A versatile hike near Squamish with alpine lakes, high mountain peaks, and options to shorten or lengthen as desired.

Statistics

1

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1,860

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1,861

m

20

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Severe

Description

Located south of Squamish and north of Vancouver, Beth Lake and Capilano Mountain offer a versatile out-and-back hike with something to offer for everyone.

For those hiking to Beth Lake, you're faced with an 18.2 km round-trip hike to a stunning alpine lake.

Those willing to attempt the summit of Capilano Mountain will be rewarded with commanding views of Howe Sound, Horseshoe Bay, and surrounding high mountain peaks.

There are numerous options to camp near the lake for those looking to turn their adventure into an overnight trip. *For those only hiking to Beth Lake, the trail is only considered difficult overall.* For anyone looking for a shorter and moderate day hike, consider hiking the lower section of the trail, where you can enjoy views looking back towards Howe Sound and the Furry Creek Golf Course below. [Source](https://www.outdoorvancouver.ca/beth-lake-hike-squamish/)