Cheakamus Lake Trail

MODERATE 31 reviews
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Cheakamus Lake Trail is a 14.3 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Squamish-Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
14.3 km
ELEVATION GAIN
635 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

walking

lake

bugs

muddy

old growth

no dogs

walking
1 day ago

This was a easy and pleasant forest walk on a fairly level and mostly smooth settled gravel path. Misleading to be described as a moderate hike. Beautiful views of the river and lake begin about 30 minutes in. It is a great option for visitors to Whistler who want a forest experience but are not capable or equipped for a wilderness hike. About a 30 minute drive from the village including 15 minutes up a gravel access road suitable for a car with average clearance and without 4 wheel drive. Dogs are not allowed. Ample parking at the trailhead and clearly signed.

hiking
24 days ago

Beautiful. Relatively painless hike.

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29 days ago

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camping
2 months ago

We camped for two days in the lake. The camping spot is next to the lake. It was an amazing spot.

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

Great hike but closer to 10 miles round trip. There's a little beach at the end where you can stop and have lunch. Expect to be gone for 4-5 hours. Beautiful and highly recommend this hike!

walking
3 months ago

This was a very pleasant relatively easy walk through a forested area. I have several suggestions.
1) Do not believe the All maps elevation rating of 2000 ft. The highest elevation change is closer to 300 ft.
2) Although there are several Trail hands along the road go to the end of the road and park in the large parking area.
3) At 2.2 mi ( approximately half the distance) is a map and the lake becomes wider. Continue about .3 miles (5 to 15 minutes) there is very nice lunch spot looking across the lake at snow dappled mountains.
4) In the second half of the trail past the large sign there are multiple well marked comfort stations.
The trail is easy to get to following the dirt, potholed road approximately 6 - 7 km from the main road. The beginning part of the trail is less forested and therefore allows for many wildflowers sightings. The forested area has several small creeks which go under the trail giving small waterfalls. At 2.2 miles is a large map and the Lake opens up. The rest of the trail skirts the lake and has wonderful views of the distant snow speckled mountains. There are multiple stops along that part of the trail for lunch.

hiking
3 months ago

Wonderful trail.
And it is surprisingly easy as well.
It's a "long" trail, but flat. You won't get any steep climbs or something.
There's no reason to not do this trail.
The lake is absolutely beautiful! I don't recall any easier trail with such a high reward.

hiking
4 months ago

Wonderful trail. We went 5 miles in and then turned around. The trail did go on. We went early so avoided the heat, but most of the trail is in cover so should not be a problem.

The scenery is spectacular. With no wind had amazing reflections of the mountains on the water. The forest was easy. There are a few fallen trees on the path so had to either climb over or go around. Plenty of mud spots to navigate.

4 months ago

We went in May and it was a little creepy feeling. We left after about 30 minutes hike in the forest. The forest was dead looking.

walking
5 months ago

camping
9 months ago

hiking
Monday, October 03, 2016

camped here at the end of Aug. Breath-taking scenery. absolutely worth the trip. We hiked in to cheakamus lake the first night. Made our way to singing creek on day 2. There were a ton of people and not enough camp sites for everyone that made their way in. So go up early if you want a nice spot!

Pros: Easy trail, nice camp sites, absolutely out of this world scenery.

Cons: Obnoxiously over crowded.