Lake Lovely Water

Lake Lovely Water near Squamish, BC

This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars
10 kms
Rock Climbing, Hiking
Fall, Summer
Squamish, BC
User alexk
NTS Map: 92G14

Just outside of Squamish, North of Vancouver, is the lake Lovely Water sub-alpine area, which is popular with advanced hikers and climbers alike. One of the most beautiful hikes in the region, once in the alpine, camping is available at the lake, with various day hikes and climbs available from there. The hike up the area is steep and difficult but well worth it. Make sure you are properly prepared for overnight hiking and are an experienced hiker before tackling this route. You might consider hiring a guide, if you are not an experienced hiker or climber, because it is truly a spectacular area that should be experienced. We've marked out the waypoints to help you locate the trail. Datum is WGS84. Note, the topo map for this region is NAD27, so use your GPS to convert these points to NAD27 if matching on your topo map.

  • WP,UTM,001 , 10U ,485425.0588,5515847.941
  • WP,UTM,002 , 10U ,484937.1351,5516122.777
  • WP,UTM,003 , 10U ,484572.3025,5515886.999
  • WP,UTM,004 , 10U ,483894.6747,5516002.383
  • WP,UTM,005 , 10U ,483581.5918,5515760.944
  • WP,UTM,006 , 10U ,479173.721,5515146.861
  • WP,UTM,007 , 10U ,479521.3889,5514385.042
  • WP,UTM,ALPHA , 10U ,479506.2503,5514380.654
  • WP,UTM,ALPHA2, 10U ,479520.5382,5515300.074
  • WP,UTM,BEACH , 10U ,481711.1709,5514109.241
  • WP,UTM,BEACH2, 10U ,480143.4631,5514207.054
These are; Started at 17:20, WP 001 is the trailside beside the river, close to the trailhead. 17:55 WP 002 is at a metal placoid, joins cable trail and enters clearcut. 18:20 WP 003 is dried uo stream bed, rocky. 19:25 WP 004 is first sight of "lovely creek". 20:05 WP 005 Waterfall (lovelywater creek). WP 006 is Indian Paintbrush on ridge?

We'll place these and the tracklog in the GPS file as well, e-mail us if you need it sooner. Please use the discussion forums to provide any feedback or add any detail. Trail contributed by Danny Smutylo (spending 2001 away in Afghanistan with MSF, good luck Danny).

Please check the bottom of the Description (above left; click) for the author's written directions.

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By tbuchanPosted By: tbuchan  - Fri Jul 31 23:30:52 UTC 2015 Not Rated Question Hello wondering where you can park to launch a canoe for lake lovely waters?

I'm reading online that some people have had issues and have to pay to have their car "watched" and on Parks Canada they are not advising people to use this road.

It looks like you take a left on Lewis Road off of Squamish Valley Road to park closest to the trail head before crossing the river?

Any information would be great


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By ChwkbornPosted By: Chwkborn  - Fri Jun 15 22:06:49 UTC 2012 Not Rated Question Planning on hiking in the end of July - can anyone comment on what condition the trail should be in ? Has it been flagged recently ? What are some good hikes once up there that do not include "gear" other than good hiking boots.
Thanks for you input.

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By niall.redmond@gamil.comPosted By:  - Tue Nov 01 22:28:05 UTC 2011 Not Rated Question So myself and some friends are thinking of hiking into lake lovely water, leaving Sat coming back Sunday... Does anybody know if we need show shoes this time of year or is it more of a sprinkling we can walk on we should be expecting??

Also how difficult is it to actually find the trail once you are over the river... there are a couple of different accounts on line. Has anyone been there this year? How long does it actually take to hike to the hut again there are accounts anywhere from 4.5 hours to 20 hours... which seems totally ridiculous!! We will not be running up but we will not be taking any breaks either ... normal fit 30 year old pace...

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By granolapherPosted By: granolapher  - Mon Aug 30 04:05:26 UTC 2010 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside Beautiful views, with many scrambling or climbing options accessible, this is an excellent place to camp for a few days worth of climbing. Downside The approach is heinous, crossing the Squamish river can be difficult. Comment I wouldn't recommend doing the Tyrolean traverse, for the effort it requires, you're better off getting the jet boat to ferry you across.
By bbartonPosted By: bbarton  - Wed Jul 27 18:31:52 UTC 2005 Not Rated Upside unbeleivable hike ,this place is pristine,sleeping at the falls at the west end is truly unforgetable Downside went in by helicopter but you can't hike out from the westend of the lake ,you need a boat or get picked up again.unless you are prepare to go back around the mountian to the south ,you can not follow the lakeshore
By RudyMPosted By: RudyM  - Tue Jan 22 04:26:08 UTC 2002 Not Rated

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