Estimated Time: 2-3 hours
Round-Trip Distance: 6.5 km
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Car Travelling Time from Vancouver: 1 hour
Public Transit: No
Approximately 5km north of Squamish on Highway 99 sits the photographic Alice Lake Provincial Park. One of the most popular and family-friendly campgrounds in Squamish, the park also houses a popular tourist hike. The 4 Lakes Trail is a minimal elevation and beginner-friendly 6.5 km loop that traipses through creeks, forest and sojourns 4 distinct mountain lakes. It is definitely a high ROI hike as it brings you a great variety of lake views within a short distance and time frame.
The trail is a loop and can be accessed either across the street from the entrance to the Alice Lake Campground in the Stump Lake parking or at Alice Lake. The trail is marked rather clearly.
The first lake in the hike, Stump is a small lake with peek a boo views of Mt Garibaldi.
From Stump Lake, you can continue along the 4 Lakes Trail. Left takes you further into the trail and towards Cheekeye Creek and then onto Fawn and Edith Lakes.
The trail winds it way back to Alice Lake.
All four lakes offer different perspectives and are good for a swim, but Alice Lake has docks and marked off areas for swimming.