Like bushwacking? Ropes? Adventure? Ling Lake is for you!
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Follow Highway #1 (Trans-Canada Highway) to Chilliwack, taking Exit #119 South. Follow Vedder Road until a three-way stop just before a bridge over the Vedder River. Zero your odometer here and turn left at the stop sign onto Chilliwack Lake Road. At the 28 km mark and immediately after one of the Vedder River bridge crossings, turn left onto Chilliwack-Foley Forest Service Road. Zero your odometer again here.
Follow the forest service road for 2.0 km, turning right at the T-junction after the bridge over Foley Creek. Follow this road, eventually passing Foley Lake on the left. The road crosses a bridge soon after the lake at approximately the 7.0 km mark and forks. Take the right, uphill fork.
The road gets rougher after this point, with cross-ditches and minor rocks and other debris on the road. Follow it over two bridges until your odomoter reads that you've travelled 13.5 km since turning off the pavement of Chilliwack Lake Road. The road branches again here, with the main route turning sharply to the right and heading uphill again. Instead of following the main road, turn left onto a small side road that leads almost immediately to a small "parking" area.
Check the far end of the "parking area" for the barely-visible trailhead. It can be identified by a narrow "tunnel" cut through the trees.
Although the route to Ling Lake could easily be considered a trail, it was never developed to be more than a roughly cut, tagged route. Portions of the trail are severely overgrown and require significant route finding skills.
From the trailhead, the overgrown route leads steeply downwards and over a series of slippery rocks with patches of chicken wire. Less than 100 meters from the parking area the trail abruptly exits the forest into an old cut block and leads straight down to a small lake, informally called "Upper Foley Lake". Cut, slash, or otherwise scramble down the steep cut-block over various logs, rocks, devils club, and other debris.
Just before the small lake, turn to the right and follow roughly along the shore area of the lake until you pick up a more-or-less easily identified trail with significant flagging and metal tags. The easier to follow trail around the lake might put you into a false sense of security before you exit the forest again, this time in a grassy, marshy field with no sign of a route.
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