the signs off Highway 99 to the Cheakamus
Lake exit. There's a road
right away to the left, take it. Almost immediately it's a rocky, pothole bumpy
kind of road for 6.5 Km's to the trail head. As you are driving up take note of
the several viewpoints along the way that you'll have to stop you car and get
out to see. There are also very nice side trails you can do. At one point a
sign, reads suspension bridge in 200 meters. There's a pull out here and well
worth the five minute walk. The views high above Cheakamus River
are spectacular while you bounce on a well constructed suspension bridge.
Keep driving to the trail head where's there's a pretty valley view and a far
away Cheakamus River. The trail starts just a few feet
away. Its 3 Km's to the lake with an option to carry on to Singing Creek for a
return total of 14 Km's. There's a junction half way to the lake that gives you
options to go to Garibaldi
Lake (16 Km's one way)
& Helm Creek (7 Km's one way.)
For today we stayed on this almost flat trail as it snaked it's way through
tall old growth timber with a sweet smell of a beautiful forest. At times the Cheakamus River rushed by on our right. Soon we
arrived at the lake & campsites. Here there are two pit toilets. We walked
a bit further to a secret beach of our own. We all soaked our feet and took in
the views that a nature lover could only appreciate.
After we were satisfied with our picture taking, full bellies and rested selves
we headed back the way we came.
It a beautiful hike but would add on another one from the junction or a small
trail that's close-by. Happy & safe trails.