Chadsey Lake Trail
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Chadsey Lake Trail

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Chadsey Lake Trail

Chadsey Lake Trail

Distance: 6.6mi
Elevation: 2,238ft
Time: 3.5-5.5h

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The Chadsey Lake Trail is a moderately difficult out-and-back trail near Abbotsford that climbs through the forest to visit a charming woodland lake. The trail is largely forested and gradually climbs uphill at a steady pace, making this hike ideal for both casual and experienced hikers alike. The atmosphere around the lake is spectacular and you can even jump in the refreshing water to cool off on a hot day.

Chadsey Lake Trail Map

Getting there

To access the trailhead for the Chadsey Lake Trail from Abbotsford, head north along BC-11 for 1.1mi and make a right turn on Clayburn Road. Continue on it for 1.5mi and make a left to keep on the road. Follow it for 2.7mi as it first turns into Straiton Road and then Dawson Road. Turn left onto Sumas Mountain Road, following it for 2.7mi until you find the trail on the left side.

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When to do


Backcountry Campsites


Pets allowed

Yes - On Leash

Family friendly

Older Children only

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Route Type

Out and back

Chadsey Lake Trail
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Chadsey Lake Trail Description

The Chadsey Lake Trail is a popular hiking route near Abbotsford in the Fraser Valley that passes through a beautiful stretch of West Coast forest on the way to the peaceful waters of Chadsey Lake. This trail can be fairly muddy/wet depending on the time of year, so come prepared with proper hiking footwear in order to comfortably traverse any unfavourable terrain. Additionally, the area can be extremely buggy during warmer months. Pack bug spray and properly cover exposed skin to avoid being bitten while out on the trail. This is a great hike up to a scenic lake that offers access to a solid network of trails within the vicinity. Bring a GPS or trail map to stay on the right path.

Setting out from the trailhead, follow the Centennial Trail as it winds through the forest and crosses over Wades Creek. From here, the trail will gain elevation as you make your way towards Chadsey Lake. The near-constant tree cover provides a good amount of shade, making this hike perfect for a hot day. When you eventually arrive at the lake, take some time to explore the area while looking out over its peaceful wooded shores or test out the calm water by jumping in for a quick swim. When you’ve spent enough time at Chadsey Lake, make your way back down the forested trail to return to your vehicle.

Other Amazing Hikes in Fraser Valley

Check out our guides to Lindeman Lake, Bridal Veil Falls, Cascade Falls, Elk Mountain Trail or Hicks Lake Hike. Or see all our hikes in Fraser Valley on 10Adventures.



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