Brohm Lake – cliff jumping and rope swings at the lake

Summer time is for swimming, hiking, and jumping off tall lake-side rocks. Brohm Lake is one of my favourite spots to hit up in the summer because the combination of forest, lake, and rocky nooks to hang out on. It isn’t too far from Vancouver, yet still feels like a scenic escape from the city.

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Looking down on the guys as they mentally prepare to jump

Brohm Lake is just north of Squamish and is located beside the highway. The lake is long and narrow with trails that run along both sides. The paths are not steep or difficult but do require the occasional branch grabbing and careful foot placement to avoid tripping or falling. This is part of why I love this lake though, the trek in is more than just a pebbled path and is part of the fun in getting to the water.

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The trail that runs along the lake is lush and full of tripping hazards
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Hiking to a good spot for cliff jumping

There are no sandy beaches at Brohm, but there are many rocky platforms and small bays that you can call home for the day. There is often a rope-swing set up not far from the parking lot, and further down the path is a great spot for cliff jumping. Next to a small cove is a large sheer rock with multiple platforms that are around 20 ft and 40 ft high. I have seen many men and women fling themselves from theses cliffs and into the lake, and it seems safe as far as I can tell.

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Bird’s eye view of some brave cliff jumpers flinging themselves from the rock
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It’s all in the momentum.
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A view from the shore that shows the height of the lower cliff at around 20 ft

The lake is long and narrow and doesn’t take very long to swim to the other side. Directly across from the cliff jumping site is another rope swing, and while the water is usually pretty cold it’s nothing the adrenaline of flying off a rope can’t fix.

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A rope swing is located directly across the lake from the cliff we jump off of.
There are usually two rope swings set up around the lake
There are usually two rope swings set up around the lake
Again, it's all in the momentum.
Again, it’s all in the momentum.

If you’re not into chilly water, a lot of people bring inflatable boats to lounge on as they float around the lake.

The lake is calm and perfect for swimming or just floating around on an inflatable.
The lake is calm and perfect for swimming or just floating around on an inflatable.

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