Length: 11.5 km’s Elevation: 650 meters Dogs: No (there’s some sections that may be hard for dogs) Pit Toilet: yes-beginning
Directions: Drive to Murrin Provincial Park; park here. Carefully cross the Sea to Sky Highway and walk up the road toward Squamish about 100 meters, where an old marked brown sign on your right, starts your trail.
Go up the skinny rocky scrambling trail. It's not exposed. Come to a chain assist with a golf ball attached and go left.
Go up the forested trail. One section is going up the side of granite rock. Stay closer to the rock as you carefully make your way along. It is exposed and a little tricky but can be done. There is another way in but it’s a little bush whacking and hard to find your way out so best to just go this way. It’s only a few steps then you are in the forested area.
You pass several rocky lookouts. The third rocky lookout is by far the prettiest. Overlooking Squamish, Howe Sound and The Chief.
After quite awhile of many short steep ups and downs with many roots and rocks you’ll come to a logging road, go right. Walk up logging road way too long and keep right/straight at the branches then a logging sign appears on your left with a trail. The sign has a cutout. Go left here.
Keep going up this next section of rooty forest with rocks and one section that descend down beside some tricky boulders to pass through. Keep following the traditional orange markers.
Keep going up one last grunt. There's a branch here. Left goes to Petgill Lake; right goes to Goat Ridge which is another two hours of hiking. After a few minutes you’ll come out onto a rocky ridge and see Petgill Lake below. Sit on the rocky ledge and enjoy the view. After lunch head down to the lake and take a peak. Once finished follow your steps back. Before going back up t the ridge go past and keep going up to a beautiful lookout just minutes away. It’s the same as what you’ve been doing and the views on a clear sunny day are stunning.
Once done there head back down to the lake and make your way back up to the ridge and down the way you came carefully going down the exposed rocky section and finally back to your car. Happy & safe trails.