dogs on leash
Great hike. Some elevation gain so you don't want to be super out of shape otherwise you won't enjoy yourself as much. A few moments where you need to jump across streams and such so need to be comfortable with balancing on rocks in water. Footing was a bit tricky coming back down the east side of the Lower Falls Trail. Make sure to be in good footwear and go slowly.
We were there towards the end of the day so managed to catch some nice sun setting behind the mountains views. Will definitely return.
The front gate of the park was closed today (28.Feb.2017) so we hiked from the first parking lot up to & including the Mike Lake loop & back. Although there were lots of trees and branches down it was absolutely beautiful in the snow! the trail around Mike Lake can be a bit tricky to follow in fresh snow but luckily there were tracks from 1 other group before us. Be aware of where you are and you'll be just fine.
Starting at the front gate of the park this ends up being a roughly 10.5km hike in total (feel free to take a look at my record of it on my profile) and this route adds some light elevation change as well for a better workout :)
Last December Golden Ears Provincial park Gate was Closed due to Weather Condition. Our main Goal is to Take a sunrise shot at North Beach of Alouette Lake. But unfortunately, we were not able to bring our snowshoe and the Snow along the way was a little bit deep. So we end up hiking along Alouette lake trail towards South beach. The trail was Ok not recommended hiking with kids during this weather condition. But except for a couple of fallen branches across the trail, It was still easy to navigate because trail markers were everywhere.
Andrew H. on Evans Peak Trail
Started hiking late and had to turn around just below the summit. Hopefully it might be worth the trip back for the summit. Not many lookouts on the way up and it is very STEEP with some near pure climbing stretches.
Amazing hike. Great views. Took me and my girlfriend 4.5 hours to get up and 3 to come down. Leave yourself time to hang out at the top. The incline is intense and lasts for about 4 hours of the way up. Recommend this hike on a sunny day!
Our fit bit said it was 27.6 KM when we returned to the car.