Trailhead Location: Off BC Highway 16, approximately 55
kilometers East of the City of Terrace.
Mountain viewpoint, moss-covered forest floor.
Some moderately steep (though short) stretches. Hiking poles and
boots are recommended.
Northern BC Backroad Mapbook (3rd edition)
Page 34 (Kitwanga) D4.
Seven Sisters Provincial Park - BC Parks.
Another Hike in Seven Sisters Provincial Park:
Whiskey Creek Trail
Watson Lake Trail is located in Seven Sisters
Provincial Park near Terrace BC, fairly close to the
Western end of BC Highway16. It's a short and pleasant trail, leading past two small
lakes to Watson Lake, which is annually stocked. Watson Lake near
Terrace should not be confused with the town of Watson Lake located in
1. We are Eastbound on BC Highway 16, approximately 55
km East of the town of Terrace, with Watson Lake
trailhead access road turnoff seen ahead.
coordinates: N 54⁰52.446' W 128⁰22.545'. Elevation: 183 meters.
BC Highway 16 at Watson Lake trail turnoff
2. The road after the turn. Nice and smooth.
Road to Watson Lake trailhead near Terrace BC Canada
3. Seven hundred meters later, we are at the
Coordinates: N 54⁰52.113' W 128⁰22.226'. Elevation: 213 meters.
Watson Lake trailhead near Terrace British Columbia Canada
4. There is a map of the trail by the trailhead.
Watson Lake trailhead in the vicinity of Terrace BC
5. Here it is.
Watson Lake trail map near Terrace BC Canada
6. The trail begins.
Trail in Terrace Area - Watson Lake trail in Seven Sisters Provincial
7. One of the few moderately steep but short stretches
on Watson Lake Trail.
Watson Lake trail - Hiking in Terrace British Columbia Area
8. The most impressive view arrives within 15 minutes
from the start of the trail.
Terrace Hike -
View from Watson Lake trial in Seven Sisters Provincial Park British
9. Several minutes later, the trail splits, with a
short trail on the right leading to the first small lake and a
Watson Lake trail - first lake - Terrace Hiking
10. A view of the first lake.
Lake by Watson Lake trail in Terrace BC Canada Area
11. We are now continuing towards Watson Lake. The
second lake appeared briefly on the right side, but we kept going. This
forest floor features a neat moss cover in many places.
Watson Lake Trail in Seven Sisters Provincial Park near Terrace British
12. It took less than an hour of hiking to get to
Watson Lake by Terrace BC Canada in Seven Sisters Provincial Park
13. It's hardly spectacular, but has lots of space for
Watson Lake BC Canada
14. We then kept going around the lake.
Watson Lake Trail Seven Sisters Provincial Park - BC Hiking
15. Passing by some debris.
Hike in Seven Sisters Provincial Park
16. And here is a good
camping spot, where we ended
Coordinates: N 54⁰52.859' W 128⁰21.652'. Elevation: 375 meters
(162 meters elevation gain from the start of the trail).
Camping area by Watson Lake in Seven Sisters Provincial Park near
17. A view of Watson Lake from the
Watson Lake British Columbia Canada
Watson Lake Trail does not offer much past the
mountain viewpoint, unless you plan on
camping, or just
want a relaxing hike.
Trip 119 -
Watson Lake Trail
(near Terrace BC)