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General Trail Info

Name of the trail

Lindeman/Greendrop Lakes


A short (but steep) hike to a beautiful. popular lake, or a longer haul to a remote destination - the choice is yours!

Trail can be used for the following activities


Directions to the trailhead

Drive EAST along Chilliwack Lake road for about 39 kms from the Vedder bridge to the well marked trailhead at Post Creek. Park along the roadway.
This trailhead serves as the starting point for trails to Lindeman, Greendrop and Flora lakes.

Detailed description of the trail

From the parking area on Chilliwack Lake road, follow the signs directing you to the Lindeman/Greendrop/Flora Lakes trailhead. It is about a 1/2km walk from the roadway to the trailhead signs.
The trail follows the west side of Post Creek initially, gaining altitude quickly. Soon, you will cross the creek on a bridge made from a fallen tree. From that point, the trail veers away from Post Creek, but continues to climb steeply. In a few minutes, you should reach a collection of large boulders. Apart from the usual graffiti, there is also some writing that marks this as the halfway point.
The trail continues climbing through the open forest, but eventually levels out. Post Creek can be heard roaring close by. A few more boulder piles and then the trail levels near the 800m mark, your destination is near.
The trail will direct you to the WEST side of Lindeman Lake. A large clearing near the outflow serves as a camp for those who don't wish to go any further. Continuing along the west shore, the trail meanders through a mix of open forest, boulder fields and light bush, several other camping areas are evident along the way.
For those who wish to continue to Greendrop Lake, follow the trail to the northern end of Lindeman,where you will see a set of wooden stairs and walkways.
Once you put Lindeman Lake behind you, you follow the West bank of Post Creek for a few hundred meters around a rocky cornice. Then, you meet your first boulder field. This one is relatively short, but some of the sink-holes within seem bottomless, watch your step!
At the end of this field, you will cross over to the East side of Post Creek and onto another boulder field. This one is a bit tougher as the trail CLIMBS through it. Watch for flagging tape or paint on the rocks.
Past this rock-pile, the trail turns Northwest, back to the valley floor and makes you cross to the West side of Post Creek again. A short jaunt and climb through a rocky forest brings you to...another boulder field. This one is quite narrow, (probably more of an avalanche chute than anything else) and the rocks seem a bit "chunkier". Luckily you can see the trail, where it enters the forest across the chute. Somewhere in the past km or so, we've crossed back to the East side of Post Creek.
After another BRIEF walk through a cool forest - you guessed it - another boulder field; and this one is BIG...about .5km wide! I can imagine how warm it gets there during the summer!
Once past this final field-of-pain, the trail enters another short bit of forest and the then drops down to the valley floor again. A well-made foot bridge ahead looks like the way to go, but a sign on a nearby stump says otherwise. In other words: Do NOT cross the bridge!
Stay on the path that follows the East side of the stream; you WILL be crossing it shortly. Keep your eyes open along this section. During Spring-runoff conditions, certain gulleys that are normally dry can be filled with water. We found a few beautiful waterfalls, once in particular that started at path-level and dropped about a meter into the creek, very nice!

From this point on the trail remains fairly flat; the strenuous part is over! Now, the hardest part is keeping the trail. It appears that during the winter, a LOT of trees were blown down, and a LOT of these trees had trail markers or flagging tape on them! By the time you make this trip, this situation could have already been remedied!
You could always follow the ridge along the SouthEast side until you can see the lake, or set your GPS to the co-ordinates listed for the "campsite" at the South end of the Lake.
I cannot give any advice or opinions regarding the trail that continues around both sides of the lake. Our time was limited, so we were unable to do any real exploration of the area.

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Location and Amenities


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Trail located in region

Lower Mainland

Trail located in province

BC - British Columbia

Trail located in park

Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park


Availability of amenities

TrailheadFresh water raw, Camping (Front country),
TrailCamping (Back country), Fresh water raw,


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Condititions @ Apr 29 2005

Trail quality and condition4
Road condition and accessbility4
Vehicle parking4

Point of Interest

Lindeman trailTurnoff to Lindeman/Greendrop trailWaypointTheShadow1
GreendropCampsite at S. end of Greendrop LakeWaypointTheShadow1
GreendropGreendrop LakeWaypointMarc Boudreau1
Bridge 2Bridge Pt.3WaypointMarc Boudreau1
Bridge 1Bridge Pt.2WaypointMarc Boudreau1
Rock Field Pt.5Rock Field Pt.5WaypointMarc Boudreau1
Rock Field Pt.4Rock Field Pt.4WaypointMarc Boudreau1
Rock Field Pt.3Rock Field Pt.3WaypointMarc Boudreau1
Rock Field Pt.2Rock Field Pt.2WaypointMarc Boudreau1
BoardwalkBoardwalk along Lindeman LakeWaypointMarc Boudreau1
LindemanLindeman LakeWaypointMarc Boudreau1
BridgeBridgeWaypointMarc Boudreau1
TrailheadTrail head for Lindeman/GreendropWaypointMarc Boudreau1

Sources of Information

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PublisherClub Tread -
Resource TypeClubTread Discussion

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