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Whyte Lake via Baden Powell Trail

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Whyte Lake via Baden Powell Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.3 mi Elevation gain 731 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

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While there are many ways to hike to Whyte Lake, the Baden Powell Trail starting from the trailhead near Horseshoe Bay is the shortest, easiest and most direct. This trail is wide, relatively smooth, and serves an important function for easily packing gear to the lake. Around the half way point, there are also some nice views of the mountains both North and West.    However, with a focus only on hiking, this trail may not be the most enjoyable choice. For the majority of the hike, you will be very close to and even pass under the highway so you will always hear some traffic noise. This trail also serves as an access road for both fire and lake maintenance so it is really more of a rough, inclined walking path rather than a hiking trail. The forest surrounding the trail is comparatively plain and a far cry from the lush rainforest around the heavily trafficked Whyte Lake trail.  Your final destination of Whyte Lake is not particularly beautiful; just a plain, small lake. It does feature an almost new, large dock with a ladder to enter the water but unfortunately swimming is no longer recommended. Fishing is also not allowed but the lake is well suited to all other unpowered water sports.  For parking, the medium sized lot located at the trailhead is easy to reach as it is just off Highway #1. Despite serving many trails, it can almost always be counted on to have space.                                                                                

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Paul Z
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从运动的角度来讲,这个地方还是可以打5星的,景色一般。

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Cassie and Eric
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Short, direct access to Whyte Lake. Runs alongside the highway at the beginning. Not particularly beautiful.

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Timothy Tang
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This isn’t much of a hike, length or scenery wise, but the lake is fun to spend a sunny afternoon at. Go during a weekday if possible to avoid the crowds.

Ineke B
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Benjamin B.
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Pretty ugly hike, walking along the highway. Won't do again.

tim meyer
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Gustavo B.
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Mirella Hilderman
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tim meyer
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tim meyer
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tim meyer
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tim meyer
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tim meyer
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tim meyer
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Bjørn Stabell
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Wesley Kulatunga
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dan booty
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tim meyer
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tim meyer
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Abhishek Acharya
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Mel Wong
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Alistair Duncan
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Kyle Sullivan
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tim meyer
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tim meyer
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