Cheakamus Lake Trail

MODERATE 17 reviews
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Cheakamus Lake Trail is a 8.9 mile 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.

8.9 miles
2083 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving





old growth

4 minutes 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.

27 days 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.

1 month 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.

1 month ago

5 months ago

8 months ago

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.

mountain biking
9 months ago

beautiful trail, the lake is stunning with the mountain landscape. mountain biked this trail and it was tiring as lots of climbing throughout. on foot it's a breeze.

11 months ago

June 4 2016- spectacular weather made for a really great hike. took a pack, and got a good sweat on some of the ups and downs. this is 10 miles out and back if you go to the end of the trail. I'd rate it easy and very very beautiful. only downside would be the outhouses but patrons play a part in that too.

11 months ago

Nice easy hike and mostly flat. The lake is very beautiful too and even ran into a black bear on the trail. I wish that whoever was in charge of maintaining the outhouses would put toilet paper in there though.

11 months ago

It is a very easy trail for all age groups. Great camping for the family. Stunning lake.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Friday, November 13, 2015

Nice trail with campsites along the shore of the lake. Leisurely.

Monday, June 08, 2015

Monday, September 02, 2013

This well maintained trail had everything! River, creek, waterfalls(small) and the lake. I think 5.3 mile round trip takes you to the first campground and back. We passed the campground and went little farther and found a quiet place to sit and enjoy the lake. Our round trip was 5.78 miles and took us little over 2 hours. It was a very enjoyable and fun hike! You can make this hike easy or moderate by adjusting the distance. Not much elevation change and terrain is easy here so kids can enjoy as well.

BTW, someone posted a picture of a bridge. Where is that?? It is not on the trail to Cheakamus Lake.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Good, easy- moderate hike that runs along river to suspension bridge. Nice views. Trail took a little under 2 hours round trip.