Takla Lake (East Of Bulkley House)
Mount Bates is the mountain in between Lindeman Lake to it's West, Flora Lake on it's East side, Greendrop Lake North of it's peak and Chilliwack Lake at it's southern end.
To get there go to Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada and then toward Cultus Lake through Sardis and turn left heading East into the Chilliwack River Valley from the Vedder Bridge.
It's about a 30 to 45 minute drive along the Chilliwack River Road almost to the end of the pavement where the Chilliwack Lake Campground is but just before getting to the Campground and end of the paved road there is a parking lot on the left or north side of the road.
This is the parking lot at Post Creek and trail heads for Lindeman, Greendrop and Flora Lakes.
Park in this parking lot and start down the trail to Lindeman Lake and soon there is a old road or very wide trail branching to the right, follow it and there is another fork and this time go left and it quickly changes to a trail.
This is the start of the Flora Lake Trail and the way to Mount Bates.
Picture where the paved road ends past the parking lot and where the gate to the Chilliwack Campground is to the right of this picture.
Views of Chilliwack Lake well Mount Bates up the Flora Lake Trail.
Good views of the valley.
Views really start to open up.
Hike straight up hill following the ridge.
This is where you leave the trail.
Looking across the valley at Mounts Web and Corriveau.
Eventually the trail reaches a high viewing area.
Looking down at the residential Summer lot subdivision.
This is where you leave the trail and hike straight up hill following the ridge incline and where the views really start to open up with good views of the valley and Chilliwack Campground at the head of Chilliwack Lake.
Eventually the trail reaches a high viewing area and starts to cross along the side of the mountain instead of continuing to climb up it.