• Difficulty Intermediate
  • Time 2 hours
  • Round-Trip 3.4km
  • Elevation Gain 300 meters
  • Season May - October
  • Camping Yes
  • From Vancouver 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Public Transit No
  • Dog Friendly Yes
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Far away from the busy shores of Cultus Lake is the much less used Chilliwack Lake area. One of the main hikes in this area starts from just under a kilometer from the end of the paved road and takes you uphill to the peaceful Lindeman Lake and Greendrop Lake.

Look for a sign at the side of the road that says "Post Creek, Lindeman, Greendrop, and Flora Lakes". Park along side the road and start the trail from the yellow gate. Continue down the dirt access road to Post Creek. To the right of Post Creek is a sign pointing the way to Lindeman and Greendrop Lakes. Follow this trail as it heads into the trees for a short distance before starting to ascend. At the half-kilometer mark, you will come to a log bridge that was built from a fallen tree. Cross over Post Creek and continue hiking uphill.

Just past the 1km mark, you will see a rockslide that fell many years ago. Another short distance and you've reached the first viewpoint from the south end of Lindeman Lake. Continue along the west shore of Lindeman Lake to a sandy beach area.

The beach area of Lindeman Lake offers a perfect location to end your hike however, for those inclined to continue to Greendrop Lake, continue along the trail towards a boulder field. Watch your step as you traverse the large rocks. Once at the 4km mark, cross over a couple of log bridges and it's only another half hour to Greendrop Lake.

Take a break at the lake before heading back towards Lindeman Lake and the Post Creek parking area.


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The view of Lindeman Lake from the campsite.
The view of Lindeman Lake from the far end of the lake.

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How to get to Lindeman Lake

Estimated Driving Time from Vancouver
2 hours 15 minutes

Lindeman Lake is located near Chilliwack Lake east of Vancouver. To reach the trailhead, take Highway #1 (Trans Canada Highway) eastbound for about 75km to Exit #104. Follow this exit and turn right onto No. 3 Road. At Tolmie Road, turn right and immediately turn left back onto No. 3 Road. Follow No. 3 Road as it veers to the right and eventually comes to Yarrow Central Road. Turn left onto Yarrow Central Road and continue as it turns into Vedder Mountain Road. When you reach a bridge with a stop sign on the other side, turn right onto Chilliwack Lake Road. Follow Chilliwack Lake Road for the next 40km or so until just before the paved road becomes gravel. A sign on the right side of the roads points to the Lindeman Lake trailhead which begins on the leftside.

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Additional Info

Camping at Lindeman Lake

There are several campsites located in the area including one at Lindeman Lake and another at Greendrop Lake further up the trail. Vehicle accessible campsites are available at Chilliwack Lake near the start of the trail to Lindeman Lake.

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Dogs at Lindeman Lake

Dogs are allowed around Lindeman Lake but must be kept under control at all times. Use caution at the far end of the lake as the rockslide area can be difficult for dogs to cross. Please pick up after your dog and pack out and dispose of all waste so it does not attract bears and other wildlife.

Toilets at Lindeman Lake

A pit toilet is located at the Lindeman Lake camping area. There are also washroom facilities beyond the trailhead at Chilliwack Lake.

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