SUMMARY: Circle Buntzen Lake and enjoy the beautiful views of surrounding mountains. Starting at Buntzen Creek Bridge at the east side of South Beach, the trail leads north, passing several lake access points and viewpoints. After a short section along Powerhouse Road, the Buntzen Lake Trail resumes at the North Beach picnic area. From here, cross the suspension bridge to continue along the Buntzen Lake Trail or you can return along Powerhouse Road for a shorter, easier hike. The trail takes you through open areas underneath the powerline, through mature forest, across several bridges, then finally opens up onto Pumphouse Road. Follow this road south to the floating bridge across the southwest arm of Buntzen Lake. Cross the bridge and follow the trail back to South Beach.create
Buntzen Lake Trail
Feb 18, 2017
The trail is beautiful but the current conditions are a mess. Some sections are hard packed snow, slippery and soggy, other sections are an obstacle course of fallen branches to climb over. The trails on the east side are closed due to "falling tree hazards" and some of the trails on the west side are also closed.