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Watersprite Lake (Summer Route)

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Squamish, British Columbia

Watersprite Lake (Summer Route) is a 10.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Squamish, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 10.7 miles Elevation Gain: 2,414 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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NOTE: The road leading to the trailhead requires a 4WD vehicle. Gorgeous views of Castle Towers Mountain and surrounding valley throughout the hike. The trail is a gradual climb with a scramble near the end but not overly difficult.

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14 hours ago

Had gorgeous weather for this hike yesterday with the trail almost entirely to ourselves. Overall this trail is quite gradual and not overly strenuous. The beginning and end were quite muddy so proper hiking boots are recommended. The hardest part was navigating the mud and ice. I'd also bring bug spray as there are mosquitos all along the trail.

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2 days ago

We did this hike yesterday and it was beautiful. I wouldn’t rate it as hard, more a moderate hike. The last 2km a bit harder than the rest because of the mud and snow. Good shoes are a must but it’s totally worth it. We got there at 7.30am and we’re one of the first to arrive. When we were heading back the trail was super busy! The road was fine but high clearance I needed.

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3 days ago

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3 days ago

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4 days ago

Probably one of my favourite hikes. Just some snow at the very top. We did it in 5 hours return. We saw some very fresh grizzly bear scat about 1/3 of the way along the trail. Someone else had reported seeing what they thought was a grizzly on social media so definitely be bear aware. It was a very rain day and there was lots of mud and puddles but totally worth it!

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4 days ago

I did this. (June 29, 2020) This is a must-do, dude. The lake remains still covered in snow, but very beautiful. A melted section of the lake gives you the chance to swim, if you are brave. Enjoy your trip.

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6 days ago

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8 days ago

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9 days ago

Completed the hike at the end of June. Need a 4x4 or high clearance vehicle to access the trailhead. Parking along the FSR. The trail is busy during the weekend. Flat trail to begin with, then some incline between 3 and 5 km marks. Middle second of the trail provides an undisrupted view of Mount Garibaldi and the nearby valley. Very beautiful. The last 500 m to the lake becomes steep. The lake remains mostly frozen and covered in snow. The trail is muddy in many sections, and some streams throughout the trail. Prepare to hike with a pair of waterproof hiking boots will make the experience much more pleasant. Overall, this is not a hard hike. It's just hard to get to without a 4x4. Beautiful views at different spots.

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9 days ago

Not much snow left on the trail, only for a couple minutes before the lake. The lake itself is still covered. Definitely not a hard hike, not much elevation gain. On Sunday (June 28) the trail was insanely busy. Line up of people on the trail on the way there and back. Parking lot was full and people started to park along the road.

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