Hector Ferguson Lake Trail

HARD 7 reviews

Hector Ferguson Lake Trail is a 29.0 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

29 km
883 m
Out & Back

dogs on leash


nature trips

trail running


bird watching





wild flowers



over grown

washed out

6 months ago

A challenging hike but so rewarding. Beautiful old-growth forest and lots of pools for a refreshing dip. We had the lake to ourselves and there was no traffic on the trail.

7 months ago

It's an adventure getting to this spot. Past Halfmoon Beach its quite the slog through over growth and blow down. You'll need to know how to route find, track, and find markers through the bush. The tracks on this website aren't 100% correct either. It's not 29km and you won't be traveling in straight lines like the alltrails .gpx data shows. I'd say the actual distance is 36km and it took me 12 hours to do, there and back.

Check out my youtube channel, I made a video of the trip.

7 months ago

did this trail in 2017 with my two teenage children was a tough go getting past all the blowdown 10 Km in but we made it don't I dont recommend the trail unless your experienced and have a GPS for back up as its very easy to loose your way trail is not well marked after you cross gold creek and ascend up to hector ferguson Lake some beautiful old growth when you get deep into the trail its a tough grind for the last 400 up to the lake but a great time if your a strong hiker.

Monday, June 06, 2016

This trail is practically impassable beyond the 10.5km mark as of June 2016. A windstorm blew threw and decimated the trail and the markings that were on the trees. It is very easy to loose your way.

If you're really keen and up for a scramble you could give it a go. A fellow was putting up new ribbon for trail marking, however we decided it was not worth it. Until this is cleaned up (if it is), I would recommend experienced hikers only.

Monday, August 03, 2015

Amazing hike. Poorly marked past the Gold Creek crossing as you begin to climb the creek leading to the lake however. Lots of old growth cedar past the crossing and small rainbow trout in the creek. Took about 8hrs to get there and 6hrs to get back.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The trail is 27k's.
The first ten k's were easy the trail was relatively flat, the last couple k's took just as long as the ten k's due to the vertical climb the trail takes. It was awesome! But, be prepared! The trail mainly follows a creek so there's no fear of going thirsty. Once up at the top you have about an hour to swim in the glacier fed lake before you have to head back. The deeper you go in the trail the older the trees get. There's also some old logging equipment from the 1800's in one area, too deep for scavengers and regular tourists to pilfer. Wear proper hiking foot ware or your feet and the skin around the achilles tendon will be chewed up.

Saturday, September 02, 2017