Hiking Seven Sisters in Cultus Lake BC

We’re always on the lookout for hikes that small children can do which don’t bore the parents to no end. Luckily the Chilliwack area has lots of them which meet our hope of being easy while entertaining both children and adults. Seven Sisters in Cultus Lake is one of these hikes.

To access Seven Sisters head in to the main road and park in one of the first few spots at Entrance Bay on the right side of the road. There may be a few parking spots in the Entrance Bay campground on the left side of the road but it’s also closed for a big chunk of the year so we always just park on the right side Entrance Bay lot and cross the read.

To find the trail cross the road and walk down it to the Entrance Bay Campground. Follow the main road sticking to the right fork till you see the sign on your right side to head up to Seven Sisters.

This trail is fairly easy with only a few steeper parts but they all have good footing. Our kids love the bridges across the creeks and they pay off at the end, the Seven Sisters. These are 7 Douglas Fir trees of immense size. Sadly only 3 are still standing, but eve the fallen trunks of the 4 fallen sisters awesome to behold.

Easy enough that even the youngest hikers can handle most of the trail

Easy enough that even the youngest hikers can handle most of the trail

Our kids also love the bridge work that is around the Seven Sisters since the ground there is quite soft and can be muddy pretty much any time of the year. We often do a few laps up the stairs to check out all the big trees and across the bridges to see them from the bottom before we’re ready to have a snack and head back to the car.

The Cultus maps put this trail around 4km but when we track it it only comes up around 3.5km from the parking lot on the other side of the road. Whatever the distance, it’s still a great hike with lots of cool stumps and a wealth of Trilliums at the right time of year (late April you may see a few).

E enjoying the bridges at the top of Seven Sisters

E enjoying the bridges at the top of Seven Sisters

If you’re looking for a GPS track here is one of our most recent trips through Seven Sisters.

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