It took us 5 hours, which included going the wrong way for 15 minutes at the T junction, and having a great lunch at the top. For those looking for a pace to hit o a warm day - Petgill is it. During the summer, the parking lot can get very busy. Worth the exhausting hike up. But it can be easy to miss the trail and keep walking along the road. The trail section beyond the logging road is just so beautiful in the lush forested area, with large rock walls, etc. Disclaimer: The information in this website should not be taken as accurate, complete or up-to-date. Still some snow the last ten minutes before the lake, just follow the trail markers. Just did the hike today and it was a perfect gorgeous day for it! I took a picture of it. And the trail? I can tell that some people have been fooled by some of the comments here. MOUNTAIN HIKE – TO PETGILL LAKE! You will see the signs for Murrin Provincial Park and you will also see Browning Lake on your left. Maybe it's been destroyed by weather or other people we don't know, but we could only rely on the orange markers/ribbons however, they were present BOTH on the right way and wrong way! Did this hike today, passed about 10 other people. The beginning of the trail and the end (Lake) are nice. If you start going downhill on the logging road, you've gone to far. The trail is very well marked and took us about 5 1/2 hours total, and that includes stopping to take pictures, and spending a good half hour at the final view point for lunch. Overall, I would rate this difficult because it is very overgrown, making it a difficult hike. Popular trail from Murrin Park to subalpine lake. We would save the $150 helicopter ride to the top of Goat Ridge by strapping our bikes to our backs and walking up. We did this hike on June 8 2014. Watch for the signs on your left. At the 1.3-kilometer mark, or about 30 minutes in, there is a viewpoint if you pay attention. Petgill Lake Trail hiking trail in Squamish, British Columbia. You will cover a series of ups and downs, including crossing a large ravine and passing through some boulders. Ages 17 to 56, on June 14/2015 After finding the entrance on the other side of the highway across from Murrin Prov Park it is about 35 to 40 minutes to the first viewpoint. What a lovely hike! Hike starts at the gate. You should almost always be within sight of one. The critical point where we made our mistake wasn't obvious until our trip back down the mountain. The trail marker is somewhat obscured, it's a small… Hello , just a question, is the lake swimmable? Great alternative to the Chief.. would definitely do again! I wish I had read D's review before going up as the logging roads caused a bit of a headache, though it is very clearly posted where you dip back into the woods once you get there. Because of the … Roughly 800 meters in, there will be a couple switchbacks into the forest, further away from the highway. I hiked this trail yesterday, Sunday, 17 Aug 2014. Minimal break was taken at the lake due to very rainy weather. After ten more minutes, you’ll come out to an exposed outcrop which provides an obstructed view of Petgill Lake below. Enter your email to receive the free PDF version of this guide. After ascending the logging road you will see a trail that leads off into the forest and just beyond this trail is a giant stack of felled logs that the loggers left behind. In our hunt for less populated trails within a day’s drive of Vancouver, we had stumbled across the fantastic Vancouver Trails website and chose a few key hikes to test out. Maia at Petgill Lake: “Thanks to Tim’s feedback to the hike call-out we (Eric, John, Ming, Maia) knew that it may be difficult to access either one of the two trailheads to Deeks Lake because of the Sea-to-Sky highway construction and our plan B was to do the Petgill Lake hike. Petgill Lake. Questions? The reader is warned that it is unreasonable to rely solely upon the above information. Although I think its a bit longer than the 11.5km stated. Parking for the Petgill Lake hike is in the Murrin Provincial Park parking lot. Hiked up to the lake today, there is still a lot of compact snow during the last 20 minutes. We didn't want to re-trace our foot steps (since it was at least 45min of wrong path already) so we followed the compass on our phone GPS to try to get back to the right trail. 2) You will reach a 4 way junction - head straight through 3) Continue until you see the first aid sign, take a right at this T-junction 4) On the left you will find the entrance back to the trail it is currently marked with the same "warning this trail is closed M-F" sign as you find at the trailhead by the highway. Follow the orange trail markers and bring a watch so that you know when the top part of the trail off the logging road should be coming up. 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. 515 9th avenue new york, ny 10018 contact. If you are young and in shape , I am sure 45 minutes would do it. Overall, it was a decent hike, but it doesn't sit very high up on my list of places to re-visit. There is a dock perfectly built as a spot to jump in. There is a left-turn lane you can pull into, to safely make the turn into the parking lot. on our way back down we ran on the old logging road where the rock wasn't too loose, so fun! Didn't see anyone else the whole time. You should check this information yourself. The lake is alright, but the viewpoint alone is worth the hike! Tweet LinkBack: Thread Tools: post #1 of Old 01-11-2007, 11:01 PM Thread Starter. the lake at this point is still completly frozen so there's not much to see, there's still snow as you reach the viewpoint / lake. From the lookout, you can see Howe Sound and the Tantalus mountain range. Trail usage in the Sea to Sky Corridor spiked this year, presumably because the pandemic made it one of the few safe ways to recreate safely. Continue to follow the orange markers. The lake was alright, but everything around it seems quite overgrown, and there isn't really a nice spot (at least that I found) to sit next to the water for lunch. Climb up from Petgill Lake with bikes on back, then an amazing bike ride down Goat Ridge to Britannia. I went in to the trees at the first orange flagging tape and there were enough markers that I figured it was the trail head. The second third of the way up was along the logging road. After you’ve swum or simply enjoyed the scenic Petgill lake, retrace your steps back to your car. Le sentier offre plusieurs activités et sa meilleure utilisation est de mars à octobre. 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). The views are unique (not the same as The Chief or Tunnel Bluff). Hence the fact that you can't hike it on a weekday. Almost a kilometer past that there is a fork, go right. The mid section of the hike is spent hiking up what was an old, overgrown logging road, but due to recent activity is back to an active logging road. Petgill Lake is a terrific day-hike in Squamish off the Sea to Sky Highway, near Murrin Provincial Park. The lookout point just past the lake provides a great view of Howe sound. We got there at 8 a.m. and there was ample parking. The only caveat I would add is that there are now several junctions and T's in the road. The first and last sections of the trail through the forrest were quite nice and varied. The parking lot is off the Sea to Sky Highway, by Browning Lake. Today was even warm enough to do a quick swim to cool off at the lake. View at the top is also magnificent. While the trail around the lake is flat and easy the trail up to the viewpoint is quite steep in parts. Petgill Lake is located along the east side of the Sea To Sky Highway just south of Squamish. The trail head can be a bit deceiving. When you reach the lookout you will see magnificent views of Howe Sound, arguably better than the chief! Elevation gain: 350 m / 1148 ft. After a few minutes you’ll come out onto a rocky ridge and see Petgill Lake below. @ A - as others have posted, the trails are closed during the work week due to the active logging roads. The description for this trail probably needs to be updated, perhaps once the logging road building is completed. May 20 2010. Was still kind of fun to be honest, wading through such a rough trail, but kind of disappointing not being able to finish it. But that also included going to the lookout point. We are two beginner hikers and we did this hike on June 17. The reader is warned that it is unreasonable to rely solely upon the above information. Once you are back on the trail the rest of the route is clearly marked and easy to follow. This was a beautiful hike with varied and interesting terrain along the way. The logging road is also extremely muddy, so wear hiking shoes if you can. The logging road section of the trail is not the most exciting hiking. For shelter reservations please contact the Parks Office at 517-676-2233 during regular office hours of 8:00am to 4:30pm (the office is closed for lunch from 12-1pm) Monday through Friday. 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. You will receive the file immediately in your email, and will also gain access to the monthly Outdoor Vancouver newsletter. This time, find the trail that emerges onto the lake. This used to be a wonderful, peaceful hike. We bumped into three other hikers on our way down and that was about it. Over-all and great hike and highly recommend it! Petgill Lake Hike Intro. By providing this information, Bottletop Media does not assume any liability for the use of this information by our readers. You will go thought a logged/dead fall area just before you reach the snow, follow trail markers through the logged/dead fall area. It took us 6 hours total with a few detours and a long break up at the top. When you come down the hill descending into the snow next to the lake just keep walking straight - trail markers are difficult to make out. In this section along the Petgill Lake Trail, there is plenty of orange flagging in the trees to help keep you on track. You need to walk around to find the lake at the end but just head down right of the camp site, the timber mini pontoon is hidden behind a rock. hiked this trail yesterday.. did it in about 5 hrs and i thoroughly enjoyed it, it was really nice! The walk in the woods is pretty good. A really beautiful and peaceful hike into nature. -FOLLOW THE ORANGE TREE MARKERS and ORANGE FLAGGING TAPE - this will be your saving grace when in the forest. You can see in the picture that there is an arrow on the ground directing you to GO LEFT back into the forrest. From here, it took me 1hr and 7 minutes to reach Petgill Lake. 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. Crossing the highway is dangerous, and should not be taken lightly. Outdoor Vancouver © 2020Disclaimer: The information in this website should not be taken as accurate, complete or up-to-date. Posted: February 22, 2015 04:27:24 PM PST. Once finished follow your steps back. Petgill Lake trail. In fact, the entire route is well marked with orange flagging, square markers, and spray paint. I enjoyed a lot but I wouldnt do it again. When you get to the Lakeview, make sure you take the extra 30 minute and continue to the viewpoint! We followed D.'s comments and easily found the trail again after walking for a while on the logging road. If you find it, please call the number written on my business card placed in the secret pocket inside the hat. form. Before checking out the lake, carry on ten more minutes to the Petgill Lake viewpoint over Howe Sound. I'm tired of people not taking this thing seriously. Recipes 0. -Bring bug spray as there are lots of bugs around the standing water. Petgill Lake. Follow the trail that leads through these trees it is the correct trail (we were unsure until we found the normal trail markings at the end of the marked trees). Trail was well marked and in good condition. Follow the road to your right, stay on the main logging road for 1.5 km. Started early this morning and took us just under 5 hours with a lunch break at the viewpoint. Batteries are fully recharged of energy. 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. That will NOT take you around the lake. A very quiet trail which is well-marked and has lots of ups and down going (and on the return trip). Sit on the rocky ledge and enjoy the view. After about 15 minutes of walking along the road, you’ll cross a small stream, that may not be flowing later in the summer. First is finding the trail entrance. I created a video (see below) to show what the directional arrows look like and the views from the top. Finding Petgill Lake - June 22-23 2018 - Duration: 7:42. You don't need to be a professional athlete and we'll all start together as friends, and finish together as friends. For the most part, you can see where the trail is in the woods, but where there is ambiguity, just keep looking for the orange squares on trees and periodic trail tape. It's challenging enough but not too much and the view at the end is beautiful. Overall, it was a beautiful hike. 7:42. We did not have any difficulty following up the trails since, there are clear signs in the form of arrows on the ground that are made up of rocks and sticks. Once we were back the hike was pretty straight forward and the view on top was indeed gorgeous (The lake was pretty average, overgrown and not much place to sit and enjoy). Petgill Lake est située au sud de Shannon. It a tough hike in my books and not for those starting the season. The closures because of high levels of bacteria have been a recurring issue, the last coming in August 2018.In 2014, the DCNR closed … You can either go around the lake (lake loop is another hour) or just out to the viewpoint and back. Hello, i've done the trail today Sunday. 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. This hike was on the hard side of intermediate for sure, I would suggest poles if you have them. The viewpoints of Howe Sound from the cliff is incredibly aesthetic with beautiful jade water, stunning fjord valley, green trees, blue mountains, white velvet clouds dancing in the baby blue sky Cheers, did this hike recently, May23,2015. The map also shows hotspots where our fishing junkies have caught lunkers and posted photos and stories. See more of BC Hydro on Facebook Need help with your bill? Not a whole lot different from other more accessible lakes in the area such as Cat lake. Always carry The Essentials and fill out a trip plan. State Police Seeks Participants for National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest After a few minutes you’ll come out onto a rocky ridge and see Petgill Lake below. The park gates are open from 7am until 10pm. It spans 11.5 kilometers and will take you about six hours to complete. About midcalf-knee depth by the time you're close to the lake. So nice to lay back on a rock and enjoy the beautiful, beautiful views. Once finished follow your steps back. Now they are ACTIVE logging & the DESTRUCTION is really SAD!! Jack Anthony 36 views. We were hiking on an overcast day and there were a ton of bugs, so make sure you bring bug spray. The viewpoint is just off to the left of the trail. Great view from the viewpoint :). Make sure you go around the rock for second part of it. The path isn't vey well worn in, so make sure you're keeping an eye out for that orange flagging tape and markers on the trees. Petgill Lake lookout, Cool fact: “The lake takes its name from two engineers at Britannia Mine – Peterson and Gilmore – who lived at the Mount Sheer townsite and came upon this little lake while exploring their bigger neighbourhood.” [source]. At about 2 hours, or 4.6 km, you will come out to an exposed outcrop. It was quite a disappointment. We maybe saw 6-8 people. We actually ended up taking the path for so long off the way you're supposed to go we ended up going back down the mountain which was when we realized something was wrong. Petgill Lake! Stop at the log with the sunburned marker nailed into it and take a careful look up the rock face and you'll see your first bright orange diamond shape marker. This is our favorite intermediate trail so far. The view point at the top is awesome. https://www.alltrails.com/parks/canada/british-columbia/murrin-provincial-park Did this hike today. Advertising revenue is falling quickly across the internet, and independently-run sites like Outdoor Vancouver are hit hardest by it. Make sure to keep an eye out for the little red arrow that points to the view point trail! (at Petgill?!). Your email address will NOT be displayed on the site. In case you're wondering, the best place to eat is right where you emerge from the trail and can see the lake (there is an open rock area). Posted: September 12, 2016 09:35:51 AM PST. also when you come across the logging area just stick to the left and avoid heading down into the mess..I think the trail is supposed to head down there but it's covered with trees so it's difficult to get around. Statistics. Agree with the intermediate rating except for the first 15 mins where you’re literally on all fours pulling yourself up a rock face. Featuring over 110 hiking trails around Vancouver, this eBook produced by Outdoor Vancouver is your guide to the best hikes in southwest British Columbia. The conditions were incredibly strange: a mix of dry and dusty, with beautiful ice flows over some rock sections and down parts of the trail, making some sections tricky, but not overly difficult. will come back in summer. 2012/08/06 Day hike Petgill Lake, Squamish, swim admin. Top it off eith a beer at Howe Sound Brewey! A couple of gals and another couple got sidetracked on the way up too. Some easily identifiable as creeks, some identifiable as ditches but others it’s unclear. You could even hear chain saws in the not so far distance. Driving Time from Vancouver: 45 MinutesTrailhead Coordinates: 49.648118, -123.201761. We were there today and did not want to risk hiking. After hiking up a very steep section, I came across quite a bit of brush. The first 10 minutes of the trail is really the only tricky part, ascending quickly and involving some minor rock climbing. This hike has a few things going for - it's fairly close to Vancouver (you park at Murin lake, before Squamish), it is apparently open more of the year than most hikes and there is a lake. It can be cold but makes a great spot for a swim. We try to go hiking every weekend as much as the weather permits. This trail is currently closed due to BC Hydro acitivity. Posted: February 28, 2015 07:36:00 PM PST. but overall, it's a beautiful and very enjoyable hike :). There are some weirdly marked trees in the middle of the trail; spray painted and flagged. All content, photos and gps data are © 2007 - 2020 VancouverTrails.com. The trail marker is somewhat obscured, it's a small… -so which way to go? If you reach Shannon Falls, you have gone too far and must turn around. It's not easy to miss if you're looking for it. Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. We got there at 8 a.m. and there was ample parking. After lunch head down to the lake and take a peak. My friend and I did this hike last Sunday (June 19). It gets so much better in a short while. If you have any fear of heights, it might freak you out abit climbing along the ledges. There is no pullout at Deeks Creek. Did this hike Saturday, March 30, 2013. Thanks D for the update on the trail! Really good early season hike, have fun :). There may also be large arrows created with branches to help you stay on track. The logging road continues past this point but the trail re-entrance is well marked with 4-5 ribbons and is hard to miss. Bring your swimsut. Previous Next. We reserve the right to remove photos or comments we deem unacceptable in our sole discretion. We just went straight up to the lookout - fairly confusing to find right now because of the snow and few trail markers. Did this hike yesterday. There is another trail-head around 50m-75m from the intersection which quickly takes you to a near vertical ascent up jagged rocks covered in loose dirt and dead-fall. We are two beginner hikers so it was a challenging trail and we went slow, but the rock scrambles at the beginning were nothing we couldn't handle. We got a little bit lost because there is a new logging road that has been recently created. The sign does not say Petgill or anything about the continuation of the trail. Does anyone know why The Petgill lake hike trail is closed from Monday to Friday? Need help with your bill? gear, and other outdoor related updates. Petgill Lake 06/08/12. It might look a bit awkward to get up to but FOLLOW THE ORANGE DIAMOND MARKER UP! It is odd how warm the water is already. You can't miss it this way! Just a heads up for people hiking Petgill Lake. when you reach the parking lot, the trailhead is across and to the LEFT. I have no sense of orientation and am cautious as I hike alone, so I don't want to find myself lost. -The trail is very easy to follow until the logging road where things get a bit more confusing. -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. Still quite a bit of snow by the lake and from where you turn off the logging road back into the forest. Tips and Tricks: -It says no camping but there were remnants of a fire and tent site when we got to the lake... use good judgement. The viewpoint about 5-10 min up from the lake looking over Howe Sound was gorgeous. We did it June 14th and it took us 4 hours, with hefty lounging time at the two viewpoints and getting in the lake briefly. Once you've turned right at the first aid sign, hike maybe 10 minutes up the logging road. The sign shows "no trail", but it is the true entrance from the logging road to petgill lake. The majority of the time I was walking over small fallen trees that seem to have been recently chainsawed (photo #1). Lake Pflugerville closed following latest COVID-19 orders Talk 1370 Newsroom 6/26/2020. Definitely the least enjoyable section of the hike. Look in front of you and behind you for those orange squares and you'll be okay. This trail is absolutely stunning. It was less busy and more secluded. Otherwise, you can go down to the lake off the main trail and you'll see a small dock with some loose boards where you could go for a dip if you're so inclined. Vehicles parked illegally at Murrin Provincial Park will be subject to towing at the owner’s expense. Petgill Lake Something to do on a Sunday. address. Went up on Sunday April 2nd. I didnt and regreted. I The logging road has directional arrows made of rocks & branches, which clearly show the direction to take. Bill Allcock from Wellington N.Z. Join us at patreon.com/outdoorvancouver. Looking for the “two creeks” as described is no longer helpful. The destination is beautiful, but unfortunately the very visible (and audible) logging destruction for a decent portion of the hike kind of ruins the experience for me, so I won't be doing it too frequently in future. Camping and overnight parking at the park are prohibited. great view and hiking trail . Here is the video: https://youtu.be/lIiqLh-p-aU. Rough wilderness camping available, no amenities at the lake. anyhow was a wonderful hike. We followed the left path with more orange markers and with another group of hikers who were also confused like we did. We hiked this yesterday and your instructions about the logging roads were super helpful! Petgill Lake Something to do on a Sunday. Did this hike today and it was really nice. Great hike! The lake and views were not as “spectacular” as other hikes in the area but still well worth the trip. Petgill Lake trail leads to a small lake. To get there, follow the trail left, uphill yet again. Not a lot of snow. Questions or comments can Rest of the trail was fantastic. It is transit-friendly. This part stands out from the rest of the trail. When we backtracked, we were lucky enough to run into a kind hiker who pointed us in the right direction and actually drew arrows in the dirt for us along the logging road because it gets a little tricky. The lake has a very muddy bottom so we didn't go in, even though we had wanted to. Turn right, do not go straight (although there is a nice view of Squamish about 10 minutes down this road!). The trail starts quite steep, and a bit overgrown, but clears out once you gain some elevation. Headed for the Mountains . Been up there many times before. The terrain was really fun to climb, and the scenery in the forest was gorgeous. 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