Sea to Summit Trail - Mt Habrich Summit Lodge Trail and Gondola is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Squamish, British Columbia, Canada that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This is the trail that starts at 'BaseCamp' of the Sea to Sky Gondola. This is Gondola's version of Sea to Sky. It is a young trail but well marked. Although this trail starts at the bottom of the gondola, it connects to 'The Chief' trail for the start portion of it before splitting off. Tougher than the Grind, especially if you come back down the trail. Some parts are a bit of a scramble and washed out with logs. Lots of steep parts and fun rope pulls to give you a good variety. You will get to a selection point near the top to decide if you want to take the longer 'easy' trail or shorter 'hard' trail. The hard trail is fairly steep and and may make you wish you picked the easier one. You can hike up and just pay for a 'Download' pass. You can also climb up and access other trails at the top including viewing trails and backcountry access trails. Dogs are NOT allowed on trail except the one leading to lodge from base camp.
Very physically demanding but worth it in the end! Did it during winter so the snow made it difficult. Can catch the gondola back down for $10 after catching the sun set from the summit. Great views! Bear and cougar habitat so be prepared!
Great hike, can be a little busy. Beginners will want to take the Gondola down after which costs $10.