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Cheam Peak is a 5.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Fraser Valley B, British Columbia, Canada that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 5.3 mi Elevation gain 2,221 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Nature trips

Snowshoeing

Ohv / off road driving

Forest

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Muddy

Snow

Washed out

Off trail

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Getting There

A 4WD vehicle with good clearance is recommended to get to the trailhead. The trail is well maintained and there are no difficulties. Views are amazing.

Be sure to take the route via Vedder Rd and Chilliwack Lake road. Do not go to Bridal Falls exit. Mount Cheam Trailhead Parking Lot.

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Reviews (277)
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Recordings (149)
Completed (694)
Joanna S.
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Gemma Ryan
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Shalyn Lapating
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Gurtirath Grewal
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OHV/Off Road DrivingMuddyNo shade

Trail was fine but the off roading was bit scary to get there because of narrow road.

Brandon Mackenney
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HikingBugsNo shade

Great trail. The hike is awesome. The way up is a challenge be sure to have a 4x4. Some pretty amazing views at the top, beyond worth the trek up to the top!

Ronja S
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Wheng Vasquez
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HikingGreat!No shade

Most beautiful trail I’ve

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Alyse Penton
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HikingGreat!

Incredible hike. First- DO NOT follow iCloud GPS. It will cost you about 20 mins. Follow the google gps to the trailhead. The scenery was something like Iceland or Scotland vibes. We went on a so so weather day. Actually, it was cool enough with clouds that we didn’t overheat but the clouds blocked the view at the peak so we took a detour to the first ridge and had lunch. Me, my husband two kids ages 9 and 10 were good, but struggled a bit. It’s not an easy hike y any means as it is mostly all up hill. Bring bug spray, bring lots of water since there is no where to refill and wear proper shoes/clothing for weather changes. You WILL walk through some water, snow, rocks and mud. We will go again on a clear day for the peak :) oh, and the road is insane. I wasn’t prepared for that. Make sure you have 4x4!!!!

Josh Holbek
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Please note: The directions on this app were wrong before, but have since been updated. Thank you AllTrails. Be sure to take the route via Vedder Rd and Chilliwack Lake road. Do not go to Bridal Falls exit. The road up wasn’t that bad as I have a lift on my car but if you have low clearance I wouldn’t recommend it. Did see some stock subaru’s, Quattro’s up at the top though. Very easy trail to follow, not long, but fairly steep. Unfortunately we had zero view at the top as clouds rolled in. Very very busy trail, but we expected that on a Sunday in August

Comment from AllTrails

- 7 days ago

Thank you for your feedback! The 'Directions' to the trailhead have now been updated.

Allan Li
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HikingBugsGreat!

There are 120 massive cross ditches on the way to the trailhead (yes we counted, and it's absolutely insane)! Falling parts of car pieces can be seen here and there, and you know you can't overestimate your cars' capability of handling this sketchy road. It's 20 times worse than what you may imagine, and you definitely need some skills to maneuver over the crazy ditches, therefore high clearance is absolutely and definitely required. BUT, as you started with your hike, you will forget about all the hard times you had driving up when you see the absolutely stunning scenery. The meadow was divine and every angle frames a breathtaking picture. It was so photogenic that we probably spend a whole half hour there. And there was a small ice field to the edge of the meadow with an ice cave and tunnel underneath. But walking on the ice field is dangerous, as it was hollow beneath. As you climb further up, there are wildflowers blossom all the way up, and it was like in the fairy tale, but flower means bugs, so bring your bug spray with you! We didn't finish the whole trail tho, as we spent quite some time carefully driving up, and the peak was covered up with thick fog and clouds. But we still feel it's worth visiting! If the road condition can be improved, we definitely will visit more often cuz it's such a gem.

Marcus Naidu
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Maricel Acosta
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HikingGreat!No shade

Definitely my best hike for this year! Lots of beautiful wildflowers in bloom, awesome view along the trail, friendly and courteous hikers... I am still in awe of the spectacular view at the peak! I stand amazed! *i lost my Michael Kors hot pink sunglasses along the trail. If by chance you found it please contact me on Facebook. Cel Acosta*

Michaela Da Silva
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HikingGreat!No shadeRocky

We didnt have a 4x4 so we hiked the access road in and out with 40 pounds on our backs. Left from the Correction center area at like 7:30 am and got to the very very peak at 2. All together hiking in and out took us 12 hours but the cheam trail itself only took like 2 hours. There is barely any shade and once youre on the trail theres no streams to refill your water so bring lots. VERY heavily trafficked around noon. On our morning walk up we counted 48+ cars. (Saturday). I reccomend going up for sun rise/sun set as long as you know what youre doing and where youre going and your timing. As for the road, as we walked it (close to 4hrs) we saw tons of vehicles slide, burnout, over heat, and skid. Definetly gnarly, jeeps and FJ’s did extremely well but the longer trucks definetly had a hard time. But if you want to hoof it and ditch the car like we did, the road is a very nice walk! Great trail. Very scenic. Worth it! Id bring hiking poles for the way down, my knees really hurt!

Chantal VanderMeulen
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The best views of the Fraser valley, hands down. 360 at the peak. But it is a hard climb. Plan on taking it slow (as you should if you want to really soak in the constant amazing view.) The first incline can hit you hard but after that it’s fairly steady going (nearly all incline.) You currently have to cross an ice bank and it is SLIPPERY. You can make it with running shoes but try not to step where others have and go very slowly. It gets icier as the day goes on too. From there it’s walking (inclined) through meadows of wildflowers. Then the switch backs start and it’s steady and THIN pathways (unfortunate with Covid) Until you reach the starting of the peak. Plan to spend some time soaking in the peak. Bugs start to get annoying through the meadows in the mid afternoon, but it’s the risk you take for the flowers! :) Bring some bugspray. Mostly it’s just flies. Be mindful you’re nearly always in the sun so lather up on sunscreen too. Everyone should do this trail at least once in their lives!

Vanessa Schmidt
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drove up in a bmw x5. lots of cross ditches, but you should be fine if your vehicle has good ground clearance. got up at 730am finished by 1130 with a break at the top. I had 2 dogs along as well and they had no problems getting up there either. coming back down there were a lot of people and the parking lot was full. bugs were minimal views were excellent. this trail is very exposed so bring sunscreen on those hot days. I'd recommend to do this hike if you can get yourself out there!

Jillary Swadas
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Hiking

Super steep climbing up! WAYYYYY TOO MANY BUGS AND FLIES. We started at 12:50pm and touched down by 4:45pm. The road to the trailis really really horrible. I have a jeep compass 2.4l and it heated up by the time we got to the trailhead! despite all of this the views were spectacular!! it is worth every struggle! car ride up and and the climb up and all bugs and flies!! it is definitely worth climbing!!

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Isabel A
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HikingNo shade
Maricel Acosta
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Hiking

View was spectacular!

Gabriel Camparmo
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I didnt need 4×4 to get up but good clearance is probable necessary and having the option of 4x4 is great incase you get in a pickle. Great hike bring water and sunblock.

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Sephine Lauzé
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