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I don't recommend. Views are not more than OK and the path is full of rocks and roots. You will see nothing except trees for 99% of your hike. You can find way better hikes in the area.

4 days ago

My wife and I only got about halfway in then turned back. Very still, not another person on trail. Got a little freaked out about bears. Forgot our bear spray that day. Ha ha.

Used this as approach to scramble up Mount Daly in August 2017. Made for a long 14 hour day but after three years of hiking in the Bow Valley, this is probably my favourite approach hike of all time. Will likely do this again this year to bag Mount Niles

W.C.T. Is a rewarding and challenging trek that you'll never forget. Live your life around your tide-tables and you won't be forced to stay inland. Walk the beach, catch some whales playing in the distance and enjoy the sometimes desolate but always humbling beauty of western Canada's most famous backpacking gem. Oh, I almost forgot, TAKE MORE TIME than you think. Some folks only get to do this once in a lifetime. Tack on an extra day or two to your plan if you can spare the time. You'll enjoy the whole trip infinitely more when there's no rush and all the time in the world for pictures and trail-side stops. Remember to look up and around. Due to this trail's degree of difficulty, one can get into the habit of always looking at where you'll step next, missing out on everything that's cool. Hike with caution but try to break the habit of always staring at your feet early-on in the hike, get on out there, and make some life changing memories.

1 month ago

So worth the gruelling hike up with overnight gear. The goats are very friendly and curious, no need to be alarmed. Keep your boots in your tent though, the goats will steal them! Views are spectacular and watching the sun set over dog ears is life changing. Bring a 4x4 truck with high clearance. We crossed two seasonal runoff creeks on the road up there and were forced to move a lot of boulders. The road is rough, steep and long. Amazing waterfalls to see all the way up though.

One of my all time favorites. It is fun to camp at garibaldi lake and then finish panorama ridge in the morning. Allows for more energy to play on the glacier and enjoy the views. In the summer lots of people swim in the lake which is always a highlight. I have also been up here on snowshoes however it was quite difficult to reach due to the absent trails and poor snow quality.

1 month ago

I saw on 10hikes(https://10hikes.com/canada/whistler-hikes/panorama-ridge/) that you can slide down the glacier, but I haven't been able to find more advice on this. Any tips?

2 months ago

Hiked trail today for the first time found it to be in good shape views were great.
The trail was well marked with steep vertical at the start,sure footing required
Note this route is harder than the lake trail,the post that sugested to do the lake trail a couple of times first is good advice

2 months ago

Went today and was able to make it to about 1-1.5 km past the Red Meadow Shelter. (16 km round trip) Beautiful hike with a steady climb and some beautiful views.

Chains are needed to get to trailhead parking lot. Otherwise it’s a 2.4 KM steady uphill climb to reach trailhead.

Toilet facilities at Trailhead and Red Meadow.

I’ve done this a lot in the summer. Does anyone know the current conditions of this trail?

great ridge hike and a good day hike loop. steady and steep up to the ridge then moderate ups and downs. great views of the chain lakes below and the surrounding peaks. limited water on the route except for creaks form the melting snow.

Can't say enough about this trail. While it is arguably not perfectly maintained, that adds to the excitement and challenge. The physical challenge of this trail is insane, ranging from pulling your boots out of knee-deep mud, to climbing a set of 5 ladders in a row -- all in the same km of hiking! The views have to be some of the most amazing coastal views in the the world. DO IT! It changed me as a person -- I did this trail and now I can do anything!

on Alouette Lake Trail

3 months ago

Great for a trail run!

3 months ago

Completed this trail August 2017. Great trail, plenty of boardwalk and mud if it's wet. Not a simple walk in, plenty of up and over roots and rock etc.

Best Trail in Canada! Completed this one in September 2016. lucked out with only one day of torrential rain and the rest sun.

A bit of everything on this trail. No water sources at all other than two rancid swamp ponds. Pack water.

Likely one of the top multi day hikes on the planet - we saw black bears, orca whales, eagles, otters, deer, swam in waterfall filled pools, slept next to the roaring ocean, climb countless ladders, crossed rivers, counted stars ... if you love the outdoors, overnight hikes, and adventure - plan ahead, book in advance, and do this hike! Bring friends, or a loved one, it’s a long haul! Eat the crab at the river crossing and the burger on the beach!

The terrain and mud make this one of the most technical while relatively flat hikes you’ll encounter.

Great view!

4 months ago

This hike is tons of fun
Would recommend to camp at battleship island and make it a 3 or 4 day hike to see black tusk as well
Great view from every where
9.5/10 is what I rate it

Amazing! Start early to avoid hiking in the dark, but if you have enough food and gear the sunset from the Ridge is beautiful.

A great hike but definitely challenging at the top. The climb to the peak is steep on loose material and once at the top be careful, its narrow with and you don't want to fall. The view is worth the trek

Still snow on upper part of trail,slippery,
Easy to follow. Beautiful view. I suggest hiking boots and micro spikes ( would make going up easier but not necessary. Garibaldi campsite very busy, Helm Creek much quieter.

Went at the end of October and it was walkable without snow gear. Mountain range was spectacular and breathtaking. Not a difficult hike and would recommend to everyone! Plenty to see: mountains, marshes, wild flowers, lakes, rabbits!

4 months ago

Really satisfying hike with a mix of challenging and easy sections. We found 3 viewpoints on the ridge the rest seemed to be overgrown.
Bring plenty of water and hiking polls if you have them.
I wouldn't recommend this walk if you are unfit or have small kids.

4 months ago

Did this in July, some great views, saw a black bear in the trail but he wasn’t interested in us.

Dont click directions on app as it led me to Mamquam Road (wrong road and is paved road) on google map. We had to turn around and go to Mamquam River Forest Service Road which is the right road and unpaved. It is just at bottom of the hill past the Chief but before the casino. We made wrong turn again on the Forest road left at 16 km as signage for 16 km was on the ground as we found out on way back. You need to keep right and go up hill to 16.3 km where you see the candy cane shaped vent at 16.3 km then turn left which leads to trail head, which is another 3.7 km away. I think 20 km total on forest road and it takes a while. Even if you make a left on 16 km we found out later it would of lead you to the trail head. We removed a fallen tree with the jeep. With time constraints we turned back maybe 45 mins away from the lake at the boulder fields. We went Oct 19 durning a very rainy day and many parts of the trail had water on it. It was fun crossing the creeks and streams. There is a log crossing we opted to go underneath and cross the stream instead. It started to snow slushy at the boulder fields making it very slippery we turned back as we did not want to be hiking back at dark as sunset was 6:15. Even though we didn't make it, it was a fun day outside. The trail is not that hard except the boulder fields a bit sketchy with slushy snow.

This hike is not the most exciting. It's boring for the most part but well worth it. We stayed over night in the cabin which was nice and cozy. The lake is beautiful.

Incredible flora in the Fall. Long but steady incline throughout. Excellent views of Garibaldi Mountain and parts of Squamish.

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