Other trails in the area have better views and I would prefer to do again. We remained hopeful the clouds and fog would clear when we reached the summit. 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. Super good hike on the first sunny weekend of 2012. Make sure you go around the rock for second part of it. The lake itself was nothing spectacular. http://bcparks.ca/explore/parkpgs/murrin/, Squamish-Lillooet Regional, British Columbia, Skwelwil'em Squamish Estuary Wildlife Management Area. Look in front of you and behind you for those orange squares and you'll be okay.
**All distances are total guestemations. Much to our surprise and delight, everyone was … A couple of gals and another couple got sidetracked on the way up too. Look for the "PETGILL LAKE" sign at the start. Some easily identifiable as creeks, some identifiable as ditches but others it’s unclear.
-the path continues on: DO NOT KEEP GOING ON THE PATH like we did. A really beautiful and peaceful hike into nature.
What a lovely hike! The logging road is also extremely muddy, so wear hiking shoes if you can. It gets so much better in a short while. Didn't get to the lakeshore, so I'm wondering if you can swim in this lake during the summer. MEET At murrin provincial park. Please note the trail is closed (October 2020) due to Hydro work.
But before and after it is lovely. 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. Wouldn't do this hike again, or even recommend it. The lake has a very muddy bottom so we didn't go in, even though we had wanted to. Here is a look inside the day. I opted to hike another 10 min or so to the view point overlooking Howe Sound for lunch.
We found walking sticks near the entrance and left them and extras when we left. Should be a great day! All content, photos and gps data are © 2007 - 2020 VancouverTrails.com. The lake is alright, but the viewpoint alone is worth the hike! The last third of the trail up to the lake is pretty straight forward.
There are a few open spaces along the trail that offer scenic vistas rivalling those from the Stawamus Chief. The trail head can be a bit deceiving. This hike was on the hard side of intermediate for sure, I would suggest poles if you have them. Sign Up . Beauty lake. Unbeknownst to us, there were actually arrows that someone had built along the gravel with rocks and branches pointing us in the right direction. We said our goodbyes in the parking lot with guests exchanging Instagram handles, phone numbers, and promises to see each other again soon.
My friend and I did this hike last Sunday (June 19).
You can reach the trail eventually but it's way easier to avoid that way. We are two beginner hikers and we did this hike on June 17. Lots of mud closer to the lake, and the exposed rock can be very slippery but just be careful on it.
The first part of the trail is narrow and overgrown but it is clearly marked and relatively easy to follow.
Bears travel this area. The trail is well marked. -There is substantial elevation gain in the first 10-15 minutes of the hike, a few rock scrambles that most novice hikers could manage. There is a large upright stump right near the entrance and you will see a sign on a tree about 15mtrs in that warns hikers coming the other way of the logging activity on weekdays.
After a short climb on it there are several clear cut areas and the road has very freshly been widened with creek crossing bridges added. That said, the logging road is still active and the user comment from "D. from Vancouver" was really helpful for navigating this stretch. View Petgill Lake Description | Add Comment. Photos; Accès.
Hiked up to Petgill Lake today (May 6, 2016), it was a great hike!
This path didn't extend too too far, until it basically reached a dead end amongst a patch of recently cut trees. thanks. Petgill Lake Trail [CLOSED] is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Squamish, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. Even though it was a long weekend the trail wasnt crowded at all. The view points are pretty amazing. I hiked this trail yesterday, Sunday, 17 Aug 2014. Great view over the Howe Sound at the little hill above lake. The trail eases off 1.5km into the hike and reaches a wide, deactivated logging road that you will follow for some time. 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. I have no sense of orientation and am cautious as I hike alone, so I don't want to find myself lost.
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