Seton Lake Lookout is a bite-sized adventure just outside of Lillooet in BC, Canada. This mini hike will allow you to wander up to a fabulous viewpoint above the bright blue waters of Seton Lake. This hike is popular with instagram-folks because there is a hair-pin bend in the road right below the cliffs, that looks a bit like the Lulu Lemon logo. Even if you’re not interested in taking a photo from the “Lulu viewpoint”, this is a gorgeous little walk.
This viewpoint is located in the territory of the St’át’imc people. The St’át’imc Nation is made up of 11 self-governing communities, including T’ít’q’et (Lillooet), Sekw’el’wás (Cayoose Creek) and Tsal’alh (Seton Lake) which are closest to here. If you’d like to learn more, you can learn some click on the links above or basics of their language here. As visitors to the area, please tread lightly and be sure to leave no trace.
Seton Lake Lookout Map
Seton Lake Lookout – the basics
Elevation gain: 80m
Highest Point: 380m (ish)
Time: 45 mins
What to bring:
You don’t need much it’s a short walk. I brought the 10 essentials because I always do.
Facilities: No facilities. This is not a maintained trail.
Dogs: Yes. Although there are cliffs, so it’s safest to keep dogs on a leash.
How hard is it?
Easy. It’s a quick walk with great views. There’s a bit of a scramble at the top but it is not hard.
Extra notes: This view is popular because the curve in the road looks like the Lulu Lemon logo.
Seton Lake Lookout – Getting started
This trail starts right next to the Sea to Sky Highway. Park at Seton Lake view rest stop about 7km outside of Lillooet. There is plenty of space to park and notice boards with information about the history of Lillooet, the local St’át’imc people. There is no sign to mark the trailhead, but you can easily see a path heading into the trees.
Follow the trail into the trees.
After a couple of minutes you can look back over the Sea to Sky Highway, down to the turquoise Seton Lake.
Once you emerge from the trees you can look northwest over Cayoosh Creek and Seton Dam Campground towards Lillooet (Lillooet is just beyond that ridge at the base of Mount McLean.)
You also get great views southeast along the Duffey Lake road (The Sea to Sky Highway.)
Seton Lake Views
There was no-one else around when we did this mini hike, so we spent some time drinking tea and looking out to the gorgeous views. That is Mount McLean behind the lake.
Loop back around
This isn’t shown on the map, but there is a clear path that allows you to follow a loop back around to where you started.
That was our introductory hike to the Lillooet area. We visited in mid October while the Vancouver area was cold and wet. It was a lovely surprise to find sunshine and blue skies further North.
Panoramas of Seton Lake
I somehow failed to take a panorama from the main lookout, but here are a couple from just above the road, and then down at Seton Lake.
If you are taking a road trip up to (or beyond) Lillooet, I highly recommend stopping to stretch your legs and see the lovely Seton Lake viewpoint. Click through if you’d like to see more ideas for a fabulous Sea to Sky Loop Road trip. I also have a post about the area around Seton Lake and Naxwik park.