• Difficulty Easy
  • Time 1 hour
  • Round-Trip 3km
  • Elevation Gain 70 meters
  • Season year-round
  • Camping Yes
  • From Vancouver 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Public Transit No
  • Dog Friendly On-Leash

The Seven Sisters Trail is a short hike in the Cultus Lake area to a grove of old-growth douglas fir trees. There once were "seven" of the enormous trees, however as they reach their elder years, some have fallen and there are only three that remain standing today. The trees are located within a small loop and their sheer size are impressive.

The trail can either be started from the Entrance Bay Campground or the Clear Creek Campground. This description explains how to reach the trail starting from the Entrance Bay Campground as day-use visitors can park in the nearby Entrance Bay Picnic Area parking lot.

The trailhead is a bit tricky to find as it starts up the hill, inside the Entrance Bay Campground along the access road. Walk up the paved road and watch for a sign on your right side marking the beginning of the trail. Begin your hike as the trail heads uphill quickly and into the forested area. The trail passes through a 2nd generation growth forest, lush with greenery and lichen. Cross a small wooden bridge and continue hiking as the trail weaves its way up and around a small hill.

Only a short distance later and you reach some wooden boardwalks and a BC Parks sign with information about the trees. This marks the beginning of the small loop as you are standing next to the first of three "Seven Sisters" that are still standing. Walk up the wooden steps to your left as it follows next to one of the fallen trees. Continue walking around the short look, looking for the huge douglas fir trees.

Once you return to the point where you began, you can walk back to the Entrance Bay Campground the same way that you arrived. The path that goes off in the other direction takes you to the Clear Creek Campground. Note that there is no path that connects the two campgrounds near the lake and you would have to walk back alongside the road, which is not recommended.

If you are looking for a longer hike, you can connect to the Teapot Hill trail by following the trail towards the Clear Creek Campground and going left at a junction just before the campground. This will take you along a trail that connects to the beginning of the Teapot Hill trail.

How to get to Seven Sisters Trail

Estimated Driving Time from Vancouver
1 hour 40 minutes

The Seven Sisters Trail is located at Cultus Lake in Chilliwack. The trail is best started from the Entrance Bay Campground and, for those not camping, parking in the Entrance Bay Picnic Area parking lots is closest to the trailhead.

From Vancouver, head eastbound through the city to Highway #1, the Trans Canada Highway. Drive onto the highway heading eastbound and follow the highway through Burnaby, Coquitlam, over the Port Mann Bridge, through Surrey, Langley, and Abbotsford. The distance travelled on the highway will be about 75km, depending where you enter the highway.

Take Exit #104 No. 3 Road and veer to the right after exiting. Follow No. 3 Road until you reach the stop sign at Tolmie Road. Turn right and then immediately turn left where No. 3 Road continues. Follow No. 3 Road straight for some distance as it eventually curves right and reaches a stop sign at Yarrow Central Road. Turn left onto Yarrow Central Road.

Continue driving along Yarrow Central Road as it passes through a small community and then continue as the road follows a route next to a mountain. At some point, Yarrow Central Road turns into Vedder Mountain Road. Watch for signs to Cultus Lake and at the traffic light at the 3-way intersection, turn right onto Columbia Valley Highway. Stay on this road as it takes you into the Cultus Lake area. Go straight through the roundabout and pass the waterslides to the left.

If you are not camping, continue driving and watch for signs to the Entrance Bay Picnic area. Just after the BC Park Ranger Station, turn right and park in the parking lot.

The trailhead is located on the other side of the street in the Entrance Bay Campground. You will have to carefully cross the street and find the paved road in the campground used to access the drive-in camping sites. Follow this road uphill and look for a sign to the right that marks the beginning of the Seven Sisters Trail.

View a map of Driving directions to Seven Sisters Trail.

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Additional Info

Camping at Seven Sisters Trail

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Dogs at Seven Sisters Trail

Dogs are allowed on the Seven Sisters Trail but must be kept on a leash at all times. Please ensure to pickup after your dog. Note: Dogs are not allowed in buildings or on beaches within Cultus Lake Provincial Park.

Toilets at Seven Sisters Trail

Pitt toilets are located nearby at the Entrance Bay Picnic Area, the Delta Grove Campground, and the Spring Bay Picnic Area. There are no toilet facilities along the trail itself but facilities are located within a 10-minute walk or less from the start and finish of the trail.

Dogs, Toilets and Camping

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