Buntzen Lake Trail

MODERATE 133 reviews

Buntzen Lake Trail is a 10.0 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Anmore, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10 km
ELEVATION GAIN
275 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

washed out

hiking
1 day ago

We hiked the trail clockwise. The first section of the west side is a gravel road, but that ends at a BC Hydro building. After that, the trail is 3 feet wide, dirt and quite smooth. You could easily trail run the east side of the lake.
We parked around 8am on a drizzly Saturday morning. By the time we returned, the parking lots were full. Get there early.

12 days ago

Beautiful trail and easy to hike

1 month ago

Parking is tightly controlled and the gate into the park will be closed and guarded once lots are full. On a weekend/long weekend it’s full and closed around 10am. It’s possible the gate opens again mid afternoon. The lake trail is wide, well marked and maintained.

hiking
1 month ago

This hike is one of my go-to trails when I want a quick outdoor excursion that has some challenge. I like going on weekdays as it gets crowded on weekends and holidays. The beaches on each end have gorgeous views.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a great trail for getting outside, even on a rainy day. Well maintained, and well categorised as moderate

hiking
1 month ago

This is always my go to hike if I’m short on time and just want to get outside and breathe in some fresh air! It’s an easy trail with some moderate hills. It can get quite busy though, especially in the summer months but if you don’t mind that, then it’s a great hike to do.

1 month ago

I did this hike to snowfall in April. It was pretty good hike with moderately trafficked around the lake, but no one to the snow fall and other hike. The hike had some tough patches but it was very natural, forest arounf with super quite area. Reaching to the fall point was fun! would recommend this hike with proper gears as it is easy to get lost.
I would love to do this hike all the way to the last and other recommended areas.

2 months ago

eh. it’s a pretty lake. a bit too populated for me but i’m a snob. nice walk for conversation and such.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy loop hike with some elevation along the west side of the lake, making it super fun to mix up trail running and walking. I love bringing a lunch and eating on the floating dock that overlooks the lake, near the car park (if it’s not full of fishermen). There are some great swimming spots along the east side, so I recommend wearing a bathing suit, going for a dip, and walking off the wet in the summer months!

hiking
2 months ago

Enjoyed it today with my 10 year old son. The west side of the loop is definitely a little more difficult with more up and down the crests of the hillside. Lots of waterfalls, a suspension bridge and nice views of the lake. It’s challenging but do-able, but for those that aren’t in the best shape, you might want to stick to the east side of trail.

2 months ago

Great hiking!

2 months ago

Great

4 months ago

the trail pretty good and nice hike

hiking
4 months ago

A nice hike. Quite busy, even in the winter. Lots of hills, and a good variety of terrain.

4 months ago

Have done past two weekends (wet) and over 20 times. Always a great trail, moderately strenuous, but never too difficult. Absolutely love this place!

7 months ago

Very nice trail .

7 months ago

great day hike, get there early on a nice weekend as park fills quickly. easy trail, good length and nice spot to eat lunch half way and take a swim.

8 months ago

Great hike! Lots of views, good hills.

8 months ago

Great hike! Beautiful!

hiking
8 months ago

Buntzen lake is one of my favourite local hang outs. There’s a dog beach that we usually start our day at to let our pup lose some energy, then we start our hike from there. Some spots are a little tougher to hike as it can be a little steep, but it’s mostly flat or slow elevation gain. There are little private beaches and open spaces to take a break and enjoy the scenery. There’s a beach at the far end of the lake with a dock to dip your feet into the water. You can keep heading north to the dam or continue over the suspension bridge and down the other side of the lake to loop around. Near the end of the trail it widens out a bit and there is a floating bridge, and then it winds through the forest a little more before coming to the parking lot. Very nice, not too long, and friendly people!

hiking
9 months ago

trail running
9 months ago

Perfect 10k with some up and downs.

hiking
11 months ago

Perfect 10k hike where you can also run in many places. Changes in elevation and lots of different paths to explore when ready. Beautiful scenery. Rugged, hiking shoes recommended. Dog-friendly. Be Bear-aware.

hiking
11 months ago

Although you are close to the city, you will not hear cars. My boyfriend and I enjoyed a walk here in July. My Fitbit logged it as a 7.94 mile hike. There is some elevation change so bring water and a walking stick if you need to steady yourself. Will certainly go back!

hiking
11 months ago

Nice shady walk, the far beach was much quieter.

walking
11 months ago

good hike. covered so good for hot day. ends by a dog park where they can swim. plus you can see where pennywise the clown lives!

hiking
11 months ago

I've done this Lake Loop trail multiple times. Always a great hike. Love that there are multiple options from the Lake loop to Lakeview trail and the longer Diez Vista trail. The lake is beautiful and trail is well travelled. Get there early on weekends or you will find yourself walking in from outside the gates adding a couple kilometres to you day.

hiking
11 months ago

Loved this hike. It took us just under 3 1/2 hours to complete. This included a short snack break at the north beach and a few photo stops. Some technical parts , crowded even on a Monday, but well worth it

Monday, June 05, 2017

Buntzen provincial park is one of my favorite places to hike. The scenery is specular.

walking
Sunday, May 14, 2017

An easy walk around the lake, even in the rain. Small elevations along the way, but mostly flat. Had a nice encounter with a banana slug that came out after the rain.

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