Lindeman Lake is a beautiful climb in Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park. For 3.5 km, it is a short hike but still a beautiful one for the Lindeman Lake. Lindeman lake is an exquisite, turquoise lake encompassed by thick woods and mountain tops. A lot of hikers swim in the lake in the summer.
Lindeman Lake Hike Summary
- Rating: Moderate
- Distance: 3.5 km
- Elevation Gain: 800 feet
- Time Needed: 1.5 hours
- Type: Out-and-back
- Season: May to October
- Dogs Allowed: Yes
- Est. Driving Time from Vancouver: 2 Hours
Lindeman Lake Video Guide
Lindeman Lake Trail Guide in Pictures
The trail is initially flat for the first 500 meters and you walk along a water stream which comes down directly from the lake.
The trail becomes rocky after the first 500 meters.
On the weekends, the trail can become very crowded. Since the trail is not so wide, hikers stop to make way for the others.
After a km, you cross the bridge. The stream which was initially to the left comes to the right side of the trail after crossing the bridge.
The trail becomes steep after crossing the bridge. The steep part lasts for about 15-20 minutes. Some portion of the trail has ropes as well.
The trail flattens out a few hundred feet before the Lindeman lake. You will also see hikers pitching their camps there.
In the summer, people like to swim in the lake through the water is cold. Usually, the south end of the lake is very crowded as most of the hikers stop here. So if you are looking for a lesser crowded area, hike further towards the northern end of the lake. There is a bit of scrambling and some rocky patches but it worths it. Also, 4 Km further, the famous green drop lake is there.