Chadsey Lake Loop
Muddy loop trail to Chadsey Lake from Sumas Peak.
||12.0 km (return)
||Linear - Return
Follow Sumas Mountain Road heading North from the Straiton Hall area. Turn right on Batt Road, and right again onto a gravel service/logging road. Follow the road to the summit area. If the summit area is gated, park at the second (upper) gate.
* 4.5 km on Batt Road / FSR = Upper Gate
* 6.8 km on FSR = Chadsey Lake TH
Given the large number of routes leading to Chadsey Lake on Sumas Mountain, there is significant confusion about naming. This trail refers to the shorter loop hike that descends from Sumas Peak, down to the lake, and back up to the summit access road a short distance below the upper trailhead. Alternate routes to the Lake include the Western or Eastern halves of the Sumas Mountain Centennial Trail, which are located on a different trail page.
The Chadsey Lake Loop begins off of the forest service road to Sumas Peak located off of Batt Road. The road is frequently gated and as a result may add a significant distance to the overall hike. Drive or hike the gravel road to the summit area, and look for a signed trail leading down to the left.
The route is frequently muddy and some portions have slippery log steps allowing the hiker to hop across the mud. It's downhill the entire way to the lake, where the trail joins the old Centennial Trail that traverses the mountain. Make your way around the lake, and hike uphill again on the second half of the loop hike.
The second half of the loop trail exits back onto the Sumas Peak access road, a little ways below the summit area. If you parked at the top, hike back up the road to your car - approximately 1km (inaccurate, only by memory).
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