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snow
2 hours ago

Went with a friend on Jan 13/19, was a good afternoon walk/hike. Pretty falls - follow the river downstream for more beautiful views! Weather was perfect - the sun was shining and barely any snow!

hiking
1 day ago

I've done this hike many time! It is a great hike for everyone! Very easy and family friendly to the first waterfall. The upper falls take a bit more effort but are equally as wonderful. Lovely views, flora, and fauna to be seen!

Breathtaking views from the top! Today was a beautiful day with no wind. Definitely would do again!

on Chester Lake Trail

4 days ago

Hiked on Saturday was a beautiful sunny day, no need for snowshoes as it was packed snow. It was not icy at all, but spikes or poles would be helpful for the upward and downward climbs and descents. I did it with just hiking boots and poles and was just fine. For those that have not done this trail it is easy going for about a km then it’s a steady climb for approximately 2km, then it levels off. Bring something to sit on ( small tarp will do) to have your lunch or snack when you get to the top!

Good hike, sun was here, no need of spikes. The view at the top worst it ! Just be aware that the main of the trail is on gravely road just the last kilometers are on a mountain trail.

snowshoeing
5 days ago

Excellent hike. Beautiful winter views. You would be fine to hike it with ice spikes if it has not snowed in a while.

Hear about Chester Lake all the time and been wanting to try it since we moved here four years ago. Beautiful blue sky day. Fair number of cars in the lot (20 or so) when we started but when we left at 4:30 we were the only ones there. We used ice trackers. It's possible to go with just boots (trail is hard packed) but later in the day the sun warmed the snow and some of the downhill sections (it's all downhill on the way back) were really slippery. I must admit the long uphill was a little more than I expected but I made it.

on Chester Lake Trail

5 days ago

Gorgeous hike. We didn’t need our snowshoes because the snow was so packed down. But, spikes were helpful. We’ll be doing this hike again soon.

7 days ago

Great little hike. Easy to do with kids. Beautiful waterfall. Keep your eyes out for the troll! :)

hiking
9 days ago

Great for a beginner!

Easy hike with a beautiful waterfall at the end!

snowshoeing
11 days ago

We visited Chester Lake yesterday and it was beautiful! Fresh snow and lovely scenery. We used snowshoes, but could’ve gotten away with just spikes because the snow wasn’t too high. The trails are well-marked and not too busy. We also brought our dog (on-leash) and he had the time of his life :) Will definitely be back!

nice, easy trail to do with a toddler in backpack

12 days ago

Fun, easy walk with the family. Nice place to bring a small camp stove and make hot chocolate at the falls.

12 days ago

Nice enjoyable walk with beautiful frozen waterfalls

walking
13 days ago

Not challenging enough for me personally but a beautiful walk on a sunny day in the winter. Will definitely do again.

hiking
15 days ago

Climbed to the elephant rocks today. Trail was in great shape with fresh snow. Highly recommended.

hiking
16 days ago

climbed from chester lake to summit,great time

Dec 30th leisurely walk to an epic couple of caves, definitely recommend checking them out!

snowshoeing
17 days ago

The views are totally worth it when you get to the top. We were snowshoeing, so the signs directed us to the Chester Lake Snowshoeing Trail, which is not the trail that is listed above. About 1/3 to 1/2 of the snowshoeing trail I would have rated as hard (very steep), but the rest of it was beautiful and relatively flat. I recommend starting earlier in the day (at least by 10 AM) so that you have good light when you get to the meadow. It took us about 4 hours to get up and back.

hiking
17 days ago

Trails are pretty packed down. Micro spikes are all that’s required.

hiking
18 days ago

We have only done it in the winter but falls are cool frozen. It is easy to connect to Hay Meadow (cross cutline as per map and turn right at little pump shack and follow river) it will lead back to the same patking lot. creating an oval. I like meadow last as flat and easy. both parts are pretty.

Nice place to get out for the day, not what it used to be when I was growing up but with all things come change

18 days ago

Really easy trail and very quick. Lots of traffic though so get there early. Do the hike to Upper Falls! You’ll see signs for it along the trail. It’s about a 20 min hike uphill but when we got there there wasn’t a single person.. where as when we arrived at Troll Falls there was about 30 people. No need for crampons or poles at the time we hiked. (Late December)

snowshoeing
19 days ago

Nice day but overcast. Busy but polite group. Easy level and up and down under 2 hrs. 7.7 km round trip with 351 meters in elevation. Trail well groomed by use. Up top views are stupendous!

snowshoeing
19 days ago

Great hike. Incline at the beginning and needed to take some breaks but flattens out at the top as you walk towards the lake. We had snow shoes but you would have been fine without until it flattens out. Past the uphill part snowshoes were a must as it got a lot of snow overnight. This took us 3 hours and I recorded 8.2km.

awesome hike. tons of people on the trail. We wore spikes because the trail was packed down enough so we didn't need snowshoes. Brought the pups and they had no problem on the trail. 1 hour 20 min up, 40 min down.
we lost a tri-coloured ring on the trail or parking lot. so if anyone has seen it please let me know!

Dec 29, 2018: Windy and easy

snowshoeing
20 days ago

Had a great snowshoe today, sun wasn’t out and it was snowing but it was spectacular.

The rating of 1 star is just so I can update users that the trail to access this hike is currently blocked for use by the sled dog tour companies. Unless you’re sure there are no dog tours that day pick a different trail.

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