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Small, well maintained trail. Great for nature walkers in warmer months.

Currently this side of the trail is closed due to repairs from the wind storm in December. Due to reopen around March. Other side of the trail is open.

I did this trail on Sunday with friends. Several sections of the blue trail are closed for active logging and it is not possible to get to the viewpoint. If you are looking for views, perhaps try a different park.

Did this hike last weekend and we were the first ones to hike all the way to the top in the new snow fall. Really soft and deep snow from second lake

Just did the Blue loop today. Beautiful day with a great view. The non maintained section of the blue trail coming down is in great condition, no troubles. When we got near the bottom where most trails cross we tacked on the red loop to finish off just over 2 hours with a photo break at the top. Very wet in places and with the recent wind storm lots of downed trees and branches so be careful not to trip

Beautiful, but very expensive and crowded.

hiking
12 days ago

One of the toughest hikes I have done ! Great work out , I did it in 44 minutes

Stayed overnight at the end of the trail before turning around and coming back back in May. Watched the sunset over the mountains, it was a fantastic view, would definitely recommend it to anyone including beginner hikers. Trail is well kept and there is flowing water sources all along so it made it easier not having to carry multiple litres on my back.

We did the trail just past summer, absolutely amazing! We wrote a comprehensive daily review of our trip, please see our blog for the full post - http://hktreks.com/index.php/2018/08/03/west-coast-trail-hike-fact-tips-itineraries-and-planning/

hiking
17 days ago

listed as difficult it's not. good views

17 days ago

nice alternative to grind. but exercise not much to see.

Great walk - our 4 year old was able to keep up and loved the bridge!

We hiked the WCT for my 50th birthday from south to north and are just planning to do it again this year! We did it in 6 nights, it was hard but so rewarding, I don't think there is a more beautiful place to camp then on the beach every night with the sunsets that never end. I trained by doing a lot of stairs and walking everyday and had no problem doing the ladders or hills. My husband dislocated his shoulder on day two going through Owens point (we had a log that rolled when going through the boulders) but he was able to put it back in place himself, I just screamed! Anyhow do it - what are you waiting forI Just be prepared and don't overpack, thats the biggest complaint we heard from people. I have a bad back and my pack was 25 lbs and my husbands was 40 lbs we still left food at Chez Moniques as we took too much. Make sure you have good hiking boots and most of all enjoy the journey, yes you can do this in less time but then you have no time to enjoy the spectacular scenery along the way.

hiking
20 days ago

Awesome winter hike to get your heart rate up. Bring micro spikes!

21 days ago

It was hard and very exciting!!! My son is 12, daughter 8 and baby girl is 9 months... but we did it!!!

did this trail when I was 15 with my uncle. go light get ready for some massive staircases at every river. The hardest most rewarding thing I've ever done

23 days ago

Great trail to do when the Grind is closed for the winter.

Intersting history of mary capilano and the first Nationals. A bite crowd

Probably more on the hard side, as opposed to moderate. Sections of the trail cross marshes, you will most likely need to get wet past your ankle to get through. That all being said, it's an awesome trail, and if you can hack it you should probably go.

Hike this trail today. Trail conditions are still very good. There has been a dusting of snow which starts about 4 km in on the trail. The temperature was quite cool 3c some icy spots also. Many people starting up the trail very late, many not so prepared. All in all, great hike.

pretty fun. short but felt pretty

Great hike for beginners and those getting back into hiking. For those that like trail running I strongly recommend it. 1.5 hours with a quick stop to enjoy the views of LMD is fun and enjoyable.

1 month ago

Beautiful trail but definitely not for beginners in this season, get spikes and snow gear since it's already covered by snow.

Cute switch backs and great view of Hope ! The trails are starting to ice up a tad but easily done in regular shoes/boots yet.

1 month ago

Did the hike joffre lake 25 years ago for 5 years in a row. Was one of my favorite. No one on the trail. Now did it on August long weekend this year. Wow so busy. But still so beautiful.

hiking
1 month ago

Parties à 10h un jour ensoleillé de semaine. 2h30 pour monter jusqu’au camp ground de Garibaldi lake malgré quelques arrêts pour regarder le paysage. De la neige à partir de 45mn de marche. De bonnes chaussures de randonnée avec des “microspikes” ont suffit. Pause au bord du lac dans le petit refuge (beaucoup de neige au sommet et à 12h30 la plupart des abords du lac étaient ombragés à cause de l’orientation). Nous sommes reparties environ 45mn plus tard, en 2h nous étions au parking. Super journée, super randonnée. Sentiers très bien entretenus et accessibles malgré la neige (bien se couvrir et avoir des semelles adaptées).

great Trail for a half day hike with some good conditioning and what A View From The Top. Outstanding restaurant and bar to relax in when you're done. Perfect playground in Vancouver's backyard

What a hike!
Beautiful drive to the trailhead; well maintained roads and no snow.
The trail is very well maintained and has multiple outhouses throughout the trail to the the lake, as well as some at the lake in the Campground areas.
There was no snow at the beginning of the hike, but it didn't take long before we hit snow. The snow was dry and crunchy so it was not too slippery on the way up, I did use (and highly recommend) microspikes on the way down.
It is a decent climb up, definitely gave my legs a good workout! We started on the trail around 930am and made it to the lake camping area right around 1230/1240pm. Had a quick snack and some tea in the shelters (so cool that they have these!!) before heading back down. We hustled back down in 2 hours (thanks microspikes!).
The lake was absolutely beautiful and the blanket of snow made everything feel quiet and peaceful. I will definitely do this one again!

hiking
1 month ago

I’ve done it a good number of times. The best workout ever if you’re up to the challenge.

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