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Lake Lovely Water Trail is a 8.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cheakamus 11, British Columbia, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and nature trips.

Length 8.1 mi Elevation gain 3,815 ft Route type Out & Back
Camping Hiking Nature trips Forest Lake Views Wildlife
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Note: There is NO road access to the trailhead. You must cross the river via jetboat.

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Misha G
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HikingPrivate property

Yesterday I had an encounter that I think should be noted and taken into consideration when potentially planning to do this hike: two friends and I were planning to go up to lake lovely water and parked in the common spot near the yellow gate (Not blocking it) and planned to walk to the cables. There were 4 other cars vacant, parked in the same spot, which I assume had been parked to access the same trail. Folks from the Squamish Nation happened to be there and expressed some frustration around the use of their land as an access point to the trailhead, especially in the time of COVID when the nation is trying very hard to keep the community safe.  After hearing this and being told that even transiting through Squamish land was not acceptable during this time we immediately packed up and left. I know lots of folks use this to access Lake Lovely Water, as well as accessing via jet boat and heli (which should be a top consideration) but I was hoping to remind folks that in order to respect and support the local Indigenous  communities we shouldn’t be using access points like these that are on the Squamish Nation’s land and that clearly display no trespassing’ signs, even if we are just passing through. It was a good reminder for me that we are not entitled to the use of any land and it’s important for us to be thinking about how we can be respectful and responsible outdoor recreationists, and community stewards.

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ryan chan
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Nikol Marconova
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BackpackingGreat!

Hiked up on Friday; were up in @3hrs. Steep, my watch said 7km (each way). Boat shuttled. Worth it.

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Cheryl Davies
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HikingGreat!

Took an inflatable kayak to the trailhead. Started up the river and then landed easily on the beach in front of the trail. Good hike up with gorgeous waterfalls. Lovely lake was gorgeous, a little busy but found a spot for our tent. Good to stay up for a weekend and explore while up there. Kayaked back down the Squam River for 6.8km to Judd/Fisherman’s beach where we parked. Good workout on one of the most pretty trails around.

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Evan Durand
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Camping

What a beautiful spot! We were up in about 4 hours. We hiked up with about 35 lbs. of camping gear in our packs so it was definitely a work out but the view at the top was totally worth it. We headed up on a Thursday and for that night had the lake all to our selves. Unfortunatley I think that's a rare experience these days. Lake Lovely water seems to have gained in popularity recently

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Jordan Matthews
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HikingBugs

Crossed the river by canoe. Should have some canoe experience. Then 6.5 km straight up. Tough going but very worth the sweat. One of the most beautiful likes I’ve been too ! Get to this lake if you can ;)

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Anna Flaherty
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Hiking

One of the most beautiful places in the mountains. Would definitely recommend.

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Lee Stevens
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HikingBugs
First to Review

I have hiked this trail once a year since 2000 in the summer. They have added way more trail markers. Be sure to book a boat to get over to the trail head. Wasps are a concern in the summer months on the trail. Views are spectacular once at the top. Plenty on tent pads or you can rent the cabin for a night or more.

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Stephanie Chan
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Colin Brumelle
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Pablo Gonzalez
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Kaarina Astels
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Backpacking
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Kaarina Astels
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Risa Kusakabe
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Hiking
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Risa Kusakabe
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Martin Queinnec
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Gabrielė Gaurilčikaitė
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Candace Sturtevant
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Kyle Sullivan
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Katelyn Sinclair
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