Mamquam Lake

Squamish, British Columbia

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It is one of the most rewarding trips from Elfin Lakes and takes you across Ring Creek and past Opal Cone. You also cross Zig Zag Creek to reach this lake, beautifully situated at the foot of Pyramid Mountain. Alas the lake is 150 m (500 ft) lower than your start at Elfin Lakes. This is a longish one-day trip with most of the climbing on the return journey. However, you do have a shorter alternative in Opal Cone itself, a round trip that gives splendid views of Mount Garibaldi and the Bishop Glacier as well as of the glaciated sprawl of the Mamquam Massif. Of course, if you are feeling energetic, you can traverse over the top of Opal Cone on your way to Mamquam Lake.
103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia

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103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia

by Jack Bryceland and Mary & David Macaree (Greystone Books)

It is one of the most rewarding trips from Elfin Lakes and takes you across Ring Creek and past Opal Cone. You also cross Zig Zag Creek to reach this lake, beautifully situated at the foot of Pyramid Mountain. Alas the lake is 150 m (500 ft) lower than your start at Elfin Lakes.

This is a longish one-day trip with most of the climbing on the return journey. However, you do have a shorter alternative in Opal Cone itself, a round trip that gives splendid views of Mount Garibaldi and the Bishop Glacier as well as of the glaciated sprawl of the Mamquam Massif. Of course, if you are feeling energetic, you can traverse over the top of Opal Cone on your way to Mamquam Lake.

©  Jack Bryceland and Mary & David Macaree/Greystone Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Squamish
Distance: 8.1
Elevation Gain: 2,000 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: 6 hours
Season: Best July to September
Local Contacts: Garibaldi Provincial Park
Local Maps: 92G/15 Mamquam Mountain
Driving Directions: Directions to Mamquam Lake

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