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Closed until Mid June as of May 15th 2018

There is snow on this trail ! Made hiking it more difficult. Will definitely try it again in the summer.

hiking
4 days ago

An enjoyable walk I've done 3 times!

hiking
4 days ago

Heavy snow on the trail now. Lots of sinking. Very few dry spots. Still a glorious view at the lake. WIll be back later in summer to see the rest.

Did this trail 2 days ago. Great view!

4 days ago

can someone tell me how far the waterfall is from the trailhead. thanx much.

Was closed as of 8 May 2018.

We’ve done this trail in the fall (in light snow) and in the summer. It’s a pretty easy trail, the road walking up is the hardest part so just take your time. I have seen coyote & moose on the trail so be aware if travelling with kids or dogs.

hiking
5 days ago

Still quite a bit of snow today beyond where the trail splits...wish I didn’t leave my gaiters behind! I would definitely recommend if you’re heading up in the new few weeks. Snow pack is firm and walkable in places but some steps fall right through thigh-waist deep! Makes for a more tedious walk but still nice!

hiking
6 days ago

Still lots of soft, deep snow on the trail which made hiking more difficult than expected. The lake isn't thawed yet, either. The views were great, though! Will have to try again in a few months!

So hard. So rewarding. I recommend staying night 1 at Lillian lake. Hiking the pass day 2 and staying at ribbon lake. And hiking out day 3 along the ribbon day use trail. Needs 2 cars but much more manageable.

easy trail with nice views

hiking
1 month ago

Went in the summer and this hike was breathtaking!

Very nice trail. The only problem that the last part of the road to the trail was unpaved. However, it was an easy one and once you reach the lake, you can enjoy the view. We went on the fall so we could not enjoy the flowers so that I hope I can go again in the summer

snowshoeing
1 month ago

Had a lovely hike snowshoeing, this took 3 hours with a few breaks and a short break for lunch.
Beautiful views 360.

hiking
2 months ago

A very nice trail , it has step sections but is very manageable, also very. yay as the weather was nice. The view at the trail end is breath taking !

Beautiful! I had my snowshoes, but didn’t need them last weekend. It was quite easy (I’m out of shape ;) with beautiful views on the drive there & back, but also at the lake. Beautiful!!!

Very steep at the beginning but very easy after about the first 2/3. The snow covered lake is in a beautiful bowl of peaks! Can’t wait to get back in summer!

This was a beautiful trail!! The trail offers some outstanding views once making it past the steep inclines. Most of the hike is in tree covering, but once you make it to the opening it is a worthy hike!! Our snowshoes worked out great and we wore minimal layers as we heated up quickly during climbing. I’d advise bringing additional layers for the opening as the winds tend to pick up past the tree line.
- great trail signage
- moderate/medium level difficulty during winter
- spectacular views
- easy access in and out of trail

hiking
2 months ago

The trail was compacted well enough for us all to hike with just good quality boots.
While there are more challenging hikes around. This is a very enjoyable trail with a beautiful clearing as you reach the lake.
It was perfect during the day we went.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy hike with beautiful views!

snowshoeing
2 months ago

We did most of this trail - stopped early to head home - but definitely worth doing. Steep at the beginning but flat and easy going for the rest of the way. Good for snowshoeing but the hikers we had with us had a bit of trouble on the hill. Great snow and good views!

Great trail. Definitely push yourself to the top of the lake

snowshoeing
2 months ago

We did a partial snowshoe/hike of this one today with some friends. Great views and lots of snow. A bit steep at the beginning without snowshoes and for longer than we thought; but very flat and enjoyable later on.

Really beautiful and we didn't see anyone. Pretty snowy but we could still make it ok. Will definitely be returning in summer!

great winter trail. The snow was very packed down, ended up not needing snowshoes. Easy to find and navigate.

So much snow and a great trail

So much snow. Fantastic as always.

on Chester Lake Trail

4 months ago

The hills at the beginning of the hike are hard work, but if you push past them it'll be worth it for the amazing mountain views that follow :)

snowshoeing
4 months ago

Good hike up, some steep parts for my beginner legs. Way down was quick.

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