Crystal clear, perfect for swimming, fishing, camping, relaxing, whatever. Total running time for day one was 4h10. Pitt Lake-Widgeon Falls canoe and hiking trip in British Columbia, Canada. Found the trails interesting and well laid out. Larger carryover trout begin to show in the following years. The total distance is approximately a 1 hour paddle (roundtrip) and a 6km (3.7 mi) hike (roundtrip), minimal elevation gain. Views at the lake where stunning, way better than we expected. Under overcast skies the six of us assembled at Grant Narrows Regional Park at the foot of Pitt Lake. Photos of Widgeon Lake: Additional Info. Paddle and hike to Widgeon Falls. The lake is absolutely stunning and was warm enough for a refreshing swim after the hike in. E shore of Pitt Lake; hiking trails E y Widgeon Marsh Regional Park Reserve P I T T n R I V E R Q u a r r y R d Coquitlam Watershed Metro Vancouver’s largest drinking water reservoir, protecting old growth trees; closed to public. Widgeon Lake: the pinnacle of hiking in the Lower Mainland. There a… deep, with an average around roughly 3 ft. of depth. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Widgeon Lake. 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. An old logging road extends from the mouth of the creek to a point approximately one quarter of the way up the valley. The rumours are true. 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 have your own canoe or kayak, lucky you, as you will not have to deal with the finicky Pitt Lake Canoe Adventures company that is the only option for rental canoes in the area. John. On my birthday, I took part in the Ottawa GranFondo event – although I just did the MedioFondo which was supposed to be around 100km. Trail: Widgeon Lake (Hike #61 in 103 Hikes book) Date: Thursday May 22nd. This trail gives access to Widgeon Falls, and Widgeon Lake. Locations *Fishing Spots* Boat Launches Camping Sites U-Catch Trout Parks. This forced us into a later start than we had planned both times. Sports-February 28, 2020. Under overcast skies the six of us assembled at Grant Narrows Regional Park at the foot of Pitt Lake. 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. We then hiked for 5.5h to get to the lake. Brandywine Falls. This tidal freshwater lake is the largest of its kind in the world. The journey was… Nestled within Pinecone Burke Provincial park, Widgeon Lake is a glorious gem that makes Widgeon Falls feel like a backyard creek. It’s worth it. ANFAHRTSBESCHREIBUNG: Canoe across Pitt Lake and up Widgeon Creek to trailhead create. 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Having to descend to Widgeon Lake in the wet bush with limited visibility was the sting we were hoping to avoid, and not knowing if our pilot would be able to pick us up that day. By the end of Saturday there were around 6 other groups of overnight hikers which wasn't ideal as there are only two campsites by the main lake. We arrived to the canoe rental hut at Pitt Lake Boat Launch just after 9am. Would also recommend staying a night or two. Pinecone Burke Provincial park, Widgeon Lake is a glorious gem that makes Widgeon Falls feel like a backyard creek. Feel free to follow me there. On the way in it was raining. Definitely a new favourite hike. June 2, 2017 ktaylo52. Hike To Widgeon Fall (after Canoe Trip) star star star star_border star_border. There is one main trail in the area that heads up the Widgeon Valley from the Widgeon Slough campground. Another year, another trek to Widgeon Lake. The Peak On the way down, by the time we reached the 1st bridge it was gone and we were forced to toss our 50 lb. The trail can get very overgrown and full of downed trees in this area. Pinecone Burke Park provides habitat for black-tailed deer, mountain goats, black bears and grizzly bears. Treacherous climb, you’re tired. It was a beautiful lake! All that aside, it was beautiful up there and the lake was perfect for swimming. While I could go on about all of the awesome sights you’ll see on your way to the lake, I don’t want to give away the whole hike! 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. I’ve travelled to the lake after renting a canoe from this company twice now, and each time we experienced issues. 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. After securing water transportation, any shred of frustration faded away as the 30-minute paddle to the Widgeon Creek Campground served as a gentle start to what became an extremely strenuous day. Would not recommend parking along quarry road and accessing the trail that way. Lace your way through Widgeon Slough, leave the canoe on a sandy beach, and start this difficult hike. The trail itself is mostly flat and easy, and leads to a small, but scenic waterfall. Epic scenery and privacy reward those that can make it to the lake. Which of course I did! Watch Queue Queue. I’ve travelled to the lake after renting a canoe from this company twice now, and each time we experienced issues. The lake at the end is more than worth the trek up but wouldn’t want to do it all in one day! Before embarking on the. The hike was an easy trail leading 2.9km to Widgeon Falls. The hike to the falls is on very easy, well maintained trails. This hike primary trail can be used both directions. Suck it up and bring it on! You’re ready to see something amazing. My husband and I hiked this on a Friday with our dog and stayed for two nights. 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. Did this with my husky mix and he made it up no problem (however he can easily jump 5ft). beware of tides and currents especially when crossing lake area. 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! ANSCHLAGBRETT. Paddle and hike to Widgeon Falls. Finally, I should add that the two sets of falls along the trail are stunning. Thanks for your kind words and post. Music Credit: Neon Trees - Animal. 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. If you still see something wrong, please reach out to us at support@alltrails.com! In fact, you can't see the lake from the peak. This is a lightly travelled route, so be prepared. The hike was an easy trail leading 2.9km to Widgeon Falls. There are 28 hikes described that begin with Harper Road Short Loop and end with Widgeon Lake Hike. 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. went on Monday and Grant narrows Road + Dock was open, but no rentals. Maggie Benston Centre 2900 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 trail is (imo) extremely overgrown with bushes and fallen logs litter the trail, blocking your path. 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. Widgeon Lake is a water feature in Washington and has an elevation of 1893 feet. The trail is open year … This hike primary trail can be used both directions. 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. Burnaby, BC Tag: Widgeon Lake. The lake is surreal. The lake is used mainly for hiking, trail running, camping, and canoeing. West Pitt Lake, including DeBeck Valley is accessible by boat. The trail lost a star because it does need some maintenance, especially near the lake. And it was peaceful with there being only one couple there in addition to our group. Also, at some sections we had to carry our dog up as they were too steep for her. The fish were about 8 inches. star star star star star. You think people are lying when they say it gets hard at the end because it’s so gradual for so long. Hike To Widgeon Fall (after Canoe Trip) star star star star_border star_border. Having said that, the destination was beautiful and 40 years ago there was nobody there and no garbage It was pristine. 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. About 1.5km in, there is a junction to go right via the forest trail or straight via the road. you do! Widgeon Lake from Mapcarta, the free map. But! Took us 50 minutes to get to the Widgeon creek campsite. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. After you run out of navigable water, it's a good 3 hr hike to the canyon that leads to Widgeon lake. Reply ↓ Lyle Litzenberger November 24, 2020 at 3:58 pm. You’re hungry. Webcam Links. Amazingly, there was still 5 10 ft of snow at the top of this trail (but only at the very top strangely). 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. The lake is used mainly for hiking, trail running, camping, and canoeing. A bit slippery and challenging but manageable with a large load, if you take your time, for experienced hikers (we are both 17 years old and had very few issues with it.) Happy hiking! We stayed the night at the campsite with 2 other groups, leaving on Tuesday we didn't encounter anyone going to the lake. 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. The Peak is SFU's student newspaper, published by the Peak Publications Society. Too much brush! This hike is doable as a day hike but worth carrying up all your stuff and spending the night at the lake. In addition, Widgeon – now sleeping eight – has The Nest. It is steep with rocks and roots and overgrown in some spots. All five species of Pacific salmon, cutthroat trout, steelhead trout, and migratory Dolly Varden char can be found in the park. However, the prize is to discover a Rocky Mountain type gorgeous lake surrounded by cliffs and very isolated. 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. Widgeon Falls. The steep part 'starts' after 2nd bridge but in truth it actually STARTS half an hour later, where it becomes the grouse grind for 2.5ish km. We then backpacked up to Widgeon lake. The lake is absolutely gorgeous, especially in good weather. Peak Sports Mailbag: Hiking. Cycle and hike your way through British Columbia’s rugged landscape on a 6.5-hour tour from Vancouver with lunch. I’ve completed countless hikes in my lifetime — this one is, by far, the most legendary trek I’ve ever embarked on. 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! You may well have it all to yourself. Watch Queue Queue Widgeon Creek Bridge, on the Widgeon Lake Trail. Though I noted above that the canoe rental company was a factor in our time constraints, the actual length and arduousness of the hike are the main determinants of this. Couldn't get to the trail. Enjoy a beautiful waterfall and mountain scenery and amazing backcountry camping if you bring your gear. 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. If you have your own canoe or kayak, lucky you, as you will not have to deal with the finicky Pitt Lake Canoe Adventures company that is the only option for rental canoes in the area. Went on a Tuesday and only saw one other couple on the trail and there was no one else camping at the lake. backpacks from person to person as we hung on to large rocks in the swollen creek. 21. Located on the north side of Pitt Lake, within Pinecone Burke Provincial Park, Widgeon Falls is a terrific way to spend a summer day. I had been dreaming of doing this canoe/hike since I had first heard about it last year. In late May (2004) the berries were already out along the trail - a nice distraction. Start: Directions to Widgeon Lake: Photos. The Widgeon Falls hike makes for a fun outing, as you have to find a way across the Pitt River to reach the trailhead. It was absolutely blissful. Only a tiny sliver of humanity has ever accessed the glory of Widgeon Lake without the aid of a helicopter or float plane, so you’ll also be joining an exclusive club if you complete the journey. Definitely do the paddle across Pitt lake. Pitt Lake is about a 45 minute drive from Vancouver. Sports-January 18, 2020. The hike to the falls is on very easy, well maintained trails. Jul 1, 2016. At 10am scheduled pickup time, only the surface of the west end of the lake was clear, with cloud cover directly above. This journey felt longer than the distance given here, but the awe-inspiring wilderness the trail cuts through provided plenty of entertainment along the way. I am posting this as a past experience rather than a current one. Came in with a pack and would have liked to stay a bit longer than just one night. Widgeon Falls is in Pinecone Burke Provincial Park. The Slough seemed to range between ~1ft. Widgeon Lake Trail is a 17.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. ZUSAMMENFASSUNG: Approx 2hrs canoeing and 3hrs hiking with lunch return create. These hikes are awesome because of the abundance of wildlife, and the fact that both hikes also require a short, enjoyable canoe ride. Very last minute and 3 of us packed only 1 can of tuna for food between us as we expected to catch big fish. Deceiving trail. However, that's not the mystery route. It almost feels disrespectful to the sheer beauty of this particular parcel of nature to leave after only soaking in the sun on the pristine lakeshores for an hour or two. The old logging road is slowly being reclaimed by the forest, but rarely does the greenery get close enough to brush your shoulders. The Slough seemed to range between ~1ft. Only a tiny sliver of humanity has ever accessed the glory of Widgeon Lake without the aid of a helicopter or float plane, so you’ll also be joining an exclusive club if you complete the journey. You need to take a canoe or kayak to reach the trailhead. 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 weekday death march to the forbidden hills of Coquitlam. Pitt Lake is located about 1.25 hours from Vancouver. Only saw 4 other people up there on a Wednesday. The valley bottom trail is relatively flat, and follows the run of the river, past Widgeon Falls. 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. Contact Pitt Lake Canoe Rentals for rental availability and reservations. Tag Archives: Widgeon Lake So, where was I!? I totally recommend this hike. Park ranger/city workers travel there daily now. 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. The winds were brutal and the riding was pretty hard for almost 3/4th of it. Jul 1, 2016. I will screen participants for their comfort level with the water-crossing part of the trip. Please be prepared for a long day: 10-11 hrs (8 hrs hiking + 2 hrs paddling total). 3 of us hiked it 40 years ago and the trail was great until the last few km's, same as everyone else here posted. It then drops east down to Widgeon Slough. Start your trek by paddling across Pitt Lake towards the Widgeon Slough. You need to take a canoe or kayak to reach the trailhead. Home; About; Services; Skills; Our Team; Our work; Contact us; Posted on December 16, 2020 by We had no tent, just thin plastic to make a pull over tarp cover from the rain. Steve @ Widgeon Lake "This hike marks my 78th hike of 103 hikes (5th ed.) (I took most of the weight off my mom, who struggled a bit with the end). Thanks Lyle ! We wore lifejackets on the way in just to be safe, as any responsible seafarer venturing into unknown waters should! That being said, 9/10, would definately hike again. hike portion of the journey, hikers must traverse approximately 2.5 km of the Pitt River and its calm side channels. 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. 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 hiking in the Lower Mainland. There’s limited space for campers but if there’s a will, there’s a way. 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. Close. I did it in 1:45, but who's counting? Magical. Widgeon Lake Trail is a 9 km green singletrack trail located near Coquitlam British Columbia. That would be Widgeon Falls, hiding up a boat-access-only trail on Pitt Lake. Map of Widgeon Lake. 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). Probably one of the best hikes in the entire Vancouver area, though one of the more grueling. 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. Trails. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. We had decided to do this hike the night before at 10 pm. The company also has confusing, bureaucratic canoe return policies that forced us to pay a steeper fee than we originally thought and to return earlier than we had hoped, which cut into our time spent relaxing by the lake. My only complaint is that there was some garbage left behind at the campsite by other visitors. 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. 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 hiking in the Lower Mainland. fullscreen. We inflated the two canoes, while Ian packed his gear into his kayak. After setting up camp, be sure to take a quick hike out to Widgeon falls. Portaging a canoe is NOT an option. 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. Hiking/Canoeing Pitt Lake & Widgeon Falls- beginner friendly. Took us 1.5h at low tide to get to the creek campsite. 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. BC Ferries River Levels Sunrise/Sunset Tides Weather. The flagging could also be a little better but it gets the job done Eventually you'll reach the striking Widgeon Lake. There is no water available at the Grant Narrows parking lot or at the campground trailhead. - 15ft. There are a few other spots off the main trail near a smaller section of the lake but those spots were quite small. 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