Mt. Saint Benedict Trail is a 10.9 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Fraser Valley F, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and nature trips and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
10.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
962 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

forest

lake

views

wildlife

no shade

This out and back trail that takes you right to the peak of the mountain. The beginning of the trail starts off with some switchbacks in a forest before taking you onto a logging road. If you have a 4x4 you may attempt to take the logging road up until the turn on to McKay Lake trail. The logging road has no shade cover for a ways so that can be frustrating. There are also deer/horse flies to deal with at times. The lake is extremely nice and totally worthy of a swim early in the summer. After the snow melt is gone, the lake becomes more of a pond. Once done at the lake the trail to the top is steeper than the rest of the hike. Past the lake is similar to the grouse grind only a little harder and less man-made. The top will offer some nice views of some of the cascade peaks around. There is plenty of room to spend the night at the lake and maybe even a small tent at the peak. The lake is also hammock friendly. Near the top there is also a separate trail that can take you to a paragliding launch area on the opposite side of the mountains.