Explore the most popular birding trails near Squamish with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Such a gorgeous view! I am a beginner and was still able to manage. It was really tough and I took my time; took about 2 and a half hours. I recommend going early or on a week day.

Easy going hike. Opens up access to some nice scrambling above the lake. Also a great place for a summer swim.

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I would love to go but only drive a car, if anyone is willing to give me a ride I will pay for gas and thanks, could meet at the start of the logging road. But I can only go up on Wednesday’s-6043395314 thanks so much!

Took my family to the second peak. More strenuous than I had explained to them. The chains, scrambling and awesome views at the peak made up for the up hill, multi-stair climb.

walking
13 days ago

Nicely forested walk for those warmer days. Minimal elevation. Can easily add more to the walk if you want it. There's a little grove of yew trees which were a nice find and we saw a juvenile weasel on the trail. The lakes were pretty lakes, typical of the area. This is a family friendly trail.

Went on a Friday after work and saw some guys paraglide off the top at sunset. It was more challenging than I expected, but the views were absolutely worth it - even before the paragliders showed up.

hiking
25 days ago

Came here on a sunny Thursday and met no one else the entire time

The trail is nothing to get excited about. It mostly follows old logging roads. I would rate the trek to the lake as moderate. The area around the lake is beautiful. Great color in the lake and it's surrounded with majestic peaks. However, it's then a average hike back to the parking lot. If you know how to drive on logging roads you will have no problem. The cross ditches are minor and shouldn't pose a challenge. Any all wheel drive vehicle will have no problem....a car was in the parking lot.

i wanted to get a head start for sunrise and I am really bummed I couldn't make it to the trailhead. I thought I read the reviews for this hike but apparently I did not. that being said, I've uploaded some pictures of the road so others don't make the same mistake I did.

I can handle bumpy, rocky roads and maneuvering potholes, but there are small trenches in the road. by the time I reached the second one with about 5k left, i admitted defeat and drove back to town.

YOU NEED AT LEAST 1/2 METER OF CLEARANCE AND 4WD!

Great hike, you will need an all wheel drive or 4x4 to get to though. We had a convoy going of all wheel, 4x4 and a Honda civic fwd the civic almost made it to the end. But definitely not recommended as he got stuck.

The trail itself is a mixture of wooded forest out to open trail and then scrambling across rocks. Moderate /hard but well worth it.
The reward up the top with the new tent platforms and paths are great.

Reward yourself with a swim. The waters beautiful!

Great quarter-half day hike!! Did this after a day of climbing. Super fun scramble. Definitely recommend hiking shoes for this one, as the terrain is solid 3rd class. Met some wing suit base jumpers on their way up as we were coming down, so we ran down the trail and got down in time to watch them in flight!

Very difficulty uphill climb. The trail starts with wooden stairs and then becomes more of a scramble with rock stairs and finally chains and ladders. Worth the view!!!! Absolutely spectacular!

views were amazing and the trail is really well maintained.

hiking
1 month ago

This is an amazing hike in the backcountry, however, the gravel road towards the trailhead is extreme rocky and uneven. We rented a 4WD Jeep and still were afraid to go further than the 14th marker. The final 3(?) km to the trailhead we continued to walk. Some passing by cars offered to take us with them and seriously the conditions of the road got worse. I would have been to afraid to get a flat tire though. But other than that, the hike offers a variety of “underground“ conditions - from, woods and mud to gravel and rocks. We did the hike yesterday and even went for a quick jump into the lake. Nevertheless, parts of the lake are still frozen. If only hiking there for a day trip, bear in mind that the time getting to the trailhead takes an extra hour!

Awesome hike. Just the right amount of steep sections and plateaus. Still a bit muddy in sections, but those kind of add fun to it. Snow still at the top, so wear layers. All wheel drive and a vehicle with a fair bit of clearance is ideal as the forest service road has a few washouts and bumpy bits.

I want to do this hike this weekend and I’m wondering how difficult it is to get to the trailhead?

My vehicle is all wheel drive but doesn’t have a lot of extra clearance. I’m in an Audi Q3. Does anyone know how it looks exactly?

Loved it! Lots of stairs but so peaceful within the trees. I did peak 1 and 2. I’m a fairly fast hiker and took me about 2.5 hrs which included photos and snack breaks at the tops

hiking
1 month ago

Really nice 45 min- 1 hour hike.

Great view !

I have done this trail today in time 1,30. The weather wasnt good, but still nice walk. Very easy, i am in love with this forest.

very nice hike, but getting to the trail head was a real challenge. extremely rough road once you enter the unpaved section .

Very beautiful lake surrounded by beautiful mountain range. The trail itself is very well maintained. Last section before reaching the lake can be quite muddy, slippery and steep.

Awesome hiking. Pretty difficult and not for a beginner. Make sure to know what you're getting yourself into. But the view is amazing once on the top. Trail got pretty busy when we were coming down. Recommend early morning hiking.

Great trail but way too busy now for locals.

Nice view at end of it. Walk is pretty boring by bc standards.

hiking
3 months ago

The route shown is not the best. Visit the Adventure Centre or D.O.S. website for better information.

Love this hike!! Not too crowded and beautiful scenery. :)

nice woodsy hike, well marked, beautiful lakes

walking
4 months ago

Less than 3% of BC's Coastline is estuarine and this is a gem in Squamish. It is also a Wildlife Management Area and while dogs are currently permitted they are required to be on a leash. It is also an Important Bird Area and many birds nest in the area and migrating waterfowl seek shelter here in winter. Black bears, coyotes, and bobcats spend time here foraging and hunting. Wildlife and pets do not mix so for your safety and that of your pets, please keep them leashed. Enjoy the wildlife and learn more about this amazing area.

Very good signage, easy to stay on the correct trail. Easy-moderate hike, good for dogs, did this hike in the rain due to tree coverage and less incline (less mud, less slipping) and was very enjoyable. Good rainy day hike!

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