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Good cardio for first hour and stunning views.

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
5 days ago

Good change to an alpine hike from more typical lower mainland trails. Nice flowers, butterflies and birds as well. The views at the top are supposed to be great but visibility today was limited due to smoke. It was still really good even though I didn’t get the “full experience” at the top. The trail itself is in excellent condition though the same cannot be said for the road. The road has a lot of washout but they are really solid bottomed so you don’t need to worry about anything but clearance.

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
5 days 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). It's got to be more than 16 km to summit MacFarlane as 16 km out and back is just to Upper Pierce Lake. We went straight to Upper Pierce Lake - took 4 hours up and 3 hours down. Didn't have enough time to do MacFarlane on the same day. 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!

hiking
5 days 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!

We really enjoyed this trail. Scramble at the end was trying but for the rest it was scenic and peaceful.

on Teapot Hill

11 days ago

Great hike this morning! Love our rain forest!!

hiking
12 days ago

Amazing hike today from Chilliwack Lake day use to Radium Lake. 20Km round trip. Tons of flora and fauna, fungi, meadows, berries, and mud. The black flies came out in the afternoon but otherwise no bugs.

The lake may not be the nicest you’ve seen but the journey is worth it. If you have a machete, bring it and use it. As stated in other reviews some areas are very overgrown. You have some very boggy marshy area so make sure to wear high ankle waterproof boots. You go through an impressive patch of nettles and devils claw that is very, very overgrown.

Lots of log bridges, creeks and streams, gorgeous meadows and camp pads and a bathroom at Radium.

This is great hike and is worth the view. But the beginning has a lot of roots, so be careful. It is steep for most of the way. There are two major scrambles. It can be very hard for someone who is scared of heights. I would recommend good foot ware. The walk down can be a bit much for someone with bad knees. Plus this hike should be rated as hard.

12 days ago

Just did this hike yesterday, August 5th. We spent a total of 5 hours to complete the hike including an hour at the top, and stopping every few minutes to enjoy the views.

I would recommend accounting for an extra 1.5 hours for the drive to and back from the trailhead. The drive isnt super bad, any 4x4 pickup truck or a jeep would do.

Views and the hike is worth all the effort.

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.

12 days ago

Easy day trail, with a variety of moss covered rainforest, lake views and lovely stops for a swim. Bring lunch to enjoy by the lake.

12 days ago

Loved the view!

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.

on Mount MacFarlane

13 days ago

Tough climb and descent, but the destination and views are amazing!

hiking
15 days ago

Real beautiful, good workout, 1h 45 up, 1h 20 down from staging area, 4x4 or walk to trail head.
Took too much water but always prepared.
Lots of people and trucks , but friendly,
Highly recomend

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 !

hiking
18 days ago

Snow is gone on the road and trail. Some rough road here and there. Somebody asked if a Forester would make it - I’d say it can - just be wary of some of the runoff sections. Keep to the sides and you shouldn’t have an issue.

Trail has two muddy sections around the middle section. Was slippery in spots but there’s enough dry spots to get through.

hiking
18 days ago

Beautiful area - but insane amount of mosquitoes. Bring bug nets and shirts, or leave it for out of bug season.

19 days ago

we took our daughter for the hike. enjoyed the hike. mild trail. lots of teapots were spotted. it was fun.

20 days ago

This can be a steep trail for beginners. The road up there can take over a hour and very hard without a Jeep.

20 days ago

The road is NOT good condition right now. You can maybe get 3-4km from the trailhead before the snow is densley packed. We hiked an hour or so to the trailhead but had to turn around. Unless you have snowshoes and a full day of time to do it, it's worth waiting until the melt. That being said, we still had a blast walking along the snowed in FSR and looking at the views!

hiking
20 days ago

Long trail with relentless elevation gain. Once you reach Pierce Lake you will understand what it is about. But don't stop there...keep going until you reach Machenzie Nikula (Upper Pierce Lake). But don't stop....keep going until you summit MacFarlane. spend the night or two. Summit Pierce while you are there. Views are beyond amazing.

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.

22 days ago

Did near end of July for sunset and it was spectacular. 2 small patches of snow, easy to navigate over. The road is as awful as they say. Ideally need high clearance and 4WD, or you could probably make it in a 2WD Jeep, or a car you don’t care about breaking.

on Cheam Peak

hiking
23 days ago

No 4x4 unfortunately, so planning on hiking to the trailhead and going up that way. Unless anyone is going up this weekend! :)

hiking
24 days ago

My wife and I took our 2 year old daughter and it was enjoyable searching for the teapots. The hike itself is fairly mild compared to others in the area and depending on your skill level.

24 days ago

Anyone tried with a Subaru Forester? Wondering whether my Forester will make it. Thanks.

hiking
26 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.

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