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Could be renamed 'Burke Mountain, south & north summit' One of the nicest trails in the area, we remarked trail when snow started to get heavy and put markers to the north summit near the end of the trail map. 360 view. South Summit has partial view. 45 min logging road start from the gun range. Camped over night. 12 hours round trip, 23km total, 1600m elevation gain and 1290m on the North Summit. You won't be disappointed! Be prepared, not a well maintained trail.

1 month ago

We hiked to Munroe lake on June 15. There is definitely snow up there but not so much that it was hard walking. The trail is well marked and we saw only one person which is great for owners of a reactive dog. It took us about 6.5 hours including a 1.5 hour rest time at the lake for the dog to swim. We will do this hike again.

walking
1 month ago

Simple, short, easy

1 month ago

Really enjoyed the hike with the reward of Munro Lake at the end. Couldn't continue onto Dennett Lake as there was still quite a lot of deep snow on the ground once we go to the top. Only came across half a dozen other hikers on a Sunday so it appears to be lightly travelled.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike that gives you a good little workout. Fairly steady uphill climb the whole way but lots of changing terrain and well marked so it doesn’t feel like you’re just grinding away. There was still too much snow up top to get to the lakes so I’ll be back later on in the year to get the view!

Took me almost 2 hours to get up and just under an hour to come down. Definitely need hiking boots and wished I would’ve brought my hiking sticks.

hiking
1 month ago

Good trail but steep and full of switchbacks. Good cardio workout in the woods. Late May and the lake is still frozen and socked in with snow.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike wait till June tho, still lots of snow up there

hiking
3 months ago

From the road you want the trail on the left that has a white marker that says “12” on it - park & walk up there and you’ll find signs to guide you.

Definitely need waterproof hiking boots - lots of loose ruble, pinecones and snow up top (lots of it). Plus, it requires walking through some creeks and muddy spots. The snow up top was quite deep and coming down was a bit slippy, so you need to be careful of where you’re stepping.

Hiking to the lake was generally all up hill with fairly consistent markers, but closer to the top it splits into different trails so pay close attention to signs that indicate which trail you’re on (you want the one that has the “M” on it).

snowshoeing
4 months ago

Unbelievable view from the lookout. Used snow shoes for the first time near the top and it was lots of fun. Fell down a lot coming back down in the snow (I’m relatively inexperienced) but it was super rewarding and an all around great experience. Took me almost 4 hours up at a leisurely pace and 1.5 down.

hiking
5 months ago

Trail is in good shape. Lots of h20 along the route if you want to filter/treat vs pack it in. No garbage along trail as stated in previous review (thank you whomever cleaned it up). A steep clim right off the bat which continues to ridge (two hours and 2600 feet). Lots of snow up to so be prepared.

hiking
5 months ago

Good solid hike. Prepare for a climb though. When I went there was snow close to the top. There is markers on the trail, but it can be easy to accidentally make it onto other trails.

hiking
10 months ago

Smokey from the BC forest fires when we went, it was still beautiful up there, but the surrounding mountains were a bit hazy. The hike itself was great, until the last two kilometers, which were agonizingly slow, vertical, and without an end in sight. Every crest lead to another, but finally the lake came into view. We had a round of drinks but we were all too tired to really enjoy the lake before heading back to the campsite. Still, what a beautiful lake this one is. Glad I saw it.

walking
10 months ago

Find this trail to be perfect for after dinner.

10 months ago

First off, Google maps says that the trail head is on the right, but it's on the left if you are coming from the main road. There is also no actual sign anymore signaling the entrance. The trail was alright but it's quite dirty. Lots of garbage left along the majority of the route.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Still snow pack at the top so the trail gets hard to follow. The frogs were a joy to see, they were everywhere. Watch where you step. Would definitely do this again, hardly any people.

hiking
Saturday, July 01, 2017

This is a lightly trafficked trail, which is nice because there are many trails in the area that are packed with people. I didn't see another soul the whole time I was up there. When I did get to the top (Munro Lake), I was somewhat disappointed. The bank was muddy and the water brackish. It's still hiking in BC though, so amazing regardless.

hiking
Monday, March 13, 2017

Sweet trail do it again and again

Friday, September 30, 2016

Followed the directions on the site to get to the start of the trail but never found it. Very disappointing. Google Map said we were there but no trail on site. Would like to try again.

camping
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Probably one of a few secluded areas to go camp in. There is limited camping ground but one spot, which we were fortunate enough to have, has a great set up with tables and everything. Recommend to hike and camp up there.

hiking
Monday, June 13, 2016

This hike is incredible! Defiantly a difficult hike for me, but the view spots and Munro lake were very rewarding!

This hike took my group about 4 hours round trip, that was with a couple breaks! Loved how the terrain changed so much, there is a lot of variety on this trail!

Will do this one again!

Monday, May 16, 2016

great hike! I will do this one again.

hiking
Sunday, April 17, 2016

Great hike although very steep and switchbacky. We went in April and There was still about 5 feet of snow on the ground up at Munro lake and Dennett Lake. Before getting to Dennett lake there is a view point off to the left that is a big rocky bluff you can see from Munro Lake. The views are amazing. We were lucky there were other footprints to guide us as all the snow made it hard to find trail markers. Overall other than the descent being extremely rough on the knees it was a great hike.

on Widgeon Lake

hiking
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Wonderful hike even in early spring conditions not accessible from quarry road unless you want to hike over Burke ridge trail. Only access is via canoe/kayak from east side of Pitt river into widgeon campground.

hiking
Friday, January 29, 2016

Went up January 28th. We didn't expect over a foot of snow at the base of Munro Lake, couldn't go all the way through as we were not wearing the proper footwear for snow.

We went up the majority of the elevation until it leveled out right before Munro Lake.

Definitely a good hike, the stretch up to Munro Lake is all uphill with a lot of elevation gain and very little flat parts.

on Dennett Lake

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