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

This is an awesome tour, didn't follow this route specifically but some of the smaller tracks along the way are awesome especially around the Nahatlatch and Kookipi Pass. check out the nahatlatch cure tower!

2 days ago

A great hike! Definitely not an easy hike. Did with a friend as an overnight camp, so had our packs which added a little difficulty. Took us 3.25hrs up and 2.75hrs down. Was the 2nd week of September and the lake was clouded in and it snowed, temp was hovering around 0 degrees so layers were helpful s when you stopped it got cold quick.

Hike itself is a near constant uphill at most points and a steady pace ensures no burn out (i.e. don't rush it at the easy points as the steeper points will take more out of you.) Take your time on the last 500m or so as it is an open, steep climb along large rocks and slippery gravel.

Cute trail, great for families. The map here is somewhat misleading as it does not start at the “official” trailhead. And the trail is not 2.8 miles, more like maybe a mile and a half round trip. I think there is a newer entry in the app for this trail called the Whistler Trainwreck Trail via Sea to Sky — that one has the correct trailhead marked which is actually easy to find. There’s even a small parking area for the trail (on Jane Lakes Road.) Basically, from the 99, go south on Cheakamus Lake Road (by the Whistler Interpretive Forest), keep right to Legacy Road (for a short distance) then to Jane Lakes Road. You will see a small parking area shortly, and the trailhead will be near a stop sign.

Great little hike! The train wreck is really neat. Instead of following the man made path, you can cut down to the river and follow a dirt trail that has a some pretty sweet views of the river/cliffs. Parking is really easy and straightforward if you follow this site: https://www.whistler.com/pdf/maps/whistler-hiking-trail-head-map.pdf. Trail head is well labeled.

Phenomenal trail! We went counterclockwise, starting at the top of the peak. First 1/2 mile is quite rocky so take your time. Several areas where it flattens out but you'll be both descending and climbing throughout the hike. Great views the entire trail! We did not see bears...only marmots and grouse. There was one easy technical section where you had to use ropes to pull yourself up about 3' and across a metal bridge but don't let that deter you.

I think this trail deserves some more recognition, since the views on this hike are amazingly good. Unlike most hikes where the viewpoint is only at the end, this hike (and the high note to half note trail) has great views throughout the hike.

After you take the Whistler gondola up, you have two choices: You can either continue to the very top of Whistler via the chairlift and then hike down to where the gondola dropped you off, or you can do the reverse (climb up to the chairlift). Obviously climbing up is harder, but I think is more fun. Plus, the views are better at the top of the chairlift, meaning that climbing up provides a better payoff than climbing down.

The chairlift and gondola close fairly early however (when I was there, the chairlift closed at 4:00, and gondola closed at 5:00), so be sure to start early. The recommend time for climbing down this trail is 4 hours, so maybe plan for longer if climbing up.

16 days ago

I love steep hikes, and this one definitely satisfied. As a day hike, this took my sister and I 6 hours total (3 hours up, 2 down, and 1 to enjoy the stupendous views at the top).

Even though I did this hike in regular running shoes, I would recommend using proper hiking shoes/boots because of how steep it is. Also, be sure to bring extra layers because it was quite cold at the top.

I noticed lots of people commenting about bugs so we made sure to use bug spray and we encountered hardly any. Not sure if this was because the bug spray worked or because of the cooler weather.

20 days ago

Great hike! Views are stunning.

Nice trail. Goes around loggers lake then down by the river. Great trail for the dog.

22 days ago

Hiked August 20, started around 9am. Not too many other hikers at this time - more on the way down. At some points trail is quite dusty due to dirt trail. Gradual elevation gain, with no overly steep sections. Lots of mosquitoes that will bite your scalp and through your clothing (worst at the lake). Bear cub and mother seen beside the trail. Beautiful at the top, even with the fog/smoke!

Gorgeous trail and views the entire way. Hiked today and while it was a bit busy at first, the crowd thinned out as I moved along. Very rocky downward climb at first but it levels out for quite a bit giving you lots of amazing views of Cheakamus Lake. You do climb quite a bit toward the end. It’s worth it. Not to be missed!!!

Enjoyed this hike, very easy and a lot to enjoy for the short distance.

Easy hike, nothing too exciting. Wide trail and easy to get to from Whistler Village

26 days ago

I would call this a more intermediate hike, especially compared to Wedge. It’s a nice hike with a few steep parts. The meadows up top near the lake are full of wildflowers, it’s stunning. Went swimming out to an iceberg.. had to be done!

26 days ago

One of the more challenging hikes I’ve done in Whistler. Pretty relentless in regards to incline most the way up. The waterfall you catch a glimpse of is epic. Took just under 3 hours to get up there one way. Camped up there - it’s August and it was absolutely freezing! It rained all morning so made for a slippery, soggy descent. Saw lots of people starting their hike after 1pm, with only small day packs.. I wouldn’t do this as a day hike that late

Super easy and great for kids, bikes and strollers

26 days ago

Fantastic hike with info panels to explain the trees. Lots of side hikes and trails to explore with your dog. The drive to the trailhead can be rough depending on the season. If you don't have an SUV you can park along the road at one of the many pullout spots and make your hike a little longer.

Did this hike with my 6 yr old daughter. The trail head not very well marked on the Whistler web site and the trail itself was not marked at all other than a small sign for the trail head. We ended up running into a Harrison Ford movie set and the security guy wasn’t sure what to do and he had us going back and forth until we were finally able to pass through. Their movie set took up the best view of the falls so we missed that. Other than that the train wreck hike wasn’t bad the rest of the way and the wreck itself was pretty cool. We found a different way to go back which was much easier. I’ve been on better hikes.

28 days ago

Awesome hike, big elevation gain: 1200m. Did as an overnight, tough hike with a pack but worth it.

29 days ago

incredible hike. even better views! worth the effort! highly recommend staying the night and climbing some of the surrounding peaks.

The trail is open, did it a few days ago. Take the Whistler Gondola, then Peak 2 Peak over to Blackcomb.
Great views. Do the Dekker loop clockwise.

Beautiful hike, completed today although a little smokey. Still beautiful views. Please note - in order to get to the trailhead you must upload on Whistler Gondola. They do not allow dogs unless they are service animals - even then I'm unsure.

Definitely worth the effort.

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.

Amazing hike minus the amount of mosquitos and flies. Be sure to pack plenty of bug spray.

1 month ago

amazing views

1 month ago

Awesome trail! Well marked and super fun. We went up from the top of alpine way instead. Took us two and a half hours to get up (9km). Pretty easy sailing until the end which was really hard to get over the rocks. About an hour and a half to get to our car.

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