Explore the most popular hiking 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.

15 hours ago

Fabulous hike. The lake is amazingly beaut and rugged. Be sure to take the path to the glacier just past the end of the lake.

Really easy walk around the forest, there are some cool trails off the actual path too if you look for them. Makes it a little for adventurous

Amazing views , great challenge

Very fun and great photo opportunities the whole way to the train cars.

Beautiful views of black tusk and the rainbow range from the rim trail.

We had an awesome hike yesterday! It took us about 3 hrs to the view point and some sections were very steep. In total we hiked abot 8.4 km or so. I would definitely do the hike again as the view was outstanding.

The trailhead is not well marked but we had a good description from the internet and asked some locals. The trail itself is not really marked too but easy to hike, some slippery and slightly steep sections in the forest but you can also follow the rails. The colorful sprayed train wracks are interesting for photography and nice to look at. It's a good hike to relax from a bigger one or if you just want to explore a little bit.

19 days ago

The trail is closed due to grizzly bear activity, something this app didn't warn me of, but other sites did.

Rainbow falls is still open and beautiful but I wouldn't advise going up higher than that.

Posted on 26th September.

23 days ago

Accidentally ended up on this trail! Great hike after wandering the bike trails for an hour. Eventually found or way down. Nice moderate hike, nothing too extreme. Just watch out for bikes!

24 days ago

Kid and stroller friendly. Lovely lake views and ‘beach’ to sit and take in the view as well as other platforms on the lake.

24 days ago

Fantastic trail with glacial caves, alpine meadows, incredible vistas. Fairly difficult ascent. Plan on 4 hours up and 1.5 down. Bring lunch! You will need the fuel.

Bring Lunch! Beautiful trail, captivating the whole way. The lake and glacier were such an amazing prize to reach.

27 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.

1 month ago

This is a mountain biking trail, but it’s pretty enough for a hike if you’re just looking for a little bit of exercise. There are some hills, and a loose rocky patch where it connects to the Centennial Trail, but generally a nice walkable surface.

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.

1 month 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.

1 month ago

Great hike! Views are stunning.

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

1 month 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

1 month 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!

1 month 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

1 month 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.

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