Hiking The Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park
The 17th most popular hiking trail in British Columbia.
Monday 27 June 2016 05:21 GMT
East of Vancouver, the 9,258 hectare Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park has miles of hiking trails to explore. There are three main trails at this park. Greendrop Lake, Flora Lake and Radium Lake trails share the same trailhead at the Post Creek Parking Lot. Greendrop Lake is 10.4 km return and Flora Lake is 14 km return. The Radium Lake trailhead (16 km return) is accessible from the Chilliwack Lake campground.
The park is characterized by a valley-bottom lake, old-growth forested slopes, and spectacular subalpine and alpine ridges. The sparkling Chilliwack Lake is ideal for motor-boating, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, or fishing. Forty kilometers of trails provide opportunities for hiking, bird and wildlife viewing, and nature appreciation. The park also has a day-use picnic area, playground, and 146 frontcountry campsites. Those seeking a wilderness camping experience can access the backcountry camps located at Greendrop, Lindeman, Flora, and Radium Lakes.
The park is located 64km southeast of Chilliwack, 40km in from Vedder Crossing. Take Exit 104 from Highway 1 and follow the signs for Cultus Lake until Cultus Lake Road. Instead of turning here, follow Vedder Road across the bridge and turn right onto Chilliwack Lake Road. Follow this road for 40 km to the lake.
Overall, Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park is the 17th most popular hiking trail of all 18 hikes in British Columbia.