly ran into anyone after leaving the trail head. Signs are so easy to follow. The forest scenery was perfect.
For dogs, they are supposed to be on leash but no one we ran into followed this rule. They were all polite about calling theirs back when they saw us though. Bikers had great trail etiquette as well.
Parking is free and roadside.

on Chester Lake Trail

hiking
23 days ago

Very nice hike. Starts with an uphill slog thru the forest with views of crows foot glacier to your right. Then thru meadows full of wild flowers until you get to the lake.

Of course the downhill home is nice

Start early to avoid crowds

It was kinda cloudy when we went so the lakes looked really cool but there wasn't much to see at the lookouts. The first bit has a lot of traversing uphill but once you're up there it's gorgeous!