Dean Hebert Photography

Fine Art Landscape Photography of the Fraser Valley and beyond

Mount MacDonald

A rocky peak overlooking Chilliwack Lake, Mount MacDonald is a stiff grunt of over 29 kms distance and 1600 meters  elevation gain.

 Starting from the Chilliwack Lake Day Use parking lot, the trail follows along the lake shore before crossing over the Chilliwack River and heading west on the Trans Canada Trail. Around a kilometer later the path turns south and begins climbing up the Radium Lake valley.

                                  

 Cross the creek three times over the next four kms, gaining 900 meters of elevation before reaching Radium Lake. The lake is a great spot to take a rest and have a snack before ascending the steep eastern hillside. Rise another 400 meters, finally breaking clear of the trees, to gain the col between Webb and MacDonald.

                                 

 Enjoy the view! There's still another 300m to go over the next km before reaching the rocky peak and the top of the world. Head south along the ridge and then contour around to the west to reach an easy ramp up to the final few boulders that make-up the peak.