Mt. Cheam

Mt. Cheam near Chilliwack, BC


This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars
9 kms
4hours
moderate
Hiking
Summer
Chilliwack, BC
User Tourism Chilliwack

A peak experience--on top of the world! The dominant peak at the eastern end of the Fraser Valley is now accessible from its back side. Out in the open the whole time, the trail zig-zags its way up and through lush meadows to the gravelly terrain near the top. Unsurpassed views all round.

Cheam is 9.5 KM round trip, High point is 2112 m (6929 ft) Elevation gain 665 m (2175 ft).

Caution: There are sheer drops near the top. Take care up there!

There is GPS data attached to this trail (see "download GPS"), which if loaded into your GPS can help you find route points.

Directions:

Highway 1 Exit 119A (Sardis/Vedder). South on Vedder Rd. until you reach the Vedder Bridge. Turn left onto Chilliwack Lake Rd. Set your odometer to "0" at the Vedder Bridge. At 27km, turn left on Foley Forest Service Rd. Zero your odometer again and drive 2 km, cross the bridge over Foley Creek and turn left at the T-junction. 2km further cross Chipmunk Creek Bridge and take the next right uphill (passing the gravel pit on your left) on Chipmunk Creek Forest Service Rd. This is a rough road with many cross ditches, but not too steep for the first 7km. Keep right after crossing Chipmunk Creek. The road is rougher and steeper (4x4 recommended) for the final 4km to the parking area. Orange squares mark the route.


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By NblumerPosted By: Nblumer  - Sun Jun 25 17:15:42 UTC 2017 Not Rated GroupTrip Hi just wondering if there are any small or large group hikes in July to Mount Cheam I could join. I would be going with a 14 year old boy

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By reidannePosted By: reidanne  - Mon Feb 06 02:20:24 UTC 2017 Not Rated Question I am looking at hiking to Golden Ears Peak and wondering about trail lengths and times. From my understanding I can hike 2 hours to Alder Flats, stay over night, hike 7 hours to Golden Ears Peak, stay over night at Panorama Ridge, hike back 7 hours to Alder Flats, stay over night, hike back 2 hours to the trail head. Is this overkill with the trip break up or is it necessary? Does it take 7 hours to get from the parking lot to the peak or 7 hours to get from Alder Flats to the peak? How do people usually break up this hike? Thanks!

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By ibrewbearPosted By: ibrewbear  - Sun Oct 02 03:26:32 UTC 2016 Not Rated Question I've hiked Slesse in the snow, however I didn't summit it because I heard that you need to actually climb it, and we were running out of daylight. I hiked Cheam as well, but not in the snow. Is it difficult to summit Cheam in the snow? What equipment is needed, will simple snow-boots suffice?

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By emveePosted By: emvee  - Thu Jul 21 17:20:39 UTC 2016 Not Rated Question Hi! Planning to go up here this weekend but does anyone know if we are allowed to camp up there? Is there a backcountry camping permit we need to obtain or is camping simply not allowed?

Thanks!

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By LeeloyPosted By: Leeloy  - Thu Mar 31 22:57:23 UTC 2016 Not Rated Question Has anyone done this trail lately, looking to go this weekend just wondering what the conditions were like 03/31/16

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By bl17Posted By: bl17  - Thu Nov 19 20:16:20 UTC 2015 Not Rated Question Hey looking to Hike Mount Cheam this Saturday/Sunday Nov 21/22. Does anyone know what the road is like? How much snow? Is the trail visible with the snow? Anyone else thinking of doing it this weekend?

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By lost2getherPosted By: lost2gether  - Thu Jul 09 12:50:55 UTC 2015 Not Rated Question I am considering going up to Cheam Peak and want to get an accurate condition of the road as it's unclear as to me how difficult it is. I have a Ford Edge, AWD decent (8") clearance; not as high as a 4WD pickup. If you have done Mt Cheam recently I would appreciate knowing what kind of vehicle you took up the logging road.

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By Momof4Posted By: Momof4  - Sat Jul 04 11:01:19 UTC 2015 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside Stunning Views Downside Lot of bugs. Black-flies Comment This was an amazing hike. My husband 10 year old daughter and myself hiked it yesterday. July 4,2015. The road is rough going up. You have to have a truck with clearance of a 4X4. The hike itself offers stunning views in every direction. Make sure you bring bug spray and sunblock. Watch out for bears. We did have one sitting on a path right in front of us on the trail. When he was done with his breakfast of berries he continued on his way. This hike has been my favorite so far this year.
By MountainzonePosted By: Mountainzone  - Mon Nov 10 01:56:33 UTC 2014 Not Rated Question Hi has anyone been up the road and trail in the last week? Planning on going tomorrow Nov 10th.

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By fdicagoPosted By: fdicago  - Sun Sep 07 05:31:34 UTC 2014 Not Rated Upside went up today , the road is closed and sign says the cheam will be closed until sept 12 .
By EParkPosted By: EPark  - Wed Jun 25 18:10:17 UTC 2014 Not Rated Question Hi, if you dont have a 4x4 or a truck can a car or a van make it most of the way and where would you park?

Thanks

Eric

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By rrhardyPosted By: rrhardy  - Fri May 16 03:35:28 UTC 2014 Not Rated Question I'd love to do this hike this weekend - anyone know what the current footing/snow conditions are like???

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By CurtyPosted By: Curty  - Mon Jul 29 19:40:29 UTC 2013 Not Rated Upside This was the absolutely most amazing view I have ever seen! The meadows, the wild flowers and the snow was a great surprise, the dog loved it! Downside Bugs, Bugs Bugs at the start (parking lot) as long as you kept moving you were safe but... when you stopped especially near the bottom. Closer to the top the bugs slowed down. Just keep moving and youll be fine! Comment This was an amazing hike! Do it if you haven't. Dogs loved it. 4x4 or higher suv or truck is needed.
If your in descent shape you could get up in 1.5 hours and down in 45. But stay up for the view
By MLShoePosted By: MLShoe  - Mon Jul 08 15:03:07 UTC 2013 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside By far the most amazing hike with a view the entire hike. Even from before we started our hike! Driving up to the parking lot was quite fun too! Downside We did get a little confused on the way up (driving), make sure you bring directions.

Definitely need a bit of a raised vehicle, the dips get a bit deep in sections. 4x4 is nice, but if you are a good driver, you will be fine without.

Be sure to keep your dogs on a leash near the top. The ledges and cliffs happen fast ! It would be horrible to have an accident up there :(
Comment I am so so glad I decided to do this hike. We went up July 7. There was still a bunch of snow, but easily passable with some light hiking shoes with tread.

We did have an awesome time sliding down the mountain on our bums, in the snow. Saved a whole pile of time!

It took us 3 hours and 15 minutes to do this round trip, at a good pace, with about 10 minutes at the top.

BUG SPRAY is necessary!!!! Make sure it is the 'deep woods off' or something similar.

The best hike by far !!
By patshelPosted By: patshel  - Thu Jul 04 22:17:01 UTC 2013 Not Rated Question We are heading up on Saturday the 6th of July. In May there was a report of 7' of snow at the parking lot, can anyone shed any more recent conditions? If you have recently gone up, how was the road too?

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By iam.with.a.backpackPosted By: iam.with.a.backpack  - Mon May 13 09:31:53 UTC 2013 Not Rated Upside Short and rewarding.</br></br> Downside None</br></br> Comment Cheam is absolutely possible to summit at this time. I hiked it May, 11th, 2013. Easy trail. Snowshoes on the trail and crampons or microspikes on hills of Cheam. Advice: START VERY EARLY, as snow turns into slush with the sun up! (we started at 5.30am and it was just right) If you have 2w drive vehicle - you might need to park your car at 844m of elevation as the road get treacherous (this is around 20 minutes hike from "single lane bridge"). There is no snow at this elevation. If you have 4w drive vehicle you will be able to drive all the way to snowline, which started at 1182 m of elevation. Snow level at the "parking lot" is still 7 feet, but snow is melting fast. Snow after 11am turns into SLURPEE, and ascending Cheam later in a day will be difficult, so START EARLY!!! Coming down was easy,as snow was very very soft. </br></br>
By SpankiePosted By: Spankie  - Sun Apr 07 19:40:54 UTC 2013 Not Rated Question When is the earliest you can hike to the peak. My son and I could only 4x4 to within 7 km of the start of the trail due to snow. Then had to snowshoe in heavy snow to get to the trail head.

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By LucasLPosted By: LucasL  - Tue Jan 22 07:10:48 UTC 2013 Not Rated Upside Beautiful Downside Long road up. Big washbars, but doable even with a Honda CRV. Comment Used to be a trail from Bridal veil falls. Much shorter and easy without the logging road. Somehow the trail is now non existant unless you can find your way with a map.
By soprastrengthPosted By: soprastrength  - Tue Oct 23 06:41:32 UTC 2012 Not Rated Upside I was there october 21st, no issues with the 4x4 trail for us we Made it up to the parking lot no problem. Markers a little hard to see but as long as you stick to the main trail you will make it there. Downside If you do this hike on a particularly cloudy day or in the morning as we did, expect for it to be cold at the top. The snow was knee high up near the peak when we went. Comment Bring lots of layers of clothing as the temperature differs greatly from the start of the trail as to the peak, that way you take off a layer if you get too warm and don't sweat.
By theoneandonlychevyPosted By: theoneandonlychevy  - Wed Sep 05 00:12:39 UTC 2012 Not Rated Upside Gorgeous views from the first step as Lady Peak is right in front of you. On a unobscured day the view is unsurpassed. Gorgeous!!!! Downside There is no shade on the trail and with the sunny cloudless sky we had yesterday, it made for a very hot and dry ascent. Bring plenty of water! Comment very doable hike. I saw kids, elderly, and even a guy barefoot do this one! A bit of an assembly line if you're doing it on a sunny weekend but well worth the slog
By desquaredPosted By: desquared  - Tue Aug 28 19:48:56 UTC 2012 Not Rated Comment question regarding second parking lot: This used to be the case...not anymore. Besides, if you got to the first one, the road after is in better shape than the road you have already passed. Top parking lot improved...heck, there is even an outhouse now;)
By desquaredPosted By: desquared  - Tue Aug 28 19:45:57 UTC 2012 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside Spectacular View. Open bowl so you can see destination from first step. Very safe given openness, other than peak and artificial lake lookout. Next to impossible to get lost on the hike. Probably my favorite lower mainland hike...done about 5 times. Downside Access. Road is long and in rough shape. Precipitous drops at some points. In late summer bugs are abundant at lower sections, bring insect repellant. Comment Hike is amazing amazing amazing. The drive is the only downside. It takes about 45-60 minutes to get up once you turn off Chilliwack Lake Road. The road up is pretty bad. First time I did it about 15 years back I went in a Chevy sprint but looking back...absolutely nuts. 2 wheel drive is fine but you want to have relateively high clearance on your vehicle. Explorer, as asked, is no problem. Lots and lot of significant stream bed/depressions that you have to take slow and/or at angles.

Very dog friendly hike, just have them leashed (IMO) as you approach the peak...last 100 m. as well as the lookout to the artificial lake (also gorgeous).

Also inquire first regarding snow conditions. Last year went beginning of August and two third of it still snow covered and I would recommend crampons as well as rain bottoms so you can slide down;). Other times on hot summers it is gorgeous early on and you can swim in spoon lake to cool yourself down thgouh the last two years the melt has been just too late.
By tjmckeownPosted By: tjmckeown  - Sat Aug 25 00:04:36 UTC 2012 Not Rated Question Thinking of heading up to Mt. Cheam! Does anyone have an update on what kind of shape the road is in?
Could I make it up in a 2WD truck?
I heard that there is a second parking lot a little lower...is this true?
Cheers,
TJ


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By goaroundglobePosted By: goaroundglobe  - Sun Jul 22 19:27:09 UTC 2012 Not Rated Question How is the road condition up to the upper parking lot this year? Last time, three years ago we went up, I almost got stack with my Explorer.

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By ControlledturnPosted By: Controlledturn  - Wed Jul 18 18:53:26 UTC 2012 Not Rated Comment I should say as well that of the other people that we saw up there, one of them had been to the top the day before, everyone in their party just had better footwear. (Read next post, and this will make more sense.)
By ControlledturnPosted By: Controlledturn  - Wed Jul 18 18:51:02 UTC 2012 Not Rated Upside Views, wildflowers, cascading falls, you get the picture.... Downside The road, although I was told by the other two parties up there that it was particularly bad this time and we had a lot of fun in my truck on the way up and down. Comment We didn't make it to the top because of the amount of snow up there today(July 17,2012), actually it was even tricky just to find the first bridge across the stream. It was hidden from view by 3 ft of snow. However, it was a spectacular experience and I will just give it a week to 10 days and bring people who actually own hiking boots and I'm sure we'd be fine. I'm so excited to try again, I'm like a kid waiting for Christmas, except now I'm the big fat guy in red velour!
By dnnorbergPosted By: dnnorberg  - Mon Jul 16 06:37:54 UTC 2012 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside Stunning views! Can't wait to get back
By HopehikerPosted By: Hopehiker  - Thu May 31 13:11:20 UTC 2012 Not Rated Question I would imagine still in snow. Ive been around some roads this year and usually find that 3500 feet is where snow levels are. Depending on how much sun the road gets, i would imagine it would be the same here. maybe take some snowshoes in case.

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By LinzyPosted By: Linzy  - Wed May 30 04:20:43 UTC 2012 Not Rated Question Has anyone done Cheam this year? I'm planning on going Sunday June 3rd? Just curious what it's like right now and if the snow pack is still to high?

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By CordogPosted By: Cordog  - Tue May 15 22:24:12 UTC 2012 Not Rated Comment Hello all!
Im new to this site, and cheam mtn... I followed the directions as best I could, and was still not sure I was in the right place. I got stuck in snow, badly, about 1km from a beat up sign hanging in a downed tree that had a 'mt cheam 5km' and other destinations. I had no idea the roads would be that bad, or that there is still 5+ feet of snow, you wont make it to the 'parking lot', which i never did find, without a snow mobile. I am uncertain i was on the right trail when in the cullverts, large metal drainage pipes are completely exsposed, you could drive across the small streams, but you'd have to get out and move said pipes. Just trying to find out if i was even on the right road. any feed back'd be welcome.
By RedIslanderPosted By: RedIslander  - Mon Oct 03 16:13:56 UTC 2011 Not Rated Question I did this hike in August and it was fantastic, but it was very busy and also hazy in the valley, so I would like to do it again when my family is here.
We're planning to go up on Thanksgiving Monday.
Has anyone hiked Cheam in October?

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By chickenrunPosted By: chickenrun  - Sat Sep 17 22:42:22 UTC 2011 Not Rated Upside Gorgeous scenery, great workout, amazing photo ops, huge payoff when you get to the top. This literally took my breath away the first time I did it. Downside There is no downside! Well, I guess if you're impatient it does take a while to get to the trailhead. Took about 45 min each time for us at a moderate pace in our Durango. Comment This is our family's new favorite hike. Well worth the hour travel time and the hour 4x4ing up to the trail head. It was even worth ripping the license plate off my Durango during the way up to park. Great bonding time for a family (no super young ones, though!) and Sept is a perfect time to go as the snow is receding. On a clear day, there is nothing better than this view. We've found that the best time to do this hike is later in the afternoon during late summer, or on a late summer weekday when school is in session. Otherwise, we are all humans out enjoying nature and don't be shocked if there are quite a few folks up there taking pics and eating their lunch;)
By happyhopersPosted By: happyhopers  - Mon Sep 05 14:40:54 UTC 2011 Not Rated Upside Clear blue skies, not a cloud in sight. The meadows were still blooming and 360 degree million dollar views at the top. Late snow melt meant lots of water stops for the dog. We saw a bear at the bottom near the little lake. Road is in great shape and an outhouse has been constructed near the parking lot. Downside Hiked on September 3rd - at least 50 vehicles in the parking lot but probably more. It was so busy there were people on every switchback on the way up, 30+ people eating lunch at the peak plus people waiting to try and get a photo. Comment A great hike, huge rewards for little effort. We had an easterly wind that had blown the pollution down valley and amazing clear views to the island. I would recommend this one to anyone with a 4x4, I can't believe we haven't been up here before. Next time we will try and make the hike on a weekday though.
By akaz27Posted By: akaz27  - Tue Aug 30 21:42:48 UTC 2011 Not Rated Question Hey everyone! I'm Planning a trip to Chilliwack in August 2013 and looking for a guide to hike Mt. Cheam. Seems like I'll need someone with a 4x4! If you know anyone or are interested yourself let me know! Will pay in money, trail mix, or whatever you prefer :P

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By twistedwhisker1Posted By: twistedwhisker1  - Mon Aug 29 17:03:50 UTC 2011 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside Amazing views the whole way up.. summit is breathtaking. Downside I think the road up is certainly the only downside to this trail. 4x4 is certainly necessary, but it was mostly dry. Many vehicles were coming down as we drove up and I counted 19 vehicles in the parking lot when we got there. Comment Did this hike on Aug 27th. There were nine in our party of beginner hikers. The first person to the summit was a 18yr old who was wearing flip flops because he misplaced his hikers on the drive up. The second to the summit was a ten yr old girl. There was some snow areas but they were small enough to get over quickly... no need for crampons or snow shoes. We started out late enough in the day that we ended up watching the sunset from the peak. This made for an interesting hike down by dark, but we had very little issues as most of us brought little flashlights. The 'hard' part of this hike is that it becomes difficult to catch your breath as you get closer to the top and the air gets thin... other than that, if you take your time and use your head, don't let previous comments scare you out of one of the most amazing sites you will ever see. Took me 2.5 hours to get to the summit, and I stopped many times on the way up to take photos. The slowest in our party made it in 3hours. One tip for hiking with a large group that may get separated is to bring walkie talkie's so you can check in with each others progress.
By MountainzonePosted By: Mountainzone  - Wed Aug 10 18:35:40 UTC 2011 Not Rated Upside Road in excellent condition...4x4 recommended for this road as usual. Creek beds dry in most sections. Comment Hiked on Aug 4th, started out at 1015...later than I intended no one else at parking lot. First 1km dry trail, snow starts just a bowl, past avalanche has made small lake muddy. Snow for the remainder of hike except near top, recommend walking sticks, or preferably ice axe for steeper sections, had to kick step new steps on way up. Total time for summit was 2hrs 15min with a short break on way up. Weather was Sunny 25deg Centigrade, light wind, and few scattered cumulus clouds. Notice summit markers have been removed. On descent passed 10 hikers heading to the summit. A note for anyone planning this hike, bring at least 1 litre of water per person, and the 10 essentials (extra clothing, flashlight,firestarter,signaling device,extra food,first aid kit) and leave a trip plan with somone who knows where you are going and how long. This is mountainous terrain and if you are injured there is not cell coverage until you reach the summit, take extra precautions. This is not the grouse grind. Enjoy the view it's fantastic.
By desqauredPosted By: desqaured  - Tue Aug 09 15:34:19 UTC 2011 Not Rated Upside Still a great view. The slide down can be a LOT of fun;) Downside Lots of snow when I did it a week ago. Hard to pick out trail at sections but given nature of trail, this isn't much of an issue given open views. Comment Just did this one a week ago with the kids. 2/3rds covered with snow starting at the basin of spoon lake but still very hikeable. Top section to the peak (north) you may want to stick to the rocks/forested section on the right (no trail), unless you have crampons or don't mind risking slipping and sliding down a bit on the steep sections. Having said that, the down trip will be much faster, Just make sure you have a good waterproof jacket and you can slide down a good chunk of the way;)
By tompyPosted By: tompy  - Sun Aug 07 16:03:33 UTC 2011 Not Rated Comment just was up there last weekend thinking the snow has to be gone now and it wasn't. got to the parking lot and it was all clear and started to hike and got to the section where you go done to the bridge crossing and it was pure snow 3 to 4 feet deep and the visibility was pour so we abandoned the trip. you could tell there was a massive avalanche that had happened there look cool. don't think this one will be doable this year unless you have snowshoes and crampons and really know where you are going
By docdusty75Posted By: docdusty75  - Wed Jul 06 17:45:14 UTC 2011 Not Rated Upside Fantastic views! Good training mountain for alpine skills. Comment Travelled there yesterday and the conditions were snowy right from 1 km before the parking lot. We hit the summit in 3.5 hrs. The snow conditions were perfect at (9am to 11am). Sunglasses, sunscreen and poles were necessary! Snowshoes(flat portions) and crampons(steep sections) are highly suggested although not necessary. There were fresh cougar tracks and scat crossing our path on the descent but not to worry about in a group over 2. On the drive up a high clearance 4x4 is definately necessary especially around 7km from the start of Chipmunk Creek FSR, you might need to have passenger get out to guide you through one tricky section. Fantastic day overall though! Lady Peak has been climbed recently also by the appearance of multiple tracks.
By LysandriaPosted By: Lysandria  - Thu Jun 16 19:34:59 UTC 2011 Not Rated Question Has anyone gotten up to the trail head yet? is it still snow covered? and does anyone know the status of the road. i have a 4Runner and debating attempting the hike this weekend, anyone had any luck yet?

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By RoxannePosted By: Roxanne  - Fri Jun 10 15:04:23 UTC 2011 Not Rated Question I was there twice last year, they had done repairs to the road by the end of the summer. I have a Hyndia Santa Fe and had little problem getting up. However, I know someone that went up after this winter on an ATV and said the roads had received some heavy damage due to washouts. I know personally other roads up there have also been damaged.

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By RoxannePosted By: Roxanne  - Wed Jun 08 03:13:07 UTC 2011 Not Rated Question Update- according to the forestry service webite the bridge was repaired. Advises that 4X4 is required. Last that I knew the road was in very bad condition. If you desicide to go please keep us posted as to what you think of the road.

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By RoxannePosted By: Roxanne  - Wed Jun 08 01:33:08 UTC 2011 Not Rated Question Not sure if the bridge is repaired, however the road past that is not passable and you would have to hike up the logging road for about 10k.

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By markcPosted By: markc  - Tue Jun 07 19:40:02 UTC 2011 Not Rated Question Any word on the FSR bridge/road to the Mount Cheam trailhead?

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By RoxannePosted By: Roxanne  - Mon May 23 03:48:34 UTC 2011 Not Rated Comment To Beaver48 The lower bridge to Mt cheam was washed out. According to the Foresty Road web site it was to be repaired by May 19. The road above is in pretty rough shape as well due to bad weather creating wash outs. I will be looking into this further this week and will keep you posted if I learn anything new. The snow level on the northshore mountains is about 1100m so i doubt that the parking lot on Mt Cheam will be clear.
By beaver48Posted By: beaver48  - Wed May 18 19:34:10 UTC 2011 Not Rated Question Will the FSR leading to the Mount Cheam trailhead at N49.16826 W121.69392 be free of snow by the the first week of June, 2011?

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By nerka72Posted By: nerka72  - Tue Jan 04 06:33:42 UTC 2011 Not Rated Comment I am looking for someone with a 4x4....would like to hike in the late spring or early summer (preferably July). Will chip in for gas...
By RoxannePosted By: Roxanne  - Sat Nov 06 22:51:23 UTC 2010 Not Rated Upside Great mountain no matter when you go. Had a great day in the snow Downside The wind can pick up at any time and make it very cold at this time of the year. To cloudy to see anything from the top. Comment Drove up on Nov. 5/11. FRS has done some minor repairs to the road and it was in better condition since my visit in July. Still not suitable for small cars though.
By carmesanPosted By: carmesan  - Tue Aug 31 04:42:40 UTC 2010 Not Rated Question I'd love to do this hike but my small car won't make it up to the trailhead. Anyone looking for some hiking company let me know! I live in Abby but can meet up anywhere in Chilliwack.

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By HopehikerPosted By: Hopehiker  - Mon Jul 26 13:04:45 UTC 2010 Not Rated Upside great views all around chilliwack, Harrison
Nice sign to direct people closer to trail
Downside Road is in very poor shape for last 3 Kms, need truck w/4x4 Comment lots of people were hiking on this sunny day
By cdjk123Posted By: cdjk123  - Sun Jul 18 20:51:43 UTC 2010 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Comment Man, what a great hike. Incredible veiws.

On the way down, you can just slide down the snow pack! Tons of fun!! Also, I took a dip in spoon lake (the glacial lake at the bottom of the meadow bowl), VERY COLD!! :)
By elkestarrPosted By: elkestarr  - Sun Jun 27 04:20:16 UTC 2010 Not Rated Question I really want to do Mt Cheam but I have a brand new 4x4 & worried about my new truck! I've read stories about it getting scratched etc. Is this going to be a problem?
Thanks!

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By River*RunnerPosted By: River*Runner  - Wed Jun 23 07:36:41 UTC 2010 Not Rated Question I have never done this hike, but very much want to. Will attempt to get there tomorrow, but I have a small car. Anyone going up June23? I would meet someone in a nearby area and pay for a trek up in a flatbead with my dog. Email me lola_grrl@yahoo.com

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By CourteneyPosted By: Courteney  - Tue Mar 02 16:48:38 UTC 2010 Not Rated Question Does anyone know if it's too early or not in the year to hike up Mt.Cheam??

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By fnxtrPosted By: fnxtr  - Fri Jan 22 19:32:30 UTC 2010 Not Rated Upside Glorious view Downside long walk Comment We did it way back in the 80's, from the Bridal Falls side. At one point there was a semi-accessible road up to a parking lot in the hanging valley to the SW of the peak (still on the N side of the ridge, though), it was still a 4-hour hike from there. That road may be impassable now, none of the hiking blogs seem to mention it. It's a steep climb up to the ridge (we did it in sneakers!) but once you're there it's an easy stroll. From the base in Popkum it's more like 7 hours. You can see Vancouver from the peak.
By WreglesworthPosted By: Wreglesworth  - Wed Sep 23 15:31:26 UTC 2009 Not Rated Question Does anyone that hikes Mt Cheam want to car pool?
I have 2 friends (3 total) that want to hike and paraglide down.
So we need a ride to the trail head - we typically land at Bridal falls.
Super happy to pay for gas.



ANSWERS are in this forum:  Cheam - Friday September 25th
By WreglesworthPosted By: Wreglesworth  - Wed Sep 23 15:31:19 UTC 2009 Not Rated Question Does anyone that hikes Mt Cheam want to car pool?
I have 2 friends (3 total) that want to hike and paraglide down.
So we need a ride to the trail head - we typically land at Bridal falls.
Super happy to pay for gas.



ANSWERS are in this forum:  Cheam - Friday September 25th
By WreglesworthPosted By: Wreglesworth  - Wed Sep 23 15:30:15 UTC 2009 Not Rated Question Does anyone that hikes Mt Cheam want to car pool?
I have 2 friends (3 total) that want to hike and paraglide down.
So we need a ride to the trail head - we typically land at Bridal falls.
Super happy to pay for gas.



ANSWERS are in this forum:  Cheam - Friday September 25th
By norin raddPosted By: norin radd  - Thu Sep 03 01:50:23 UTC 2009 Not Rated Comment what the hell is with the route!!!. i clicked get directions and it was a completle different route from what the sites directions say. so i had to turn around and drive back 30 kms. then when i got there i was driving up the road and there is a fork. NO orange squares. but a little sign on the ground that said gravel pit 4km. seeing as how the gravel parking lot is 4km i assumed this was it. it was definitly much harder to drive up. it was about 4 feet wide and my new truck got scratched to shit! completley ruined. thats the least of my worries. the suspension is shot to shit! lucky i didnt pop a tire.

this website should be more descriptive on the directions. can someone tell me a bit better directions so i can actually go up here!
By ubcPosted By: ubc  - Mon Aug 24 22:51:29 UTC 2009 Not Rated Upside view of the meadows were great but i did not hold my breath for clear skies Downside rout to the parking lot could have been marked with signs because i got lost twice on the way their. Comment being of Staulo decent Mt Cheam has always had a deep meaning to me i spent my childhood growing up next to Mt Cheam Its broad early morning shadow can be seen moving slowly across the valley floor as if the mountain were craddleing the valley residence.
By Adam+LauraPosted By: Adam+Laura  - Fri Aug 07 17:21:08 UTC 2009 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside Awesome hike, we loved it.
We saw some small dogs doing this hike and realized that small dogs can do big hikes too.
Fantatastic views
Downside Long logging road to get in, I think you might make it without a 4by4 but if your truck or car isnt in good shape it is about an hour off the main road so i would be careful. Comment Very steep cliff at the top, you dont have to go near it if you dont want too.
By tompyPosted By: tompy  - Sun Jul 26 00:52:53 UTC 2009 Not Rated Upside this was an awsome hike. i did elk mountain last month, it was really nice , but cheam offered a lot more views and it was a easier hike. i would deffinatly doe it again. Downside a lot of bugs, i was really getting pissed off. i had strong bug repelent but they were hungry. a storm also blew in when it was supose to be 35 degrees so we only spent 15 min. at the top
By DeepCoveMikePosted By: DeepCoveMike  - Fri Jul 24 04:04:48 UTC 2009 Not Rated Comment We spent a great night in the meadows on the 11July. For those concerned about the road.
Don't be. It's fine.
Four wheel drive is not really needed. Clearance is the bigger issue. We came up in a Subaru Forester with only a couple of rock knocks on the bottom. We had no worries about the road at all.

Enjoy the drive and walk.
By Heatherblue25Posted By: Heatherblue25  - Wed Jul 08 15:18:38 UTC 2009 Not Rated Question Does anyone know how the roads are going up to Mt. Cheam? I do have a 4x4 so no worries, but at the highest point just before you reach the area before you park your car gives me worries....with the drop off....Is the road washed out up at that area...bring the kids just want to make sure....as well as to make sure no snow...
Anyone wanting to come is welcome....just give me a call 604-807-3133.
or email me heatherblue25@yahoo.ca


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By kapnjoePosted By: kapnjoe  - Sun Jun 28 20:18:17 UTC 2009 Not Rated Upside The summit was GLORIOUS. it was amazing the abrupt dropoffs and the views of the surrounding mountains and the fraser valley. Downside It was difficult to find the trail sometimes in the snow but generally you just point yourself up and you shouldn't have too many troubles. Comment The road there was bad but i made it up in a small 2wd mazda b2200, bring a 4x4 or a vehicle you don't care about. 100% worth it.
By sandee_80Posted By: sandee_80  - Sat Jun 27 17:24:25 UTC 2009 Not Rated Question Is the road washed out getting to Mount Cheam....I hard it is...I want to do it July 4

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By caro89Posted By: caro89  - Sat Jun 06 04:30:42 UTC 2009 Not Rated Upside Totally I do want to go! Where are you when? call me anytime 604 316 8674...that'd be amazing! Hope to hear from you (I'm up early
By Peakclimber52Posted By: Peakclimber52  - Fri Jun 05 21:57:02 UTC 2009 Not Rated Upside Hey! I'm planning on doing mt. cheam tomorrow too. Let me know if you still need a ride there
By caro89Posted By: caro89  - Mon Jun 01 03:43:03 UTC 2009 Not Rated Question Hi everyone! Me and a friend want to do the mount cheam hike next saturday (june 6). Does anyone wnat to go up there too? We don't have a vehicle to get there yet, we would be very thankful for a ride.

hoping for answers
By HannahP.Posted By: HannahP.  - Tue Sep 16 02:03:24 UTC 2008 Not Rated Comment The directions above are slightly off. You will need to set your odometer to 0 at the vedder bridge before you turn left on Chilliwack, at 27 km is the entrance to Foley Forest Service Rd. There just so happens to be another forest service rd. at 28 km. Myself and two other vehicles ended up there with these same instructions!
By AkelePosted By: Akele  - Sun Jul 20 15:41:19 UTC 2008 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside Beautiful hike Downside Forestry road is in bad shape and has been for a while 4x4 is needed no matter what season. We dirt bike in that are a lot and most of the roads are like this. Comment Our first time hiking Mt. Cheam and it was worth it, the more clear the day the better as the view increase with having no cloud coverage. Evening is supposed to be the best view before sunset as the breeze can blow away the majority of the clouds.
By rvankPosted By: rvank  - Wed Jun 25 02:19:14 UTC 2008 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars
By gabhanPosted By: gabhan  - Tue Oct 30 20:14:21 UTC 2007 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside Superb views, decent workout especially when the mountain is covered with snow. Not too busy. Downside The logging road is in terrible state. 4WD only - this drive is not for the faint of heart. Comment Hiked this on October 27th. The snow started at the car park and the lakes were frozen or partially frozen. Superb clear day and the view to the south to Mt Baker was superb! Tough getting up to Spoon Lake without wearing crampons. Spoon Lake was frozen solid. Getting to the summit was very hard as we kept falling and sliding down 2 metres at a time before getting back up on our feet. Should have worn crampons!!

The top gave superb views in all directions. Was very cold but nothing the right gear can't keep out. Got buzzed by a tourist plane as it circled the summit taking photos of me!

On the way down, slid down the hillside on our backs to Spoon Lake. Terrifc fun! It took 45 minutes to hike from Spoon Lake to the summit but only about 3 to get back down (be careful though as sliding into rocks hurts as my wife can testify to!)

Overall - fantastic!! If going in late Oct/Nov, take crampons and maybe an ice axe. Access road is 4WD only. It is a very hard and long drive; large potholes, ditches and steep climbs. Thankfully I took my Jeep Cherokee as it coped better than I did!


By Adam+LauraPosted By: Adam+Laura  - Wed Sep 05 00:29:54 UTC 2007 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside Outstanding view
Good work out
Very rewarding on clear day, especially veiw of Mt.Baker
Fantastic apline meadows
Downside Very hard to get up to trail head, "do not try with out 4wheel drive as of Sept 1 2007, very steep, lots of washouts"

It is very steep at top, I would not bring children, but lots of people did.

The peek is very scary if you are afraid of heights. "But" you don't have to go all the way to the top to make it worth the trip.
Comment It took an hour from White Rock to drive to FSR, then it took about an hour to drive up the road to the trail head. The FSR is cool on its own.

Worth going if you are an average to good hiker with a 4wheel drive truck.
By rideyerbikeokPosted By: rideyerbikeok  - Wed Aug 22 06:03:12 UTC 2007 Not Rated Comment Hey, does anyone have advice on climbing this mountain from the Bridal Falls side? Thanks.
By JaredCPosted By: JaredC  - Wed Aug 08 03:36:34 UTC 2007 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside Excellent trail, easy to follow etc. Views you wouldn't expect to experience this close to the lower mainland! Downside The road is getting pretty rough. Even the 2WD pickups were abandoned a few km's before the trailhead. Comment Just a heads up, it's about an hour to the trailhead once you turn onto the Foley FSR. We camped up a side road a few hundred metres from the trailhead... the bugs were only bad during daylight. The stars were bright and the bugs were nowhere to be seen after dark! This was a great hike and I'll be going back again.
By mrpaleriderPosted By: mrpalerider  - Mon Jul 30 19:33:27 UTC 2007 Not Rated Upside Still an amazing mountain so close to the valley Downside The roads are now in horrible shape. Because of our bis storms we had this past winter there are now lots of larger washouts and some trees. I had to lock my hubs and use 4x4 is some sections, that used to never be the case. Be prepared to turn around if you don't have a vehicle that can do some 4x4'ing Comment Now's the perfect time of year with all the wild flowers
By AlysPosted By: Alys  - Mon Sep 11 05:51:14 UTC 2006 Not Rated Upside Absolutely awesome and we didn't even have a view at the top as it was totally covered with cloud. We loved it, the meadow and spoon lake were beautiful. We can't wait to do the trek in nice sunny weather. The top was eerie due to the fact we had no view and were surrounded by cloud but we loved it. Our pictures look like we were at the top of Everest. LOL. Downside Not much, just cold and windy because of the cool day. Comment Loved it !!!
By wayne170747Posted By: wayne170747  - Wed Sep 06 02:29:33 UTC 2006 Not Rated Upside Excellent view. Downside Way to many bugs at the summit, bring STRONG chemicals. Comment I was up today. There seems a big debate about whether you need a 4 wheel drive to reach the parking lot. You don't. What you need is a vehicle with good clearance. There are some large rocks that need to be straddled or wheeled over about 2k from the parking lot. A front wheel drive Suzuki pretend 4X4 can make it and any normal pickup
By FirefightraPosted By: Firefightra  - Sun Sep 03 00:07:21 UTC 2006 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside Short enough for anyone to sumit. We took a friend on her first mountain summit and she was amazed. Downside The last 4 km of the logging road are really steep. Taking a vehicle, other than a 4x4, will leave you stranded around the last 3 km. We parked our tired car and walked the 3 km to the parking lot. Didn't see any cars in the lot...just trucks and SUV's. Comment This is a bit of a deceiving peak as just when you think you're nearing the top, it keeps on going! Spoon lake at the base of the trail is a fabulous place to have lunch and a swim; but, beware of the bugs. We did this in late August and they were annoying. Even if you don't think you can summit the peak, the lake and surrounding scenery are great for a picnic. Views at the top were fabulous...we didn't have any problems with bugs at the top. Beware of bad knees coming down...use trekking poles or your knees will hate you. There are blueberry patches throughout the hike and we found one that had absolutely sweet and huge blueberries. I gorged and was completely satisfied! Great for a day hike! We added an extra 3 km to the hike (car wouldn't make it) and spent some time at the lake and had enough time to make a full day out of it.
By westonsPosted By: westons  - Tue Aug 01 21:12:41 UTC 2006 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside Mount Cheam has stupendous scenery...and a few mountain goats in the valley near Lady Peak. Downside Tough initial journey that requires a 4x4 vehicle, and it is almost 15 km of dusty potholes before hitting the parking lot. Comment I climb to the peak about once a year, and this time it was 1 hour and 40 minutes going up...and 1 hour and 10 minutes coming down. ( That's not including a half hour break at the peak to swat flies and eat lunch ).
By bueffixPosted By: bueffix  - Sat Jun 10 06:59:06 UTC 2006 Not Rated Comment Researching into Chilliwack area hikes, I was surprised at the last comment about the access directions. Get yourself a topo map if you are unsure. The one for the area is 92 H/4 (Chilliwack) and you can easily follow the route on the map exactly as described.
By tbeerejoPosted By: tbeerejo  - Sat May 20 22:40:24 UTC 2006 Not Rated Comment Well if the directions to get here were good, we would have been able to find the trail. First, there is no exit 119A. Second, there is no foley service road at 28 kms left of the vedder bridge. Flukely enough, we ended up on the ford mt trail, which was good, but certainly never found this trail!!!
By westonsPosted By: westons  - Sat Mar 05 22:48:28 UTC 2005 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside Fantastic views. If going at a fast pace it can be done in 2 and a half hours. Downside Short but sweet. The drive up to the parking area is a little hazardous. Extremely busy during the summer. Comment Magnificent view of the Fraser Valley.
By DerrickPosted By: Derrick  - Mon Jan 03 03:36:02 UTC 2005 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside A good trail that allows everyone the opportunity to stand on top of a mountain. Downside Not much, other than short. Comment You can make it longer by coming in from Bridal Falls side. WAY LONGER!
By KmarshallPosted By: Kmarshall  - Mon Sep 27 05:41:04 UTC 2004 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside Awesome scenery Downside no real downside Comment very important tip get trekking poles. This hike like most hikes will hurt your knees hips. Trust me when I say this get them and they will save you the pain will be less and they will save your knees. Go to mountian co-op and get some pay the money look in the sale bins. You will be so happy that you did. Also taking dogs leash them when you get to the summit drops are well you will see when you get there. I am not trying to discourage just adding a few tips. I am the most inexperienced hiker on the face of the planet and I don't take chances. But this hike you can do it. I saw kids as young as 10 hiking it and as mature as 45yrs so any one can do this. Also when traveling to the parking lot please slow down honk your horn when on comming atv's and motorcyles can hear you coming trust me this saved us and the oncoming bikers. Drive slow take your time. Please and remember what you pack in pack out. I hope that helps. It is worth doing you will not be disappointed. Do it. Trust us. Also wear suntan lotion as I got sun a whole lot and it is the end of september. ENJOY
By KmarshallPosted By: Kmarshall  - Mon Sep 27 05:18:39 UTC 2004 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside WOW the view the mountains the waterfalls the meadow so lush and green and warm,lots to see so little time. Jagged mountains they just seem to go on forever. A spectacular view of Chilliwack and the surrounding water and lakes. This is the most amazing hike we have ever done. We went September 26th it was so worth it Downside NO real downside. Comment The most amazing mountain yet that we have climbed and we have done 7 mountains so far and this is rated as a 10. pack lots of water and some food. Take the dogs they will love you forever. It is steep in places and you are exposed to the elements so be prepared bring a hat and bug spray and suntain lotion. It is a must. There is a lake to swim in and the dogs loved it. The meadows are lush and full of life. The mountain air is intoxicating and the scenery is breathless this will blow your mind. Take a camera or you will be disappointed. 21/2 hrs up and 11/2 hours done you can do it in 4 to 5 hours. Take your time have fun and enjoy we certainly did. We took a million pics and it was worth it. When you see the trail marker keep driving you are not there yet. Go all the way until you can go no further stay on the road follow the directions at the top.But don't stop where the marker is keep going other wise add on another 2 hrs to get to the begining of the trail. FXF is definetly recommended we have F 150 and it was awesome. Have fun we did and so did the dogs it was worth taking them.
By philseraPosted By: philsera  - Tue Jul 20 05:58:13 UTC 2004 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside cool hike. easy access to alpine. great views. easy trail. Downside lots of people. bad, long logging road travel with lots of dirt bikes. Comment the turnoff is actually at 26km past vedder bridge and the sign has been spray painted, so its easy to miss.
By anwonPosted By: anwon  - Mon Apr 12 21:33:07 UTC 2004 Not Rated Upside Seldom used trail. Spectacular view from the ridge. Downside A short class 3 scramble with moderate exposure. Some route finding required. Not for beginners or those averse to heights. Comment As a challenging variation for experienced hikers or scramblers, you can ascend using the old west ridge trail. (Note: Do not attempt this route if it is wet or if you are uncomfortable with moderate exposure and/or heights.) From the parking lot, walk west on the road about 100m until you reach the first spur on the right (north). At the end of it, bash up the cutblock (about 10 minutes). At the top of the cutblock is a small meadow (lovely in July and August). Continue up steep slopes for 30-45 minutes to the west ridge. You'll find an old trail there. Follow the trail east. There is some flagging. About 40 minutes below summit, you'll reach the crux of the route--a 10m class 3 scramble. This section has moderate exposure with loose rock. There is no way around it so if you can't safely or comfortably climb it, you'll have to retrace your steps back to the parking lot. There is some easy and enjoyable class 2 scrambling afterwards, but route is straightforward to summit. Descend via standard route to Spoon Lake. Should take about 7 hours.
By SleddogsamPosted By: Sleddogsam  - Sat Apr 10 23:55:07 UTC 2004 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside This trail provides breathtaking views of both backcountry wilderness from the trail, and the populated Fraser Valley from the summit. The Meadow halfway up the trail can even be a beautiful no-trace camping site for those wanting to learn on a short (but challenging with a pack) trail. Downside Some garbage at the trailhead and on the trail. Comment What a great hike. Watch your kids/pets at the summit. The drop-offs are unforgiving. Please pack out what you bring in.
By MJDJPosted By: MJDJ  - Wed Oct 29 08:01:25 UTC 2003 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside Breathtaking views. Absolutely dizzying heights. Magnificent alpine meadows, this hike has it ALL! Downside The last 4kms of de-activated road is in BAD shape after the September rains. Someone needs to bring a bulldozer up there to level it out and fill in the gaping crevices! Comment Plan on spending the ENTIRE DAY up here, it is THAT gorgeous!
Pick up your garbage and please respect this beautiful area!
By CorriePosted By: Corrie  - Sat Sep 27 23:38:31 UTC 2003 Not Rated Upside You can see forever. On top of the world, lots of photo opts.Good work out. Downside May be difficult if bad knees, but worth the workout. Comment One of the best hikes I have been on. Reminds me of Gros Morn in NFL
By toadPosted By: toad  - Sun Jul 20 04:27:34 UTC 2003 Not Rated Upside Awsome veiws, beautiful meadows, great trail, nice swim at Spoon Lake Downside lots of weird bugs on the summit Comment Wonderful hike, it was hard to think of any downside!!


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