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14 days ago

One of the best due to ease and convenience of location, grade, and rewarding view.

Stunning view of the valley! Love the hike up; however, your knees pay on the way down.

The view is always worth the hike

you would need a good ground clearance and 4wd

Be careful with the GPS! The link took me to a very dangerous steep and rocky forest service road the bisects the actual trail! Never made the hike as I was almost didnt make it up the road in my non-4x4 4 cyclinder engine :(

hiking
1 month ago

This is one of my favorite shorter hikes. The views are pretty standard for most of the climb, but the panoramic views at the top are gorgeous.

on Cheam Peak

1 month ago

Some easy off-roading (during summer time I guess). Need a 4x4 truck with high clearance. Nice views everywhere when no wildfires. Will definitely return.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, just as hard coming down as going up. Rocky and slippery. Awesome views.

1 month ago

One of my favourite hikes of all time. You will need a proper 4wd truck/SUV with decent ground clearance to make it up.
Hike took around 3.5 hours round trip with stopping for photos in between and at the top

Great workout as its mostly uphill. Helps to bring walking stick for the up and downhill. Amazing view at the top. But lots of flies and mosquitoes. Recommend bug spray or wear long sleeves to cover.

hiking
2 months ago

Good change to an alpine hike from more typical lower mainland trails. Nice flowers, butterflies and birds as well. The views at the top are supposed to be great but visibility today was limited due to smoke. It was still really good even though I didn’t get the “full experience” at the top. The trail itself is in excellent condition though the same cannot be said for the road. The road has a lot of washout but they are really solid bottomed so you don’t need to worry about anything but clearance.

hiking
2 months ago

Went around 2pm last Tuesday. Couple cars parked but not busy in the trail. Brought my 11yo bro and dog. Bring extra water! Was a really warm day that day and most people stopped and turned after the lookout point. Lots of black flies! Really steep at the top with loose rocks. Enjoyed the hike though! You can go past Elk to Thurston, but it was too hot of a day and we ran out of water so we didn’t.

2 months ago

Just did this hike yesterday, August 5th. We spent a total of 5 hours to complete the hike including an hour at the top, and stopping every few minutes to enjoy the views.

I would recommend accounting for an extra 1.5 hours for the drive to and back from the trailhead. The drive isnt super bad, any 4x4 pickup truck or a jeep would do.

Views and the hike is worth all the effort.

hiking
2 months ago

Real beautiful, good workout, 1h 45 up, 1h 20 down from staging area, 4x4 or walk to trail head.
Took too much water but always prepared.
Lots of people and trucks , but friendly,
Highly recomend

hiking
2 months ago

Snow is gone on the road and trail. Some rough road here and there. Somebody asked if a Forester would make it - I’d say it can - just be wary of some of the runoff sections. Keep to the sides and you shouldn’t have an issue.

Trail has two muddy sections around the middle section. Was slippery in spots but there’s enough dry spots to get through.

2 months ago

This can be a steep trail for beginners. The road up there can take over a hour and very hard without a Jeep.

2 months ago

The road is NOT good condition right now. You can maybe get 3-4km from the trailhead before the snow is densley packed. We hiked an hour or so to the trailhead but had to turn around. Unless you have snowshoes and a full day of time to do it, it's worth waiting until the melt. That being said, we still had a blast walking along the snowed in FSR and looking at the views!

hiking
2 months ago

Great little trail! Got there early to avoid as many people and the heat. Great steady incline and then fairly steep to the top. Didn’t make it to Thurston but definitely will next time.

2 months ago

Did near end of July for sunset and it was spectacular. 2 small patches of snow, easy to navigate over. The road is as awful as they say. Ideally need high clearance and 4WD, or you could probably make it in a 2WD Jeep, or a car you don’t care about breaking.

on Cheam Peak

hiking
2 months ago

No 4x4 unfortunately, so planning on hiking to the trailhead and going up that way. Unless anyone is going up this weekend! :)

2 months ago

Anyone tried with a Subaru Forester? Wondering whether my Forester will make it. Thanks.

hiking
2 months ago

Started at 7:30 this morning and barely saw anyone else going up, a nice surprise for a Sunday. It was a great hike to the view point over Chilliwack. From there we went to the right along the cliff route which was narrow with a lot of loose rocks and dirt. We made it to the paraglider's take off point and we were rewarded with amazing views and very few people. Going back we took a right at the pink trail marker and avoided the cliff side - SO MUCH BETTER! Streams of people were coming up and I couldn't imagine trying to pass anyone on the narrow cliff side.

Only downside to this hike was the litter. Toilet paper in so many places, cigarette butts, and poop along the trail. Pack it in, pack it out people!

Most amazing panoramic views. One of the best hikes in the Chilliwack area!

on Cheam Peak

2 months ago

Amazing views and a great climb. Need a truck or 4x4 to get to the trail head. completable there and back in under 3 hours from the top parking lot. bring snacks to feed to chipmunks at the top!

hiking
2 months ago

Fabulous hike. Got above morning cloud cover to see epic views. No bugs. Did it July 18th.

hiking
2 months ago

Busy on weekends. Nevertheless the view is always good

hiking
3 months ago

I did from beginning of 4×4 road took me 29.2 km 7 hours elevation 1926m round trip was great. P.s. I didn't have 4×4 vehicle

We went up on a drizzly day. We couldn’t see a thing view wise, but the wildflowers were beautiful. It took us 3.5 hours but we stopped at the top for lunch for a while. I can’t wait to go back on a clear day to see the valley below!

Absolutely love this hike. By far one of my favourite shorter hikes. I completed it in about 3 hours. Amazing views but you do have to work for it! Make sure you bring lots of water as there is nothing for you or your dogs during the summer. Also, you need good shoes as there are steep and possibly slippery sections. Happy hiking!

loved this hike! Quite a workout but totally worth it. the bugs were insane at the top couldnt even enjoy lunch so we walked back down a little ways to eat!

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