Semaphore lakes area is a short distance from well maintained gravel road.
The area offers a quick access base to surrounding "school of railroad mountains" such as Locomotive, Tender, Caboose, Handcar, Faceless, Face etc.
Go upstream on Pemberton Valley from Pemberton intersection. In 20k, turn right to go into Hurnley Forest Service road. There is a bridge in 19k, a small waterfall on the right in 21k, then there is a small pull out place on the left at 22k. There is a flagging to go down to flat section of the trail off the road.
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Posted By: fuchsc
- Mon Jun 29 16:57:43 UTC 2015
Questionmy visit is dated June 26-28. If anyone goes up there soon, pls. keep an eye out for a black case with prescription glasses (about $600 value) I forgot at our campground near to the lake with (unrestricted) view onto Locomotive mountain. Please contact me if found and brought back with you - that would be so much appreciated!ANSWERS are in this forum: Sephamore Lakes - lost my (prescription) glasses!
Posted By: fuchsc
- Mon Jun 29 16:56:12 UTC 2015
Upsidefamily friendly (we are 2 adults, 2 kids, 5 and 7 years) because short (2-3 hours, adults need 1,5 hour only) and easy accessible, vast area for camping, so it never feels crowded Downsidewhere there is water, there are bugs - the higher up, the less of them. And running rivers plus waterfalls are loud, camp with a view of them only. CommentAttention: If you go up there soon, pls. keep an eye out for a black case with prescription glasses (about $600 value) I forgot at our campground near to the lake with view onto Locomotive mountain. Please contact me through trailpeak if you found them and brought them with you! That would be so much appreciated!
Posted By: wanderlust
- Fri Oct 18 00:23:43 UTC 2013
UpsideInstant alpine access. Footpaths leading all OVER the place, so the exploration is limitless. Lake after little lake, all with their own personality. DownsideFlies are brutal during the climb through the forest (at least in July). CommentConsidering its relative secrecy and distance from a major center, there were a surprising number of cars at the parking area. Crowds don't matter, though, because once you're in the basin you can just go off on your own. Only 45mins of climbing and you're in paradise. Pretty sweet.