Explore the most popular waterfall trails near Squamish-Lillooet with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 day ago

Please don’t miss this hike. Get there early, be ready for a strenuous first half of the hike. Incredible beauty will be your payoff! Take the time to hike through the campground and up to the second waterfall. It’s heaven!! Pack water and lots of bug spray. Enjoy!

One of the most beautiful places I’ve been!

Crowded but unbelievably beautiful. Pack bug spray!

hiking
3 days ago

Amazing. Since drugs are not aloud. Haha

backpacking
3 days ago

Fantastic trail. Great for a two day trip, one day out, one day back with some time to explore in between travelling to/from the camp ground at Rampart Ponds. Be prepared for a steep uphill climb at the beginning. After the initial slog uphill, you're treated to a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. Once you're past Elfin Lake the traffic will die down a lot. And you'll be treated to some great valley views before you get to Rampart Ponds, as well as a beautiful alpine lake that will probably have snow/ice still as it did in August when we hiked it. To get to Mamquam Lake you must trek downhill past Rampart Ponds. It's worth noting that the bugs get bad once you reach Rampart Ponds and continue on your trek to Mamquam. Also be ready to walk through some snow, as it is still there in August. If you get to a part of the trail and it looks washed out, look straight ahead and find the pink marking tape to guide onto the path. Do no follow the washed out section down into the valley. But if you do, simply follow the stacks of rocks until you are back on the trail. Be prepared to stake your tent/rainfly into gravel as that is what the tent pads are made from. Overall, could not be happier with this trail.

hiking
4 days ago

This is one of the most beautiful and rewarding hikes I’ve ever done. The views are amazing! Make sure you hike all 3 lakes. It’s steep in some areas, but it’s worth it!

hiking
5 days ago

It’s so beautiful and worth the hike once you get up to the third lake. I wish I can do more to go up to the glacier so I can see the three lakes from the top.

One star since dogs are not allowed!!!!

trail running
8 days ago

Amazing views, still some snow which makes the slide back down hill great fun.

hiking
8 days ago

Very steep terrain but the reward is spectacular! Totally worth it!

Nice trail. Not a lot of old structures standing. The trail is the prettiest part. If you are more interested in old ghost towns, you'll be disappointed.

hiking
10 days ago

Great hike! We went past the 3rd lake up into the glacier. It was definitely worth going the extra mile, you can see all 3 lakes in a line from up there

hiking
12 days ago

One of the most incredible hike I’ve been in BC . Amazing view and great to enjoy the day there.

I enjoyed this hike, found it the right amount of incline/scrambling with some pretty fantastic viewpoints. Trail was not busy. We took the logging road down, in retrospect I’d take the trail down next time mostly because the road gets dusty and pretty boring after a while.

backpacking
16 days ago

Hello all, wondering if anyone can give me some insight on the weather forecast for this hike on Monday. Looks like it’s gonna rain so I’m thinking it’ll be wet, and grey, and nothing to see once at the top. Can anyone tell me if I’m right? Am I reading the forecast correctly? Or what are you thoughts and recommendations for hiking this on Monday?

We are also planning on camping at garibaldi lake which we have reservations for.

Thanks for your help and we look forward to hearing from anyone.

Wes and Isabelle

hiking
16 days ago

It's a must do to check off the list...but if crowds frustrate you, plan to do this non prime times, super early or in winter...weed out all the tourists.

hiking
17 days ago

Beautifully colored lakes, great views, not too many bugs... it’s a great hike. Make sure to visit the camp grounds for more views of the third lake. It’s well worth it and makes the hike a bit longer.

Wonderful hike! Excluding the lake relaxing time, this took us 2 hrs up and back with some running. Between the lower and middle lake its definitely not easy. Its a continuous steep hike up. But totally worth it. We jumped in the upper lake. It was ICY but incredible.

hiking
21 days ago

Best hike in my life, and I am European! Me and my wife had the kid (1 yr) in the backpack carrier / hike pack and enjoyed the awesome lakes, the amazing forest landscape and the view up to the glacier as we ventured to the upper lake. Middle lake by afternoon sunshine is my fav, I’m tellin’ you. We did this hike mid June, pretty late in the afternoon so shirt and shorts are enough.

Lots of tourists walking about, pretty interesting as we met Brazilians and Chinese visitors.

It took us 50 mins to the Middle Lake from the parking lot. Another 20 mins to the Upper Lake.

Enjoy it. Even w/ kids!

hiking
23 days ago

It took us 2 hours to complete the round trip from the parking lot to the 3rd lake (we sometimes run). Although the route from the first lake to the second may be steep, the view of the second lake is totally worth it.

hiking
23 days ago

Did this hike the same day as Panorama Ridge from Garibaldi Lake Campground with a full pack! Ended up being hiking buddies with a couple and we decided to do it while on our way back from Panorama Ridge and just turned at the junction for Black Tusk (3km as listed on junction post). Took us 1.5 hours to the top. All uphill and intense workout. Trail was hard to find as few people had done it so there weren't many footprints to follow but I thankfully I had an offline map to guide us. Snow covered of course. As you go higher in elevation, snowshoes could be helpful but I did it in boots/wool socks and the couple had hiking boots and it was certainly manageable. Lovely views of the valley, Garibaldi Lake from afar, and Panorama Ridge. Didn't go up the chimney, but went up another steep area that had great views. A hiking pole is definitely useful just for stability/security when going up some of the steep parts (the couple let me one!). We hiked back to Rubble Creek Lot in just under 4 hours and we slid down some parts of the mountain for fun!

hiking
23 days ago

The lakes are as beautiful as I expected. TURKWAZZZ blue colour. No snow on trail. Definitely go on a sunny day, as the lakes will be at their bluest with the sun shining on them. Took a couple minutes from parking lot to Lower Lake, followed by 40 min to Middle Lake, and 25 min to Upper Lake. Time estimates to each lake are definitely on the conservative side, so if you're a decent/fast hiker, it'll be much faster than what's posted. Get here early because it's a very popular hike, even on weekdays. Started at 7:45am and spent 6 hours here. On our hike back, there were lots of people at the lakes/hiking up.

The trail is a little pedestrian. It winds thru a power cut alot of the way. Looks great for bikes. No need for a mountain bike on this trail. The gavel trail is easy and we'll kept. Watching the bunge jumpers was cool. The Brandywine falls is a must see.

hiking
1 month ago

I've done this hike at least 4 times. If not tight on time, this is the go-to hike I took my friends to who were out of province/country and/or shape.

The views are incredible for the relatively short hike. It gets pretty muddy near the third lake, so I recommend some good waterproof hiking boots or even some short gaiters.

And please remember to pack all your belongings including garbage. This is an amazing, beautiful place and it's heartbreaking to see it littered by careless jerks.

Nice trail, well kept. Starts off by the falls which are incredible, then hike up to the suspension bridges pretty cool. Enjoyed the bungee jumpers.

Don’t waste your time. Poorly marked, 1/3 of hike was on old road under high voltage power lines, the actual “ghost town” is a called a dump where I’m from! Definitely not worth the non scenic hike to get there. One water fall was cool and that is it.

The trail was a little muddy in places from melted snow. I would not recommend wearing tennis shoes. No snow on the trail. Once you get to the third lake there is snow to the side of the trail and ice in the lake. Overall it was incredibly beautiful and a lovely way to enjoy an afternoon! I would do this hike again!

Did this spectacular trail April 20th - still lots of snow on the trail, so be prepared. We used microspikes and got along just fine, but passed others with crampons and snowshoes. Some form of traction is recommended, as there are several steep sections. We made it to the third lake in 1 hour 40 minutes, and back down to the parking lot in 1 hour with several brief stops for pictures and water. The lakes were covered in ice and snow but still just as spectacular as they are in summer! One of our favorite trails!

hiking
1 month ago

Went to Joffre Lakes yesterday. Its a short hike but it has good elevation to test you out. Conditions are a bit slippery but IMHO hiking boots are not necessary but of you have them it won’t hurt either

nature trips
1 month ago

I went yesterday and the snow is officially off the trail! I was in hiking boots and my boyfriend was in sneakers and we were fine. The upper lake is also no longer frozen. Go early in the morning to avoid the crowds. Happy hiking!

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