Trip 070 - August 27, 2014 (Wednesday)
Ling Lake Trail (partial)
Off Chilliwack Foley Forest Service Road
Distance From Vancouver to the Trailhead:
About 133 km: 93.5 km from Grandview Hwy entrance to Hwy 1 East to Exit
123 (Prest Road) - turn right (South), then 5 km on Prest Rd and turn
left on Bailey Rd, then 700 meters
later at a split stay right on Elk View Road.
Continue on Elk View Road until it ends ten kilometers later, and
Chilliwack Bench Forest Service Road begins. Then, 18.7 kilometers
later, Chilliwack Foley FSR appears ahead. Drive on Chilliwack Foley for
about 5 km until, just past Foley Lake, you would reach a split seen in
photo #1. If you have an ATV, it could be possible to ride it all the
way to the rock fall in photo #28. A small
4x4 might make it all the way to the boulder in
Liked: Several great mountain views, waterfall, fairly smooth road surface most of the way, no bugs.
Of note: Remote wilderness area. No cell phone signal. Much of the road has no tree cover - sun protection recommended. Hiking boots and poles are recommended. Waterfall creek crossing could be a problem during the spring runoff. Unable to find continuation of the trail to Ling Lake.
Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Backroad Mapbook (2010 edition) Coordinates to the likely beginning of the trail: Page 5 (Chilliwack Lake) D4.
Related Websites: Chilliwack District FSR Conditions.
Chilliwack Foley Forest Service Road splits in two just after Ling Lake, as seen in photo #1. The left split is covered a bit in our previous trip report, and this trip report deals with the right split, which is the continuation of Chilliwack Foley FSR. There is a sign at the beginning of the right split stating "Ling Lake Trail". We continued on this road all the way to the rockfall (after which the road is badly overgrown, as no ATV can go any further, and then returned to the Ling Lake turnoff and hiked it for a bit until losing track of the trail. Despite the fact that we were unable to find Ling Lake, this part of Chilliwack Foley FSR features several great mountain views, and is worth exploring for that reason alone.
1. Early morning start of the hike. We had a small bicycle, which was very helpful when traveling back, as the road mostly goes downhill on the return trip. So, here is the split. This is the same photograph as photo #16 of the previous trip report (Chilliwack Foley FSR). Coordinates: N 49⁰07.605' W 121⁰34.417'. The sign by the road on the right states "Ling Lake Trail." There were no other signs, or any flagging tape, or anything else marking the trail after this.
Other Trips in Chilliwack BC Area:
|Greendrop Lake Trail||
||Teapot Hill Trail|
Vedder Rotary Trail
||Mount Thom Trail|
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