Looking for a great trail in Buntzen Lake Reservoir Park, British Columbia? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, views trails, lake trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 6 hard trails in Buntzen Lake Reservoir Park ranging from 7.4 to 13.4 miles and from 465 to 4,153 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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rocky
18 hours ago

A pretty good trail for experienced hikers. Does take a few hours to complete and is a bit rocky, so definitely not for first timers or those who haven’t hiked in a few years. Tripped once and wish I had brought some trekking poles.

snow
20 hours ago

Great trail, but there is still a lot of snow on top. Make sure to pack your snowshoes. Trail markers are mainly covered by snow, and it is still difficult to find your way using GPS. Will try again in a couple of weeks.

hiking
washed out
1 day ago

Good little hike, trail washed out in one spot

on Buntzen Lake Trail

2 days ago

Beautiful hike! A bit busy early on this Easter Sunday but a gorgeous spot.

Beautiful hike, moderately easy, with a few inclines, good view, recommend going towards the end of the day so it's less busy.

hiking
3 days ago

Very hard. Had to stop early. Pack light. Be prepared for lots of up hill.

beautiful scenery the whole way! no mud or snow. Great time to go!

hiking
9 days ago

Tried doing this trail today (4/14/19). I went clockwise. It was raining most of the time and snowing after the swan falls. I didn’t see anyone after the falls. It was really wet and sometimes slippery. Initially it was just the fresh slushy snow, but then the snow pack kept getting deeper. At around 3600 ft, I was struggling to pass through the consistent 2-3 ft of snow. It was my first time here and I didn’t have snowshoes and wasn’t expecting to see anyone else on the trail, so I decided to just head back. Used microspikes on the way down.

Great intermediate to difficult trail. This day was raining but beautiful forest landscapes.

One of the best trail loops in the area :D

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rocky
snow
19 days ago

The trail starts out with snow but there is actually not that much snow throughout the trail. Some sections are definitely dodgy. Crampons are perfect. Beautiful hike with a particularly challenging switchback section.

Love this trail!!! So relaxing and the views are amazing the whole time

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rocky
23 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

Completely snow free by now. The steep scramble is pretty harsh at times, so be careful not to trip. Poles definitely help, but sometimes bother cause u gotta scramble a bit when shortlegged. But the view and the falls are beautiful!
Oh and the trail around the lake is closed right now, just via forest road, so we took the other (longer) way around, very nice and recommend! Who wants to hike on roads anyways...

hiking
25 days ago

Spring is in the air. No snow or ice anymore, just beautiful nature with happy birds, dogs and people (with some exception now and than of course but who cares I'm not and just laughing my little hart out). Lots of places where the dogs can drink a/o swim and enough nice spots for a little break.

hiking
25 days ago

A good hike for beginners as well as more experienced hikers, as the trail is mostly flat with some inclines.
There’s some amazing views of the lake but definitely too cold to jump in. A fair number of people taking their dogs on this trail. Did brake a sweat during the hike but otherwise I’d say it’s fairy easy to moderate. Did get a little chilly in the shade near the beach part. No snow or icy slippery parts. This hike is good to go!

We did the hike today (24/03/19) Started around the lake (first we wanted to do the easy lake loop, but what fun is in that...) we saw first snow in about 700m height and than it never ended :D views from the top were amazing, but like I said a lot of snow, quite difficult.... but was totally worth it!!

Trail is currently snow free as of 03/23/2019.
This hike lives up to its reputation, providing your expectations aren't unrealistic. It's got steep sections (that will prove onerous to those who aren't regular hikers), a few nice viewpoints (more like 3 or 4, not 10 anymore) and a very pleasant mix of forested terrain.
It's also pretty popular-- trail runners and large hiking groups are commonplace-- so if its solitude you're after, try early on a weekday or elsewhere.
As a fairly frequent hiker/scrambler (but not a trail runner), in my early 40s, I managed it in just over 4 hours with 20 mins of breaks along the way.
Definitely one of the finest hiking trails in the Vancouver area, without venturing onto higher mountain ridges.
Good for the shoulder season!

Most of the snow is gone and the view is absolutely beautiful !

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing nature with a wonderful variety of mini falls on the west side of the lake. I’m not sure if falls still flow in dryer months, but during spring run-off they were beautiful little treasures.

Tall evergreens with lush undergrowth everywhere.

A engaging mix of Rugged and smooth And plenty of side trails to come back and explore another day.

A small suspension bridge at the north end and a floating bridge at the south end added a fun touch that our teens particularly enjoyed.

hiking
1 month ago

Hey Joey, yeah there is a bus that gets quite close, during the winter, its the 182 Belcarra bus. Would love to hear how your hike went if you go in the next few weeks!

hard hike long haul. not 'easy' as rated. Snow free in June most years. give this hike 8 hours min.

does anyone know if there's a buss go there, the closes one that goes up there? I'm looking for buss goes to closes and would walk from there, anyone know would be appreciated

hiking
1 month ago

Really pretty trail - relatively flat most of the way with a few up and down sections. Super icy right now, some sections would be pretty scary if you don’t have crampons or microspikes.

hiking
snow
1 month ago

beautiful trail just still lots of ice on it and slippery

hiking
snow
1 month ago

Relatively flat trail with nice views of Buntzen lake. Good hike to do with family. Really icy right now. Recommend crampons.

hiking
closed
snow
2 months ago

A tough one. Snow-filled, slipper slopes & switchbacks is what comes to mind first. Did this hike 17th Feb 2019 and it was a whole day's adventure.

We made it extra tough (totaling ~17 km) by starting from the White Pine Beach end and scrambling up our way under the power lines until merging with the Diez Vistas Trail. Followed all the to the top Dam, then crossing into the East Buntzen Trail which was unfortunately closed and had to use the BC Hydro Service Road instead. Once reached the Buntzen Lake Park, we then proceeded again along the Diez Vistas trail, via the Floating Bridge and all that to reach the intersection with the 'powerline trail' and then turned back towards White Pine Beach.

Plenty of snow, very deep in places, not so compacted so feet were sinking into. Very rooty, rocky and filled with steep sections overall. Views are worth it yes but as well known nowadays, many are obstructed by forestry overgrowth.

Excellent hike. We would actually rate it mostly as Moderate, with some Hard sections. Beautiful views along the way. We hiked it on Saturday January 26, 2019. Recommend to do this trail, well worth the hike to see the views.

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washed out
2 months ago

Nice hike with rated difficult.

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