Explore the most popular nature trips 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

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
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!

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!

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
5 days ago

One of HARDEST hikes I did so far

hiking
5 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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

hiking
13 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
13 days 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
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

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

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

24 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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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