Watersprite Lake (Summer Route)

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Watersprite Lake (Summer Route) is a 10.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Squamish, BC that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until October.

10.6 miles 3067 feet Out & Back

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Getting to the trailhead: 1. Take Hwy 99 North past Horseshoe Bay, towards Squamish. 2. Turn right at the Mamquam FSR Main Rd (unpaved). RESET ODOMETER. This is the first road on the RHS 1.7km after the Sea to Sky gondola. 3. Proceed northeast along the potholed Mamquam main. Bear right at 3.7km slightly past the Valleycliffe housing subdivision (70m elevation), and stay on the main road, ignoring secondary spurs. Go up fairly steep hill around km 6 for 1 km, driving past Mt Mulligan Rd on the RHS at km 7.0. Drive on level road followed by relatively steep downhill to Raffuse Creek bridge at the 9.0km mark (320m elevation). There is a steep uphill immediately after Raffuse creek. Go past Alpen spur at km 9.8 followed by more uphill until the high point on the Mamquam FSR is reached around km10.8. Continue until you get to the bridge over the Mamquam River at km 13.1 (Bridge #1 on map below, 450m elevation). 4. Cross the bridge and shortly after, bear right to cross a second bridge over Skookum creek (Bridge #2), just below the power station at 13.3km. 5. A few hundred meters later, turn left (north) onto the new Skookum Dam road. Go past the gate to the power station at 13.7km (room to park here, if needed). Continue up the road on a steep hill, followed by a steeper hill after the hairpin turn at 15.6km. 6. At 16.3 mark keep going left for another 3.7k to the roads end. The new trail head starts on the other side on your right and is well marked.

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