hiking

hiking
2 months ago

camped here at the end of Aug. Breath-taking scenery. absolutely worth the trip. We hiked in to cheakamus lake the first night. Made our way to singing creek on day 2. There were a ton of people and not enough camp sites for everyone that made their way in. So go up early if you want a nice spot!

Pros: Easy trail, nice camp sites, absolutely out of this world scenery.

Cons: Obnoxiously over crowded.

mountain biking
2 months ago

beautiful trail, the lake is stunning with the mountain landscape. mountain biked this trail and it was tiring as lots of climbing throughout. on foot it's a breeze.

if you walk near the train tracks and get a view of the lake, the trip is amazing. however Parkhurst itself is at a point where there is only one building left standing. still a great place to see with a eery feel but not what was expected.

hiking
2 months ago

Started at 530am and completed the hike in 12 hours. It was a very challenging hike for me but the view was worth it! I'd recommend to everyone but I think it'll be wise to camp overnight

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Did the hike today (sep beginning) ! Started at around 8.45 am and we got up by noon with a few water break . View was absolutely spectacular , Sky blue lake with towering snow capped mountains and a majestic glacier ... Once you get to the top you can spend 45 mins hiking to the foot of the glacier (highly recommend it - Twas unreal) . Please take along hiking poles , it'll save your knees and make the journey down much more pleasant .

While coming down , we left the top around 3 and got to the parking lot by 5.45 pm

3 months ago

ice climbing
3 months ago

Amazing hike! Worth it all the way. A little bit of rock mountain climbing at the very last part. Remarkable views!

3 months ago

Did it last weekend, I would have to agree with all the reviews. It is equivalent to 2 grouse grinds and one 500 m rock scrabble with a really high elevation gain at the end of the hike. The end hike is really steep and very technical...some parts are washed out which made me a little worried about going down. But, it's doable. The hike back down is a knee killer. Bring trekking poles if you have bad knees. If you don't have purifying tabs, 3 L would do you well. That would be on the safe side. I brought 4 L but, only used 3L. I would recommend doing it around August or September. Drier and less mosquitos and horse flies. Also, the lake will be swimmable if you get up there at the hottest time. However, it's still cold. Bring a light jacket or sweater to keep you warm after. The spectacular view makes up for the gruelling hike. I would do this again.

hiking
4 months ago

We hiked from the parking lot to panorama ridge then back down. It was challenging but, the view at the top is worth the effort.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome views and worth the effort! The trail itself was quite well maintained and easy to hike on. The challenge is the grueling elevation gain in the first 7kms. Push in to the end though and you will be rewarded!

hiking
4 months ago

I would have rated the trail higher due to the spectacular view and the bluest water I've ever seen at the top, however, I don't think I would ever willingly do this trail again :) True to prior reviews, this is a very advanced and steep hike and is relentless on your joints on the way down - bring your trekking poles! The horse flies were obnoxious on the way up, but I had no idea how much we would miss them once the mutant mosquitos set in about halfway up. After nearly 5 hours of trekking up, we could only stand to be at the top for a few minutes due to the swarms. Bring your strongest cancer-causing Deet and I recommend layers and long sleeves even in the summer. The top has a bathroom, tent platforms and and a cute shelter. We started at a slower pace on the ascent around 1 pm and made it up and back to the car in a little over 8 hours.

backpacking
4 months ago

June 4 2016- spectacular weather made for a really great hike. took a pack, and got a good sweat on some of the ups and downs. this is 10 miles out and back if you go to the end of the trail. I'd rate it easy and very very beautiful. only downside would be the outhouses but patrons play a part in that too.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful. Intense switchbacks in the beginning. The final view is totally worth it!

hiking
4 months ago

Nice easy hike and mostly flat. The lake is very beautiful too and even ran into a black bear on the trail. I wish that whoever was in charge of maintaining the outhouses would put toilet paper in there though.

It is a very easy trail for all age groups. Great camping for the family. Stunning lake.

Great hike! A little too much snow for how prepared our party was. We turned around about 4.5 km before the lakes due to snow. Great views. Worthwhile to check it out. We will definitely go back later in the summer.