On the left they lead into the trees, alongside the face of the cliff - I explored this first. 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. I recommend this hike! In fact, the entire route is well marked with orange flagging, square markers, and spray paint. There will be very few downhill sections to rest your legs before reaching Petgill Lake. Thanks Eric for the heads up. I could hear the cars before seeing them too which helped a lot. Another kilometer past that the trail resumes into the woods on the left hand side. There is no pullout at Deeks Creek. Petgill Lake was a relief to see, but with still approx 5.5 kms from Petgill Lake down to the highway and Murrin Lake. Been up there many times before. I truly enjoyed the company of my seven companions (interesting in the “good way”) as we hiked up to the this classic “two-payoff” hike. Lighthouse Park. On your right, you will find the trailhead marked by a faded, wooden sign that reads ‘Petgill Lake’. We finally realized we picked the wrong path when we pretty much read the end .. which was a dead end and realize the orange markers we've been following were old markers for the logging road and was not leading to the trail/lake. We were hiking on an overcast day and there were a ton of bugs, so make sure you bring bug spray. Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. At about 2 hours, or 4.6 km, you will come out to an exposed outcrop. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. Statistics. Want to connect with other local hikers? But that also included going to the lookout point. If you head clockwise around the lake from this point, you'll soon see another trail that splits off to the left. Did this hike on the weekend. Get our exclusive Patrons sticker, a free copy of Hiking Vancouver (our 500+ page hiking eBook), discounts on our apparel, and more! The Petgill Lake Trail becomes single-track again and begins climbing sharply. Did this hike today and it was really nice. Cheers, did this hike recently, May23,2015. Shares the parking lot of Murrin Park. On the way down we hit 1 viewpoint we missed on the way up (around 1/2 way down), that had yet anther great view of the Chief and Squamish from a rarely seen angle. After a few minutes you’ll come out onto a rocky ridge and see Petgill Lake below. Overall, the hike was fun. Hiked this on June 12, 2016. I truly enjoyed the company of my seven companions (interesting in the “good way”) as we hiked up to the this classic “two-payoff” hike. We’d like to rely on loyal readers, rather than erratic ads to keep this site going. The logging road is now deactivated and hiking during the week is acceptable. November 29, 2017 November 29, 2017 hikemoreworryless857692318 Leave a Comment on Petgill Lake Hike Petgill Lake Hike Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. I agree for the MUST HIKE trail. How did you find crossing the highway? Our plan was simple. You need to stay away from these and continue along the continuous path up the mountain. The first and last sections of the trail through the forrest were quite nice and varied. The critical point where we made our mistake wasn't obvious until our trip back down the mountain. Regarding the logging, you do walk down an active logging road for a good distance (definitely longer than I was expecting) in the middle of the route. Did this hike today: Great hike, lots of variable terrain, which kept things interesting. Keep on walking till you see a small wooden sign. -The trail is very easy to follow until the logging road where things get a bit more confusing. -Definitely go up to the lookout, there is a trail past the rocky outcropping that looks over the lake. Overall it was a fun hike! But before and after it is lovely. 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. Petgill Lake is located along the east side of the Sea To Sky Highway just south of Squamish. Completed this hike over the long weekend. ALSO: recommend using D.'s comments on getting to the actual trail; this could very possibly confusing ... Miss the sign at the left side of the active muddy logging road, so go too far along the logging road. Posted: September 29, 2014 04:40:27 PM PST. Petgill Lake Something to do on a Sunday. Remember keep RIGHT on the logging road. Petgill Lake is a terrific day-hike in Squamish off the Sea to Sky Highway, near Murrin Provincial Park. The trail section beyond the logging road is just so beautiful in the lush forested area, with large rock walls, etc. Note that you can't do this hike Monday-Friday right now because the logging roads are active then and so the roads are closed to hikers. The comments posted by Kevin were very helpful for this year! The actual hike is very nice. The Petgill Lake trail is a superb trail if you want to enjoy the stunning scenery of the Pacific Northwest. 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. We found all the flagging tape confusing and on the way down got lost and had to bushwack for 2 hours to find a suitable spot to reach the highway (very relieved!). It starts with a climb up a bushy slope on the east side of busy Highway 99. Once you past the first aid sign, walk some more until see a tree with a diamond marker and route sign as you approach on your left as you walk up; this is your entrance back into the forest and onto the trail. Almost a kilometer past that there is a fork, go right. The trail is very well marked when you are in the forested sections. Hi Friends! Fun trail, challenging in some sections but manageable as long as you take your time. Hello, i've done the trail today Sunday. The entry point for the trail is no longer so obvious, as the road apparently used to fizzle out at this point, but now it keeps going. 1. Even though the trail is slightly intense, it's very enjoyable with a mix of switchbacks, gravel road and overgrown sections. After lunch head down to the lake and take a peak. Petgill Lake Trail [FERMÉ] est un sentier en boucle de 5.9 miles modérément fréquenté situé près de Squamish, Colombie-Britannique en Canada. address. Petgill Lake Trail hiking trail in Squamish, British Columbia. There are plenty of rocks and roots and the trail is somewhat overgrown.
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