Explore the most popular dogs on leash 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.

1 day ago

Great app

hiking
1 day ago

I really enjoyed this hike! I’m a relative beginner and this was manageable while still offering a challenge. It was fun to look for all of the teapots.

hiking
2 days ago

July 14 - 2018 Beautiful clear sunny day, nearing 30°. If heading Eastbound take the Falls Lake Exit, take a left under the underpass and take a left as you exit. Follow the highway entrance ramp till you see a right hand turn. Follow this road for about 5 minutes and you'll find a parking lot. Perfect place to park both for the lake and for Zoa Peak. Signage in the summer is excellent although some of the letters off the signs are peeling. You follow a forest service road and should see a sign to take a sharp left into the trees. Should be clear from there. False summit has better views than real summit. SO MANY BUGS. Bring some sort of deterrent. Absolutely no snow at the top right now. Did it pretty fast, about 2 hours round trip. We couldn't stop to enjoy the view at the top due to bugs literally trying to eat us. All in all, awesome hike. I highly recommend going to the lake afterwards, it's gorgeous and serene.

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful hike! Trail is well marked and the steepest section is in the first 45 minutes. Once my friends and I got to the scramble we were confused as to which side to climb up. My friends took the left side (small crack about a foot in size) and I found the trackers on the right side. You do need to be extremely careful when climbing both sides. Also take extra time going down as it is very steep. Took my friends and I 2 hours up and about 2.5 hrs down. Bring bug spray or else you’ll be swarmed by mosquitoes!

walking
3 days ago

Pleasant walk , great for social groups , easy to walk and talk enjoying the outdoors.

Quite the mission up, but well worth it for the views. The trail was in amazing condition and I was impressed with how well it is maintained. Swam at the first lake - cold but very refreshing.
Camped overnight at the Pearce Lake, temperatures got chilly as the lake did freeze, but the morning and afternoon sun thawed it. However, there is still snow/ice on the lake but it is melting.
From Pearce Lake to the top took about 40 minutes in the morning with loose shale rock covering a fair amount.
10/10 would recommend camping overnight to watch the stars.

hiking
4 days ago

One of HARDEST hikes I did so far

hiking
4 days ago

I did from beginning of 4×4 road took me 29.2 km 7 hours elevation 1926m round trip was great. P.s. I didn't have 4×4 vehicle

hiking
6 days ago

Enjoyed this hike until we got to Flatiron junction. Didn’t like the scramble up and down, pretty sketchy. Views are great but much better from Flatiron because of the lake. If we would have gone to Flatiron first, I wouldn’t have bothered going to up this peak but we went here first. Dogs cannot go up the actual Needle Peak unless they are small and fit in your backpack, like mine. If you are going up the peak just stay in the center and find your way. Be careful!

hiking
6 days ago

Worst hiking experience of life. Only a little bit of view at the summit. Trail entrance was not properly marked other than 'Z A P A '. Lots of hangry mosquitoes which didn't care about bug sprays. Couldn't take rest anywhere even with spraying bugspray. It's not good for hiking but snowshoe should be better.

It took me an hour

This is a fantastic hike with beautiful sub-alpine hiking for the majority of the hike! It's an easy and accessible hike that requires some minimal navigation towards the summit because of the nature of the ridge that you walk down heading south on the western leg of the hike. I agree with a previous comment about the loop. This trail is rarely done as a loop, and is normally completed in a clockwise direction to needle peak only, and then returning the way you came from. There is some difficult class 3 scrambling to get to the summit, and you should be prepared to do a bit of route-finding on the way up near the summit (more detail below)

There is still some snow on the route. It is doable in hiking boots only but be prepared to kick some steps in especially if ascending earlier in the day.

When you're near the peak - stay to the right, and find your way up with caution! There is a previous comment about not going right but when we followed that advice we got into some serious difficult scrambling. Not taking the time to find the proper route leads to a pretty drastic increase in difficulty. When we investigated the route to the right we found it to be much easier and more attainable than the crack on the left. If you have to wiggle in between a space about a foot and a half wide and approximately 10 feet tall, you're too far to the left but probably still thinking how cool the hike is. There is an easier way to the right that you'll probably find on the way back down. Ascend with caution but enjoy the views!

Total time for two of us hiking together was 2:30 on the way up, 2:00 on the way down, with about an hour spent at the summit.

hiking
12 days ago

Some snow sections but not much (they’re fun to slide down though). Upper Pierce Lake still frozen. No snow at the top.

hiking
15 days ago

Great hike with a fun scramble at the end. Easy to access, but make sure you follow the proper route to scramble up or you'll make it a lot harder than it needs to be.

Hiked up to international Ridge with the intention of summiting Amadis but couldn't make it all the way on July 5th 2018.

The trail starts just off the road and is easily accessible to all vehicles. The first two kilometers or so of this trail go along a very well maintained wide horse trail. After about two kilometers you will reach a junction, go left towards international ridge. The trail here becomes slightly overgrown, when I did it much of the trail was covered in plants and stinging nettle, after about 2.5 maybe 3 kilometers of slight uphill through that you will start going uphill towards the ridge. This part of the trail is reasonably steep but luckily not overgrown for the most part. You will be treated to some small viewpoints of Cultus lake, Columbia Valley and the Fraser Valley looking West along the way. At the 7 kilometer mark you will come across a viewpoint looking North and East and you will have a view of the Cheam range, Chilliwack river valley and Chilliwack itself.

Unfortunately I wasn't able to continue on from here as there is no water on the trail (at least as far as I went) and I was running out. So if you plan on going all the way to Amadis it may be a good idea to pack a lot of water.

hiking
16 days ago

Average rating because I’m a sucker for a rewarding view at the end.

hiking
16 days ago

Favourite hike in the lower mainland. Spectacular views. Baker always looking good from up there too.

hiking
19 days ago

We were there insanely early. Can’t imagine parking had we been any later. Other than that concern, quick, fun and effective hike.

Lots of fun, still a decent amount of snow up top. But it’s hard pack and easy to hike.

23 days ago

Best at the end of summer but went up the beginning of June! Be prepared for all of the different elements. Had to hike a couple km’s to the trail head. Only made it to just above the meadow and turned back due to weather. Incredible during the winter!

off road driving
25 days ago

4x4 with good clearance is a must.

June 20th 2018

This is a reasonably steep hike, it starts out in the woods and you be going uphill through them for the first 4 kilometers or so. After that it flattens out when you enter the Alpine meadows.

Absolutely beautiful hike. Wildflowers are blooming up in the meadows and the snow starts soon after that. I didn't end up going to the lake as I didn't fancy picking my way down the snowy slope to it so instead I climbed up to the peak.

The path to Gloria peak was a bit of a slippery scramble in the snow, I ended up using my poles as makeshift ice axes and I wouldn't do it without microspikes. Once you get you the peak you're treated with an amazing 360 view of the surrounding mountains. If you decide to head up to the peak when the snows gone I'm sure it would be much easier though.

short hike. done in mid june. hlaf of the trail was still covered by snow. bring your crampons. rewarding when you reached the summit.

1 month ago

Great litttle hike. Took my 10 month old daughter up in a carrier and it was fairly easy and the inclines were pretty gentle for the most part.

hiking
1 month ago

Not the typical route for scrambling up Needle. Normally, people approach going counter-clockwise on the route, and don’t do the full loop. The route listed on All Trails is a bushwhack up to Markhor, and then follows the ridge to Needle. There is difficult 4th class and protection/gear is probably a good idea.

There was still some snow on the route.

We were also able to find an easier way down Markhor than listed on the official route. There was a wet crack with a few pieces of webbing and shoelaces tied together that looked super sketchy. We went a little to the right to bypass this section.

hiking
1 month ago

Definitely need a 4x4 to get to mount cheam. If you don’t like we didn’t we walked the road 12km in. We didn’t get to the peak not enough day light and or time add on another round trip of 4hrs to the peak and back down to the car it would of been late. Traveled June 15th. Lots of snow still up at cheam.

Took the kids it was fun counting teapots along the way

Loved this hike! The scramble was rad - definitely my highlight next to the view from the top. A must-do!!

I really like this walk for a quick cardio. Up and down all the way with a nice small stair climb at the end. Beautiful trees and plants in this walk.

hiking
2 months ago

Short and sweet ascent. Tricky FSR drive in. Had to rescue a few people after their cars didnt make it. 4WD and high clearance is necessary. Insist on doing this on clear day as the views down the valley are amazing.

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