Explore the most popular birding trails near Fraser Valley with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This was our first hiking and we loved it!!

2 months ago

Fun hike, lake wasn’t quite worth it though, squelchy and not the best for swimming, although very nice and cold after a hot summer hike.... didn’t go further to Mt Webb which might have made it more worth it.

Doing it again this weekend, last time was 2015 when I first visited BC. Loved it then! No need for snowshoes, well used and packed down apparently. Unless going further to Greendrop, which is less well trodden.

snowshoeing
4 months ago

.... parking lot is right on the highway so access is super easy ....excellent views of the area once out of the trees and to the false summit ... although fun exploring, the views from the true summit were non existent due to tree cover and you will have a choice to make since there is a rather steep decent and and then more uphill to reach it . ( but ,hey .. why not if you have time)

snowshoeing
4 months ago

Great day with amazing clear blue skies. A bit cold for the dogs, -22 or so but they survived. Once we got past the tree line it got a bit windy so we turned around about 1/2km from the top. Beautiful scenery throughout and the trail is well tracked so very easy to follow. Took us about 2 hours up and one down. Definitely would like to come more frequently but road conditions on the connector and coquihalla are just terrible this time of the year. Witnessed several vehicles off the road and one three car pile up. Road was closed temporarily on our way home due to MVA.

Steep but short hike up to Lindeman (take polls if you have them). The autumn colours are lovely. Great place for a dip in the summertime.
Lots of boulder hopping to Greendrop. I personally found this lake less attractive so would stop at the far end of Lindeman next time.

hiking
7 months ago

Only made it to the 5.5km mark up and had to turn back due to snow and being so slippy.

One of my favourites, Lindeman Lake is beautiful and worth the climb. A bit of a drive to get there and heavy traffic most days, though.

hiking
7 months ago

Went up Sept 22, just a bit of snow at the top. Dogs can go most way but not to the actual "needle point" at the very end. Snow makes the last climb to the top a bit sketchy. Wear gloves as not to cut your hands while scrambling up the rocks. Follow the orange markers. Great leg workout!

hiking
8 months ago

Good trail with most of the elevation gained in the first hour. Then, a glades ridge walk. Flatiron Peak and lake off to the right at the end of the ridge are worthwhile. Needle Peak is a scramble - only for the athletic immune to vertigo. Needle Peak is blocky rock and easier than it looks; but stay in the centre. No water on trail.

hiking
8 months ago

Hard but worth it.

backpacking
8 months ago

Awesome trail. The lower lake is beautiful and the water is perfect to swim!
The upper lake is even more amazing but the water is freezing!!
Then the peak was outstanding! Absolutely worth the 45min climb from the upper lake.

We were stung by a couple of wasps but they don't hurt that much. Most of them were between the two lakes with 2-3 nests along the way.
I highly recommend trekking poles if you're camping an are bringing a heavy pack as the steep trail will kill your legs on the way up and crush your knees on the way down.
There are plenty of blueberries near the top, especially on the way to the peak.
If you hear whistling near the top (high pitch single whistle), it's most likely marmots.

Going down is super fast. I think it took us about 2-2.5h from the upper lake.

Nice hike. Worth it for your first time.

I love this trail! The lake at the top is so beautiful! Only downside I would say is the dirt is so dry right now it is a very slippery slope on the way down!

8 months ago

Love it, great elevation gain trail that has some pretty cool views at the end. The trail up once in the forest and off the pipeline road is beautiful and with time you get into the sub alpine which offers fresh air and open vistas. For a bonus take the Falls Lake Trail once you get back down off this one.

Beautiful lake and a varied, interesting hike. We enjoyed this short hike.

Amazing views and camping!!

This is a fantastic hike. Trail is a little bit overgrown in places. But still easy to follow. The last kilometre is steep but the views are well worth the effort.

hiking
9 months ago

August 13-14, 2017 - after doing this one as a day hike last year I knew I wanted to come back for an overnighter! However, I've been lacking in the hikes this summer and my body sure felt the brunt of that fact. Tough hike with 30 pounds on your back. Took us 4 hours to get to Lower Pierce Lake. Quite the incline. Camping at the lake was great, we were the only ones there! Reminder to pack out your own garbage. :) The next morning we continued on. Reached Upper Pierce Lake in 1 hour and 10 minutes. This stretch is so much more enjoyable! Watch out for bees/wasps in the meadow areas though; I got stung twice. The upper lake is incredible, especially when viewed from above as you make your way up to the summit of Mount MacFarlane. We didn't summit this time as on our way up we started hearing repeated whistling. It didn't stop and as we had seen 2 people below earlier we got concerned that there was trouble. We headed back down to the upper lake... they were whistling for their dogs. :/ Reminder to only use whistles for emergencies!! This is the second time this has happened to us and it is rather frustrating. The hike down was pretty hard on my knees but still worth it! Definitely a hike to add to your list, but make sure you come prepared for a good workout! See my 2016 review for more details. :)

hiking
9 months ago

This hike was one of my favorites, but only because I went all the way to Mount. Web and Radium Lake was on the way. I wouldn't suggest this one just for the lake because the lake wasn't all that beautiful...but Mount Web was breathtaking and I'll never forget it☺

hiking
9 months ago

It was breathtaking! I camped overnight and remember wishing I could have stayed another two nights to do the other nearby peaks. This one was my first time camping out on a hike and it was so great. Nice view of the Cheam range as well!

Amazing trail. Summit has some easy class three scrambling and the views go on forever!

hiking
9 months ago

Getting up across the boulders required care, but otherwise a good climb to a place with a spectacular view of flatiron, the forest, and the fold of the rockies

hiking
9 months ago

I hike, scramble and overnight this region in the spring through fall months and it never ceases to amaze me - so much to offer from elevation, to views to terrain variance - topped of with an amazing experience at the top.what are you scrambled the peak itself, or extend your hike to the lake or even higher to flat iron Bridge, this is by far my go to quick and easy weekly hike for overnight camping. No where else have I can't in a position where I have the benefit of a full on sunrise in the morning and a full on sunset in the evening. 360 degrees of natures perfection at and slightly above the treeline. Thankfully, this area is still somewhat of a hidden gem, and as such not overrun with inconsiderate and often messy tourist types!

10 months ago

start at chilliwack lake prov. park. we took a group of 6 to radium lake in 4.5h full overnight packs. we reccomend camping at the saddle between mt. webb and mt. mcdonald, there was water up there. lots of campsites as well. from there the summit is only 40 min. incredible views and quite an elevation gain. total hiking time was 6.5h to the saddle and 4h return.

hiking
10 months ago

Got to the trailhead around noon. Easy but absolutely gorgeous hike to the end of the marked trail. Beautiful spot there to have a bite to eat before the scramble to the summit. At the first rock climb, stay more to the center, we went right and got into big trouble. the dogs were too stressed after that ordeal so my husband stayed down with them while I went up. after the first scramble there is a flat area with a beautiful pond. Just stunning scenery everywhere. Views are amazing as they normally are at 2000 meters. then the final scramble to the top, wow what a climb! I've been in a few decent scrambles in the Rockies and this one was pretty crazy. had there not been another girl on her way up that knew the way, I don't think I would have chanced it on my own as you easily could get yourself in big trouble without a way to get down. anyway, even with her as a guide, I found it very challenging. A few scrapes and cuts just from trying to get through certain parts, no mishaps or accidents. I had brand new hikers with excellent grip, gloves would have been helpful. Very windy at the top and cool. take a light jacket even if the weather is nice. I will definitely be coming back, however will likely not go to the summit again. apparently if you go right at the end of the marked trail, it takes you to a little lake. probably just beautiful and great for dogs. Most of the peoole on the trail ( and there were a lot) did not go to the summit. Do not attempt to take dogs to the summit of this hike. mine are like goats and could not do it, the boulders are too large and smooth with nothing to grip or step on making it impossible for them to find a safe route

hiking
10 months ago

Stunning views along the trail leading up to Flora Lake and the peak. A detour to the peak is definitely worth your time. Breathtaking 360 degree views of surrounding mountains. Natures claiming back the trail between Flora Lake and Greendrop Lake. Trail is hard to locate at times, and overgrown.

Great day hike. Nice lakes. No nice views or anything.

hiking
10 months ago

An easy hike through dense forest to a very secluded mountain lake. Pretty spot but not as majestic as nearby Hozomeen Lake.

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