Petgill Lake


The quietest lake in Squamish

Located across the highway from Browning Lake in Murrin Provincial Park, the hike to Petgill Lake will lead you to a charming mountain lake away from the crowds. The trailhead is located approximately 100 metres north of the parking lot on the opposite side of the highway. Use caution while crossing the road.

From the trailhead, the steep trail will ascend quickly into the forests using the aid of chains and fixed ropes in some sections. The trail eases off 1.5km into the hike and reaches a wide, deactivated logging road that you will follow for some time. Watch for orange flagging as it leads away from the road into another section of densely forested trail.

As you near the lake, the trail follows a series of rocky ridges, Petgill Lake will come into view below the ridge, and you will need to descend to reach it. From here, choose to go for a swim in the lake or continue another 10-minutes to a stunning viewpoint of Howe Sound. 

Getting There

Park your car at the Murrin Provincial Park parking lot located beside the Sea to Sky Highway approximately 10 minutes south of Squamish. 

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The best times to visit this trail are March through October.

Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash.

Type: Hiking
Area: Other
Difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 5 - 7 hours
Distance: 11.5 km