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Easy and quick trail, not far from Whistler. Very unique compared to the usual mountains of BC

Fun to do. Worthy of the trek.

Although the trailhead was hard to find ( we had to ask local people as the app was off) this hike is great. We did it clockwise getting up the steepest part of the trail (Ridge trail and Crater Rim trail) and going down on the more gradual part (Farside trail). The Fareside trail follows the river, it’s beautiful.

Really cool spot to hangout.

Nice walk on the forest with amazing swim at Loggers Lake but definitely not an easy trail on the crater rim part. I would say it is a moderate walk.

Realy easy hike,
The lake was warm enough for me to swim, and I hate cold water! :)
Dogs are allowed only on one beach, which is nice whether you like dogs or not.
Doing the full loop is nice as you can also make a stop at Green lake which is nice too.
Good to relax, family friendly.
A lot of smoke the last 3 days.

hiking
9 days ago

The trailhead is located in the parking lot behind Olives market. The trail itself is poorly marked and we passed several people that were confused about which way to go. The shortest and most direct route is walking down an active railroad line, which is not that wide and you have to be really on the alert for incoming trains. There are several paths that wind through the trees in between the river and the railway line. There are some picturesque views of the glacier fed river on the way to the train wreck. The train wreck itself is several twisted and deformed boxcars hidden in the trees. Over the years the boxcars have become covered with graffiti. The quality of the graffiti artwork is nothing special. I would not repeat this hike again.

beautiful hike!! felt a little ruined by the end but well worth it

Great views, pretty easy walk and a lot of side scenic trails. In the summer, bring a bathing suit & swim out to any of the floating platforms.

Hiked the High Note trail yesterday. Pretty busy at the start but it thinned out. Fantastic displays of wild flowers on the Cheakamus Lake side. Took 2 1/2 hours from the top of Whistler Mountain.

Really nice family friendly way to see forest, river, suspension bridge and the graffiti covered railcars. Check out the old mountain bike jumps off the railcar - insane!

Very unique walk through the old trains. Worth a trip.

Albeit a busy day on the mountain the trails seemed unaffected and enjoying.

Pretty easy walk for whole family right in Whistler

Great hike! Super easy and enjoyable. The only negative is the poor signage to the trailhead. I wish I could provide better directions to app users, but I am not even sure how we found it... very confusing. Quick, leisurely hike once we found it, though!

A MUST DO FOR SURE!
So easy and so incredible. But how did they get so far away from the tracks?

The train wreck happened in 1956, just after the Valleau family settled into the area. The wreck happened in a rock cut after the boxcars, which were loaded with lumber, got jammed and blocked the line.

The train’s owner, Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE), which eventually became BC Rail before being sold to CN Rail, did not have the necessary equipment to move the wedged boxcars and turned to the Valleau family for help.

The Valleaus took their logging machinery to the site and managed to pry the boxcars out, dragging them up the track and into the forest, where they lie today. This explains why no trees were damaged around the wreck.


Full article:
https://globalnews.ca/news/2634433/a-twisted-mystery-whistlers-train-wreck-mixes-the-old-with-the-urban/amp/

Perfect, mellow hike to end out our day of climbing. Raging river, super interesting boxcars, easy-moderate trail. Good if you have a couple hours and want to spend some time in nature. Definitely read others’ reviews regarding parking.

Agree, the Crater Rim portion of the trail is at least moderate - a short, yet steep climb with some tricky sections. Beautiful views and a jump in the lake is a must

Hiked all of high note trail yesterday. It is open and great.

1 month ago

Fantastic trail, gorgeous views. I would rate the Crater Rim portion as at least "moderate" as it was a bit tricky (particularly with a baby carrier).

Does anyone know if this trail is open now?

A) Directions to parking leads to a residential area. I suggest finding a better way to get to the trail. We had to walk about 10-15 minutes through homes.
B) Once on the trail, it's beautiful and peaceful. However, the whole area is probably better for mountain biking.

Easy trail to a beautiful lake. Can either take the nature trail or the cross country ski trails that are gravel to Lost Lake. Once there, there were plenty of activities to do and docks to swim out to in the summer months.

Great early season hike. Pretty easy going apart from one or two bits that get the blood going but nothing hectic. Some really nice views of Black Tusk & Loggers Lake.

Awesome find. There are definitely some difficult sections where it is difficult to find ones way back into the forested portions of the trail..... The APP was a life saver and would strongly recommend its use. ... The Train Wreck site and the suspension bridge really made the trek worth while.

After the hike a stop at the nearby #WhistlerBrewingCo is a refreshing touch .

to the person below- I called the office and high note trail is still closed. looks like all trails are closed in that area except Matthew's and Pika's Traverse.

Lots of different terrain, very beautiful. Once the trail brings you down by the lake, it makes for a great lunch stop!

Can anyone tell me if this is open yet this year? Would like to take it the first week in July.
Do u take the gondola to start the trail?
Or is there another trail that is called high note?

hiking
1 month ago

Nice quiet hike with minimal elevation gain. No spectacular views. Well marked. Though we did not mountain bike, it appeared to be nice for that.

We started at the parking lot behind Olive’s market. Poorly marked is an understatement, some people on all trails have given good advice on getting there. Once there very cool photo ops. The bridge is cool too , wish we could have see a moving train to get a good photo of.

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