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david james scanlon from white rock writes:

The info here is old. I finished a new route this year. It is well marked and flagged. Turn off of the main Watersprite trail as mentioned. All new signage.
[The first part after you turn off needs the shorter soft vegetation cleared but the foot bed is there and solid. I've done my part. Others can please clear this soft vegetation away.]
Then follow the old road all the way to it's very end. You can see the BCMC cabin from here and the lake. Looking up to your left are the new trail markers leading up to the ridge. 400 meters later you are on the ridge. A 360 degree vista. For the more fit and adventurous you may follow the new trail on down from the Demon summit to the lake and return to the trail head via the main Watersprite trail doing a loop. Enjoy.
David Scanlon
BCMC

    Posted: August 5, 2020 04:29:27 PM PST


    Scott from Burnaby writes:

    I hiked this yesterday. The logging road is very overgrown with alder and difficult to follow in places. The first section of the flagged trail is decent, but climbing the steepest part of the ridge is very overgrown with lots of deadfall and hard to spot flagging. The ridge crest to Demon Peak is flagged at the beginning, but it's an easy and obvious ridgewalk now that you're above the forest. The views to Mount Garibaldi and Mamquam Mountain are tremendous, but I couldn't find a good view to Watersprite Lake due to the trees. There is a chance one might be found by scrambling down the ridge at the end, but I didn't see anything likely enough to try it.

      Posted: July 29, 2019 12:03:23 PM PST


      TW from Vancouver writes:

      Echoing some of the previous comments:

      You need a 4x4 with reasonable clearance to access the Watersprite Lake trailhead. Some water bars and rutting when I did it (October 2018).

      From the turnoff near the prow, the 'trail' was very overgrown and the only recent traffic seemed to have been a bear (no footprints or trekking pole marks obvious but saw some fresh bear scat). Lots of fallen branches and cut-off roots on the ground.

      I would describe the 'old' logging road as abandoned, strewn with rocks and overgrown - not always easy to identify as a road.

      As of the turnoff at the cairn, there is no trail, simply flag ties.

      I marked this as ~1020m / 17.3km roundtrip.

        Posted: October 22, 2018 12:10:59 PM PST


        Josie from Vancouver writes:

        At 7km Mark up the mountain and along the ridge there is no trail. It is mostly flag ties to trees through heavy heavy brush and forrest. There is very little footing and you do have to keep your head up make sure you dont miss the pink ties. View is incredible but you must definitely be a comfortable back country hiker.

          Posted: July 15, 2018 01:34:45 PM PST


          Emma from Vancouver writes:

          Be careful! The drive up to the path is not easy, should have all wheel drive + decently high undercarriage

            Posted: June 16, 2018 07:21:47 PM PST


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