4 Lakes Trail
Roughly 5km north of Squamish on Highway 99 sits the picturesque Alice Lake Provincial Park. One of the best campgrounds in Squamish, the park is also home to a classic Squamish hike. The 4 Lakes Trail is an easy 6.5 km loop that meanders through creeks, second growth forest and visits four distinct mountain lakes.
The trail is a loop and as such can be started either across the street from the entrance to the Alice Lake Campground in the Stump Lake parking or at Alice Lake itself. If starting on the side opposite the park entrance, follow the trail markers to Stump Lake. The first lake in the hike, Stump is a small lake with peek a boo views of Mt Garibaldi.
From Stump Lake, there is an option to go back to the parking lot or continue on the 4 Lakes Trail. Left takes you further into the trail and towards Cheekeye Creek and then onto Fawn and Edith Lakes. Again, the trail is well marked at each junction and eventually works its way back to Alice Lake proper.
Once at Alice Lake, the trail winds around the far side of the lake and back to where you started. All four lakes are good for a swim, but Alice Lake has docks and marked off areas for swimming.
Alice Lake Provincial Park is located along Highway 99, 5 km north of Squamish on the east side of the highway. Follow the signs for the park and the trail is accessed either via Alice Lake itself or via the Stump Lake entrance, which is just opposite the entrance to the park and offers its own parking for hikers.