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Sasamat Lake

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  • Boardwalk that runs along the lake. - Sasamat Lake
  • A quiet spot just around the corner from White Pine Beach. - Sasamat Lake
  • Lots of places to stop and explore along the trail. - Sasamat Lake
  • Section of the boardwalk with a great view. - Sasamat Lake
  • A few kayakers taking advantage of the glassy water. - Sasamat Lake
  • Majestic trees everywhere. - Sasamat Lake
  • Boardwalk running along the east side of the lake. - Sasamat Lake
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  • View of the bridge from the side. - Sasamat Lake
  • Walking down onto the bridge. - Sasamat Lake
  • A great spot to jump into the deep water off of the dock. - Sasamat Lake
  • Looking down onto the bridge from the west.- Sasamat Lake
  • A convenient washroom located at the far end of the lake. - Sasamat Lake
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  • Bridge crossing over a small creek. - Sasamat Lake
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  • A great spot to stop along the shore. - Sasamat Lake
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  • Don't forget to pack a lunch. - Sasamat Lake
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Swimming. Canoeing. Fishing.
Cons: 
Can be busy during summer and weekends.
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Region:
Vancouver Metro Area, BC
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
30.48 m (100.00 ft)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
4.46 km (2.77 mi)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
57.91 m (190.00 ft)
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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Nestled within the impressive Belcarra Regional Park just outside of Port Moody lies Sasamat Lake. This year-round trail and outdoor area is the perfect place for families in search of a weekend picnic spot or anyone who is looking for a quick getaway from the city. 

The parking lot is located near the northeast end of the lake at White Pine Beach. This sandy beach offers many picnic tables, washrooms, water fountains, and even a concession stand. Everything you need for a relaxing day. 

From the beach you'll also find the start of a well-maintained trail that loops around the lake. The trail winds it's way through an old-growth forest crowded with many Douglas fir and large cedar trees, among many other species. At the south end you'll find a floating bridge that crosses the span of the lake. The bridge has a couple of docks built into it, making it great spot to toss in a fishing line or to jump in for a quick swim.

As you continue your walk around the lake you'll be greeted by many lookouts through the trees and tiny beaches with views of the surrounding mountains. The northwest side of the lake is home to the Sasamat Outdoor Club, which offers outdoor programs for many community groups and local schools. 

The short length of the trail and the beauty of the surrounding area makes this loop perfect for an afternoon stroll. The park can be very busy though; it's recommended to show up early during the summer and on weekends if you want to claim a spot for the day. 

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