4.14 out of 5 - 7 reviews

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Maggie from Vancouver writes:

Beautiful and pretty easy hike. Do NOT go on a super sunny day because the area will be littered with smelly and loud children which ultimately ruins the experience.

    Posted: May 22, 2017 02:54:43 PM PST

    Stuart Fox from Coquitlam writes:

    Easy and well maintained track around the lake. The footbridge is closed at the moment so a detour on the road was necessary

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      Posted: January 22, 2017 10:12:56 PM PST

      Alex from Vancouver writes:

      Pretty straightforward hike. Took us about 2.5 hours in the snow today - certainly nice and peaceful around the lake at this time of year.

      Only thing to consider is that the floatwalk across the lake is currently closed - apparently it has been damaged by the recent cold weather, and is awaiting repairs. They've literally put wooden boards across the entrances at either end. We saw some people cross over, but then again you don't want to be "that guy" on the news who fell in the lake...

      There is an easy walk round on the road to detour past the floatwalk. But don't go there if that's your reason for going!

        Posted: January 7, 2017 07:36:13 PM PST

        Christine from Vancouver writes:

        Great walk/hike however your directions lack some critical information. After coming back across the road from the swamp and then hanging a right onto the trail, it spits you out on the road. You have to walk down past the Belcarra Regional Park sign then go left until you reach the trail again which takes you along the shoreline (which is also not flat as you claim) back to the beach/parking. Very misleading. You may want to update the site. There are also a lot of stairs which aren't mentioned so those with mobility issues may have some difficulty if they try to do the whole loop.

          Posted: May 2, 2016 12:01:00 PM PST

          Sarah from Port Moody writes:

          This is a great beach, but leave your dog at home. I just recently got fined for bringing my dog too close to the beach area. I know it was my fault for not paying attention to the signs, but it's sometimes kind of ambiguous which areas are okay for dogs and which are not. There really isn't a sign anywhere that says "no dogs beyond this point," but apparently where the sandy part starts is the no-dog zone.

          The park ranger who ticketed told me they are really cracking down on dogs this summer since some kind of bacteria was found in the water last month. If I bring my dog to the lake again I'll probably be taking him to Buntzen Lake next time.

            Posted: June 13, 2015 11:40:45 PM PST

            Shaunna from Port Moody writes:

            Great hike for all ages and dogs too. The trail around Sasamat Lake is only 45-50 minutes, at a moderate pace. Don't wear your good running shoes, it is wet and muddy in areas.

              Posted: February 8, 2015 03:06:59 PM PST

              Kelly from port coquitlam writes:


              There's stairs on the hike, a narrow bridge crossing, and some bumpy terrain. I definitely would not be eager to push a stroller through there. Never seen it done either..

              As for the hour versus 3 hour.. it's a leisurely 45 min stroll around just the lake itself, but a longer hike if you take the path to the marsh as this page suggests. I'd say it's a full 3 hours if you walk all the way to Belcarra Picnic area and back.

                Posted: July 2, 2014 02:31:54 PM PST

                Felix from Burnaby writes:

                Trail around the lake is probably good for family with little kids who can walk. I was partly lost after the the junction at the outdoor club. If you want to go to Woodhaven marsh, make sure you go down the steps at that junction; if you turn right you will go out of the park area, once outside it will hard to find the trail head along the residential road.

                  Posted: September 3, 2012 08:13:10 PM PST

                  Megan from Chemainus writes:

                  Hi there. I will be moving to Port Moody soon and am really excited about all of the great hiking trails in the area! I was wondering if this trail is suitable for a stroller or if I should purchase a carrier for him? (he's 2, so a stroller would be easier on my back!) Any advice would be great! Thanks.

                    Posted: May 22, 2012 04:19:46 PM PST

                    Heather from Richmond writes:

                    The lake is lovely, but CROWDED, there are literally people everywhere! And the hike is really more of a stroll, and only takes about an hour, not three. But the bridge crossing the lake is fun.. and just off that there is a little dock which is a nice place to have a picnic.

                      Posted: August 28, 2011 03:34:53 PM PST

                      Shirley from Vancouver writes:

                      Is this hike okay for a stroller? Thanks.

                        Posted: August 10, 2011 11:08:50 PM PST

                        Malcolm from Burnaby writes:

                        We started by parking at the Woodhaven drowned forest, and doing a 1km loop there before heading down to the Sasamat Lake loop trail. Really nice trail with good up and downs in both directions for a proper workout.

                        The sun sets quickly in the area though, make sure to leave enough time to get back to your car.

                          Posted: January 1, 2011 10:23:46 PM PST

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