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Showh Lakes-Ancient Cedars Trail

Showh Lakes-Ancient Cedars Trail (Whistler)

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  • Rec Site #:REC3186
  • Type:User Maintained
  • Fees:None
  • Campsites:0
  • Access:Road
  • Facilities:None
  • Site Operator:CHEAKAMUS COMMUNITY FOREST SOCIETY
  • Site Description:Showh Lakes recreation site encompasses 778 hectares of rocky dry forest, 3 small lakes that are great for fishing, and the Ancient Cedars Grove. The Ancient Cedars Trail is a popular hike you can access with a 2WD vehicle, but 4x4 is recommended to access the lakes. The Ancient Cedars trail is a moderate hike that takes about 45 minutes one way. New interpretive signs were installed in June 2013 by the Whistler Blackcomb Habitat Improvement team, signs were purchased with funds from the WB Employee Environmental Fund. Other trail improvements have been provided by the Whistler Rotary Club as well as members of the Alpine Club of Canada in Whistler. There are easy hiking trails around the lakes. A local tour company operates hiking and ATV tours in the area. Tours may go to largest of the 3 lakes where a group of yurts exist. Public access to the lake is open, but please do not enter the yurts. The area has very rough roads that are fun for 4x4 enthusiasts and ATV riders, but please keep all motorized vehicles on roads, trails are for foot traffic only. Winter activities include snowmobiling into the ancient cedars trailhead and snowshoeing around the Ancient Cedars loop and lakes.

  • Driving Directions:Driving North on HWY 99 from Whistler about 4.5km North of Alpine Way, past Rainbow Village, turn left onto the 16 Mile/Soo Forest Service Road. Cougar Mountain Road is also another name for the road. This is a dirt road, straight past the adventure tour base, after driving about 4km, a parking area on the left of the road will appear and the trailhead for the Ancient Cedars trail starts on the right side of the dirt road. If the road gets really rough you have gone too far!

  • Fire Bans and Restrictions:Link

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