Lindeman / Greendrop Lakes
The crown jewel of Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park, Lindeman is #1 with kids and adults alike! Greendrop is almost as precious but not quite as pretty.
Directions: Head 40km down the Chilliwack Lake Road (from Bridge at Vedder River Crossing), watch for a signpost on the right and a yellow gate on the left. Park roadside and walk 200m to the trail on the right, following the creek.
Orange squares mark the route. After reaching Lindeman the trail follows its shore to the far end, crossing some big rock slopes along the way. The trail crosses Post Creek (to the right), continues up the valley crossing many more rock slopes, re-crosses to the left side of the creek, and the next right fork takes you to the near end of Greendrop Lake.
Note: If you choose the left fork, it follows the Old Centennial Trail to the far end of the lake and Greendrop Bluffs, with a fine view and picnic spot. (Add 2 hours return if you go to the Bluffs).
The trail between Lindeman Lake and Greendrop Lake has experienced washing out and re-routing by the creek near Greendrop Lake. Hikers should follow the square orange markers, and NOT the flagging tape through this area. The trail between Greendrop and Flora Lakes has once again grown over and has become difficult to follow. It is not recommended for those without considerable experience in route-finding.
The Geendrop/Flora trail trail crosses several large landslides which requires hikers to scramble over / under / around some large boulders and should only be travelled by experienced backpackers with good footwear.
Distance Return: 3.4km (Greendrop 10.4km)
Time: 3 hours (Greendrop 6 hours)
Elevation Gain: 215m (Greendrop 365m)
Highest Point: 825m (Greendrop 1,010m)
Degree of difficulty: moderate
Chilliwack Lake Road, Chilliwack, BC