dogs on leash
Last December Golden Ears Provincial park Gate was Closed due to Weather Condition. Our main Goal is to Take a sunrise shot at North Beach of Alouette Lake. But unfortunately, we were not able to bring our snowshoe and the Snow along the way was a little bit deep. So we end up hiking along Alouette lake trail towards South beach. The trail was Ok not recommended hiking with kids during this weather condition. But except for a couple of fallen branches across the trail, It was still easy to navigate because trail markers were everywhere.
Andrew H. on Evans Peak Trail
Started hiking late and had to turn around just below the summit. Hopefully it might be worth the trip back for the summit. Not many lookouts on the way up and it is very STEEP with some near pure climbing stretches.
Amazing hike. Great views. Took me and my girlfriend 4.5 hours to get up and 3 to come down. Leave yourself time to hang out at the top. The incline is intense and lasts for about 4 hours of the way up. Recommend this hike on a sunny day!
Our fit bit said it was 27.6 KM when we returned to the car.
We hiked the East Canyon Trail from the parking lot until a small fork later into the hike with the East Canyon sign. To turn it into a 7km loop with the we hiked on the small connector trail downhill from here and were treated to some lovely views of the lower falls trail :) all in all a great hike!
Sháüri M. on Alouette Mountain Trail
Its a slog but offers beautiful views of the Lower Mainland, Blanshard Needle, and panorama views. The bugs are starting to get crazy (we did this trail yesterday) so bug spray.
FYI The actual cairn is towards the Needle. The top is pretty spread out.
This trail is practically impassable beyond the 10.5km mark as of June 2016. A windstorm blew threw and decimated the trail and the markings that were on the trees. It is very easy to loose your way.
If you're really keen and up for a scramble you could give it a go. A fellow was putting up new ribbon for trail marking, however we decided it was not worth it. Until this is cleaned up (if it is), I would recommend experienced hikers only.