Please be prepared for a long day: 10-11 hrs (8 hrs hiking + 2 hrs paddling total). Tweet LinkBack: Thread Tools: post #1 of Old 09-24-2014, 11:06 PM Thread Starter. Derbyshire County Angling Club Coneygre Farm Hoveringham Lane Hoveringham Nottinghamshire England NG14 7JX. There were many, many 'are we there yet?' Hopefully you have your own boat, or an overnight trip b/c unreasonably expensive. I’ve travelled to the lake after renting a canoe from this company twice now, and each time we experienced issues. In late May (2004) the berries were already out along the trail - a nice distraction. This forced us into a later start than we had planned both times. The trail pops you out about 50m above the shore, which makes for a lovely view. Larger carryover trout begin to show in the following years. This is a lightly travelled route, so be prepared. The combination of canoeing and hiking is a great mix. Another option is hiking to the Widgeon falls and even more further into the widgeon lake, difficult but deserved. river-canoe hike. Widgeon Lake was rehabilitated with the aquatic pesticide rotenone in 2014 to remove Pumpkinseed Sunfish and restore the popular trout fishery. Type: out-and-back. It was a beautiful paddle up Widgeon Creek. The road has long since disappeared, and instead of a spur, there is just a sharp bend in the trail. You should check out Pitt Lake and Widgeon falls. There are about ten designated sites. Widgeon Lake Hoveringham, Nottinghamshire, England. After about 40 minutes of casual hiking, we found the sign for Widgeon Lake, just before Widgeon Falls, that led to the more onerous portion of our journey. Both times I completed this hike, I did it with two partners — one human and one canine. So this hike is amazing. It almost feels disrespectful to the sheer beauty of this particular parcel of nature to leave after only soaking in the sun on the pristine lakeshores for an hour or two. 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There are two different modes of travel required to complete this hike (not taking into account one alternative route that requires exponentially more time and effort to complete). Arrival at Widgeon Lake. In sum, either bring your own form of water transportation, or expect to pay $85 for your canoe and to waste a bit of time dealing with the sluggish rental operation. These fish will grow to between 11-13 inches by the spring of 2016. After securing water transportation, any shred of frustration faded away as the 30-minute paddle to the Widgeon Creek Campground served as a gentle start to what became an extremely strenuous day. The hike portion is mostly flat and easy-going, taking about 2.5 hours, return. Widgeon Lake to Kidney Lake Widgeon Lake is also subject to strong westerly winds, though it’s smaller, at 2.5 km. The company also has confusing, bureaucratic canoe return policies that forced us to pay a steeper fee than we originally thought and to return earlier than we had hoped, which cut into our time spent relaxing by the lake. From here, around 8 km of hiking slowly built from easy to moderate to difficult, before we arrived at what I would define as an extraordinarily difficult final kilometre that requires advanced hiking abilities to complete. For many, this second waterfall will be plenty - especially as a day trip for those who need to get back across Pitt Lake same day. Widgeon Lake is a lake in British Columbia, Canada in Pinecone Burke Provincial park.The area includes a trail that is roughly 25 km long and a stunning glacial lake at the end. In total, the entire trip, including return, takes about 5 – 6 hours. A few groups had to do this and seemed displeased by the result. NTS Map: 92G7. Reads:458 GPS Pitt Lake is about a 45 minute drive from Vancouver. From the campsite, the trail is very obvious, leading north, and speckled with signs for the waterfall. Burnaby, BC Follow directions to Pitt Lake (Widgeon Creek hike directions) and take canoe to the Widgeon Slough and the group campsite therein. We arrived to the canoe rental hut at Pitt Lake Boat Launch just after 9am. Several creeklets and clearings can distract you from the overgrown trail in this area - pay close attention on your way up. This hike from the campsite takes approximately 5 hours round trip which does not leave enough time if you are trying to do the entire trip from the parking lot to the lake in one day. This canoe and hike combo takes you from Pitt Lake in Pitt Meadows to Widgeon Falls, a glacial waterfall that’s only accessible to the public by water. It is about an hour's paddle from the parking lot - a lovely one at that, amongst quiet waterways with creeklets and countless birds (the area is a wildlife sanctuary). Widgeon Lake. Copyright © trailpeak.com & trailpeak.ca 2020. Once you get to Pitt lake you have about a 45 minute… Widgeon Lake from Mapcarta, the free map. Be prepared to get on all fours - … Page 1 of 2: 1: 2 : Tweet LinkBack: Thread Tools: post #1 of Old 02-11-2003, 09:29 PM Thread Starter. Because of the beauty of the lake and the intensity of the journey to and from it, I don’t think I’ll ever embark on this trek again without planning to camp at least one night at the lake. Probably one of the best hikes in the entire Vancouver area, though one of the more grueling. Maggie Benston Centre 2900 Already registered? Time: 10 hrs. Join Date: Sep 2014. If you camp at the Widgeon Creek Campsite, you can hike beyond the falls and up towards Widgeon Lake. The portage trail starts just west of the creek inflow, and it’s a tough one: over 500 m long with several uphill sections for a total elevation gain of 40 m. The hike itself isn’t too difficult, making this a fun, full-day outing for families. Did 2 nights, and camped one night at Widgeon falls, and the next night at Widgeon Lake. Don't recommend taking our route asking the old trail to the Falls, stay on the main path/old logging road. The rest of the way to the lake is sheer uphill. Thanks Lyle ! demonstrates how fucking glorious this lake is. Apparently the trip to the lake is 5 hours each way including canoe time so you can't do it in a day and get the canoes back before closing. I don’t mean to hate on Widgeon Falls, as it is a very nice destination for those seeking a short paddle and an easier stroll, but the lake is really the crown jewel of hiking in the Lower Mainland. 8888 University Drive Only a tiny sliver of humanity has ever accessed the glory of Widgeon Lake without the aid of a helicopter or float plane, so you’ll also be joining an exclusive club if you complete the journey. ClubTread Community > Regional Hiking Discussion > British Columbia - Mainland Hiking > Widgeon Lake User Tag List: Reply. Even if you stay left, there is an impressive cascade another 20mins along the road, and an even nicer one at the 5km mark. Widgeon Lake Trail is a 17.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. Massive, ancient maple trees tower over the road for the first kilometer, their huge canopy giving complete shelter from the sky. I’ve completed countless hikes in my lifetime — this one is, by far, the most legendary trek I’ve ever embarked on. Widgeon Lake is a 16.9 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. Keep in mind, the fact that I was willing to spend $85 on a one-day canoe rental twice demonstrates how fucking glorious this lake is. This trail gives access to Widgeon Falls, and Widgeon Lake. I'll do it as an overnight later this summer. There are several camping spots along the shore, and you are guaranteed no crowds (I met two people coming down, but none at the lake).I recommend an overnight trip, even with the hassle of hauling a bag, b/c it is a challenging grind to do in a day. The old logging road is slowly being reclaimed by the forest, but rarely does the greenery get close enough to brush your shoulders. As you leave the river the trail climbs to the 800m hanging lake through very steep terrain. Mobile: 07790 825347 Phone: 01773 830000 ... You can unsubscribe at any time. Nomad. Widgeon Lake from Mapcarta, the free map. We arrived around 5:30 to find the lake shrouded in low clouds. 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