A steady incline all the way. about 100km from Vancouver towards Hope or 60km from the Sumas border crossing. Drive 40.5 Km from Vedder Crossing along Chilliwack Lake Road and, just beyond Post Creek, park along the widened out area of the road. Beautiful day of hiking. Bring water - this trail does not follow a stream. Public. Round trip for us was 6 hours 45 minutes, but had we just went to the peak it would’ve been 3 up and 2.30 down. We started at 8am and was able to find parking easily. Hike through the parking lot and head west on NC 126 for a half-mile to Wolf Pit Road. We're not around right now. Flora Peak Loop... counter clockwise loop up and over, then down the SW Ridge. The PCT is well worn so its a great trail, easy rolling at around the 7200 foot level. Hiked this in in 8hrs with a long break at Flora Peak and another one at the lake. Great Loop from Flora Peak down to Flora lake, then to Greendrop and Linderman lakes. We went to the lake then hiked back up to the peak. There is a bear cache. Some snow at the peak, but nothing to be concern about. There are no written sign anywhere except in the parking lot. Flora Lake Trail is a 9.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fraser Valley E, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. We went to the peak and had 360° view, just have to make sure you watch carefully for the turn off for the peak. Views at Flora Peak were surreal!It was +30 degrees today which definitely increased the challenge, definitely pack lots of water and load up on snacks. Once you have parked your car by the road, walk around the closed gate and follow the gravel road till you see a road/path to your right. The trail down to Flora lake dropsÂ down a long ways and discourages many people from going the whole way because of the return trip back up the slope. There is an alternateÂ route that makes a loop by going down to the Lindeman/Greendrop trail and taking you back to the parking area. Your email address will not be published. Your SOL. Phones don’t work. Floras Lake House by the Sea, 92870 Boice Cope Road, Langlois, OR, 97450 541-348-2573 firstname.lastname@example.org This is another great hike for visitors. Another short scramble across some granite slabs accesses the second attraction: Flora Lake. The section of the trail starting at the base of Flora continuing all the way to the lake is very unsafe during this time of year as the sun no longer hits the north side of Flora where there are several lengthy sections of rock slide that are covered in a layer of ice from moisture and rain. LUNCH: Bring lunch. Approx -5-7 hours return to go to the ridge and back as shown in the map on this page. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. You definitely want a sturdy hiking shoe, and if your knees are a problem, honestly skip this half, and go down the way you came up. I will try next time. How to get there: A waterfall tumbles down the cliff face nearby. Posted signs are visible, indicating straight for the Lindeman/Greendrop Trail, or right to take the Flora Lake Trail. A hot spot for beginning windsurfers and kite boarders, this sandy lake in the coastal dunes has also become a secret mecca for hikers and backpackers exploring the wildest part of the stateâs coast. Definitely would do it again (I wasn’t able to go to the Flora Peak as I probably missed the sign somewhere? This hike is a phenomenal fitness test! The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from July until October. Climb up to an overlook on the way back. How to get there: We decide to hike to Flora Lake. We went to Boreal Ski Ranch to pick up the Pacific Crest Trail head but instead of going north toward Castle Peak, we instead went south planning to see the three lakes â¦ Azelea Lake, Flora Lake and Lake Angela. Already tagged. Youâll actually begin the hike at a county park, follow the shore of shallow Floras Lake out to the beach, walk below colorful cliffs, head inland up a brushy creek, take the Oregon Coast Trail through coastal woods, look down on a picturesque natural arch, and visit numerous clifftop viewpoints for wide-ranging views up and down the coast as well as to a colorful array of stacks out to sea. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Continuing alongside the lake shore leads to a ridge top and a view to the east: The freeway approaches Donner Lake, with Mount Rose in the distance. Donât Hike Chilliwack. Be prepared for a lot of climbing and sweating. Gorgeous lakes but slow going on the trail when crossing the boulder fields after Flora Lake. Dennis on the Flora Lake trail: âIn my callout, I made a remark about â103 Hikesâ time estimates being overly generous. There should be some cars parked along the road (other hikers) when you get there. At the top of the pass, you are in sub alpine meadows. Did hit snow, dogs were thrilled lol we had them on leash and definitely recommend it, some steep sections right off the trail. Top 9 Hiking Trails in Chilliwack For Kids (Ages 6 and 12), Take A Summer Digital Detox in 5 Easy Steps, How To Connect with Hikers, Track Hikes, and Get Motivated with Strava. Already tagged. Was 30 degrees when we went so felt hard. Started clockwise on Lindeman Lake, after went to Greendrop lake. The long term vision for the Trail is to connect Downtown Asheville with Downtown Morganton. It will take you down to the lake and around. Caution with narrow path along the cliffs. This section is, however, in rough shape and will take a little route finding and bush whacking toÂ make it through. The Tahoe Valley Campground is the best place to stay if you want to check out some of the sights and sounds of South Lake Tahoe. Once you have parked your car by the road, walk around the closed gate and follow the gravel road till you see a road/path to your right. Steep sections but great lake workout. Tahoe Valley Campground. Azalea Lake, looking south. The lake is only separated from the ocean by a thin strip of dune and beach, so coastal winds frequently whip across this freshwater body. Bring water – this trail does not follow a stream. views and eventually takes you up and over a ridge where you will seeÂ Flora Lake glistening below you. This was my first time hiking the Flora Lake Trail, and our original intention was to attempt the full loop with Greendrop and Lindeman Lakes. Timeline Photos. Difficulty: Hard – up up and more up Flora Lake Trail is a 9.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fraser Valley E, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. There are several stream crossings and one lower elevation camp site a couple of hours in. Posted signs are visible, indicating straight for the Lindeman/Greendrop Trail, or right to take the Flora Lake Trail. It will not disappoint you. If you’ve been to Lindeman lake, you’ve walked past the Flora lake trail head. Included in the trail is a loop around Lake James. From there, enter the Fonta Flora State Trail through the park for about 4.5 miles until your reach the Lake James Boat Launch. Description: A steep hike that first zig zags up to a saddle overlooking Chilliwack lake and after traversing some alpine, drops down into Flora lake. Expect sudden weather changes this time a year. The trail starts after a short walk down the Post Creek access road at the trailhead marker. Elevation gain about 430 feet. The Fonta Flora State Trail (FFST) is a recreation facility that provides an unparalleled experience for people of all ages and abilities. Tahoe Valley Campground. Our ladies were thankful to trekking poles. The Flora Lake trail is accessed off the same area as the Lindeman Lake Trail (see trail description). The views from the top of Flora are unreal and so worth it on a nice day. all in all, a gorgeous hike, but next time I will not be doing it as a loop. The sign posted there is a LIE! Follow the signs to Chilliwack lake road. Went to the right at the meadow area but didn’t get the greatest view. Fun beginner, well-maintained double track trail with beautiful scenery and views of Lake James. Limited backcountry camping (2 camp pads + some flat-ish areas, pit toilet and small bear cache) is available at Flora Lake. Once you reach Chilliwack Lake road just after crossing a bridge turn left at the three way stop and Zero your odometer. 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