3.8 out of 5 - 5 reviews

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Robby-D from Vancouver writes:

The weather's been warm so decided to tackle this in mid-November. No snow but the trail was quite wet, as it seems to double as a stream bed. This hike is not an "easy" one but rather "moderate" - it's short, yes, and only 150m elev gain but it comes quickly and is fairly technical. It could be done in runners, but much more comfortable and stable in hikers. Probably 45 minutes up and 35 minutes back, at a moderately quick pace.

For the proper trail, it's important to note that right away you should pass underneath the Mystery Chair right above the tiny lake at the bottom of the lift. Easy to miss the trailhead.

Nice little trail, pretty little lake, great for when you don't have enough daylight or time to work with.

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    Posted: November 14, 2016 06:56:47 PM PST

    Abtin from NORTH VANCOUVER writes:

    The trail is more difficult to categorize it as "easy"....very beatiful trail and beautiful lake at the end but challenging to kids....I would categorize it "intermediat" in compate to other Easy trails in this website.

      Posted: August 21, 2016 03:01:56 PM PST

      Myra from Langley writes:

      One of my most favorite hike simply because it falls under my "pot of gold at the end of the rainbow" category. A hidden gem...it's name best describes itself. And surprisingly an easy hike. I love love love this place!

        Posted: June 25, 2016 01:57:34 PM PST

        CL from Burnaby writes:

        "Hiked" up here on Sunday June 5th. I wouldn't really call it a hike, depending on which trail you take there. We were lost right from the get-go as there was fencing left over from the Spartan race directing us in a different direction. I think we ended up taking the correct Mystery Lake trail, but only after we doubled back. This trail is steep and we were out of breath quite quickly (moderately fit young individuals) but we reached the lake within 20 minutes. Bring bug repellant -this portion of the trail is INFESTED with flies and mosquitoes! On the way down, we just walked straight down the rocky path, keeping Mystery Chairlift directly above us at all times. This path was MUCH easier (just be focused and aware of the loose rocks) and had zero bugs/mosquitoes. I would highly recommend following the chairlift path up and down next time!

        Once we got to the lake, it was gorgeous. Only 2 other groups were there at 9:30am, and we stayed until 2pm. During these hours, there were at most 10 people at any given time. Other than one really loud group that brought inflatable boats and thought everything was hilarious, everyone else was respectful and quiet. This lake is very echo-y so even a normal conversation can be heard from the opposite side of the lake -no joke! There are salamanders that live in this lake. I tried catching one to no avail.

        The water on this day was ice cold as there were still many banks covered in snow dripping into the lake. However, I was still able to go in for a couple dips. This is a well kept secret that I hope to enjoy in the coming months.

          Posted: June 14, 2016 06:46:48 PM PST

          STR from Vancouver writes:

          Great walks and well marked trails. Go early on nice days - it gets busy quickly.

          Be sure to take bug spray/repellant - there are tons of flies and mosquitos.

            Posted: May 18, 2015 06:58:56 PM PST

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