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backpacking
14 days ago

Started this hike around 3:30pm Saturday December 1st. Hike two hours in and 45 Minutes more in the dark, before I found a flat spot to set up camp. From base to camp (half way) it was a steep pitch incline, however tolerable. I continued hiking around 9:30 am to the summit, at this point it was getting really steep and the path was getting narrow, I decided to ditch my pack an hour in and hike the rest with just my camera and water bottle. I made it to the summit by 11:10. Took a few photos and videos. Then proceeded my way down. Made it back to my car at 2:00pm. On the way down I found it more difficult, really steep so kept wanting to slip, no foot tracking as it did snow over the night. I did this hike alone. It was a good hike but requires lots of energy and endurance.

gorgeous forest trail with lots to identify on route. ladders and switch backs help with elevation gain. some beautiful lunch spots around baby Bedwell. camped at big Bedwell. not many trees to tarp so have fun getting creative! certainly worth hiking onward to Cream Lake too

great trail through forest and exposed rocky terrain. some route finding in last km of hike towards landslide. watch that you don't follow cairns that could lead you to stray!

An awesome lake!! Lots of stairs but beautiful!! It’s the camp base to many other places !

This was a beautiful trail. What I loved is it wasn’t too difficult, nice for a quick weekender, the lake was stunning! We swam in it, it was cold! What I would do different, not go over a long weekend. We went over the September long weekend, it was so busy we almost couldn’t find a spot to camp in either of the designated areas. I would go midweek if I were to do it again, just to keep the people to a minimum.

BEAUTIFUL hike!! Steeper than I expected but the views and scenery were well worth it. Took us about 3.5hrs up, with lots of breaks.

hiking
2 months ago

Great views at the top!!!

hiking
3 months ago

It’s a great hike.... takes longer than you think. We didn’t stop at various viewpoints and it took us 2 hours to get to the top. The last 40 minutes or so is challenging... steep climb on loose rocks and tree roots. The view at the top is so worth it! Stunning!

hiking
3 months ago

A nice hike to do in the middle of the day. The trail is very well maintained and used frequently. There is an area that you can swim in the ocean to cool off and an amazing view waiting for you at the top.

hiking
3 months ago

This was an amazing hike but would be hard for a beginner. There were definitely some spots with steep inclines and intense brush. Over all it was amazing and the view up at the top made it all worth it! Would recommend to experienced hikers.

hiking
3 months ago

A friend and myself started this Hike at about 3 o’clock, the sun went down at about 8 o’clock, we got down at about 9 o’clock. It was a very fun hike but it was harder than I expected when reading a couple of websites. This is a dog friendly hike and a hike I will definitely do again.

hiking
3 months ago

This is an excellent hike with three water falls on the way. The view from the summit is incredible, make sure you go up on a clear day. Follow the trail, at some spots it is easy to get lost.

Loved this trail! My very first ever over night hike with a large pack and this trail was definitely a good hike for me. My hubby has done a few before and he said this one was moderate. We loved the option of two campsites, but it’s short enough it makes sense to go to the second and set up camp , there are tons of spots for tents and a few options for hammocks which we used ( I gets cold ar night so bundle up! ) we took the second day to go up to the lake which only an hour and then we hiked Around the lake to the left ( it’s a hidden trail , but it’s not to bad) and then up to the glacier which was incredible!!! So worth it! Stayed another night and hiked back out. Magical trail!

hiking
3 months ago

great day hike trail. the easiest part is the beginning but also feels like the hardest at the end.

not too difficult. good day hike but still needs decent footwear and some basic level of fitness.

recommend checking the current tables for Seymour Narrows beforehand and timing it for slack water. better chances of seeing a cruise ship or maybe some sea life.

hiking
3 months ago

Decent day hike with lots of elevation to gain. Worth the swim at the top. Wish I planned an overnight trip to continue on to Cream Lake.

Great trail - but I would say it’s a difficult climb - due to distance and variation in terrain- nice glaciar cold lake at the top. Pretty busy on the weekend.

Very well maintained trail. Felt like a steady incline for most of the hike. Had very cloudy and rainy weather for most of the trip.

backpacking
4 months ago

Very beautiful hike. Definitely worth checking out Cream Lake as well if you have the time and weather permits. We did it in July and there was still a lot of snow en route to Cream Lake.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike, nice view points along the way. Trail was overall good. (A few broken steps and downed trees on the trail) but nothing that can’t be maneuvered. Stunning view at the top.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike ! Some of the stairs and bridges are in rough shape watch your steps

Made it to landslide lake however couldn’t make it to iceberg lake due to the vertical gravel climb at the end, people before us tried to get up and slipped, one guy hurt his leg pretty bad, ouch! There is a lot of uphill along the trail and it reminds me of a harder version ripple rock (tree roots, loose rocks etc). We made a day trip out of it, took almost 11 hours. The views were not that great until the last hour or so as there is a lot of trees blocking anything. View at the top was amazing but I would say not worth 5 hours of grueling hiking. I would also go so far to rate this as difficult and not moderate due to the length and difficulty (canyon view and ripple rock are rated as moderate and are by far much easier). Glad I made it to the end, but won’t do this one again.

hiking
4 months ago

Watch the old wooden steps. Otherwise great half day hike.

Great trail- very beautiful, mostly shaded, well maintained. so many waterfalls and massive trees, the trail is nothing short of amazing. the last 1km was definitely the most difficult. there were lots of bugs so bug spray/nets are recommended. unfortunately we weren't able to make it up to berg lake due to aggressive wasps nests. we heard multiple stories of people and dogs being stung and didnt think it was worth the risk. highly recommend this hike overall!

It’s a challenging trail with lots of elevation but worth it. The lake is beautiful.

backpacking
4 months ago

This was my first hike ever. Since it's a hard hike, it took me longer than half of my group but the trail is well kept. The views are amazing (better than that)!!! We camped overnight and there are fantastic camp spots. Lake at top was warm. The creek at the beginning was icy! Nice on the way down to refresh yourself. There were A LOT of bugs and insects right from the get go, be prepared.

A fun hike. Mostly uphill and a bit of navigating through mildly narrow trails. There is also a really awesome spot halfway up with a great view of the water, excellent picnic location. The top is also nice.

Great trail! Definitely not for kids, can be quite technical in a lot of parts but pretty well maintained trail. Single file as well. Recommended for sure!

Has anyone does this hike recently ? How are the conditions ?! ☺️

hiking
6 months ago

nice hike great view, especially if cruise ships are passing by. trail often overgrown but still easy to follow

backpacking
6 months ago

steep climb out of the valley. beautiful lake, mountains all around. platform camping at bedwell and baby bedwell lakes

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