Photos: Hiking to Levette Lake near Squamish

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      If you ever went to camp at Evans Lake as a kid, you’ll love this hike.

      Either way, fall is a great to time to enjoy the Copperbush-Skyline circuit, north of Squamish.

      Recently, I hiked the Copperbush, Silver Summit, Copperbush Extension, Skyline, and Fraser-Burrard trails, stopping for lunch at Levette Lake in the middle.

      As the clouds cleared, we feasted on the spectacular Tantalus Range views from the Levette Lake Recreation Site. Luckily, we didn’t meet any bears or cougars despite the posted warning signs.

      An old-growth Douglas-fir tree provided the final highlight as we passed by the Evans Lake Forest Education Centre (private property) and neared the trailhead on the Levette Lake Forest Service Road.

      The hike in to Levette Lake lasted two hours, and the whole 10-kilometre loop took 4.5 hours.

      You can find a description of this circuit in the seventh edition of 109 Walks in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland by Alice Purdey, John Halliday, and Mary and David Macaree.