3.75 out of 5 - 12 reviews

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Derek from Abbotsford writes:

The description of "easy" and "minimal elevation" describes the walk around the lake, then walking to-and-back-from the waterfall. If you do the northeast loop to the FSR shown on the picture, it's a real hike with elevation. Not severe, and perhaps "easy" is still correct, but the elevation is certainly not "minimal".

Take another look at the map and notice the elevation lines.

    Posted: May 12, 2024 07:23:18 PM PST

    Janice from Vancouver writes:

    Visited Rolley Lake for the first time today, March 17, 2024. Beautiful lake and great trail around the lake. The water was a bit underwhelming and there is a larger waterfall further down the trail that was more spectacular. Still, we really enjoyed the walk around the lake and the forested trail. Was surprised how busy the campsite was, I think it was sold out but perfect weather for weekend camping. I would visit Rolley Lake again!

      Posted: March 17, 2024 10:42:16 PM PST

      michelle from mission writes:

      this park needs some tlc first of all the many pot holes driving in have been there for months fill them in already the walking trail needs major work replace slip pads there are many loose or missing, the same tree has been down for months they cut maybe 3 feet to walk through how about moving it, In 4 months i have only seen 1 worker didn't see her working standing by a sand pile on her phone, the pile hasn't changed since who ever is responsible for the upkeep of this park needs a good wake up call surprised there aren't more complaints

        Posted: January 21, 2022 10:00:47 AM PST

        marilyn macfarlane from mission writes:

        I was sorry to see the trail bench in the water on the boardwalk...seems to be some neglect happening...lots of areas have water that could be eliminated but clearing the trenches...just want you to know...we love the lake and want to see it stay a great place to camp and walk tks you

          Posted: July 17, 2021 11:57:56 AM PST

          Lauren from Vancouver writes:

          Very easy and peaceful trail around the lake, and adding on the Rolley Falls Trail provides a nice, short hike. The beginning of the loop trail to the Falls is extremely muddy, so be aware. Was at the Park on Saturday, and while the beach area was super busy, the trails were not!

            Posted: July 6, 2020 02:05:41 PM PST

            Scott Y from Richmond writes:

            Gate to "Matheson Ave" is still closed as of today (Mar 24, 2108). You can park at end of Bell street, and it's a short walk down to the lake. The trail is in good shape but there aren't many signs. For the Rolley Fall trail, follow the red markers.

              Posted: March 24, 2018 02:40:02 PM PST

              Jeremy from Surrey writes:

              When my family and I go to Rolley we always have a blast. We went today and going back next Monday. Can't wait. Today we met some critters. I love nature.

              • Rolley Lake photo
              • Rolley Lake photo
              • Rolley Lake photo

                Posted: July 17, 2017 05:21:52 PM PST

                Lee Smith from Mission writes:

                Beautiful hike around the lake. Took us about an hour and a half but there were a few stops along the way. Lots of trees across the trail right now from the wind storms.
                Certainly going to be a regular hike for me and my dog.

                  Posted: March 4, 2017 04:00:08 PM PST

                  Darlene Mercer from Pitt Meadows writes:

                  Rolley Lake is a very nice stroll on an easy trail, and well worth doing. It should be noted that if you wish to do the Rolley Falls Trail, which is separate, that this is more of an intermediate to difficult trail that includes a fair bit of quick elevation on narrow switchbacks comprised of roots, rocks and dirt, and after that, some steady elevation that is less foot-challenging, but still fairly ambitious. It is unfortunate that the trails are not better connected and that they are not more adequately marked for hikers.

                    Posted: September 5, 2016 04:50:59 PM PST

                    Michelle from Langley writes:

                    Great easy loop around the lake. Take around an hour. Many people walking, running, walking dogs and fishing in some areas. There's spots for picnics and a beachy area. Trail is fairly flat and is great for kids and walking dogs

                      Posted: August 15, 2016 09:17:41 PM PST

                      Tara from Langley writes:

                      We did both the Rolley Lake loop and the Rolley Falls loop. The Rolley Falls Loop will not be a short 10 min hike to the falls if you go to the right at the fork as the page says (once you are on the Rolley Falls Loop). You end up taking a very strenuous 1+km hike straight down the mountain and then straight back up before you get to the falls. Instead, if you take the left fork you get the easier 10 min hike to the Upper Falls from the campground. The falls themselves are beautiful. I'd definitely do the shorter walk to the falls if you are just looking for an easy enjoyable walk.

                        Posted: May 3, 2015 03:08:37 PM PST

                        Ashley from Port Moody writes:

                        Very easy hike with a wide trail but definitely not 2 hours. My boyfriend and I are pretty average hikers and walked at a fairly slow pace and finished the loop including the falls in just over an hour. Very enjoyable though, the lake is mostly in view for most of the walk and the falls were pretty neat as well!

                          Posted: September 27, 2014 11:00:02 AM PST

                          physsie2002 from maple ridge writes:

                          the falls trail from the stave lake forestry road is closed due to a death by hiker (i heard)

                            Posted: February 18, 2013 10:53:18 PM PST

                            Lorne from Surrey writes:

                            We had been around the lake on a previous walk-about, but today was the first time hiking the falls loop. Very nice, short trail with enough challenge to keep it interesting, but not too tough. Gets the blood pumping though. Not one you want to take Grandma down. Very different from the well groomed flat walk around the lake.

                            We found a beautiful little spot on the creek at the bottom of the trail where it crosses the road bridge. We stopped and took a few nice pictures there.

                            There are 3 pretty good view points of the falls along the trail back up and overall I would have to say this is worth the journey and we will no doubt do it again.

                              Posted: August 23, 2011 09:01:39 PM PST

                              Trudine Svisdahl from Abbotsford writes:

                              Less than 30 minute drive from Abbotsford. Free parking, scenic, level gravelled trail, and no ATV's on the trail!

                                Posted: August 4, 2011 07:00:01 AM PST

                                Linda from Burnaby writes:

                                We went to Rolley Lake yesterday and first walked around and then down to the waterfall. It was a little wet because it was raining, but the forest is so enjoyable! The hike around the lake is really easy with lots of beautiful trees, the hike down and up to the falls was nice to get the heart going.

                                  Posted: March 24, 2008 03:00:10 PM PST

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