Explore the most popular dog friendly 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.

hiking
20 hours ago

We hiked this August 11th-12th for one overnight. I want to start of with saying that my car got broken into and badly vandalized! Such a shock to find my car that way, I bought the vehicle 10 days ago! :(. They tried prying open the hood, broke the front grill, smashed a window, damaged things underneath the steering wheel, everything was turned upside down, they undid the battery. I couldn't even drive it home. After hitch-hiking to town to get phone reception I was able to set everything in motion (police, tow truck, ICBC, etc.). It was a very sad and stressful day. There were more cars with broken windows, but my car seemed the only vandalized. Be careful out there, however I am unsure how I could've prevented vandalism like that..

About the hike. It was amazing, and steep! We were in cloud cover, but still had a fantastic time camping up at Upper Pierce Lake.

hiking
1 day ago

Beware to those staying overnight: when we arrived Sunday morning (Aug 12), we saw that the cars of those who stayed over Saturday night were broken into. At least 4 cars had their windows smashed and one vehicle had the grill taken off their car and the front hood and back door was banged up. We had to tell everyone on their way down (as we were going up) that their vehicle likely got messed up - real bummer. Don't leave any valuables behind!

The hike itself is beautiful but very steep and hard on the knees (I recommend hiking poles/sticks for the way down). We went straight to Upper Pierce Lake - took 4 hours up and 3 hours down. It was very cold at the top despite it being very hot and muggy for most of the way up - bring layers and lots of water!

Was referred by my friend and colleague in my work place. Awesome hiking trail. water falls and river flowing side to the trail. Beautiful view of the lake surrounded by mountains. Hike with my daughter and and wife's family with a 2year old kid. It was fun.

When we arrived just before 9 am, we counted 6 vehicles (all of which had been parked overnight on the road or in the main parking lot) that had one or more smashed windows. Some cars appeared to have had their hoods popped and batteries stolen.
The trail to Lindeman and Greendrop Lakes is well-maintained and well-frequented. Definitely worth a day visit for a hike and a swim.

A big shout out to whoever marked the trail and put in the bridges, tent pads etc. Just awesome!
This hike is beautiful and made for an amazing day !

Challenging short hike with uneven terrain and a bit of scurrying up rocks. Definitely gets the heart pumping.

Once you hit the campground keep walking to find a quieter, more private flat rock to sunbathe and swim... more accurately jump in, shriek at the cold and climb out immediately :) Water is beautiful and clear in addition to being wicked cold. Overall a good day trip.

on Eaton Lake

hiking
18 days ago

whopping 961m elevation gain in such a short time was intense at times but totally manageable.

flies were a bit crazy but they weren't biting just landing on us, was driving me nuts having them in my hair and around my ears so threw on my buff and problem solved.

lake was...gorgeous, deep, and chilly. exactly what you need after hiking in 32 degree weather.

lounged about on the first rocks you hit when you get there. initially we attempted to find somewhere a little more secluded around the right side of the lake but there's no real trail and bushwacking was needed which isn't really good for the plants or for our legs covered only by shorts. that being said there was maybe four people there at two different times so it felt private enough

took about three hours up and two down but we definitely took our time and didn't rush

hiking
21 days ago

Challenging and steep trail. Took us 3 hours to reach the lower lake and then another 2 hours to get to the upper lake with a few short water breaks thrown in. The hike is a mixture of steep,forested switchbacks, creek crossings, boulder fields and some scrambling. Some parts of the trail,had loose shale. It was another 40 minutes up for some of us who hiked up to the summit. The views are worth the effort. The descent took almost 4 hours and our knees and quads definitely took a pounding. Poles were very useful.

It was perfect short hike for a very hot day. Most of the way is shaded. Lake colour a stunning deep emerald green on a cloudless sunny day.
Pacific trilliums starting to bloom around the lake. Rocks and roots (R & R) kind of trail all the way. Very enjoyable afternoon.

hiking
28 days ago

Great trail! Worth the work. Not many mosquitos at the lake last Friday during the day.

I did the hike on July 16, 2018! Statlu lake is an amazing place specially in a sunny day, which is how the day was in my hike!
First part until the second creek crossing the hike is easy and nice walk, which is around 2/3 of the entire way! After the second crossing the slope starts moderate and gets steep once you approach the lake! Hard part going in a smooth pace should take around 1 hrs! The third and last water crossing right at the big waterfall had almost no water, so didn’t need to take shoes off, but I guess earlier in summer it must have had lots of water running! After the third crossing the lake is just a matter of few minutes hiking and then just enjoy it!
Going all the way to the end of the lake is very worthwhile but the trail is bushy, lots of wild blueberries! Besides that bushy part, the trail is ok!
My GPS showed me more than the 9 km that appears on the description of the trail, I got 13.2 km round trip if you go past of the lake entrance!
Still totally feasible, I’m not an athlete and carried my 1 year old baby with me! Lol!

hiking
29 days ago

There was a little bit of snow on the one side of the lake, but the water was warm enough to swim in. Trail was steeper than we expected and was hard on the joints. The hike was nice, but difficult. It was still quite warm even under the trees, bring extra water! Completed July 14/18

I am so glad that I have found this easy approach wonderful trail to hiking. Also the very short trail is covered by tree shadows all the way to the lake which makes summer day hiking do not have to go early morning. Very good place and I will be coming here soon again for sure.

Great workout. Not overly long to get to lindeman lake. Stunning view.

The trail is a bit confusing in some spots, lots of elevation but the outcome is a awesome!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful fall at the beginning, you traverse up beautiful lush greenery with steep elevation gain, river crossing at the top, all to come out at the beautiful lake. Perfect hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Camped here on June 23rd. The hike to the lower lake involved more bush whacking then I had expected. Long pants are definitely recommended. We also had to cross a few rivers, one of which we had to take off our boots. Views once we got to the lake were beautiful but when we arrived at the campsites there wasn’t much left. If you plan to camp make sure you get there early if you want a good spot. We also did the Brotherhood trail to the upper lake the next day. This was the highlight of the weekend! This part was challenging and had some very technical parts to it. We frequently lost the trail markers and had to back track to find our way. The views at the upper lake were spectacular and well worth the challenge!

Decent day hike. Lake was crowded, as it was a Saturday but very pretty.
Trail is very rooty and rocky making it hard to enjoy any views... if there were any. There are a few peakaboo spots of the creek which were lovely, but no vistas or waterfalls.
Habitat has virtually no diversity and some areas appear to have been clear cut within the last 10 years.
Due to boulder field beyond the first lake we didn’t continue as we had our dogs along.
Probably won’t bother with this hike again but it was a good workout.

I loved the diversity of scenery along this trail. The lakes, slides, boulders and forest are all stunning and the tent pads at both lakes are well thought out. I’ll be sure to get my backcountry camping permit online in advance next time since you can’t register and pay at the trailhead and there’s no cell service for 30ish km’s.

hiking
1 month ago

I did this a few days ago and the trail was hard work while packing gear for an overnight but easy to follow and the lake was definitely worth the effort. The only downside was the mosquitos. I opted not to spend the night because the bug situation was unbearable. Maybe because of the recent change in weather? I’d try it again later in the summer.

hiking
1 month ago

It was a tough-ish trek up, but the way down is what kills you. Retie your boots and be ready to guard your knees!

It’s a pretty Trek though!

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful area, once at pierce lake a 2 bike takes you to the top lake. Very isolated area. Advanced, hard.

1 month ago

hiked it few days ago...trail is clear, no snow..only got 2 mosquito bite at half way mark. nice view of the waterfalls... before reaching the 3.5km mark, you have to cross the creek, one of the wooden bridge is broken but you can go around behind the shrubs, just be careful with your steps though, some of the logs can roll/flip... overall hike is nice and be rewarded with peacefulness/quitenes of the lake... bring your fishing rods if you're upto fresh fish for lunch or dinner... it took us 6 hours return with slow - moderate pace

hiking
1 month ago

Parking at the trailhead overnight can result in stolen tires and rims!! We arrived back to our truck after camping at the lower lake overnight to find it resting on two logs with NO WHEELS. Another party of hikers (who so kindly gave us a ride out of there) had their car's door handles yanked off. When we filed a report with the RCMP the officer advised us to get our truck towed asap as hooligans in the area will light cars on fire just for fun. The lake was nice but in my opinion not worth risking car parts.

Nice day hike! The water is amazing. Super refreshing.

backpacking
1 month ago

June 16th 2018

Hiked and camped up at Statlu lake. The road in was well maintained and perfectly doable in our low clearance 2wd. As long as you're careful and drive slow you should have no problems.

The trail up to the lake is alright. For the most part it's fairly flat, though there are some short steeper segments and it is overgrown in places.

Once you reach the lake there are a handful of spots you can camp in, however there are practically no spots after that until you reach the other side of the lake. We went up on a weekend and found all the good spots taken so we ended up going out to the waterfall looking for spots to camp. Unfortunately we found nothing, though we were told afterwards that there are camping spots at the end of the lake. The trail towards the waterfall was pretty overgrown in places and forks off to Upper Statlu lake just before the waterfall. If you plan on heading to the other end of the lake you will need to get your feet wet crossing a shallow Creek as well.

Overall the lake is very beautiful and it's a great place to camp. I would rate the hike as moderately difficult.

one of the best hikes I've been on!!

Nice hike, quite relaxing. Lots of places to have a seat and relax at the lake. If you're brave, jump in for a cold swim! Camping is also an option but there a fee. Cayaking is also an option here! Check it out!

great hike on snow shoes very crisp and sunny day in February followed two cross country ski tracks snow got deep but persisted good day beautiful views.

Nice hike, the steepest part right at the beginning. If boulders are your thing, you will have fun:) some campers at both lakes on a weekday, unfortunately making fire and leaving trash/food around.

Lindeman lake is much more beautiful and I wouldn't continue to Greendrop a second time, unless I wanted the workout. View is not all that. Would love to have looped back via Flora but reviews of poor trail put me off.

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