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hiking
2 days ago

4X4 with a decent clearance to the trailhead. From thereon, a good hike to the peak and if the weather is clear and sunny, you'll be rewarded with a good view otherwise, a good hike!

Today December 7, we started from parking lot at 9 am. We reached Lindeman in 45 minuted. The trail was moderately sloped and well maintained. But from Lindeman to Greendrop Trail was pretty challenging, not because it was steep, but because almost two third of the trail you have to walk is on uneven rocks. You have balance on rocks and find your way between red dots and you cant go fast. But it was worth going there. We reached Greendrop at 12:40, ate lunch and took 20 minuets break. It was so cold that my water bottle got frozen in few minutes. We returned to our car at 4:10 pm and it was already getting dark. It was Friday, we didn’t see any other hiker between Lindeman and Greendrop. Total two way distance is 12 km.

on Hoover Lake Trail

hiking
6 days ago

Easy hike in. Weather beautiful. The trail from logging road in was dry well marked. Lake starting to freeze up around the lake edges.

15 days ago

Good hike, finished in about 3.5 hours just to the lake and back from the lower parking lot. Gravel road but you don’t need a 4x4, and the trail head is a bit hidden. Overall the trail was in good condition, and a nice little lake.

one of my favorites

hiking
23 days ago

A beautiful place in the heart of lower mainland. The trail goes through lush green forest and several beautiful streams, that ends at a small and quite lake. We hiked on November 16, a sunny Friday, surprisingly it wasn’t busy at all; met only one other couple in the whole trip, carrying bear bells was a good idea. The distance from the Trail head to the lake View Point, shown on my app was 6.5 km, so it is more than 13 km two way. Same is Elevation Gain: As trail goes up and down the hill several times to cross the streams, you should add at least 100 m extra to what it shows the elevation gain on the map. The slops are not so steep, that makes the climbing easy snd pleasant. I will suggest using waterproof hiking shoes and poles, as you will face few puddles and wet slippery places on the trail.
To find the Trail on google, search Sumas Mountain Trail Head. Coming from Vancouver at Highway 1, exit at exit 95 and turn left on Whatcom Rd, and quickly after crossing highway bridge turn right on N Parallel Rd. after two and a half km turn left to Sumas Mountain Rd. And stay on Upper Sumas Mountain Rd. The winding road will run about 9.5 km and then turns into a gravel road. That is where the trail head is. After coming down about 100 m on gravel road you will see a wooden pole on the right side of the road with very small (6 inch) green signs, showing bear, dog on leash etc. The gravel road is wide enough at that point to find a road side parking..

hiking
27 days ago

Did this hike with my best friend yesterday, and if i'm being honest it wasn't an amazing view from the peak, but the forest and the scenery all the way up is fantastic. I'd do it again just for that reason alone. Not a super well marked trail but if you're looking for a challenge, and a trail that isn't crowded and busy, give this one a shot!! (It is busy during the Abby Grind, but not many people go past that point).

Took us just under 5 hours, and that was at a very slow pace. Take your time and enjoy the scenery!

Loving where i'm living! Take advantage of these trails while you still can people!

28 days ago

Wow... probably one of the most beautiful hike that I have ever done in my life... without my friend’s truck I would never be able to get there. Want to buy a 4x4 just so I can come back to here one day.

28 days ago

I went yesterday (18/Nov/11). I ran into snow about 3k before the main parking area so had to park and begin our hike there. This was my second time hiking Cheam and first time in the snow. I didn't expect as much snow as we encountered. Snow was very soft and the trails of course were self made. I summited without poles, crampons or snow shoes - so it's possible, but not recommended!

hiking
1 month ago

Did this hike with my dad today and ventured on past Chadsey to the East lookout. Such an amazingly dense forest to wander through! The light shining through the forest and fog looked magical. I will share some pictures from today too.

Do this hike ATLEAST once!

nature trips
1 month ago

Cute hike, not hard, slippery In the fall with the leaves and rain. Next time I do this hike I’ll bring a tea pot or cup to add to the ambiance.

It was quite steep but the view was spectacular. there was a frozen area that steep and slippery. it is better to have good equipment .

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! Once you head up the gravel road to the left you will see a sign saying Hoover lake trail. It was really well marked! Beautiful lake so peaceful! Recommend!

Nice easy hike. No great views, but a nice little loop around some 500+ year old Douglas Fir trees.

Can you bike this trail

1 month ago

We made it up in our Ford Escape but I wouldn’t recommend going up without a decent truck. The hike on the other hand I would definitely recommend, stunning views and pretty easy going the whole way.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing hike, just finished it with my Aunty. Super short and mellow with a rewarding view! Good for any level of hiker!

Great trail, with spectacular views.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy to miss the trail entrance. But the trail is good and fits me very well.

The hike up to Lindeman Lake is worth every second. The lake is stunning!

Spectacular views on a clear day. Good family hike that will tire the kids.

Great trail, good cardio if you have average walking speed. also on the way dow have some acceleration definitely not boring, will do it again. Cons: busy trail with a lot dogs and some times people don’t clean up the poop.

Beautiful trail, perfect for beginners

hiking
2 months ago

It starts with 3km uphill on a gravel service road. It does get a little tiring. a few "are we there yets?" from the adults and some "im hungry!" from the young kids. But finally you're at the Hoover Lake trail opening. The 0.7km forest trail is more our style and the kids were happy again. Cool old log roads and lots of woodsy terrain. This forest is full of mushrooms, all shapes and colors. The final descent takes you to the lake opening. Tons of logs on the water and a few fish in there too. A trail goes around the side of the lake, didn't look into how far it goes. Total hike time was about 3hrs.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice easy walk for family

hiking
2 months ago

Nice quick little hike

hiking
2 months ago

Convenient easy location but nothing special

2 months ago

Nice quick hike that is convenient to get to.

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