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hiking
1 month ago

easily accessible on the FSR. great day hike with spectacular views at the lake. highly recommend!

Did this trail 1/13. Going to write a brief description how to get there because I got lost my first attempt. Start at the west canyon trail parking lot. once you enter the start of the trail walk for about 5 minutes and you'll see the sign for viewpoint trail on the left, this is the trail you want to get on. you'll go up a series of switchbacks past a waterfall. the trail will get flat and you'll have to cross across the upper part of the waterfall. Warning this section can get hard to cross if its been raining. you'll then keep walking and see a sign for Evans peak on your right. This is the start of this trail and it is VERY difficult. it will be a straight up climb and you'll pass over a lot of loose rock and soil. make sure you have the next marker in sight before moving on as some of them were hard to spot (mainly Orange, pink and some yellow markers). You'll pass a second waterfall halfway up this point then reach a flat plateau with a beautiful view of a third waterfall. there is snow after this point as of right now. overall very rewarding hike but be prepared as the decent back down is very difficult because of the steep incline and your legs will feel like jello. good hiking!

hiking
4 months ago

December 3, snow after about half way up and in the clouds from about two thirds... Better left for the drier months

5 months ago

November 25, 2017- road closed to eaton lake!? A lot of messed rocks blocked the road! Disappointed.

I wasn't prepared for this since I caught snow at the top but I had my ice trackers to throw on my runners( something I like to keep in my back pocket for any mountains) ...and I brought my little out door cooking set and heated up soup and pulled out some home made bread ..... it was extremely windy up there( still mastering outside cooking though ) I would do it again in a heart breat though.

A great hike but definitely challenging at the top. The climb to the peak is steep on loose material and once at the top be careful, its narrow with and you don't want to fall. The view is worth the trek

Great fall hike. Difficult sections and decent but well worth it. Very heavily marked.

hiking
6 months ago

Only made it to the 5.5km mark up and had to turn back due to snow and being so slippy.

hiking
6 months ago

This trail is easily accessible with a regular vehicle. It’s a steep hike like most hikes in the Fraser Valley it starts in the valley and goes up. Just about 1000 meters up in 4.6 km so it’s not like walking the sea wall. Two creek crossing near the lake. One has a log bridge but we choose to find our own way across. The water level was low so there were easy places to cross. There was a light dusting of snow at the lake. A great rewarding hike.

Steady climb to hit the meadows - similar to the Garibaldi Lake trailhead access. Great camping at Helm Creek, makes for a solid base camp to hit Panorama Ridge or Black Tusk. Bring bug spray.

hiking
7 months ago

Hard but worth it.

on Evans Peak Trail

7 months ago

Steep but well marked and maintained trail. Rewarding view at the end. A couple minor scrambles to get to the final knob.

hiking
7 months ago

Relentless climb and very technical, but great views at the top. No water on course, make sure you have enough.

Very nice view at the top, but super long and difficult hike. Not a lot to see on the way up. Gate closes at 9pm sharp. This hike took a lot longer than I expected. Glad I did it, but won't be rushing back here anytime soon.

was great hiking today!!! easy course and nice view

backpacking
7 months ago

Awesome trail. The lower lake is beautiful and the water is perfect to swim!
The upper lake is even more amazing but the water is freezing!!
Then the peak was outstanding! Absolutely worth the 45min climb from the upper lake.

We were stung by a couple of wasps but they don't hurt that much. Most of them were between the two lakes with 2-3 nests along the way.
I highly recommend trekking poles if you're camping an are bringing a heavy pack as the steep trail will kill your legs on the way up and crush your knees on the way down.
There are plenty of blueberries near the top, especially on the way to the peak.
If you hear whistling near the top (high pitch single whistle), it's most likely marmots.

Going down is super fast. I think it took us about 2-2.5h from the upper lake.

hiking
8 months ago

Smokey from the BC forest fires when we went, it was still beautiful up there, but the surrounding mountains were a bit hazy. The hike itself was great, until the last two kilometers, which were agonizingly slow, vertical, and without an end in sight. Every crest lead to another, but finally the lake came into view. We had a round of drinks but we were all too tired to really enjoy the lake before heading back to the campsite. Still, what a beautiful lake this one is. Glad I saw it.

hiking
8 months ago

I did this as a day hike on Aug 19th, 2017. We parked at the Lower Seymour Conservative Reserve and hiked into Lynn Headwaters park as the access road has been closed since 2016. It took us 9 and a half hours in total, with a 20 minute lunch break and a few short snack breaks on the way up. The hike itself was fantastic, especially once we were on the coliseum trail. In total, we saw 6 other people over the course of 6 hours, so it feels really remote. It makes for a very long day hike, so I'd recommend an early start if you are planning it. The views are pretty tame until you get into the alpine, where it opens up into a 360 degree panorama of the surrounding mountains. Nothing too technical, just quite steep for a long time and a lot of walking for one day. Definitely recommend this one!

hiking
8 months ago

The climb after the bridge was way tougher than I thought it would be, but well worth it.
Lots of wild flowers and open views. The landscapes are gorgeous!
I did as a day-hike, but I believe you would enjoy a lot more if you camp at the Helm campground.

Amazing views and camping!!

hiking
8 months ago

Perfect conditions!
Flies are still around but tolerable

Saw only one other person. A bit cloudy at the top, but the weather was nice and cool while hiking. The incline trail to start is pretty brutal but otherwise mellow. Heads up is great advice for trail markers. Cob webs and bugs were pretty bad.

hiking
8 months ago

August 13-14, 2017 - after doing this one as a day hike last year I knew I wanted to come back for an overnighter! However, I've been lacking in the hikes this summer and my body sure felt the brunt of that fact. Tough hike with 30 pounds on your back. Took us 4 hours to get to Lower Pierce Lake. Quite the incline. Camping at the lake was great, we were the only ones there! Reminder to pack out your own garbage. :) The next morning we continued on. Reached Upper Pierce Lake in 1 hour and 10 minutes. This stretch is so much more enjoyable! Watch out for bees/wasps in the meadow areas though; I got stung twice. The upper lake is incredible, especially when viewed from above as you make your way up to the summit of Mount MacFarlane. We didn't summit this time as on our way up we started hearing repeated whistling. It didn't stop and as we had seen 2 people below earlier we got concerned that there was trouble. We headed back down to the upper lake... they were whistling for their dogs. :/ Reminder to only use whistles for emergencies!! This is the second time this has happened to us and it is rather frustrating. The hike down was pretty hard on my knees but still worth it! Definitely a hike to add to your list, but make sure you come prepared for a good workout! See my 2016 review for more details. :)

hiking
8 months ago

Probably one of my favorites, if not my favorite. It has 360° views and it's really worth an overnight trip so you'll have longer to take that beauty in! This one is a must!!!

hiking
8 months ago

It was breathtaking! I camped overnight and remember wishing I could have stayed another two nights to do the other nearby peaks. This one was my first time camping out on a hike and it was so great. Nice view of the Cheam range as well!

hiking
8 months ago

Wow...I underestimated the difficulty in this gruelling hike!
Twice I wanted to turn back, but I persevered...Trail is extremely steep and very narrow in parts and you gain elevation rather sharply...Not for beginners...On the way up there are 2 very scenic and exhilarating waterfall spots and couple sketchy bridges and a breathtaking ancient rockside...The final objective was well worth it...Bring lots of water and strong bug spray as the flies are relentless at times...
Allow yourself about 8 to 9 hours round trip at a leisurely pace...You will have a great sense of accomplishment when you're back at your vehicle!

hiking
8 months ago

A bit of a relentless climb with a great reward at the end. A good workout. Bring bug spray. Lots of wild blueberries around the lake. Great for high energy dogs, but make sure you have water with you 'cause there isn't at all on the 2nd half (the steepest) of the hike. Saw less than 10people despite the fact that it was Sunday.

hiking
8 months ago

Did it in one day. 5 hours up, 4 hours down. It was a grind but so worth it. The summit is very reachable with hiking boots and poles, however there is a couple scrambles, nothing too exposed. Highly recommend!

We did this with our dog on 29th July. It took us 3.5 hours to get to the top, pretty much non stop. Just over 3 hours to get down.

We didn't use a gps, we found the trail was marked fairly well. Keep your head up and you will see them. The trail is varied - some loose rocky areas, tree roots, steep areas, also some fairly flat logging paths. There is definitely a lot of uphill, but it's not all steep. There was snow on the way to the top, but not enough to cause a problem.

Not a well travelled trail - we saw a total of 11 people in 7.5 hours.

In my opinion, the view from the top is outstanding. 360 panoramic and breathtaking. Given, we were there on a clear, sunny day. No doubt for me that it is well worth the hike. We had the top to ourselves for the 40 mins we spent there. A big change from the other, more well known hikes.

Bugs, but not terrible. (I did have bug spray on). Rough on knees on the way down. We got to the trail head at 9.30am and there was no problem with parking.

Amazing view. Make sure you are in shape, difficult last 2km and then the decent felt long.

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