Trip 074 - September 16, 2014 (Tuesday)
Mount Cheam Peak Trail Hike
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Distance From Vancouver (Grandview Hwy Entrance to Hwy 1 East) via Chilliwack Bench FSR: About 127 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, 16.8 km later, turn left onto Chilliwack Chipmunk FSR. It's then about 10 kilometers more on Chilliwack Chipmunk FSR to the trailhead.
Distance From Vancouver (Grandview Hwy Entrance to Hwy 1 East) via Chilliwack Lake Road: About 137 kilometers: 90.5 km from Grandview Hwy entrance to Hwy 1 East to Exit 119 (Yale Rd / Vedder Rd) in Chilliwack. Then 5.5 km on Vedder Road to Chilliwack Lake Road. Then about 27 km on Chilliwack Lake Road to Chilliwack Foley FSR (turn left). Then 2 km to a 3-way intersection (Chilliwack Foley turns right, but you need to turn left onto Chilliwack Chipmunk FSR extension). Then, 1.8 km later, you are at the intersection of Chilliwack Chipmunk and Chilliwack Bench shown in photo #1 (except you would be arriving from the opposite side). It's then about 10 kilometers more on Chilliwack Chipmunk FSR to the trailhead.
Liked: Once you get to the trailhead, the trail is fairly easy, with just a few strenuous stretches. The views are great both of the mountains and the sub-alpine terrain.
Of note: Unless you have a high-clearance short-wheelbase 4x4 vehicle, numerous cross-ditches on Chilliwack Chipmunk FSR would cause at least minor damage to you ride. If you choose to hike Chipmunk FSR instead, it's going to be an extra 5 hours return up and down a fairly strenuous road. Or use a bicycle to the trailhead, and save a lot of time. There is very little tree cover on Chipmunk FSR and the trail itself, requiring sun protection on sunny days. Despite a substantial distance from populated areas, the trail is quite busy. Hiking boots and poles are recommended. There were lots of overly friendly flies at the peak itself.
Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Backroad Mapbook (2010 edition) Coordinates: Page 4 (Chilliwack) F5-G5.
103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia (2008 edition): hike #69.
Related Websites: Chilliwack District FSR Conditions.
19. Just over an hour into the hike, we started walking around the left side of Mount Lady.
Other Trips in Chilliwack BC Area:
|Greendrop Lake Trail||
||Teapot Hill Trail|
Vedder Rotary Trail
||Mount Thom Trail|
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