Explore the most popular lake 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.

I now understand the reason this is a popular trail. It is a relatively easy, considering the rewards.
At least on weekends, it is a very busy trail, so I would pick a regular business day to avoid crowds
The lake is gorgeous, but you have to be really brave to dip into these waters since it is cold.
Still worth the effort. The lake is amazing.

hiking
2 days ago

Did this today..... Trail is very easy to follow and I laughed at the “pure hell” someone has graffitied onto the trail head sign.

Pros- the waterfall at .65 km is worth the trip just to that on its own. Great view.
The water and the rivers can make some decent places to sit and take a break at along the way.
It’s a challenge (at least for me) this trail from approx 1.25km is a fully uphill grind with a great amount of switchbacks. Take lots of stuff to keep hydration. And energy up

Cons (kind of)

It’s in the forest the entire way up, there is not a lot of respite from the uphill trek. Yes I know, ITS CALLED HIKING FOR A REASON!!!

As of May 24, the other side of the lake trail is non accessible. So you can get to the lake but you’re very limited to what you can do while there

Snow pack is still present is spots at the very top.

For me, the grind up and the limited amount of space to enjoy the views didn’t make it worth the climb. I’d try it again once there’s more accessibility.

hiking
18 days ago

Hiked this trail the other day. I used GPS markers from another website to navigate to the trailhead and then keep track of where we were. It looked very untouched, no other footprints in the snow and fresh animal poo on the trails. The second bridge was no where to be found so we went through it with our shoes on there and back as there was no safe way to scramble across on rocks. It was difficult to navigate prior to that. The assent to the lake and waterfalls was much better. We made it to the beautiful eastern campsite area to soak in the views before heading back. We would have liked to do the rest but there was still hard packed snow and finding the trail would have proved challenging. The hike itself is not difficult.

This was our first hiking and we loved it!!

hiking
2 months ago

easily accessible on the FSR. great day hike with spectacular views at the lake. highly recommend!

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.

6 months ago

November 25, 2017- road closed to eaton lake!? A lot of messed rocks blocked the road! Disappointed.

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.

hiking
7 months ago

This trail is easily accessible with a regular vehicle. It’s a steep hike like most hikes in the Fraser Valley it starts in the valley and goes up. Just about 1000 meters up in 4.6 km so it’s not like walking the sea wall. Two creek crossing near the lake. One has a log bridge but we choose to find our own way across. The water level was low so there were easy places to cross. There was a light dusting of snow at the lake. A great rewarding hike.

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
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!

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

Amazing views and camping!!

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!

hiking
9 months ago

Wow...I underestimated the difficulty in this gruelling hike!
Twice I wanted to turn back, but I persevered...Trail is extremely steep and very narrow in parts and you gain elevation rather sharply...Not for beginners...On the way up there are 2 very scenic and exhilarating waterfall spots and couple sketchy bridges and a breathtaking ancient rockside...The final objective was well worth it...Bring lots of water and strong bug spray as the flies are relentless at times...
Allow yourself about 8 to 9 hours round trip at a leisurely pace...You will have a great sense of accomplishment when you're back at your vehicle!

hiking
9 months ago

A bit of a relentless climb with a great reward at the end. A good workout. Bring bug spray. Lots of wild blueberries around the lake. Great for high energy dogs, but make sure you have water with you 'cause there isn't at all on the 2nd half (the steepest) of the hike. Saw less than 10people despite the fact that it was Sunday.

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

dont not complete need more experience befirr trying this one again cant wait to see what at the top and the lake

10 months ago

It's a stairway to heaven!! :)

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

Completed July 9th. Some snow left past Pierce Lake on the way to upper pierce. Stunning views!

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