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Cheakmus...how long?

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Cheakmus...how long?

Looking for an easy family hike to turquoise lake. Anyone done it? How long?

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1. Re: Cheakmus...how long?

Have a look here:

garibaldipark.com/hiking/cheakamus_garibaldi…

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2. Re: Cheakmus...how long?

I think you mean Wedgemount Lake which is turquoise in colour. It doesn't seem to be easy.

whistlerhiatus.com/whistlerhikes/wedgemount-…

The same page has 5 easy hikes on the left side.

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3. Re: Cheakmus...how long?

Check on the Club Tread discussion board. It's more focused on hiking and backpacking.

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Hi Marie here at Tourism Whistler

From the subject line I think you a referring to Cheakamus Lake?

From the trail head it is an easy 6km round trip. There is no elevation gain, so it's perfect for families. I would allow 1.5 hours in total for the hike. Pack a lunch and enjoy it at the lake - the views are stunning.

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5. Re: Cheakmus...how long?

As mentioned its an easy hike. Please be bear aware and come prepared to hike (e.g. Not in flip flops). 4-6 hours round trip

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6. Re: Cheakmus...how long?

I'm confused...is it 1.5 hrs or 4-6hrs RT?

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7. Re: Cheakmus...how long?

Driving to the trail head will be additional to the actual hiking of the trail.

One version: vancouvertrails.com/trails/cheakamus-lake/

Another version: whistlerhiatus.com/whistlerhikes/cheakamus-l…

And: www.hikingcamping.com/cheakamus-lake.php

And: trailpeak.com/trail-Cheakamus-Lake-near-Whis…

And: easyhiker.co.uk/hike-to-cheakamus-lake/

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There are enough distances and descriptions mentioned to be able to interpret the distance both one way and return. Marie will be off until Tuesday as this weekend is our Victoria Day long weekend.

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8. Re: Cheakmus...how long?

Thanks...enjoy the holiday.

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9. Re: Cheakmus...how long?

1.5 hours from the trailhead to the beginning of the lake and back again. You could make it longer if you choose to hike to the end of the lake and/or include the hike to the trailhead. I would not suggest hiking to the trailhead as this is just a gravel road. The hike to the end of the lake is lovely if you have time - Marie

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10. Re: Cheakmus...how long?

I think we will try to make it to the end of the lake...will depend on my daughter. Is there a different view from the end of the lake; or is it similar to the one towards the beginning of the lake?