Statlu Lake Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Statlu Lake Trail is a 9.3 kilometer out and back trail located near Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and nature trips and is best used from July until October.

DISTANCE
9.3 km
ELEVATION GAIN
459 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

backpacking
2 months ago

Was just up there for the Canada Day long weekend. Stayed in the first campsite at the beginning of the lake, absolutely stunning view! Took about 2.5 hours to get to the start of the lake.

Some of the flagging was a bit inadequate and the trail overgrown. More flagging tape has been added, and I cut back some of the larger pieces.

The first bridge is still in decent condition, but the second bridge crossing the deactivated FSR creek around the 1.25 mile marker is deteriorating. Watch your step. Make sure not to walk past the turnoff to head up the valley. If you cross a second creek you've gone too far!

Just as you get to the top of your elevation gain, and just before you hit the lake you cross a small stream at the top of a large waterfall. It wasn't moving very fast and there was a safe way to pick through it, but as other reviews have talked about I'm going to reiterate: STAY AWAY FROM THE EDGE. The 10ft or so leading to the edge of the top of the waterfall looks to me like smooth, slippery rock. It's extremely dangerous to approach.

If you want a good view of a waterfall continue on to the Brotherhood Trailhead marker.

Overall the trail was pretty easy to follow, after a bit of back-tracking. Wonderful lake!

4 months ago

Tried to do this hike on May.8 2017 and the second bridge has been washed away by the river! The river was also very high so not able to cross. Will definitely finish it once the bridge is back!

8 months ago

Awesome trail, lots variety as far as trail features. I don't recommend a dog as the first bridge is high enough unless your dog is super calm and confident or light enough to carry. The lake is amazing, very few spots to camp, hammock friendly.

hiking
Monday, August 15, 2016

it was a great little trail!

hiking
Sunday, May 15, 2016

hiking
Thursday, April 12, 2012

Nice easy hike with some great views and a very beautiful lake at the end of the trail. Starting with the suspension bridge was great and set the hike up to be a fantastic trip. Campsite at the lake is very well situated offering fantastic view of the lake and surrounding mountains. A great hidden gem of a hike.