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I did this trail on Sunday with friends. Several sections of the blue trail are closed for active logging and it is not possible to get to the viewpoint. If you are looking for views, perhaps try a different park.

Just did the Blue loop today. Beautiful day with a great view. The non maintained section of the blue trail coming down is in great condition, no troubles. When we got near the bottom where most trails cross we tacked on the red loop to finish off just over 2 hours with a photo break at the top. Very wet in places and with the recent wind storm lots of downed trees and branches so be careful not to trip

hiking
8 days ago

I did this over the summer and oh boy. If you are doing this hike, know what you're getting in to. If you hike like a normal person, it's about 2 hours to alter flats, where I overnighted. I was then up bright and early (about 5:30) for and 11 hour there and back again. Like every other comment says YOU NEED WATER. There is basically none from the flats to the emergency shelter. speaking of the shelter, once you're there, you have another 45mins to an hour to the peak. A bit of a grind but definitely worth it. It was the most fun part of and coming down we slid down the snowpack. 10/10 would reccomend. That was the fastest I went that day. All in all, 2 hours to the flats, 6 hrs up, 5 hrs down and another 2 out. Take your time and have fun cause the view is stunning! oh Yeah, and that scary thing to the left is edge peak. don't worry about it.

hiking
12 days ago

A nice easy walk

beautiful walk and dog friendly

hiking
1 month ago

Great for young kids, although next time I’ll wear hip waders!

Great hike for beginners and those getting back into hiking. For those that like trail running I strongly recommend it. 1.5 hours with a quick stop to enjoy the views of LMD is fun and enjoyable.

hiking
1 month ago

Went up the majority of this trail yesterday. Had to turn around just before the scramble section because of snow and ice.
Beautiful trail that really works the legs out on the way up and down.
5 hours return trip with a short break at the top for a bite to eat

The BC Parks map is super outdated, the connecting trail involves some route finding and dog walkers on the lower trail do not leash their dogs as required by BC Parks and it’s annoying. Took my 8YO down the scramble bits and he did our route finding and loved it.

Weather was bad so no view at the top. Otherwise, it a pleasant hike

November 9th, 2018.
There was light snow starting at 7km into this hike, I made it to 9km and turned back as visibility had gotten to the point where I no longer felt safe to continue.
To the 9km mark and back to the Parking lot took me 7.5 hours

The snow will slow you down, and winter park hours may make this hike not possible unless staying the night.

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hiking
2 months ago

Definitely a tough trail. A steep climb most of the way with a bit of scrambling at the top. It took us a little over 2 hours each way. Beautiful views on a clear day.

walking
2 months ago

Love this trail. It is suited for a afternoon stretch.

walking
2 months ago

even it is short, in the trees, lots of root, wet that day, i still enjoy walk into the beautiful lake's backyard.
i took a super beautiful picture before sunset that the light just falling on the lake side.

It was a nice walk with the dogs

trail running
2 months ago

I've ran the trail today and it was really nice. We didn't encounter any wild life. On the summit it was really cold and windy. So much that I did not feel my fingers (didn't have gloves).

We ran majority of the trail except the steepest parts.

It was a great workout and it was great to go away from all the noise of the city. I really enjoyed it.

We did this in just under two hours, not a fast pace either. The trail down from east canyon to lower falls is a scramble. Not recommended for dogs or very young kids

hiking
3 months ago

Tough trail, not well marked and poorly maintained. Did this trail twice, once in winter and again on September 4, 2018. View was ok. Would not do it again. Most of the trail was a scramble, or it appeared as such. Treacherous in some sections so be careful. You will at one point on the trail need to pull yourself up with ropes. Passes close to the edge so caution is advised alone this trail. Took 8 hours to complete with 45 minutes for lunch at the top. I had to use some ropes of my own for the decent as it was quite STEEP. Would not recommend for kids and pets. Only view is at the top which is lovely but not worth the effort. This is not just a hike and definitely not “a walk in the park”.

hiking
3 months ago

Be aware of the park winter hours; 8am to 5:30m pm. Park gates are closed at 5:30pm and you'll be locked in if not out before then, so plan accordingly. We got to the trail head at 8:30am. Oct 13th. Some reviewers say this is a dull hike until reaching the top, but we found it beautiful. Gorgeous fall foliage and an abundance of interesting looking autumn fungi. At one point it seems you are hiking up a dry creek bed and the rocks in it would easily twist an ankle if you misplace a step. Be aware that there are numerous spots where the trail intersects other trails, best have a downloaded map to reference. Trail switches between wide gravel pathways to rocky, root filled forest and a few steeper inclines, but it's not all that difficult, just long. Once you reach the first pond it starts to look more alpine. The second tiny pond near the summit may not be there all year? Neither are the type you'd want to swim in or drink from. At the summit you get a super close view of Blanshard Needle, and great views of the valley below and mountain ranges to the northwest. There are plenty of nice spots on the alpine rocks to sit and have lunch while enjoying the vistas. We took our time going up, had lunch and explored the summit. Started back down at 2pm and made it to the car by 5pm.

hiking
3 months ago

a steep grind. First time I've done this hike and had a view

hiking
3 months ago

Total beginners
Took us 4:30h to climb and 2:30h to descent
2 passages with ropes at 94% grade.
This is just 25% grade non stop minimum, and half of it was more than 50% grade.
View was stunning!! Absolutely Worth it.

Great trail. Did the blue route, the “rough” part is great. Well marked. Would do this one again.

Just hiked it again today on a clear day and finally got the views. Just amazing up at the peak! Love this hike! Car to peak in 4 hours and 40 mins, peak to car in 4 hours. Will definitely do again next year

hiking
3 months ago

No Parking anywhere along the street by the yellow gated entrance. Looks like the neighbourhood got fed up with the traffic? The sign posted at the yellow gate says to park way back on 256 (if i remember correctly)

We turned around and went to Golden Ears area instead.

hiking
4 months ago

It was an amazing day hike

hiking
4 months ago

long hike be prepared to be challenged and see amazing views i did no5 summit due to not enough water and hiking the day before to panaroama

hiking
4 months ago

Challenging, but awesome hike! I hiked it once last year and then again on July 13th of this year in one very long day. I don't recommend rushing this hike. It's so beautiful at the top. Take your time and soak it all in. I am planning on hiking it again by myself this coming Thursday (Sept. 13th) if anyone would like to join me.

Killer hike but the view is a priceless payoff!

Great steep rooty climb. I measured 5.6km to the top from the west canyon trailhead parking lot. It took us 2 hours to reach the summit. Awesome views from up there.

Hiked on Tuesday did it in 12 hours took our time enjoyed the views. My recommendation is to take 5 L of water, you don’t want to get cramps. Been looking at Golden Eras out my kitchen window for 20 years and finally did it! Well worth the bee sting. Very challenging hike with ropes and ladders. Makes you conquer your fears that’s for sure.

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