Rolley Lake Provincial Park is located in Northwest Mission. It includes an easy walking trail around the lake and also the Rolley Falls Trail (which is actually in Mission Municipal Forest). The Rolley Falls trail takes you to the scenic Rolley Falls waterfall and continues on a loop that descends and then comes back up. If you want a workout, do the full Rolley Lake and Rolley Falls Loop. For a nice walk, you can do the Rolley Lake loop and go to Rolley Falls and turnaround at that point.
Today’s stats for both lake and falls loops:
Distance: 4.8 km (return)
Time: 2 hours (with some breaks)
Low point: 117 m
High point: 258 m
Elevation gain: 141 m
Cumulative Elevation gain: 325 m
Trailhead: 49° 14’ 31” by 122° 23’ 22.5” (Google Map)
Photos from the hike…
Before heading out on your hike, make sure you are well prepared. This means, having the TEN ESSENTIALS. It is also important to leave a trip plan (route details and estimated return time) with someone you trust.
Bring your smartphone, fully charged and put it in airplane mode while hiking. I always bring back-up battery packs for extra piece of mind. It is highly recommended that you bring a GPS device; I use my smartphone with a GPS app (Backcountry Navigator). The GPS will work in airplane mode. Learn how to use it before your hike.
For anyone new to hiking, there is a rule to which hikers follow; it is called “Leave No Trace” or LNT. The concept is generally to pack out what you pack in and respect nature, so all future visitors can enjoy what you have enjoyed.
To learn more about LNT, please check out this BLOG by a certified LNT Trainer.