fed Cheakamus Lake lies at elevation of less than 915 metres surrounded
by mountains that tower to 1,600 metres above its thickly forested shoreline.
(Topographical map 92.J.2 and 92.J.3 1:50,000)
Turn right off Hwy
99, 48 km north of Squamish or 2.5 km south of Whistler at Function
Junction. The logging road to the trailhead is on the left-hand side.
It is 8.5 km from the highway to the parking lot.
There are two major
trails in the area of Garibaldi Park:
Lake Trail - The Cheakamus Lake Trail works its way through
old growth forest along its 3 km and takes about 45 min. to complete.
lot to Cheakamus Lake - Length, 3 km; suggested time,
45 minutes to 1 hour, one way; elevation change, minimal. An easy, pleasant
trail that winds through old growth timber. It is possible to portage
a kayak or canoe on this trail.