Description: This classic local adventure will take you on a relentless 1200 meter ascent to one of the most beautiful alpine lakes the Sea To Sky has to offer. As you slowly transition from old growth to subalpine you pass several impressive waterfalls. Eventually runners will emerge at the lake with breathtaking views of surrounding glaciers and peaks such as Alpha, Serratus, Ionia, Pandareus, Red Tusk, Lydia, Niobe, Pelops, and Omega (from right to Left). Take a dip in the lake after a hard earned ascent before returning the way you came. This ascent and descent is not for the faint of heart.
Access *Important*: To access the Lake Lovely Water Trail head one must cross Squamish Nation Land and the Squamish River. Parking is limited in front of the Yellow gate. If there is no more room left out of respect for the Squamish Nation and Squamish Valley locals do not park on the road. Cut your losses and have a plan B for the day. From the gate it is a 1.5km walk to the BC Hydro Cable. DO NOT cross the cable. This is illegal. Use a safe mode of water transportation, Rent from Valhalla Pure or organize a boat ride across with Squamish Water Sports.
- Distance: 10 km
- Difficulty: Challenging/Very Difficult
- Elevation Gain: 1200 meters +-
- Where to Park: Squamish Valley Road Yellow Gate
- Surface: Roots, Rocks, Loose Dirt, Wood.
- Pets: Must be on leash at all times (Pets not recommended)