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Mount Steele via Edwards Lake Trail is a 12.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sunshine Coast B, 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 April until October.

Length 12.2 mi Elevation gain 3,277 ft Route type Out & Back
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Alex Levit
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not accessible by sedan (Camry) :(

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Jillian Brown
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Does anyone know if the cabins are open for use?

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Lorna Berndsen
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Drive to the second parking lot to save yourself hiking up the mundane gravel road. Great trail. Not hard. Make sure to hike past the last cabin to get 360 views. Dipped in the lake on the return! It was amazing! So pristine!!

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Tara Nicole
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Great view at the top. I would not consider this hike hard. The hike itself took 5.5 hr and we took an extra half hour for lunch at the top. If your vehicle can make it to the 2nd parking lot I would recommend it.

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Nathan Kaleta
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Fraser Allen
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HikingBugsGreat!

probably one of my fave hikes of the year so far. Varied terrain, not too technical, good payoff and distance ok! I'll let you decide on the road up. My Mazda 3 made it up to the lower park but I'm sure it wasnt good for it! Great payoff at the end with 360 views. Huts look like fun when they open up again. Well marked, super quiet on a Thursday and well tracked. (Battery died right at the end, was basically 20km). Full hike with a few rests 5 and half hours. Make sure to take the bug spray. Couldn't have my summit beer as they were nasty at the top! The first 6ish km took 1.5hrs. The next 4 took about 1.5hrs. Starts pretty easy and then kicks into gear from the hut.

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Sarah Choquette
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We did this hike on a sunny Sunday in July. Long logging road up but we made it to the first parking lot in my van. Bathroom at the parking lot. Beautiful hike up to the lake, fairly easy and then pretty flat from the lake to the Edward Lake cabin (was locked). There’s a bathroom and a helicopter pad there. From the cabin up to the mount steel cabin was a tougher climb, not too steep but definitely some mud and logs. There is a bridge out but it’s not a problem at all to cross over on the rocks. Keep your eye on the markers! It’s fairly well marked but you could lose your way after the little waterfall as the markers are less frequent. Mount Steele cabin was unlocked. We had a nice lunch there and really enjoyed the views. Only saw a few people the whole time. Whole hike start to finish with a couple short breaks took us 7 hours. Really enjoyed the whole thing. We didn’t see bears but it’s important to stay alert and prepared. You need good shoes, bug spray and lots of water if it’s hot!

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Anton Gerasimov
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The road to the trailhead is in good condition. The lower parking lot can be accessed in any vehicle (there was a Tesla parked there). We started hiking from the upper parking lot which is ~1km further up the road and can be easily reached in a SUV, like RAV4. This is a terrible hike to do on a rainy day - muddy, rooty, no visibility, no views. The bridge over the creek after the 1st hut is out. For crossing, you can use a massive tree trunk spanned across the stream a few meters up. It may become slippery in wet conditions. Snow starts approximately after the 7th kilometre. Snowshoes are not required as the snow is well-compacted to walk over. Both huts on our way were in great condition and very homey. The summit of Mount Steele would be hard to find without a GPS in limited visibility.

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bradly shearsmith
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Very good hike, I have gone the back way also which cuts the time in half. make sure once you break off past Edward's Cabin to look for the trail Markers as at times you can loose the trail. Cabin is awesome and beautifully placed really close to the top or Mount Steele. you need to go on this hike!

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Kirk Brown
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Very very Well kept but not overdone.

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Morgan Davis
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My first experience with an overnight hike. The huts were the perfect intro for me (along with hiking with experienced friends!). Saw a few bears along the way and some beautiful views. Need to be prepared but thoroughly enjoyed!

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Ben Spilsbury
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Definitely need a vehicle with high ground clearance to access. Great trail.

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Freeman Smith
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Poor access. ok views. half of it is in old logged areas. dog friendly cabins are great. better in the winter as a back country skiing trip.

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Connie Trepanier
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Derrick K
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Brie Shaw
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Trenton Edwardson
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Alex Barker
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Alex Barker
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Hayden Rubensohn
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Anne Shackelford
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