Cheakamus Canyon - Lewis Lake
CAUTION: The trails are challenging and difficult and your use of them is at your own risk. You will find some sections of trail too difficult to ride. Please walk these sections to prevent injury to yourself. To prevent erosion, DO NOT walk off the trail or cut new sections. DO NOT alter the trails in any way.
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Date: :: ORIGINAL
To get to the old access road you'll need to find the community called the Upper Cheakamus Community. Once there you'll find a steel suspension bridge crossing the Cheakamus River. After you cross the river you are on the old access road but now you have to look for the trail that leads towards Lewis Lake. While following the old access road you'll be passing houses so when the trail takes a second right hand turn don't take it but go straight. You can make out the trail but if you're not looking you'll miss it. The old access road is one tough trail to climb due to all the baby heads and the steepness of the trail. Along the road you'll find some spectacular view points. During your climb you'll come across some rideable sections but all in all if you're not a climber you'll be hikycling, but it's worth it. In one section you'll think the road is gone due to all the overgrowth but you'll see the trail at your feet. In this section you'll see an old red truck off to the side. Once you see the truck you'll nearly there. After this there is a downhill sections that leads to another access road. Once you reach it take a right and you're there. You can't miss the lake. Now Lewis Lake is further up the road and to the right. At Lewis Lake there are a lot of cabins and not much room to lounge, relax and enjoy your effort. The lake that you first encounter name is unknown to me but it is the reason why I go up the old access road. At this lake you'll be able to swim and enjoy the view.
This ride is an epic and to be enjoyed.