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Trip 070 - August 27, 2014 (Wednesday)

Ling Lake Trail (partial)

Off Chilliwack Foley Forest Service Road

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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 photo #20.

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 4907.605' W 12134.417'. 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.


Chilliwack Foley FSR BC Canada

2. The trail rises steadily, with few level stretches.


Chilliwack Foley FSR - Ling Lake Trail BC Canada

3. In fifteen minutes, the first mountain view arrives.


Mountain View Chilliwack Foley FSR - Ling Lake Trail BC Canada

4. Zooming in.


Photo of a Mountain View Chilliwack Foley Forest Service Road - Ling Lake Trail BC Canada

5. And then we continue going uphill.


Chilliwack Foley FSR - Ling Lake Trail British Columbia Canada

6. Five minutes later, there is a large opening, which might have made for a good camping area but for a slightly uneven surface.


Chilliwack Foley Forest Service Road - Ling Lake Trail BC Canada

7. But the mountain view from this spot is quite interesting.


Picture of a Mountain View Chilliwack Foley FSR - Ling Lake Trail BC Canada

8. The peak resembles a potato.


View of a Mountain Chilliwack Foley FSR - Ling Lake Trail British Columbia Canada

9. Back on the road.


Chilliwack Foley Forest Service Road - Ling Lake Trail BC Canada

10. One of the best things about exploring back roads is that you just never know what you might find. Like this neat small waterfall (on the right side of the photo). Note that the creek crossing here could be an issue during the spring runoff.


Creek Crossing Chilliwack Foley FSR - Ling Lake Trail BC Canada

11. In the morning, without the sunlight, the waterfall did not look as good as on our way back. Here are the afternoon photos of the "Chilliwack Foley Falls".


Waterfall Chilliwack Foley FSR - Ling Lake Trail BC Canada

12. From the other side.


View of a Waterfall Chilliwack Foley FSR - Ling Lake Trail British Columbia Canada

Here is our video of this waterfall:

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13. About forty minutes after the waterfall, we have reached the first bridge, which is in great shape. Coordinates: N 4909.254' W 12132.304'.


Chilliwack Foley Forest Service Road - Ling Lake Trail BC Canada

14. By this point, the tree cover is minimal.


Chilliwack Foley FSR - Ling Lake Trail British Columbia Canada

15. Exposed mountain side.


Mountain View Chilliwack Foley FSR BC Canada

16. And, then, the next impressive mountain view appears on the left side.


Photo of a Mountain View Chilliwack Foley FSR British Columbia Canada

17. Zooming in.


Mountain View Chilliwack Foley FSR BC Canada

18. Half an hour after the first bridge, we have crossed the second bridge, also in good condition. Coordinates: N 4909.748' W 12132.158'.


Bridge Chilliwack Foley FSR BC Canada

Our Ling Lake Trail Trip Report Continues on Page 2.


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Elk-Thurston Trail


 

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Teapot Hill Trail


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