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hiking
29 days ago

Today (holiday Monday following Remembrance Day), I did this hike for the first time, hiking the loop clockwise with my adult daughter. I'm a pretty seasoned hiker but was really grunting the first hour: I found the first leg of the trail difficult--not moderate (it reminded me a lot of the trail to Wedgemount Lake: steep up, then more steep up, then more....). There are also some quite steep sections on the descent east towards Buntzen Lake. I forgot to bring my hiking pole--and regretted it.

I would definitely agree with the previous comments that suggest that the trail marking leaves something to be desired. There were several times where we had to stop and really look around to find the next orange tag. I could see how less experienced hikers could easily wander off the trail. As far as trail maintenance, early on in the hike we crossed two little bridges that were completely falling apart, and in my view, a potential hazard.

Overall, I would rate the trail as moderate-to-difficult. Including the times stopped to take pictures, it took us 4.5 hours. The views were great! I'd like to do this hike again in the summer.

hiking
29 days ago

Today (holiday Monday following Remembrance Day), I did this hike for the first time, hiking the loop clockwise with my adult daughter. I'm a pretty seasoned hiker but was really grunting the first hour: I found the first leg of the trail difficult--not moderate (it reminded me a lot of the trail to Wedgemount Lake: steep up, then more steep up, then more....). There are also some quite steep sections on the descent east towards Buntzen Lake. I forgot to bring my hiking pole--and regretted it.

I would definitely agree with the previous comments that suggest that the trail marking leaves something to be desired. There were several times where we had to stop and really look around to find the next orange tag. I could see how less experienced hikers could easily wander off the trail. As far as trail maintenance, early on in the hike we crossed two little bridges that were completely falling apart, and in my view, a potential hazard.

Overall, I would rate the trail as moderate-to-difficult. Including the times stopped to take pictures, it took us 4.5 hours. The views were great! I'd like to do this hike again in the summer.

1 month ago

Beautiful, tranquil lake. Just the right amount of people traffic on a chilly, fall day. The trail around the lake is well maintained, with very minimal stairs. The loops takes 40-50 minutes to complete on an easy pace. I would go back.

hiking
1 month ago

Did this hike yesterday, and wow what a struggle. - I want to start off by saying I started at the wrong end so that was a my bad. BUT there were little to no markers other than little orange tags which looked like someone ran through the trees and just stapled them all over the place. Every once in a while you would come up to a piece of cardboard that someone wrote 'that way' on. DO NOT do this hike without downloading this map first. If we wouldn't have had this map we would have been extremely lost. I'm assuming it wouldn't have been as hard if we started at the proper end of the trail because it would have only been one steep incline for the first hour and then mostly downhill the next couple, but on the end we started on we hiked up and up and up for 3 hours and then down for 1.5 hours. I would rate this as a hard hike, only because of the direction I went, and because of the poorly placed markers. The first vista has an amazing view, but the next nine get gradually worse each time. I'm glad I did this hike, but I don't think I will be doing it again.

Stay safe and make sure to download this map! Also - pack extra water and make sure you are out by 5:30pm! Gates close at 6:00pm.

hiking
3 months ago

Nicely maintained. Almost deserted on a rainy day. Wooden stairs in places with strips of wire mesh to prevent slipping when wet. Path has a portion of concrete walkway across the lake. The 1 hr posted at the start was a good estimate.

wait for a sunny day, the vistas are amazing

It was a good hike with some steep parts. View was ok. Wasn’t marked very well, we had to back track a couple times...lots of people asking if they were going in the right direction, especially at the beginning. Busy place too, I prefer a quieter, less travelled hike.

It was misty with rain today. We did the 16km hike that's including the loopback from the west side. The view was not clear from the viewpoint. It was steep to go down from the Diez vista. You must pay attention to the trail markers otherwise you may go the wrong way. all in all, it was a beautiful hike . Be prepared, I recommend footwear with ankle support. we used hiking poles and they definitely helped on the way down .we did the full hike no shortcuts .great hike!

Great urban hike with lots of places to walk to when finished, food, craft beer, other parks, sky train.

hiking
3 months ago

Great winter walk not a hike. too busy in summer spring is nice.

hiking
3 months ago

Good hike, the views are not as grand as the Northshore. Coming down can be hard on old joints.

hiking
3 months ago

Great low elevation hike tat can be done almost year round. Nice views of Deep cove and dog friendly area. it can take up to 6 hours. just going to the second viewpoint is good if you only have 2 or 3 hours.

Awesome area and trails! Watch for bikers. Pet the doggos.

Did this hike at 9am on the Monday of a long weekend (August 6th) in just under 4 hours. Only saw a few other hikers, no groups of kids blaring music, and jumping in the lake at the end is the perfect finish.

walking
4 months ago

Beautiful walk/hike

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike! I highly recommend starting the trail at the south end of the lake and going straight up the mountain (You could loop around the lake and start up the mountain on the north end.) there are a few sketchy spots that are hard enough to go up, let alone try to go down.
The second viewpoint was the best IMO.
Took us just under 4 hours to do the hike. We are fairly seasoned hikers, so I would imagine less aggressive hikers would need about 5 hours to complete this hike. Mostly shaded and canopied. We did this hike in the hottest part of the day and stayed pretty cool the whole way.

on Diez Vistas Trail

4 months ago

Great hike with really cool viewpoints! The first three or four viewpoints are the best, but a couple of the viewpoints after that aren't really great because foliage covers them from the trail. The first part is intense uphill switchbacks for about three kms, then it is a nice slow downhill for the rest. Hike took a total of four hours, not very busy either for starting at 10:00 but it was a cloudier day and it was definitely getting really busy by the time we finished.

Awesome hike! The actual start point is once you have crossed the floating bridge (that is where you see the sign) It’s definitely more than a moderate hike in my opinion, very challenging In some areas and a has quite a rocky terrain, so wear good shoes. I would definitely do it again.

hiking
5 months ago

Completed July 8, 2018- Hiking time about 5 hours. Proceeded to Lindsey lake via the Lower Lakes then back via the Lookout Trail- The Pulprit and towards Saphats Ridge. Small snow patches around the lakes, none on the main trail. Mosquitos were really bad at the lakes, especially Lindsey Lake, so we breaked at a lookout just before the Pulprit. Beautiful through the lakes and well maintained easy walking trail.

hiking
5 months ago

My favourite local day hike - a few of the vistas have disappeared due to tree growth (I strongly suspect) but the main viewpoint overlooking Indian Arm, out to SFU, Vancouver etc. is great. I like to hike up, eat some lunch at the main viewpoint, and head back the way I came rather than do it as a loop. Normally I like loops, but on this one its not a good enough second half to bother.

The views along the ridge are truly spectacular and well worth the substantial amount of work you have to put in to see them. My hike stats after completing this trail were 15km and 1250M of total elevation gain which varies slightly from the posted ones on this app.
It took me 5 hours round trip, about 3hours to Lindsey Lake and then 2 hours down. The first 1km is a nice warm up from the parking lot but once you turn on to the main trail you are in for 2.5-3kms of relentlessly steady climbing. A manageable grade but very little level relief to catch your breath. Once you reach the point where you have to choose which way to go you’ve done about 80% of your elevation gain. I chose to go left at the junction and see the viewpoints on the west side of Eagle Mountain first, high above Buntzen Lake. There are multiple view points as you traverse the ridge. Once you reach Lindsey Lake the trail turns to the backside of the mountain where you are treated to multiple small lakes (more like ponds). The last bit of the snow is melting and there was a lot of standing water on this part of the trail but it was easy to navigate around it. The trail is very well marked. Any time I felt like I wasn’t sure which way to go there were markers to keep me headed in the right direction. The climb down was almost as hard as the way up only with different muscles. Take it slow and preserve your knees! Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this hike. It was the longest hike with the most elevation gain I’ve done to date. It was a heck of a workout but even with the sore muscle two days later I still think it was totally worth it!

hiking
5 months ago

I was impressed by the number of viewpoints along the upper ridge. i was expecting only 2-3 good ones and it seems like a lot more. Watch out for a wasp nest on the trail during the north side decent, about 1.5km from the northern point of the trail. We went around it to the far right (descending), the prior hikers tried to "run" through but were swatting wasps around their heads. The tree area is well flagged with tape on trees on both sides.
It was easier than I had thought. We accidentally did a bit extra, so over 13km for us, and the downhill was a lot steeper and slower than I would have thought. Took us 5 hrs to hike, although we were passed by many. Oh, lots of people on this holiday monday (sunny) even though we started at 9am.

hiking
5 months ago

This is a really a great trail. I totally agree that this is a very hard hike for a moderate trail.

hiking
6 months ago

It was my first time on the trail on Saturday and I feel like this is listed as a moderate hike as it has very good trail markings and has a good number of people also hiking it, but it is definitely one of the hardest moderate trails I have been on. Gorgeous views though and it's always great to be in the forest

trail running
6 months ago

Did this for the first time and liked it. The second viewpoint is the best and biggest one so make it at least to that one before heading back down. We completed the entire loop and went down the steep descent on the north side. I’m not the most comfortable going down steep terrain so I found it a bit difficult but doable. There are tons of rocks, roots and trees to hang onto so use them. We got lucky and got here on a day it wasn’t too busy. We did however run into more people climbing up while we were descending. I wouldn’t recommend this to a beginner hiker but if you’re careful, you can totally do it.

Really engaging and interesting hike. Lots of great views of the Indian arm looking towards deep cove. Took About 4.5 hours

hiking
6 months ago

Did this trail this morning and I have to say that the views are gorgeous. It’s a pretty steep incline for a good 45 minutes up but it tapers off after that with steady switchbacks for the remainder. There aren’t 10 viewpoints as originally stated. I found the 4 with 2 of them being the most beautiful. Prepare yourself for the steep climb back down. I would suggest bringing a set of poles and wear proper shoes because some of the areas coming back are pretty sketchy. It’s an enjoyable hike and I would recommend it to those who enjoy seeing a viewpoint at the end of their hike.

hiking
6 months ago

Good with the kids, wish we’d had bathing suits for the lake at the end!

Parked at 10 a.m. and was back at car at 2 p.m. sharp. The switchbacks at the beginning are the reason for the intermediate rating, after that’s its easy. Views were pretty but nothing spectacular imo. Was gonna come back later in the season to do Dilly Dally but now I won’t as I found this hike pretty boring.

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