The trail to Radium Lake and Mt. Webb begins as a stroll up to a suspension bridge spanning the Chilliwack River.
Once you have crossed the bridge, you reach a sign labeled “Radium Lake Trail.” The hike to Radium Lake is a two to four hour hike up a well marked trail through large Western Fir and Western Red Cedar forests.
Once you reach Radium Lake, which is little more than a marsh created by the snowmelt, be sure you collect fresh water to drink for the hike to Mt Webb. A small forestry service cabin, best used as an emergency shelter only, is also situated at the lake.
To reach Mt. Webb, follow a flagged trail south of the cabin for another two to four hours. This well marked trail is lined with wild blueberry bushes that ripen in late July or early August. Watch out for bears though during the blueberry season.
As you come above the tree line, the area is predominant with alpine daisies and fir, views of Mt Webb to the left and Mt. McDonald to the right, and from the saddle, spectacular views of Radium and Chilliwack Lakes, and
If you are early in the season you will likely encounter a steep snowfield of about 500 yards, make sure you have an ice axe, and know how to use it.
To reach the summit, it is another 30 to 40 minutes hike up the worn trail to the left. Be aware, some of the footing is on sandy and loose rock. Stay on the trail! The view at the top is breathtaking.
If you are planning an overnight trip, a night at the summit is a fantastic experience. Check the weather conditions though.