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Good hike but of the 10 views I only really thought one was worth stopping for and the final loop around the lake is a little boring.

Travel light but bring plenty of water. Prepare yourself for amazing views. No one is overstating when they say the trail is difficult. Did the trail in August 2015

Started at Butzen parking lot, walked around the lake to the swan falls trailhead. Steep climb up to the first falls and continued to the source falls at the lower gully. Returned the way i came. About 51/2-6 hours at a leisurely pace. Good workout with a view.

walking
2 days ago

Easy walk with multiple options for different loops and customized distance. Areas in the sun and shade. Parking is a bit limited. A bit busy with people on a sunny Sunday afternoon and some spots you can hear traffic noise.

hiking
4 days ago

Did this hike in June 3 years ago. Needed crampons at the top crossing over to grouse mnt
Awesome day hike

hiking
4 days ago

Good workout hiking. Very nice surroundings.
Dont go here cause I like it more quiet lol

Nice stay but could have better spaced out campsites

Awesome views of the water fall and an easy walk.

A Group of 4 of us went up this past weekend (April 7-8) and even though the weather wasn't ideal we had a blast. We parked in the parking lot and began our hike in the rain at 10:30 AM, however, once we reached the warming hut, it was lightly snowing and beautiful. After a 30-minute lunch break at the warming hut, we started the second half of the hike which was a bit steeper for at least 45 minutes and then leveled out and was much easier to walk. We arrived at the shelter, just passed the lakes at 4:00 PM.

The hike back down the next morning was a breeze and we had clear weather with the odd 5-minute snow flurry here and there. We didn't even bother stopping at the warming hut on the way down and we were back at the car at 2:00 PM (we had left the shelter at 11:00 AM)

Snowshoes are highly recommended!!!

Great hike to do when its raining. Not too busy and not to hard. It was muddy and wet but well worth it. The big tree is amazing! The water fall at this time of year is impressive.

eh. it’s a pretty lake. a bit too populated for me but i’m a snob. nice walk for conversation and such.

hiking
16 days ago

Easy loop hike with some elevation along the west side of the lake, making it super fun to mix up trail running and walking. I love bringing a lunch and eating on the floating dock that overlooks the lake, near the car park (if it’s not full of fishermen). There are some great swimming spots along the east side, so I recommend wearing a bathing suit, going for a dip, and walking off the wet in the summer months!

Not the most well-marked trail around, went on a few down-hill biking paths as unintentional detours, but there was service most of the way so we were able to follow the map when we were led astray. This could be avoided by paying closer attention to trail markers. Nice hike in the rain. Beautiful forest scenery.

20 days ago

Nice for easy hiking with children

hiking
21 days ago

Hiked from Sasimat lake as butzen didnt open that early. Hiked to second view and returned taking the buntzen side of the small loop. Trail is dry and still well marked. Five ish hours at a moderate pace. Nice morning hike alittle tough on the knees.

hiking
22 days ago

Enjoyed it today with my 10 year old son. The west side of the loop is definitely a little more difficult with more up and down the crests of the hillside. Lots of waterfalls, a suspension bridge and nice views of the lake. It’s challenging but do-able, but for those that aren’t in the best shape, you might want to stick to the east side of trail.

hiking
23 days ago

It's not a hard trail with mountain biking path, but we only finished 2/3 and then gave up because there are many signs writing "Darger! Active shooting range". We were afraid of being shot...

Great hiking!

Love the views and it’s an easy enough walk my 5yo son loved it and it tired him out

Great

walking
29 days ago

Did 18km of the walk. Started at Kebet Way off the Mary Hill. Walked south along the water and then up Roth along the coquitlam river until crossing Shaughnessy and heading back to where we started.

I’ve been dying to do this hike for years and it definitely did not disappoint! Hiked this over the weekend - there was lots of snow (you couldn’t even see the lakes), and our micro spikes were the reigning champions of the day. We hired partway up the slope past the upper lake toward Matier Glacier, which lended some amazing views and back-patting. Saw that others had skinned up; there were a couple of people camping as well - wish we’d have brought our tent!

I don't recommend. Views are not more than OK and the path is full of rocks and roots. You will see nothing except trees for 99% of your hike. You can find way better hikes in the area.

hiking
1 month ago

Very scenic hike with woods, lakes, mountains and a glacier at the end. Fairly crowded but did not detract from the beauty of this hike.

Great for stroller walks as well

Very beautiful! Nice short loop.

snowshoeing
1 month ago

We went snowshoeing to Eagle Ridge this Sunday. There's no need of snowshoes till the first Poytrichum Lookout. We've put snowshoes on 500m after that. From El Paso further snowshoes are absolute necessity, snow is up to your crotch in some stretches. We made it to Barton Point in about 2.5 hours, spend an hour sunbathing and soaking in the gorgeous views, saw couple of eagles as well. Way down was faster, but painful. The trail was not super busy, pretty peaceful actually. Get up early if you are tough enough to do the whole loop in the winter. Keep in mind that the gate closes at 7pm.

Amazing view and the hike was difficult but I loved it!

We did this trail on March 10. We parked just after the road crossing. Some cars went upper, but some of them were stuck in the deep snow. We saw a tow truck helping a guy when we went back. The total hike was 23 km out and back. We did it in 8 hours including 1 hour break at the top. Nice open view at the top. Crampons or snowshoes are needed. We had crampons and it went great, and faster than a lot of snowshoeing groups we passed.

1 month ago

We started at bottom of Nicole’s - so the tough part was at beginning rather than end. Where the trail starts on the map there isn’t any parking so better plan ahead

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