-  F o r e s t   E c h o e s  -
Cabins at Cultus Lake, B.C., Canada

Hiking / Activities

Forest Echoes Cabins is close to the fantastic trails in Cultus Lake Provincial Park,

with one of the main trailheads (Horse trail/International Ridge trail) right off our road (Edmeston Road).

 Note: on the map below Forest Echoes is marked on the right side at the end of Edmeston Road.

Click on the map to go to a clearer version of the Cultus Lake Provincial Park trail map.

There are five main trails in Cultus lake Provincial Park for you to enjoy and admire the wonders of nature:

  • Teapot Hill Trail is located near the Honeymoon Bay group site. There are some steep sections making this trail moderately difficult. This trail is a 5km round trip (2 hours) viewing Cultus Lake and Columbia Valley.
  • Seven Sisters Trail connects Entrance Bay and Clear Creek campgrounds. Along the trail stands a group of large Douglas-fir trees once numbering seven (2 hours return). 
  • Horse Trail is 20 km round trip (5 hours), traveling from Edmeston Road to Watt Creek, which joins the north and south ends of the park. From Edmeston Rd the International Ridge trail can be accessed about 1.2 km up the Horse trail. Do a short section, the whole round trip, or head for the top (Mt Amadis) along International Ridge (description below).
  • Giant Douglas-fir Trail begins 150 meters west of Delta Grove campground. The walk leads to this forest goliath and also connects with Clear Creek campground (45 minute return walk).
  • Maple Bay Trail starts near the day-use parking lot and provides a self-guiding interpretive stroll past some of the park’s natural wonders (30 minutes).


Note: A new Lakeside Trail for walking, running and cycling is currently under construction. It will be approx 10 km long, connecting the north & south ends of Cultus Lake along the eastern shore and close to Forest Echoes! 

Click here to go to the Lakeside Trail Society website to find out more about this new trail. 

New Lakeside Trail currently under construction.


Newly completed boardwalk sections of the Lakeside Trail.



Bicycles are permitted on some of the Prov Park trails, especially the horse trails. Many of the other trails are for pedestrians only. Bikes can also be ridden along the eastern shore of the lake using the new Lakeside Trail, which consists of bike lanes along the roadway and existing trails through the day use areas in the Prov Park. 


Canoeing / Kayaking

Canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards are permitted on Cultus Lake.



Cultus Lake provides good sports fishing for rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and Dolly Varden. Nearby Chilliwack Lake is noted for steelhead as well as whitefish and coho salmon. 



More Adventurous Local Hikes 

International Ridge (Mt. Amadis)

 Mt. Amadis trail head (Horse/International Ridge trail) is located just a 5 minute walk away from the Forest Echoes Cabins and offers some extremely unique terrain and views. This 8 hour grind consists of mellow switchbacks and a grueling ridge ascent, but the rewards more than pay off.  A beautiful forest path leads you up a conical ridge to some magnificent view points overlooking Cultus Lake and Vedder Mountain.  Then a short section of scrambling and you have reached the peak.  Unique plant and tree species such as the yellow cedar tree grow on the mountain and there are some beautiful alpine meadows on the back side of the ridge.  The wild and untouched feeling of the summit will take your breath away.



North Nesakwatch Spire

Forty kilometers east of Cultus Lake lies the little known North Nesakwatch Spire, a prominent horn of granite protruding from the hillside opposite Slesse Mountain.  This difficult 8 hour hike consists of a challenging ascent, bouldering, and finally a difficult rock scramble to reach the summit.  Although there are many challenges, the rewards are worth the effort.  Beautiful mountain terrain and stunning views of the surrounding peaks make this climb a must for any hiking enthusiast.


William's Ridge


 William's Ridge trail begins off the side of Chilliwack Lake Road, 40 km east of Cultus Lake.  Rising steeply from the valley floor the trail reaches the ridge and continues through beautiful forest and breathtaking alpine to the base of William's Peak.  From there manmade rock towers and flagging guide you up the impressive rock cone.  Although a lengthy hike (8 hours) and a challenging ascent, it is well worth it.  William's Ridge offers beautiful mountain terrain boasting alpine flowers and wild berries, as well as some of the best views in all of the Fraser Valley.