Explore the most popular lake trails in Golden Ears Provincial Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

It's basically just a walk, not much strenuous hiking involved, but some of the views are amazing, especially on clear days. Also very crowded with people and their dogs or small children, so I'd suggest going in the morning.

hiking
28 days ago

Really lovely trail, not difficult at all but a long enough walk to warrant the drive. The scenery was beautiful, not just the mountain views but the trail itself was just a perfect depiction of west coast wilderness

hiking
1 month ago

Took my wife and 2.5yr old for a hike today. It was muddy, but super cute to watch my daughter climb over the exposed roots and climb up the boardwalks over the little streams. Very short hike with some of it on gravel path.

Only nice part is the fact its short. Had one view of the lake for 5 min. It was pretty ugly. Would not go again.

Good for kids, even little ones. Took my 6 and 3 year olds and they enjoyed it.

walking
5 months ago

Great walk on a cold wet day.

on Alouette Lake Trail

5 months ago

Great for a trail run!

hiking
6 months ago

Gorgeous and easy hike, big reward for minimal effort

Wife and I did it with a 2.5 year old today. Awesome little hike. some delapitaded boardwalks but that just added to the hike. glad to see it hasn't gotten the "4 foot wide gravel upgrade" I've heard of so many other trails going.
Son really liked it. lots of mushrooms and tree fungus to check out. old growth stumps galore. lots of exposed root scrambles. good hike all around. took us 2 hours of slow meandering stop and looking.

Beautiful hike, or better said a nice walk trough the forest...amazing views and was extremely nice right after the rain fall when the forest it's at its finest!

Easy little trek around a small lake. Only a few people there when we went on a Saturday morning in October, but it is apparently busy in the summer. The roots all over the trail are incredible! We've nicknamed this one "Groot Trail". Not suitable for strollers/bikes/wheels.

hiking
8 months ago

Fun times! Wish the lake was more visible tho.

Very impressive waterfalls, bring your swimwear there's a natural pool!

A great trail, especially go with kids. Beautiful, safe and easy.

The trail follows right next to the road much of the way. At times it feels like you're hiking on the soft shoulder and the sound of traffic reverberates over the trail which is unfortunate. The trail leads you to the overcrowded day area by Alouette Lake. We walked a little further and found a secluded beach area, luckily. On the way back we did the Loop and Lookout trails which were uninspiring. Our hike was about 18km total (4.5 hours including a lunch break at the lake). I would not do this hike again.

hiking
9 months ago

first time on this trail today, was fun. It's reasonably well groomed for 90% of it until the split for the lower falls trail. The bulk of the elevation starts at that point with loose gravel and uneven terrain. I'd suggest proper footwear. My Merrell Moab shoes felt a bit inadequate both ankle support wise and sole hardness wise. I'd say easy up to the fork and then lightly moderate perhaps.

Well maintained trail. Easy. Falls are pretty. More of a walk than a hike.

hiking
10 months ago

Great, easy "hike". Easy yet long enough to get your cardio going. And it's super beautiful!!!

trail running
10 months ago

Easy, very pleasant walk in the woods with some pretty views of the mountains here and there. The last time I did it was 2 days ago and I was attacked by horse flies. It took forever to shake them off and I took a different route back. Same thing there but not as bad. I guess it's the season. Can become busier mid-day/afternoon.

hiking
10 months ago

Technical trails which is awesome. I wish the lake was more accessible, you can only get to it from a narrow pontoon which can become crowded on sunny days.

This is a nice walk in the park. If you are looking for a challenge there are other hikes close by that would give you a better run for your money. That said, the scenery is nice and in the spring the waterfall is raging!

incredible hike, beautiful view and the people on the trail were very friendly. it is great for beginners

hiking
11 months ago

Very nice hike along the forest. The trail is not very popular, so we stumbled upon a bear just a feet away. The bear just left looking at us. Please have a bear bell and a bear spray just in case. The lake is very nice. There is canoe rental place to enjoy the lake.

walking
Monday, May 22, 2017

Great beginning trail for all ages. The falls are beautiful, and there is a beach area along the river that is great to hang out at. When you reach the waterfall, DO NOT cross the barrier/fence. The rocks are slippery and it is extremely difficult to climb back out if you fall in. A man was washed over the falls in April and was missing/presumed dead.
Link: http://www.mapleridgenews.com/news/update-man-lost-in-waterfall-had-been-cliff-diving-say-witnesses/

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Nice easy walk on gravel path to the falls. Pit toilets at trail head and one when you reach the falls. Trail started to get busy after 11am and parking lot was completely full by noon when we returned.

walking
Friday, May 12, 2017

Nice to traverse the barrier and get on top of the falls. Rocks are slippery so take care. Go explore the rest of the Golden Ears Provincial Park, a beauty.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Very easy trail but the scenery is awesome. Old growth forests, creeks and waterways. Gold Creek falls is powerful in the winter and best to stay behind the boundaries. In the summer the falls slow down to create these amazing pools that are great on a hot day

hiking
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Nice trail. It's easy to moderate. There is a nice view of river. It's possible Cross the river and comeback using east canyon trail.

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