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Gorgeous winter hike! Views are spectacular! When you get to the lake, you may see some Whiskey Jacks, which are pretty grey and white birds. Hold your your hand with a little bit of trail mix, or some crust from your sandwich and they will eat right out of your hand.

Plus 5c today, snowy but trail is hard packed. Awesome day

trail running
3 days ago

Path is well used up to the Lake. I tried to continue through to Mount Galatea but the snow gets deep and there are no trail markings to follow. Chose to turn around because the temperature got really cold up above 2700m.

hiking
7 days ago

A great hike up to the lake. Fairly low elevation gain required. This hike could be done fairly quickly.

5 stars, as the views here are great all year round, and it often isnt too busy.

hiking
8 days ago

Definitely worth the hike! Pretty steep start but it levels out eventually. Very icey at parts so grips for your shoes is a good idea!

hiking
8 days ago

Great hike today at Chester Lake. Snow on the ground but we got away with just hiking boots (had crampons in our pack). There were a couple slippery spots but not really a big deal. Made it to the lake and took a trail on the left side of the lake that continued ascending. We hiked for an extra 20 min or so, past pride rock, climbed a bit, and had lunch with an incredible view @ 7490 ft according to my app.

on Rummel Lake Trail

9 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

Easy trail to the lake. Beautiful lake shore views at the top. Great place to have lunch.

15 days ago

Did this hike October 1, and had a great time. The initial stage is all climb, but the hike is well worth the effort. A lovely mountain lake at the end of a meadow.

Did this Sept 13. Had done it 10 years ago and forgotten how nice it is. Sept is the best time as colours are incredible. I would recommend going beyond to just above the 1st lake in Three Lakes Valley as that view is just awesome.

Was worth heading to the elephant rocks and seeing the larches! Little bit of a steep trek up, but levels out. Chester lake was nice, but the rocks made this trail a great choice. The elephant rocks are so close to the lake not even 5 min away, a must do.

hiking
17 days ago

Nice trail. I would consider moderate trail. I made it to the lake Sept 30th, but didn't make it to the Elephant's rocks.

hiking
17 days ago

Really liked this hike and great Fall views of the trees

Great to take someone who aren't entirely sure of their fitness, with a good mix of steeper ascensions with a short flater spots so we can keep going for longer periods.