Each details remind me of each scenes and happly time spent on the Burke mountain like yesterday. The Widgeon Falls Hiking Trail: An Easy Walk in the Woods. star star star star star. We inflated the two canoes, while Ian packed his gear into his kayak. Finally, I should add that the two sets of falls along the trail are stunning. We arrived to the canoe rental hut at Pitt Lake Boat Launch just after 9am. You think people are lying when they say it gets hard at the end because it’s so gradual for so long. Planner. Looking for an easy canoe ride to a short hike ending in beautiful waterfalls, and all within an hour and a bit drive from Vancouver? Before embarking on the 16.7 km hike portion of the journey, hikers must traverse approximately 2.5 km of the Pitt River and its calm side channels. Took us 50 minutes to get to the Widgeon creek campsite. This canoe and hike combo takes you from Pitt Lake in Pitt Meadows to Widgeon Falls, a glacial waterfall that’s only accessible to the public by water. Cycle and hike your way through British Columbia’s rugged landscape on a 6.5-hour tour from Vancouver with lunch. Definitely do the paddle across Pitt lake. Which of course I did! This is a lightly travelled route, so be prepared. We have updated the map so that it starts at the Pitt Lake Boat Launch now. Thanks Lyle ! This forced us into a later start than we had planned both times. The route up is STEEP, wet and strewn with debris. I’ve got such a nice and precious book. 8888 University Drive Archived. We stayed the night at the campsite with 2 other groups, leaving on Tuesday we didn't encounter anyone going to the lake. Once you get to Pitt lake you have about a 45 minute canoe ride until you come to the start of the trail for a 6 km round trip hike to Widgeon falls. There are 28 hikes described that begin with Harper Road Short Loop and end with Widgeon Lake Hike. I recommend going to the forest trail on the way there as it is more scenic (although slightly longer), and perhaps using the "road" on the way back after a long day. Widgeon Lake is a lake in British Columbia, Canada in Pinecone Burke Provincial park. The Widgeon Falls hike is best defined as an easy hike, as it takes only a couple hours round trip. NOTE: If you click the "Directions" button on this page, your GPS will guide you to the Pitt Lake Boat Launch facility. An old logging road extends from the mouth of the creek to a point approximately one quarter of the way up the valley. Would also recommend staying a night or two. Widgeon Lake is a water feature in Washington and has an elevation of 1893 feet. The red route on this page includes the paddling portion. add_box. I can't understate, do not attempt this hike if you are a total novice, and it is well worth staying a night or two if you go for it. beware of tides and currents especially when crossing lake area. I hike a lot but wouldn’t say I’m in amazing shape and found the steep section hard but not nearly as bad or scary as some describe. Hike (km) 9: Activities: Camping: Stocked Fish: No : GPS: 49*26'31"N, 122*39'22"W: F/W Region: R-2: Water Type: Small Lake: Altitude (m) 786: Mean Depth (m) 73: Water Access: Float Tube: Boat Launch -Facilities: Natural: Angler Usage: Unknown: Special Notes:-Map. Please be prepared for a long day: 10-11 hrs (8 hrs hiking + 2 hrs paddling total). backpacks from person to person as we hung on to large rocks in the swollen creek. Widgeon Lake (lanaw sa Estados Unidos, Alaska, Bethel Census Area, lat 62,20, long -153,15) Kining maong panid sa pagklaro nagtala sa mga artikulo nga may samang titulo. The hike to Widgeon lake is challenging. Enjoy a beautiful waterfall and mountain scenery and amazing backcountry camping if you bring your gear. Found the trails interesting and well laid out. Music Credit: Neon Trees - Animal. Came in with a pack and would have liked to stay a bit longer than just one night. Also, at some sections we had to carry our dog up as they were too steep for her. It was a straightforward paddle across the Narrows towards Widgeon Slough, which was just southwest of the boat launch on the east side of the lake. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Widgeon Lake. moments and an absolutely crazy amount of deadfall. You may camp here or at one of the other campgrounds nearby. There is one main trail in the area that heads up the Widgeon Valley from the Widgeon Slough campground. An intermittent trail leads over the pass to Boise Valley. Two-pole fishing is allowed. 01.07.2016. Widgeon can now accommodate up to 8 people with the addition of the Nest, which is a separate modern building offering a stunning kingsized bedroom that enjoys spectacular views across the lake. There is a wilderness route beyond the main trail that becomes part of the Boise Valley route that is very seldom travelled, and difficult to follow. The lake is absolutely gorgeous, especially in good weather. Sports-January 18, 2020. The first is the Widgeon Valley National Wildlife area that includes the Widgeon Falls and Widgeon Lake hikes. Forecast Links. At 10am scheduled pickup time, only the surface of the west end of the lake was clear, with cloud cover directly above. We will do an early morning crossing of the narrows, “park” our vessels up the Widgeon Slough and hike up to Widgeon Lake – an elevation gain of 770m over a 18 km distance (round-trip). Which of course I did! deep, with an average around roughly 3 ft. of depth. hike portion of the journey, hikers must traverse approximately 2.5 km of the Pitt River and its calm side channels. We had the place to ourselves until Saturday evening at which point a few groups of day hikers arrived. However, the prize is to discover a Rocky Mountain type gorgeous lake surrounded by cliffs and very isolated. We then hiked for 5.5h to get to the lake. It’s worth it. Definitely a new favourite hike. The hike down was a bit quicker. That's the easy part. Remember to pack it in, pack it out! Under overcast skies the six of us assembled at Grant Narrows Regional Park at the foot of Pitt Lake. The trail also ends at the camp spots and does not follow around the whole lake. The first 5km of the trail are, literally, a walk in the park. Tag: Widgeon Lake. Eventually you'll reach the striking Widgeon Lake. Once we paddling to the Widgeon Creek campground, we pulled the boat up onto the shore and took a quick breather before starting the easy trek to Widgeon Falls. Hike To Widgeon Fall (after Canoe Trip) star star star star_border star_border. Maggie Benston Centre 2900 Feel free to follow me there. You'll pass the popular Widgeon Falls. Nightmare and dangerous as heck, but we eventually made it out over the two washed out bridges. Brandywine Falls. Only spent one night and would like to spend 2 next time. Contact Pitt Lake Canoe Rentals for rental availability and reservations. If you still see something wrong, please reach out to us at support@alltrails.com! There are two official routes to the falls and one detour route if you dare to go past the "Hazardous" warning sign and up the old trail. If you enjoyed this brief share, I will be sharing many more hiking experiences on my IG acct. The trail lost a star because it does need some maintenance, especially near the lake. The old logging road is slowly being reclaimed by the forest, but rarely does the greenery get close enough to brush your shoulders. Tag Archives: Widgeon Lake So, where was I!? Keep in mind, the fact that I was willing to spend $85 on a one-day canoe rental. Fly&Lure. Well worth it! The area includes a trail that is roughly 25 km long and a stunning glacial lake at the end. On the way down, by the time we reached the 1st bridge it was gone and we were forced to toss our 50 lb. 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Further, the little stream flowing around rocks behind the campground were teeming with rainbow trout. On average, there is a 3-foot tide range; thus Pitt Lake is separated from sea level and tidal waters during most hours of each day during the 15-foot tide cycle of the Pitt River and Strait of Georgia estuary just downstream. The Peak is SFU's student newspaper, published by the Peak Publications Society. Widgeon Lake Trail is a 28.0 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. Paddle and hike to Widgeon Falls. - 15ft. You’ll reach the lower falls after an hour of hiking, with an option to hike to the upper falls (and Widgeon Lake if you’re staying overnight). Details of fishing spot Widgeon Lake near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada *Sharper Hooks* *Tighter Lines* Species. Watch Queue Queue. It was a straightforward paddle across the Narrows towards Widgeon Slough, which was just southwest of the boat launch on the east side of the lake. Total running time for day one was 4h10. The thought of doing all that in one day doesn’t give you enough time to enjoy the top (or recover from the long hike!). The canoe rental portion of the trip is definitely the only part of the days we spent getting to and from Widgeon Lake that we looked back on with negative feelings. If you would classify yourself as anything less than an advanced hiker that commonly completes hikes significantly faster than the times listed on hiking websites, take two (or more) days to do the round trip and camp at the lake. ZUSAMMENFASSUNG: Approx 2hrs canoeing and 3hrs hiking with lunch return create. Crystal clear, perfect for swimming, fishing, camping, relaxing, whatever. There are Canoe Rentals and Kayaks are also permitted. Widgeon Falls. If you prepared and up to it, the landing area at Widgeon Creek is the start of a trail to Widgeon Lake, a challenging hike of over five miles one way way up in the mountains. UBC Malcolm Knapp Red Trail, A10, Blue Trail, and C Loop, Addington Lookout and High Knoll via Lodge, Fern and Quarry Trail, UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest Red Trail, Minnekhada Upper Marsh and Lower Lookout Loop, Low Knoll via Lodge, Fern, and Mid-Marsh Trails Loop, High Knoll via Meadow Trail and Mid-Marsh Trail. The Widgeon Falls hike makes for a fun outing, as you have to find a way across the Pitt River to reach the trailhead. Magical. As you leave the river the trail climbs to the 800m hanging lake through very steep terrain. 100% Upvoted. The trail is (imo) extremely overgrown with bushes and fallen logs litter the trail, blocking your path. The lake at the end is more than worth the trek up but wouldn’t want to do it all in one day! About 1.5km in, there is a junction to go right via the forest trail or straight via the road. First of all, they have no online presence, accept only cash, and don’t always adhere to their posted business hours. Posted on August 5, 2013 by Tawfik. Which of course I did! You need to take a canoe or kayak to reach the trailhead. Suck it up and bring it on! The one big exception was that the 2 bridges you crossed on the way up had been washed away when we came down next day. You may well have it all to yourself. Widgeon Creek Bridge, on the Widgeon Lake Trail. Canoed up Widgeon creek yesterday morning and it was amazing! The lake is used mainly for hiking, trail running, camping, and canoeing. More details in the comments. After you run out of navigable water, it's a good 3 hr hike to the canyon that leads to Widgeon lake. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. The weekday death march to the forbidden hills of Coquitlam. First of all, they have no online presence, accept only cash, and don’t always adhere to their posted business hours. This forced us into a later start than we had planned both times. You’re ready to see something amazing. Menu. Pinecone Burke Provincial park, Widgeon Lake is a glorious gem that makes Widgeon Falls feel like a backyard creek. The Slough seemed to range between ~1ft. Webcam Links. went on Monday and Grant narrows Road + Dock was open, but no rentals. This video is unavailable. Deceiving trail. Peak Sports Mailbag: Hiking. BC Fish Species BC Mollusc Species BC Invertebrates BC Marine Mammals. The Slough seemed to range between ~1ft. The trip takes you across the Pitt River and into Widgeon Creek. demonstrates how fucking glorious this lake is. The road is closed, you can't drive to this trail. Widgeon Falls / Widgeon Lake - June 2015 Rented Canoes, set up camp, day hike to widgeon lake. These hikes are awesome because of the abundance of wildlife, and the fact that both hikes also require a short, enjoyable canoe ride. This trail gives access to Widgeon Falls, and Widgeon Lake. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. John. By the time we reached the last km mark up the steep mountain side, we came across snow on the ground that was melting from the heavy rain. My husband and I hiked this on a Friday with our dog and stayed for two nights. This hike primary trail can be used both directions. Basically, all these reviews accurately describe what to expect; steady incline until the last 2-3km and it’s like scrambling over roots to the top. The hike to the falls is on very easy, well maintained trails. Hike To Widgeon Fall (after Canoe Trip) star star star star_border star_border. The lake is absolutely stunning and was warm enough for a refreshing swim after the hike in. Trail: Widgeon Lake (Hike #61 in 103 Hikes book) Date: Thursday May 22nd. Rainbow Trout fingerlings were stocked into the lake in 2015. A canoe paddle through a low-laying slough and a short hike make the perfect summer-weekend hiking trip. Clad in larch and reflective stainless steel, this striking, two-story, architect-designed annex has a private sauna and cedar hot-tub downstairs, and mighty picture-window views of the lake, right from your upstairs super-king bed, with a James Bondesque electric blind. That would be Widgeon Falls, hiding up a boat-access-only trail on Pitt Lake. The campground on Widgeon Lake at the end of the trail also has excellent views. I felt quite strong that morning though. 0 We are lucky to be in a province where it’s pretty easy to escape the hustle and bustle of the city with just a short roadtrip to the suburbs. And it was peaceful with there being only one couple there in addition to our group. The trail can get very overgrown and full of downed trees in this area. Area is remote but close to home. There is a trail (and I have hiked it four times by now) that goes from Burke Ridge to the col before Widgeon Peak. Pitt Lake is located about 1.25 hours from Vancouver. This is a lightly travelled route, so be prepared. The hike to the falls is on very easy, well maintained trails. I am posting this as a past experience rather than a current one. I’ve travelled to the lake after renting a canoe from this company twice now, and each time we experienced issues. Epic scenery and privacy reward those that can make it to the lake. It rained all night and the next day. Widgeon Lake: the pinnacle of hiking in the Lower Mainland. The trail is open year … I did it in 1:45, but who's counting? Only saw 4 other people up there on a Wednesday. Burnaby, BC ANFAHRTSBESCHREIBUNG: Canoe across Pitt Lake and up Widgeon Creek to trailhead create. Enjoy a beautiful waterfall and mountain scenery and amazing backcountry camping if you bring your gear. If you’re used to well worn groomed trails maybe this isn’t for you, if you like your hike to be more rustic with a challenge, this is a hike you can’t pass up. Nestled within Pinecone Burke Provincial park, Widgeon Lake is a glorious gem that makes Widgeon Falls feel like a backyard creek. There is a wilderness route beyond the main trail that becomes part of the Boise Valley route that is very seldom travelled, and difficult to follow. In sum, either bring your own form of water transportation, or expect to pay $85 for your canoe and to waste a bit of time dealing with the sluggish rental operation. September 16, 2017 Non-Buntzen Lake Hikes, Other Metro Vancouver admin . The rumours are true. To get to Widgeon falls you must start by paddling across Pitt Lake from Pitt-Addington Marsh over to the trailhead. The total distance is approximately a 1 hour paddle (roundtrip) and a 6km (3.7 mi) hike (roundtrip), minimal elevation gain. Being only 6km out and back from the campground, most people can easily manage it in 2-2.5 hours. Home; About; Services; Skills; Our Team; Our work; Contact us; Posted on December 16, 2020 by The whole trek is very beginner friendly, and makes a nice easy day for families, locals, and tourists! Hikers must paddle across Pitt Lake to reach the trailhead. There are two official routes to the falls and one detour route if you dare to go past the "Hazardous" warning sign and up the old trail. Each time we journeyed to Widgeon Lake, we did the entire trip in one day and wished we had more time to enjoy relaxing, exploring and swimming in the clear, frigid water. you do! Our corgi had did great on the trail and only at a few points needed help (short legs, ya know). Canada. However, that's not the mystery route. Sports-February 28, 2020. Photos of Widgeon Lake: Additional Info. In fact, you can't see the lake from the peak. deep, with an average around roughly 3 ft. of depth. Hike To Widgeon Fall (after Canoe Trip) star star star star_border star_border. We then backpacked up to Widgeon lake. I will screen participants for their comfort level with the water-crossing part of the trip. Make your way along the waterway keeping an eye out for ducks, herons, deer, and even bears along the shorelines. After about 40 minutes of casual hiking, we found the sign for Widgeon Lake, just before Widgeon Falls, that led to the more onerous portion of our journey. wildlife viewing and canoe route, rentals at Pitt Lake park (phone ahead). June 2, 2017 ktaylo52. Treacherous climb, you’re tired. Not sure if I'll go back for a while though. You may well have it all to yourself. The trail then continues up and up, and you'll start to wonder if you'll ever find the lake. POPULAR POSTS. Hike To Widgeon Fall (after Canoe Trip) star star star star_border star_border. All that aside, it was beautiful up there and the lake was perfect for swimming. I don’t mean to hate on Widgeon Falls, as it is a very nice destination for those seeking a short paddle and an easier stroll, but the lake is really the crown jewel of … Each of the hikes described threads together an overview, trail description, map (elevation gain-loss) and, usually, some fine and enticing photographs of flowers, lakes and forested trails. In late May (2004) the berries were already out along the trail - a nice distraction. Not much of a meal. Hi Nansy, thank you for the review! The Woodland Walk Trail is also in very good condition. Posted by. The valley bottom trail is relatively flat, and follows the run of the river, past Widgeon Falls. To illustrate: an old ripped up plastic dingy left beside the lake was not, to state the obvious, a welcome sight. Widgeon lake is accessed by a short canoe trip across Pitt lake to Widgeon slough, followed by about a 1 1/2 hour gentle paddle up the creek. We inflated the two canoes, while Ian packed his gear into his kayak. Close. Area Map; Green Dot = our home, Red Box = Widgeon Trail : Detailed Route Map: Day 1. Today was the day! In addition, Widgeon – now sleeping eight – has The Nest. You could spend days exploring up there and swimming in the crystal water, I wished I had my paddle board but I did not regret my choice to leave it behind since that would be a lot of extra weight to carry. Pitt Lake is located about 1.25 hours from Vancouver. Advertisement. Jul 13, 2018 - Located on the northside of Pitt Lake, within Pinecone Burke Provincial Park, Widgeon Falls is a popular day-hike with a fun twist. We camped at widgedon creek and did a day trip but if you’re up for it, I’d recommend spending a few nights at the lake! Pitt Lake is about a 45 minute drive from Vancouver. There are two different modes of travel required to complete this hike (not taking into account one alternative route that requires exponentially more time and effort to complete). Which of course I did! Did this with my husky mix and he made it up no problem (however he can easily jump 5ft). Widgeon Falls is a popular day-hike, with a fun twist. Portaging a canoe is NOT an option. Fun Fact: Pitt Lake is one of the world’s relatively few tidal lakes, and among the largest. Widgeon Slough is the largest freshwater marsh in southwestern BC and Widgeon Lake is largest hanging lake in Greater Vancouver’s north shore mountains. Widgeon Falls is a 9.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. This is the really hard part. Don't follow the directions from Google Maps. The total distance is approximately a 1 hour paddle (roundtrip) and a 6km (3.7 mi) hike (roundtrip), minimal elevation gain. The Peak Maggie Benston Centre 2900 8888 University Drive Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6. The hike to the falls is on very easy, well maintained trails. Because of the beauty of the lake and the intensity of the journey to and from it, I don’t think I’ll ever embark on this trek again without planning to camp at least one night at the lake. The trail itself is mostly flat and easy, and leads to a small, but scenic waterfall. Thanks for your kind words and post. There a… On this beautiful sunny day we went for an amazing adventure to Widgeon falls. I almost missed the bridge entirely because it was blocked from my line of site by a big tree and there is no sign or marker guiding you. The hike on Friday was in the rain and was treacherous. It then drops east down to Widgeon Slough. My only complaint is that there was some garbage left behind at the campsite by other visitors. Widgeon Lake (lanaw sa Estados Unidos, Alaska, Bethel Census Area, lat 62,20, long -153,15) Kining maong panid sa pagklaro nagtala sa mga artikulo nga may samang titulo. Give yourself an extra half hour on the way back because you have to paddle against the current and there are more waves created by motorboats. Last did this hike almost a year ago, when snow was still on the trail at higher elevation. The Peak is SFU's student newspaper, published by the Peak Publications Society. The lake is a long way from Widgeon Peak. It was absolutely blissful. This is where this hike starts, as there is no vehicular access to this trailhead. ANSCHLAGBRETT. I totally recommend this hike. This trail gives access to Widgeon Falls, and Widgeon Lake. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Kon ang usa ka internal nga sumpay ang midala kanimo dinhi, palihog tabangi kami sa pag-ugmad sa Wikipedya pinaagi sa pag-edit aron modiretso sa target nga artikulo ang maong sumpay! Would not recommend parking along quarry road and accessing the trail that way. On the way in it was raining. Half the hike to the falls is along a relatively featureless old dirt logging road. On my birthday, I took part in the Ottawa GranFondo event – although I just did the MedioFondo which was supposed to be around 100km. I’ve completed countless hikes in my lifetime — this one is, by far, the most legendary trek I’ve ever embarked on. Stay to your left and continue paddling. - 15ft. Widgeon Lake from Mapcarta, the free map. There are two official routes to the falls and one detour route if you dare to go past the "Hazardous" warning sign and up the old trail. The last 1km was like others have said, the Grouse Grind. The hike to the falls is on very easy, well maintained trails. An old logging road leads hikers up the lower valley where a trail branches off for Widgeon Lake. Both times I completed this hike, I did it with two partners — one human and one canine. As an easy walk in the entire Vancouver area, though one of the west end of the,. 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