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hiking
12 hours ago

Grueling hike! The entire hike is a scramble up the mountain. Pretty relentless. The final ascent up the boulders is intense. Bring lots of water! Most of the hike is spent in the trees. About 2.5-3hours in you are rewarded with a wonderful view of the water cascading down the mountain from the lake - take a break and take in the waterfall. Another 45 minutes in the trees and finally out for magnificent views! 30 more minutes up the boulder and finally... The lake itself! It is gorgeous!

13 hours 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

22 hours ago

Great hike with no major changes in elevation so easy to do for anyone, what's nice is if you wish, you can do about half of the hike and see part of the lake, but going out the full distance is definitely worth it as it is definitely the best views. Full distance took about four hours round trip.

Long hike, lake was packed with campers and hikers, took the loop up through the meadows by black tusk, flowers just starting to come out. I imagine in a week or two the colours will be lovely.
View to the Barrier was taped off as part of the bridge warning and kept many from going to see that view, however lots of toilet paper on that part as people now use the unused path as the john. Common people leave no trace and bury your leavings if you must go on the trail.

I am so glad that I have found this easy approach wonderful trail to hiking. Also the very short trail is covered by tree shadows all the way to the lake which makes summer day hiking do not have to go early morning. Very good place and I will be coming here soon again for sure.

Great workout. Not overly long to get to lindeman lake. Stunning view.

hiking
1 day ago

Excellent hike. Nice and steep but not too long so bearable. Definitely recommend doing it as an overnighter...set your tent and then head up to the glacier :)

trail running
4 days ago

backpacking
4 days ago

Fantastic trail. Great for a two day trip, one day out, one day back with some time to explore in between travelling to/from the camp ground at Rampart Ponds. Be prepared for a steep uphill climb at the beginning. After the initial slog uphill, you're treated to a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. Once you're past Elfin Lake the traffic will die down a lot. And you'll be treated to some great valley views before you get to Rampart Ponds, as well as a beautiful alpine lake that will probably have snow/ice still as it did in August when we hiked it. To get to Mamquam Lake you must trek downhill past Rampart Ponds. It's worth noting that the bugs get bad once you reach Rampart Ponds and continue on your trek to Mamquam. Also be ready to walk through some snow, as it is still there in August. If you get to a part of the trail and it looks washed out, look straight ahead and find the pink marking tape to guide onto the path. Do no follow the washed out section down into the valley. But if you do, simply follow the stacks of rocks until you are back on the trail. Be prepared to stake your tent/rainfly into gravel as that is what the tent pads are made from. Overall, could not be happier with this trail.

The trail is a bit confusing in some spots, lots of elevation but the outcome is a awesome!

This is an amazing hike in the backcountry, however, the gravel road towards the trailhead is extreme rocky and uneven. We rented a 4WD Jeep and still were afraid to go further than the 14th marker. The final 3(?) km to the trailhead we continued to walk. Some passing by cars offered to take us with them and seriously the conditions of the road got worse. I would have been to afraid to get a flat tire though. But other than that, the hike offers a variety of “underground“ conditions - from, woods and mud to gravel and rocks. We did the hike yesterday and even went for a quick jump into the lake. Nevertheless, parts of the lake are still frozen. If only hiking there for a day trip, bear in mind that the time getting to the trailhead takes an extra hour!

My wife and I did the hike yesterday. it's was Amazing and very rewarding. Yes it was a hard and long hike. Would do it again but this time in 2 days. 10.25 hours and stayed 45 min at the top.

Awesome hike. Just the right amount of steep sections and plateaus. Still a bit muddy in sections, but those kind of add fun to it. Snow still at the top, so wear layers. All wheel drive and a vehicle with a fair bit of clearance is ideal as the forest service road has a few washouts and bumpy bits.

trail running
8 days ago

Amazing views, still some snow which makes the slide back down hill great fun.

Decent day hike. Lake was crowded, as it was a Saturday but very pretty.
Trail is very rooty and rocky making it hard to enjoy any views... if there were any. There are a few peakaboo spots of the creek which were lovely, but no vistas or waterfalls.
Habitat has virtually no diversity and some areas appear to have been clear cut within the last 10 years.
Due to boulder field beyond the first lake we didn’t continue as we had our dogs along.
Probably won’t bother with this hike again but it was a good workout.

I want to do this hike this weekend and I’m wondering how difficult it is to get to the trailhead?

My vehicle is all wheel drive but doesn’t have a lot of extra clearance. I’m in an Audi Q3. Does anyone know how it looks exactly?

I loved the diversity of scenery along this trail. The lakes, slides, boulders and forest are all stunning and the tent pads at both lakes are well thought out. I’ll be sure to get my backcountry camping permit online in advance next time since you can’t register and pay at the trailhead and there’s no cell service for 30ish km’s.

hiking
11 days ago

Favourite hike in the lower mainland. Spectacular views. Baker always looking good from up there too.

Not technically difficult but it’s a long hike. A few muddy sections but it’s well worth the effort. For someone who rarely hikes it was an awesome day.

hiking
12 days ago

Did this hike on Saturday 29 June. It was an amazing hike, did it in 11 hours. The 7km of switchbacks are cruel!
There is still around 2 feet of snow past 1700 metres, we didn't have crampons or snow shoes but had gaiters and waterproof boots which were fine.

hiking
13 days ago

This was a gorgeous payoff. It’s definitely doable without a lot of skill but I warn, it’s pretty much killer switchbacks the whole way up...however..it means pretty much down hill the whole way back! Will definitely come back and camp up at the lake and head on to the ridge the next day!

trail running
14 days ago

Fairly easy route for a trail run. The first bit is fairly flat and smooth, while the second part gets a bit more rugged. It's a great trail to run with your dog since there is water along the entire route so they can cool off easily along the way.

Nice hike, steep, sleep with a tent on wood platform. Glacier, lake and mountain are amazing!
Must do!

hiking
15 days ago

Easy family hike

very nice hike, but getting to the trail head was a real challenge. extremely rough road once you enter the unpaved section .

Great hike and the lake was spectacular, even on a rainy day. Snow was pretty much gone on the trail but the bridge is still washed out so you have to take Taylor Meadows at the T. Which adds an extra bit to the trek. Will do it again for sure!

backpacking
17 days ago

Hello all, wondering if anyone can give me some insight on the weather forecast for this hike on Monday. Looks like it’s gonna rain so I’m thinking it’ll be wet, and grey, and nothing to see once at the top. Can anyone tell me if I’m right? Am I reading the forecast correctly? Or what are you thoughts and recommendations for hiking this on Monday?

We are also planning on camping at garibaldi lake which we have reservations for.

Thanks for your help and we look forward to hearing from anyone.

Wes and Isabelle

Hike is clear. A few patches of snow at the top past the boulder field that you walk over for 30 seconds. Very minimal. Did the hike in trail runners with no issue. People were camping at the top. Marmots galore!!!

hiking
18 days ago

i will be hiking this trial Friday July 27th. full route in one day. if you are interested in hiking with me give me a shout - thulak@outlook.com

hiking
18 days ago

i will be hiking this trial Friday July 27th. full route in one day. if you are interested in hiking with me give me a shout - thulak@outlook.com

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