• Difficulty Intermediate
  • Time 2 hours
  • Round-Trip 3.4km
  • Elevation Gain 200 meters
  • Season May - October
  • Camping Yes
  • From Vancouver 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Public Transit No
  • Dog Friendly Yes

Lindeman Lake is a popular day-hike near the Chilliwack Lake area that follows a route uphill along Post Creek before reaching the very scenic mountain lake. The trailhead is located in a parking lot about 1km before Chilliwack Lake on the left of the road and hikers can access the much further Greendrop Lake or Flora Lake from Lindeman Lake.

From the parking lot area, follow the trail into the forest and walk down the dirt access road. 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. The trail climbs up the well defined route and over some rocky sections before reaching a metal bridge at the half-kilometer mark. Walk across the bridge and over Post Creek before continuing the uphill hike.

Just past the 1km mark, you will see a rockslide that fell many years ago. The trail also passes a huge boulder as the uphill climbs at a gentler pace. Another short distance and you've reached the first viewpoint from the south end of Lindeman Lake. Continue along the west side of Lindeman Lake to a clearing with a small wooden dock, which provide one of the best views of the lake.

The area around the wooden dock offers the best 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.

After enjoying Lindeman Lake, follow the trail back down hill from the south end of the lake, passes the large boulder and crossing the metal bridge over Post Creek. Watch your step as you walk over the rocks and before long, the trail levels. Go left and walk the final section back to the parking lot.

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 along the road points to the Lindeman Lake parking lot, which will be on the left side of the Chilliwack Lake Road.

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Traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō) and Nłeʔkepmx Tmíxʷ (Nlaka'pamux).
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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.

Dogs, Toilets and Camping

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