Four Lakes Trail
The Four Lakes Trail is 6 km long and takes a circuitous route past all four lakes. You can access the trail from the Stump Lake parking lot and the Alice Lake south beach area. The trail takes you through Douglas fir, western red cedar and other coniferous and deciduous trees. Some of the birds that can be seen are warblers, Steller’s jay, chickadees and robins. Small animals such as raccoons, squirrels and chipmunks inhabit the forest and are more apt to be seen by visitors. A few box turtles have been spotted sunning themselves on logs at Alice Lake and Stump Lake.
The section of Four Lakes Trail between Edith Lake and Alice Lake (South Beach) and the trail around Alice Lake are permanently closed to cycling. The remainder of Four Lakes Trail is closed to cycling between May 1 and September 15.
Please be prepared. Make sure you have plenty of water and snacks with you while you are on the trail. Proper footwear is recommended.
DeBeck’s Hill Trail
The DeBeck’s Hill Trail is approximately 3 km round trip. This is a fairly strenuous hike as it climbs 274 metres from the trailhead. The trail access is from the parking lot at the south beach area. Walk past the yellow gate and there is a small sign at the beginning of the trail. Go to the right and follow the old logging road up the hill. This road will take you to the high point above and outside of Alice Lake Park.
As you hike up the hill you will come across an old steam donkey once used for yarding logs. At the top of DeBeck’s Hill you will find a spectacular view of the ice-capped Tantalus Range to the west and Mount Garibaldi to the east. The Squamish River also winds its way down the valley floor.
On Mike’s Loop trail there is a fork that heads up to The Overlook outside the park. Jacks Trail and The Tracks from Hell Trail (links then to Mashiter Trail) head out of the park to the Garibaldi Highlands. Bob MacIntosh Memorial Trail heads up out of the park and past the power lines to the Deadend Loop, Made in the Shade, Rock N’ Roll and Ed’s Bypass. These trails then follow along the power lines to Rob’s Corners and Cliff’s Corners, which then link up with the Tracks from Hells Trail or the Mashiter Trail.