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10 days ago

Good day trip. Canoe to the hike to get up to the waterfall.

nice adventure. rent a canoe and paddle over for a pininic or a longer stay. nice campsite at end of canoe trip. easy walk to falls. swimming in summer.

hiking
3 months ago

Has anybody hiked up any of the mountains surrounding Widgeon Lake?

3 months ago

good hike not too busy. easier than stats suggest. forest hike no grand views but good.

hiking
4 months ago

I have done this trip a few times and it is quite enjoyable. It can be pretty rowdy at times though due to the easy access and party people who tend to go. There is no shortage of garbage in the area, most likely including beer cans and cigarettes. I urge anyone who travels to these amazing places to leave it cleaner than when you came. That being said there are some great places to see for those willing to explore. I would like to tell people of an amazing place where one can swim in the area but fear contamination from the hordes of party goers. I will instead post a picture of a hidden pool free of litter. This pool is about 30 feet deep at most and has a stunning waterfall that enters it. Furthermore in the larger pool above it, there is two streams which join together, one colder than the other. This results in a strange phenomenon where you can lay across the narrow section and have one part of your body in colder water than the other. This area also has a decent cliff jump and is worth the trip. If you find it please respect the area... I don't know of anyone who has been there before but my friends and I have chosen to call it Peridot Pool due to the hue of the water in that area.

paddle sports
4 months ago

What a gorgeous paddle! It took us about an hour to paddle in through the sloughs to the campsite and we saw 5 eagles on the way there. We did the hike to the falls as a loop and took the trail there and the old road back. The paddle back to our car was faster but the tide was changing as we crossed the lake so we had to work a little harder. All in, the whole trip was about 3 1/2 hours but we didn’t spend much time at the falls. We’ll be back when the days are longer to hike to the lake.

hiking
7 months ago

I just got back from doing the trail, up past Munro Lake to the pond and the viewpoint overlooking the lake. It was overcast, but even so the view was impressive. Also, I did not quite get up to Dennett Lake. I had not realized until a moment ago how close I was to it. Maybe next year...

Like other commenters, I would say that this hike is difficult, not moderate. It is uphill all the way, with some tricky steep sections. There was no one else on the trail earlier today (Sept. 7, 2018). For me the round trip up to the lookout took 5 hours and 40 minutes.

7 months ago

Really good trail, I would say this one is difficult and not moderate though, based on that it was quite uphill almost the entire way. We did it Sep 6 which I am very thankful for as there wasn’t too many bugs and not a single other person nor had it rained in awhile so there was only a few mucky sections on the Munro-Dennett connector. If you push on to Dennett DO NOT MISS THE VIEWPOINT it is well worth it! You will come to a small pond before reaching Dennet (after leaving Munro) and there is an unmarked trail to the left that will take about an extra 10 mins each way to get to a sweeping view of Vancouver. I would say the Munro to Dennett trail is much easier than the first part of the hike and much quicker (took us about 35 mins to get to the lake), just a bit more technical.

hiking
7 months ago

Amazing views at lake. This is a westcoast trail its not Garibaldi. tough slog if camping over night. 5 star views, 2 star trail. We stayed over night it was 6 hours up with a heavy pack. Quite, not much traffic.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice hike. Definatly a HIKE. It's quite steep and may be difficult getting down for those with bad knees. I'm fairly hiking savvy and would rate it more difficult than moderate based in that. Munro lake is more of a large pond with many frogs, tadpoles and lily pads. My group had time constraints so unfortunately we didn't make it to Dennet lake or the cabins but will go again for that. I never firmly rely on suggested times but for reference we made it up to munro lake and back in 3 hours with a 15 minute peruse around the meadow just past the lake. Again NOT knee friendly and wear good hikers as grip is crucial on the way down! Happy hiking fellow hikers!

This is really a trial for mountain biking. Several kilos up a narrow gravel road. The forested area is really for downhill mountain biking. The trial was dry with lots of loose rocks. Walking poles a very good idea.

hiking
8 months ago

Heads up: The picture posted by Wendy Lee of the woman sitting in the blue water by the large rocks is not at the lake, that is at Widgeon Falls (2.9 km walk up a trail from Widgeon Campsite).
Myself, my bf and two of our friends hiked up to the lake and spent a week there. I believe the km is inaccurate... we measured it to be only 10-12 km (lost gps signal here and there). The first 8 or 9 km are deceiving, it seems like a nice walk up trail and old logging road which would have been much easier of I wasn't carrying gear for a week on my back.
You will pass two waterfalls, I recommend refilling your camelbak at the second waterfall before you begin the hard part (again, we were carrying a lot of gear so we went through a lot of water).
Shortly after the second waterfall, the hard part begins. I'm an amateur hiker, so I really struggled through it for the first bit before I got the hang of climbing over tree roots with a 60lb pack on. You gain about 400 metres of elevation in the last 2 or 3 km so it's needless to say it's quite the steep incline. Lots of climbing, and there are 3 sections where there is rope to aid you in scaling across large rock.
Once you get to the top there is a gorgeous viewpoint, (technically there are two). Great place to rest before the trail heads downward to the lake. It's about 15 minutes to the lake from there.
Due to me being out of shape and an amateur hiker, it took us approximately 8.5 hours to hike up and 6.5/7 to hike down. Other's we ran into said it took them 7 hours, some said 5 hours.
The lake is stunning, crystal clear water, nice and clean too, we spent a fair amount of time swimming although it was pretty cold two of the days we were up there fog rolled in... I will upload some pics of that. It looked beautiful even in the fog/clouds.
The fishing is great in the smaller lake about 2 minutes from where we set up camp. I caught an 11 inch rainbow trout and fried him up for dinner one night.
10/10 will do again :)

hiking
8 months ago

July 28, 2018 - great day out on the water and in the trail. Make sure you get to the canoe place well before opening to guarantee yourself a canoe. A lot of big groups come and take 4-5, so getting there as early as possible to get one is essential.

Canoe ride is amazing and so calm. Everyone is super friendly and relaxed. Takes around 60-90mins one way with the hike to the falls also taking a good hour to get to. All in all it makes for a great all day out adventure lasting around 5-6 hours depending on how long you take to cool off at the falls.

8 months ago

June 23, 2018 - I love this paddle and hike! The paddle can take anywhere for 60-90 minutes depending on tides wind and currents. There were quite a few shallow parts today but it was worth the trouble to get up to the campsite and hike to the falls. Such a beautiful spot!!

The people at the canoe rental place are SO nice! A great local business to support :-)

hiking
8 months ago

July 21, 2018 - Arrived at 8:15am and there was a lengthy line to rent a canoe (day rental $80 for 2 person canoe, $100 for 4 person). We may have been one of the last groups to get a canoe, so you want to arrive early if you have a larger group! The 1 hour canoe paddle through the Widgeon Valley was so peaceful and was a nice start to the day. After parking the canoe at the campsite, we took the option of Widgeon Falls via trail which is much nicer than the service road. Very few people on the trail and weaves through the serene forest and along the creek. Others say the service road is much shorter, but it only took us 1 hour for the 2.9km trail. The falls itself are beautiful, we spent 3 hours sunbathing and wading through the areas that were calmer.

9 months ago

busy busy busy. always super packed. this place has gained extreme popularity over the last 5 yrs. The trails and water ways are heavily trafficked. parking is also limited. lots of people park in the Bush, notorious parking lot for break ins and fines. remember over night trips require parking permits or you'll come back and your car is gone. the slomac curse is strong with this area. remember wondering further south from the camp site you will be on private property and the folks in the community there are very odd ducks who enjoy 100% privacy

10 months ago

We hiked to Munroe lake on June 15. There is definitely snow up there but not so much that it was hard walking. The trail is well marked and we saw only one person which is great for owners of a reactive dog. It took us about 6.5 hours including a 1.5 hour rest time at the lake for the dog to swim. We will do this hike again.

paddle sports
10 months ago

Loved it. Reach early especially over the weekends if you want to rent out a Canoe from the place itself. Those Canoes fly pretty quickly. Canoeing to the trail can take 50 mins - 90 mins each way depending on the skill level. Trail itself is not very hard. The entire experience of Canoeing and watching the widgeon falls itself is pretty rewarding:).

10 months ago

Really enjoyed the hike with the reward of Munro Lake at the end. Couldn't continue onto Dennett Lake as there was still quite a lot of deep snow on the ground once we go to the top. Only came across half a dozen other hikers on a Sunday so it appears to be lightly travelled.

11 months ago

Great walk

hiking
Sunday, February 11, 2018

Trail is in good shape. Lots of h20 along the route if you want to filter/treat vs pack it in. No garbage along trail as stated in previous review (thank you whomever cleaned it up). A steep clim right off the bat which continues to ridge (two hours and 2600 feet). Lots of snow up to so be prepared.

hiking
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Great spot to unwind after the canoeing, camping, and hike up to Widgeon Lake on the day before. The hike is super easy (compared to getting to lake above), with tons of spots to unwind in the river, with scenic falls around you, and spots to jump into the water if you're brave. Just be careful!

hiking
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Smokey from the BC forest fires when we went, it was still beautiful up there, but the surrounding mountains were a bit hazy. The hike itself was great, until the last two kilometers, which were agonizingly slow, vertical, and without an end in sight. Every crest lead to another, but finally the lake came into view. We had a round of drinks but we were all too tired to really enjoy the lake before heading back to the campsite. Still, what a beautiful lake this one is. Glad I saw it.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

First off, Google maps says that the trail head is on the right, but it's on the left if you are coming from the main road. There is also no actual sign anymore signaling the entrance. The trail was alright but it's quite dirty. Lots of garbage left along the majority of the route.

paddle sports
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Take a canoe up to the opening.

Service road to the falls makes this a very very easy hike.

For the exercise and view I would take the trail. Beginners will find it a little challenging but it's worth it and good for you :)

Nice little day trip with the family and the canoe ride is about 30-50 minutes at most.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Still snow pack at the top so the trail gets hard to follow. The frogs were a joy to see, they were everywhere. Watch where you step. Would definitely do this again, hardly any people.

hiking
Saturday, July 01, 2017

This is a lightly trafficked trail, which is nice because there are many trails in the area that are packed with people. I didn't see another soul the whole time I was up there. When I did get to the top (Munro Lake), I was somewhat disappointed. The bank was muddy and the water brackish. It's still hiking in BC though, so amazing regardless.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Nice hike. Paddling can take a good 90 min each way. Take the service road as a quick way to the falls. The trail is more challenging but also more beautiful

hiking
Monday, March 13, 2017

Sweet trail do it again and again

Friday, September 30, 2016

Followed the directions on the site to get to the start of the trail but never found it. Very disappointing. Google Map said we were there but no trail on site. Would like to try again.

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