Trail Key: M~2~RT~CC~R~V~KF~DF~ST
2015~There are many ways to go to Chadsey Lake. This was the way we went today. Drive to Harris and turn left at Bell and right at Fore and left at Beharell and right at Page Rd. Follow this dirt road a few km's up and you'll see the trail head on your left.
The trail snakes its way up and down and across a couple of bridges and across some little creeks. Soon you come out onto a road, turn right and the trail picks up right away a few feet later, turn left and follow the trail as it snakes up . The trail comes to a fork stay left and continue following the little square orange markers. It's so pretty in this section. Keep going as the trail eventually is open on one side and soon it comes to a wooden step bridge with a pretty mini waterfall. Follow the steps up. It's a bit tricky finding your footing here but going back down was fine. You are back in the woods. The sweet aroma and the calming forest is your therapy for the next 20 minutes as you near Chadsey Lake. Have a peak and then follow the Centennial Trail to the Eastern Lookout. Here is a perfect spot for lunch.
On a sunny dry day you can continue up to the peak. It is another two km's and this is the steepest part of the hike so best done on a dry day. I originally had this hike listed under My Scaredy Cat hikes. What I noticed today was it was a beautiful hike with two sections that weren't my favorite. I would go again for sure. Scaredy Cat says, you won't loose any of your nine lives. Happy & safe hiking!
I work for Surrey School District as an Education Assistant. In my free time I enjoy hiking, snowshoeing, going off-road, dragon boating, writing & hanging with my huskies.