Hi everyone and welcome back! While it’s currently raining here in Vancouver, hiking season is just around the corner and I’m already looking forward to one of my favourite hikes in BC: Lindeman Lake. Update! You can also check out photos from my latest hike to Lindeman Lake from May 2017 here.
How to Get there
Lindeman lake is located in Chilliwack, BC and it’s about a 2 hour drive (one way) from the city. There is plenty of parking once you reach the trailhead (there’s also parking along the road) but it’s always a good idea to arrive early to ensure a parking spot.
The hike to Lindeman lake is a fairly short, intermediate hike with a gorgeous view payoff. The water IS really that green and it’s incredible to see the stunning colour in person. It’s about 3.4 KM round trip with not a lot of elevation gain. The trail itself is mostly under tree cover so even on a hot day, it’s stays somewhat cooler in the trees.
As soon as you reach the lake, the best photo locations are everywhere! There are some boulders on the left side of the lake that are beside the water and a bit more secluded. That’s my favourite spot to go for pictures and it’s usually less crowded too. You also have the option of continuing on through a section of bouldering to reach the other side of the lake. Personally, I think the best view is immediately upon arriving at the lake so I usually don’t hike the very end. Bouldering is hard!
What to Bring
It’s a good idea to pack water, snacks and a lunch depending on the time of day you plan to hike. The trail isn’t technically difficult but hiking boots are always great to have. This trail is very dog friendly and I love how many there are on this trail once you reach the lake.
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