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Epic PNW Hikes: Mt. MacFarlane

Epic views of the lake and Mt Sleese Glacier from the ridge of Mt. Mac!

Hiking Difficult

17 km
2 km
2 km
6-7 hrs
Low Point
326 m
High Point
2.1 km
Epic PNW Hikes: Mt. MacFarlane Map

Getting to the top of Mount MacFarlane is a 17.2 km out-and-back trail located in the Fraser Valley near Chilliwack, BC.


The trail offers forest trekking, boulder fields, lakes, wildflowers, and breathtaking views of mountains. Get up to the upper lake for some epic sunrise/sunset views, and check out the ridge to see unmatched views of Mt. Sleese!

The lake is cold, but refreshing after a long hike up!

Dogs: YES, this is a dog friendly trail!

NOTE: Bears are common in this area.



Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between June and October


  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Dog friendly
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features

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