hiking

I've been here many times in both the winter and summer. It never disappoints.

We went in May and it was a little creepy feeling. We left after about 30 minutes hike in the forest. The forest was dead looking.

Amazing hike with amazing views. Can't recommend it enough.

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Winter hike is beautiful. Mixed terrain, so some nice inclines to get your heart going a little, combined with winding, mellow areas. Chains are still required to get to the higher parking lots and, with all the snow we've had this season, avi gear is highly recommended. Areas that are normally low risk are a little more dicey this season.

hiking
2 months ago

Did the hike twice, first in 1972, then at night in Oct. 1979 en route to climbing Wedge the next morning. Trail is a little steep for novices but no problem. It's probably better nowadays. Running shoes NOT recommended. Back then the glacier dropped right into the lake. I understand it's retreated quite a bit since then. Awesome place to wake up to in the morning. Recommended for any reasonably fit person as a day trip or overnighter. Don't be put off by the comments below about it being tough. It's very doable by any fit person.

hiking
2 months ago

Hard but doable. I did it shortly after recovering from mono. Insanely beautiful views. Scrambling at top but not impossible in hiking boots. I would suggest bringing hiking poles for the trip down.

snowshoeing
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Very hard hike but one the most beautiful lakes I have ever seen

camping
5 months ago

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hiking
7 months ago

camped here at the end of Aug. Breath-taking scenery. absolutely worth the trip. We hiked in to cheakamus lake the first night. Made our way to singing creek on day 2. There were a ton of people and not enough camp sites for everyone that made their way in. So go up early if you want a nice spot!

Pros: Easy trail, nice camp sites, absolutely out of this world scenery.

Cons: Obnoxiously over crowded.

mountain biking
8 months ago

beautiful trail, the lake is stunning with the mountain landscape. mountain biked this trail and it was tiring as lots of climbing throughout. on foot it's a breeze.

if you walk near the train tracks and get a view of the lake, the trip is amazing. however Parkhurst itself is at a point where there is only one building left standing. still a great place to see with a eery feel but not what was expected.

hiking
8 months ago

Started at 530am and completed the hike in 12 hours. It was a very challenging hike for me but the view was worth it! I'd recommend to everyone but I think it'll be wise to camp overnight