A couple friends and I went up this trail today. Sit on the rocky ledge and enjoy the view. Hi everyone, I'm wondering if you think hiking out to Petgill Lake is worth it for the swimming and the views in general? Petgill Lake? A little further along the trail and you’ll find a great view of Howe Sound, though to get there it’ll take an 11 km round trip. If you have any fear of heights, it might freak you out abit climbing along the ledges. Myself being 56 yrs and the slowest in the group. User comment from "D. from Vancouver" is very helpful to stay on track while on this stretch. Nobody penetrated set security there to see filming at Petgill Lake in Murrin Provincial Park, Shannon Falls or other area locations, but fans and paparazzi could track the cast fairly easily from their hotels there, capturing Robsten out for dinner, taking in a movie and celebrating her 21st birthday riding a mini-motorcycle. (The lake is nice, but seriously recommend pushing on a bit further to the view points. Saw a bit of clear cutting and heard a chainsaw in the far off distance at one point but was still very pleasant especially once you get to the lake and viewpoint. Latest News. Just climb over a few logs and you'll be back on the proper trail. The trails is narrow, and steep for the 1st hour and 40 mins, then tapers off a bit as your reach the lake area. A few trees on the side of the road will have orange spray paint on their trunks. Amazing views, 100% would recommend! On your right, you will find the trailhead marked by a faded, wooden sign that reads ‘Petgill Lake’. My dog (large, fit, and experienced on trails) had no trouble with the scrambly bits. Great hike, not too warm today, but needed that extra layer. I didnt and regreted. Or is it open for weekday hikes again? A very quiet trail which is well-marked and has lots of ups and down going (and on the return trip). Beautiful day up there! Hello, i've done the trail today Sunday. Thanks. I would highly recommend having lunch there instead. This is your best landmark if there are no arrows to guide you to the trail. By providing this information, Bottletop Media does not assume any liability for the use of this information by our readers.Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions. be sent by Email through the Contact Us – Guides for 10 amazing hikes near Vancouver– Hiking safety and trail etiquette– Resources, hiking gear overview, and more! Hike starts at the gate. My wife and I hiked this trail on Oct. 8th 2011. When you get to this part just look left (you'll be looking down into this area) and you should see a marker on the tree that leads over a tiny creek. Look for Picture 1 below, as the small washed out sign for the trial is directly before a road sign that notes a passing lane for 23km. I can tell that some people have been fooled by some of the comments here. 7:42. Petgill Lake, élément aquatique, Colombie-Britannique, a une altitude de 739 mètres. We would save the $150 helicopter ride to the top of Goat Ridge by strapping our bikes to our backs and walking up. Hence the fact that you can't hike it on a weekday. A fun trail!! We reserve the right to remove comments or any other content we deem unacceptable in our sole discretion, including removing user names and profile pictures. Parking lot is currently closed but the park is open. Charming lake and big view at the top. Finding Petgill Lake - June 22-23 2018 - Duration: 7:42. We got there at 8 a.m. and there was ample parking. This hike was so much more enjoyable than the Chief. Rough wilderness camping available, no amenities at the lake. It starts with a climb up a bushy slope on the east side of busy Highway 99. Great hike! This one is even closer to Vancouver, sitting in the mountains above Britannia Beach. Featuring over 110 hiking trails around Vancouver, this eBook produced by Outdoor Vancouver is your guide to the best hikes in southwest British Columbia. Only confusing part is an open area with a lot of flagging tape (pink, orange, white, yellow coloured) on the trees in every direction. Definitely the least enjoyable section of the hike. Overall, it was a decent hike, but it doesn't sit very high up on my list of places to re-visit. There are plenty of rocks and roots and the trail is somewhat overgrown. There is no pullout at Deeks Creek. Mount Garibaldi. If you reach Shannon Falls, you have gone too far and must turn around. Lighthouse Park. Be sure to go right. Jack Anthony 36 views. the lake itself and the viewpoint, very satisfying end points. The turnout is a few minutes beyond Britannia Beach (Britannia Mine Museum). (access to Alderson Lake, Carthew Lakes, the Summit, Summit Lake). Still quite a bit of snow by the lake and from where you turn off the logging road back into the forest. Bill Allcock from Wellington N.Z. It starts with a climb up a bushy slope on the east side of busy Highway 99. Follow the trail and it will drop down. This part stands out from the rest of the trail. Headed for the Mountains . Petgill Lake Trail [FERMÉ] est un sentier en boucle de 5.9 miles modérément fréquenté situé près de Squamish, Colombie-Britannique en Canada. Was overall a bit too tough for us although we finished it, but it was far more difficult than the last hike I did (Lindeman Lake). You should check this information yourself. A ‘Neverland’ for hikers . The lookout point just past the lake provides a great view of Howe sound. The lake was an idyllic way to enjoy lunch and a swim. OFFROADING AND HIKING TO THE PEAK OF MOUNT CHEAM - Duration: 7:02. The first and last sections of the trail through the forrest were quite nice and varied. THere were orange markers everywhere, which made it difficult to know which direction to follow. Went up on Sunday April 2nd. 12 Bewertungen für Petgill Lake "Trail is accessible from highway 99, just across from Murrin Lake. It is now fairly overgrown but the wooden sign still exists and is visible once you enter the trail. The trail section beyond the logging road is just so beautiful in the lush forested area, with large rock walls, etc. To reach the parking lot from Vancouver, drive to Highway #1 (the Trans Canada Highway) and follow the highway west bound towards Horseshoe Bay. The entrance to the hike was a bit overgrown. Elevation gain: 350 m / 1148 ft. about upcoming contests, and special offers. Beautiful Sunday and we only came across 10 other people the entire time. Beautiful views at the view point past Petgill Lake and not overly difficult either. This junction is about 2.9 kilometers or 1 hour, 15 minutes into the hike.

Call 1 800 BCHYDRO (1 800 224 9376) or *HYDRO (*49376) on your mobile or report it online. We hiked this yesterday and your instructions about the logging roads were super helpful! Petgill Lake . There isn’t an open beach area to get into the lake for swimming. There are some weirdly marked trees in the middle of the trail; spray painted and flagged. The second third of the way up was along the logging road. The first part of the trail is narrow and overgrown but it is clearly marked and relatively easy to follow. 3) The logging road contains about 8-10 water crossings. 3 hours up, 1.5 hours down. I enjoyed a lot but I wouldnt do it again. Here are some helpful pointers: -Park at Murrin Lake Parking Lot (gates open at 7am, close at dusk) -Cross the Highway and proceed towards Squamish about 100 meters until you see the wooden sign for Petgill Lake. The map also shows hotspots where our fishing junkies have caught lunkers and posted photos and stories. Petgill Lake was a relief to see, but with still approx 5.5 kms from Petgill Lake down to the highway and Murrin Lake. West Vancouver. In this section along the Petgill Lake Trail, there is plenty of orange flagging in the trees to help keep you on track. on our way back down we ran on the old logging road where the rock wasn't too loose, so fun! During the summer, the parking lot can get very busy. The best time to hit the trail is during the summer months. Things you should know: 1. The closures because of high levels of bacteria have been a recurring issue, the last coming in August 2018.In 2014, the DCNR closed … No particular reason, just felt like it :). Thanks D for the update on the trail! There was about 10 cm of ice on the lake. -Continue to follow the orange tree markers over several ravines, you will also pass over an exposed rock surface and down a steep trail into another ravine before making your way up to Petgill Lake (about 10-20 minutes from exposed rock face) -You will start to see metal signs for Petgill Lake mounted on trees and from here its very straightforward. Remember keep RIGHT on the logging road. We hiked this trail today and it was lovely - no snow, easy to follow (markers a little sparse on the way back down). Looks like the logging road will be active till Oct 2014. Trailhead starts across from Murin Park. Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. So great to lay down and enjoy the beautiful sun. A representative from the B.C. Unbeknownst to us, there were actually arrows that someone had built along the gravel with rocks and branches pointing us in the right direction. State Police Seeks Participants for National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest Hopefully, this helps to clarify the tricky points in making this trail accessible. Best part about this hike is that on a Sunday, it was empty! Here is a look inside the day. If you enjoy hiking in and around Vancouver, this is a MUST HIKE trail .. hope you enjoy it as much as we did! Hike starts at the gate. Left goes to Petgill Lake; right goes to Goat Ridge which is another two hours of hiking. Look in front of you and behind you for those orange squares and you'll be okay. Total Distance: 11.5 km (return) Estimated Time: 6 hours: Average Grade: 11.2%: Structure: Linear - Return: Elevation Gain: 645 m: Start Elevation: 130 m: Max Elevation: 775 m: Directions. The actual hike is very nice. There's a logging road part way in which was less than exciting to trek up, but you do get off it and back in to the forrest. The hike up to the viewpoint from the lake is like doing another ravine, it only took me a couple of minutes to scramble up though and is worth it even on a cloudier day. After a few minutes you’ll come out onto a rocky ridge and see Petgill Lake below. Continue to follow the orange markers. Petgill Lake Hike Intro. Your email address will NOT be displayed on the site. I opted to hike another 10 min or so to the view point overlooking Howe Sound for lunch. The trail head can be a bit deceiving. Watch as we encounter sun, rain, snow, a little hail and some obstacles. Other than the issues above the trail is nicely varied and easy to follow after the initial confusion, and it has some very nice views. By providing this information, Bottletop Media does not assume any liability for the use of this information by our readers. Your email address will not be published. Petgill Lake is a small, scenic lake, perfect for a summertime dip. 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