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REMAX Lifestyles Pitt Meadows Real Estate

Your Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows area contact is Jim Williams RE/MAX LifeStyles Realty for residential houses, apartments, townhouses, condos, duplexes, acreages and farms.

Golden Ears Park

Golden Ears Provincial Park is only 15 km from Maple Ridge. The park extends 55 km northward through mountain wilderness to the southern boundary of Garibaldi Provincial Park. Alouette Lake and its forested surroundings were traditional hunting and fishing grounds for the Douglas-Lilloet and Katzie Coast Salish Indians.Drive down Dewdney Trunk Rd in Maple Ridge, B.C. to 232 Street, go north to Fern Cres. and East 15 km to Golden Ears Park.

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Mike Lake

Mike Lake was the home of 600 or more men who logged this area in the late 1920's. A trail leads around the lake (about 45 minutes round-trip ) and provides good views of open water and marsh areas. Lake area is home to small beaver and many birds.

Alouette and Gold Creek Campgrounds

Two campgrounds with 408 sites and located near Alouette Lake. Water, toilets, showers, and firewood are available. Two group campgrounds are available for non-profit and reservations are required.

Mike Lake Trail

Mike Lake main horse corral. Horse and hiking trail, 4.2 kilometers. Hiking time 2 hours.

Incline Trail

Mike Lake to fire access road. Horse and hiking trail. Hiking time 1 hour, 1.2 kilometers. This steep trail follows the incline that was once used by loggers as a route to skyline huge logs down to Mike Lake from the railroad above. Near the trailhead, just after crossing Mike Creek, is an old steam donkey shed.

Alouette Mountain Hiking Trail

Top of the northern Shortcut trail via Lake Beautiful to Alouette Mountain. Hiking time 5 hours, 4.2 kilometers. The panoramic view from Alouette Mountain is spectacular. For many hikers, the highlight of the trail is the virgin stands of mountain hemlock and yellow cedar near Lake beautiful. Lake beautiful is a lake covered lily pads in summer. The return trip to Alouette Mountain from top of the incline trail can take up to 9 to 10 hours. Be sure to carry water in dry weather and expect snow well into June. This trail is a strenuous hike requiring experience and proper equipment.

Alouette Mountain Fire Access Trail

Mike Lake hitching rack to "dead end" northeast of Lake Beautiful, a total of 11 kilometers. The trail follows the fire access road through sub alpine forest and eventually through a blowdown area caused by Typhoon Freda in 1962.

Alouette Valley Trail

Mike Lake Trail to Menzies Trail junction. Horse and hiking trail. Hiking time 3.5 hours, 7 kilometers.

Menzies Trail

Park headquarters to Gold Creek Parking lot. Horse, bicycling and hiking trail. Hiking time 4.5 hours, 9 kilometers.

Lookout and Loop Trails

Parkway via Lookout Trail to Look-out and return to Parkway via Loop trail. Hiking time 1 hour, 2.5 kilometers. Park at Spirea nature trail parking lot.

Viewpoint Trail

West Canyon Parking Lot to Lakepoint. Hiking time 3/4 hour, 1.5 kilometers. West Canyon Parking Lot to Viking Creek Viewpoint. Hiking time 1.5 hours, 3 kilometers. Good views. In wetter seasons a picturesque waterfall tumbles down a cliff just beyond Lake viewpoint.

West Canyon Trail

West Canyon Parking Lot to Alder Flats. Hiking trail only. Hike time 2.5 hours, 3 kilometers. Trail follows an old logging grade for 3.2 kilometers then swings uphill. At this point a short trail drops to lower falls.

Golden Ears Trail

West Canyon Parking Lot to summit of north Ear. Hiking trail only. Hiking time 7 hours, 12 kilometers. Follow the West Canyon Trail from the parking lot to Alder flats. Beyond Alder Flats the trail switchbacks upwards on an old logging road and then heads steeply uphill to Panorama ridge. Most of the elevation gain is made in this stretch. Listen for the nasal squeak of the pikas in the rock slides. Impressive view of Pitt Lake to west and mountains to the east and north are possible from Panorama Ridge. The ascent of the north Ear is made from the left (east) side across a permanent snowfield. Extreme caution is advised and proper equipment is recommended. Drinking water may be scarce in dry weather between alder Flats and snowfield. The round trip to Golden Ears is an overnight. Expedition for all but the fittest hikers. Overnight camping areas are located at alder flats and on Panorama Ridge around the mountain shelter which, itself can accommodate up to eight people. Expect snow on Panorama ridge into July. This trail is long and strenuous and should only be attempted by experienced well-equipped backcountry travelers.

Lower Falls Trail

LOWERFALLS TRAIL: Gold Creek Parking Lot to Lower Falls. Hiking trail only. Hiking time 1 hour , 2.7 kilometers. A very popular, easy walk along Gold Creek to the 10 meter high Lower Falls. A beach area halfway to the falls is a good spot for a picnic or sunbathe.

Gold Creek trail

: Gold Creek parking lot to Viewpoint Beach. Horse, biking, and hiking trail. Hiking time 1.75 hours, 4 kilometer. The trail leads to spectacular scenery of Viewpoint Beach, where Golden ears and Edge Park Peak can be viewed to the west. The trail narrows and continues for another 11 kilometers parallel to Gold Creek.

Maple Ridge Real Estate Buyer Guides!

The First step in preparing to buy a home for sale, is to read Canada Mortgage and Housing(cmhc) buyers guide to purchasing a home for sale. Click on the link Maple Ridge Real Estate Buyers Guide. Buying a real estate condo or townhouse, read Canada Mortgage and Housing condo buyer guide. Click on the link Maple Ridge Real Estate Condo/Townhouse Buyers guide. Buying a Maple Ridge acreage for sale, read Canada Mortgage and Housing guide for acreages buyers. Click on the link Maple Ridge Real Estate Acreage Buyers Guide. Buying a new Maple Ridge real estate home from a builder, read Canada Mortgage and Housing how to pick a new home builder. Click on the link Maple Ridge New Home Builder Guide.

Downsizing And Preparing To Be A Retired Senior!

Who said anything about slowing down as you approach retirement? Now is the time to "rediscover" other enjoyments in your life. Doing less when you retire is a thing of the past as baby boomers adjust to a new lifestyle changes. One of the changes they go through is down sizing, we can help. We can provide you with a list of retirement properties on the lower mainland. If you have a home to sell we can help you there too. Just click here and we will contact you.

Fixer-Uppers To Fix, Flip, Rent Or Live In!

Buying a REMAX Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Real Estate fixer-upper you need to have the knowledge of an experienced realtor, such as myself. I have been selling fixer-uppers for 39 years. I know what to look for, so your renovations are profitable. Fill out the form, I will contact you and go over what constitutes a viable fixer-upper. Provide you with a list of Burnaby Real Estate homes and the sale price you can expect fixed up. Click here to start your search.