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    Christina Lake Hike

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    22.7 km
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    949 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Christina Lake Hike is a 22.7 km out-and-back route that sets out from the Texas Creek Campground and travels along the eastern shore of the lake to its northernmost point. Along the trail, you will hike through beautifully scenic forests and experience views that stretch across the picturesque waters of the lake and surrounding mountains. Make sure to bring bear spray and make plenty of noise along the trail, as bears are often spotted in the area.

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    Route Description for Christina Lake Hike

    Hiking along Christina Lake is a great experience that will allow you to take in the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape and enjoy some truly spectacular views that sweep across the blue waters of the lake. The trail initially begins with a fairly steep section before flattening out on a ridge that runs alongside the lake. The path can be narrow in some places, so watch your footing and remember to wear proper hiking footwear for this lengthy trek through the forest.

    Setting out from the Texas Creek Campground, the trail enters the forest and briefly heads east, before turning to the north and following a route that runs parallel to the lake. As mentioned, there is a bit of an initial climb that very quickly levels out as you make your way onto the ridge. From here, follow the trail north and enjoy the intermittent views of the picturesque lake, eventually coming to a nice lookout at the Trapper Creek Campground.

    Continue north, as you work your way past Deer and Knob points before arriving at the northernmost part of the lake around Sandner Creek Beach. Take some time to explore the area and gaze out across the charming waters of Christina Lake before heading back along the same route to return to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Christina Lake Hike Trailhead

    To access the Christina Lake trailhead from the town of Christina Lake, head north on BC-3 for 7.1 km and keep right to exit onto E Lake Drive. Follow this for 1.0 km and turn right to stay on the same road. After 300 m, turn left and follow the road for another 3.5 km to reach the Texas Creek Campground. Turn right onto Texas Creek Road, and you will find the trailhead on the right in 260 m.

    Route Information

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    • Backcountry Campsites

      Texas Creek Campground, Trapper Creek Campground

    • Pets allowed


    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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