Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

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
2 days ago

One of the most beautiful destinations I've ever hiked to! Highly recommend - it wasn't TOO difficult with just a day pack. Bring lots of water, warm layers for the top and bug spray! Hiked this in late July in 32° weather.

This is the most rewarding hike I’ve done in BC yet! Truly stunning! It took me about three hours up and about the same down, however I was solo so probably a bit quicker than average. I wore my vibrams five fingers very comfortably until I was at the lake where there’s a lot of loose sharp rock, but nothing unmanageable. I had lots of bug spray and an Off clip on repellant so I wasn’t bothered by bugs at all until I got to the top and met the lazy deer flies, that being said they didn’t bother me too much. I would also recommend bringing a sweater because the glacier creates this nice cool breeze at the top. It is also uphill this whole time so be prepared for that, but it will totally be worth it!

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

Went today and enjoyed this simple hike with lots of beautiful spots for pictures. My 14 year old hiked with me and we enjoyed lunch on the mountain afterwards.

hiking
8 days ago

Amazing hike. We went beyond Wedgemount Lake and hiked up to the glacier itself. It is worth the extra 1.5kms, as there is a glacier pond and less attacking deer flies at the glacier. Amazing views.
For sure be ready for a full 1200m assent (a bit more to get to glacier), often on soft footings (sandy or loose gravel) and at other times stepping up and over rock face. Nevertheless, this was one of the spectacular hikes I have done.

camping
8 days ago

Tough hike with an overnight pack! Pretty relentless in the current heat but worth it in the end for an epic camping spot, view of the lake and dip! It took us 4hr 15mins up with a quick stop for lunch. It would be faster with a day pack. It’s mostly all a climb apart from a short flat section in the middle, the last 30min climb over the boulders is tough when your energy is low after the rest of the hike but it’s great if you really want to challenge yourself. I drank 2.5 litres of fluids going up so take plenty of water, we refilled in the lake and boiled water for cooking and used aqua tabs for drinking water for the way down. It took us 3hrs 37min down with hardly any stopping. The down is hard on your legs & ankles, wear proper hiking boots! Too many people on the trail with unsuitable shoes, lots of people turning back when they realise how hard it is. Lots of bugs throughout, the first 2 thirds were black flies which didn’t seem to bite, the final third and at the top were all mosquitos and we got bitten loads even with bug spray. We saw lots of Pika and the waterfall is epic so do look out for that to the right from a clearing about 2 thirds up. Stop at Dusty’s BBQ in Creekside for nachos to refuel for the journey home.

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.

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

Pretty easy walk for whole family right in Whistler

hiking
10 days ago

Really great hike, Views are amazing!!!!!!!

It’s considered to be one of the hardest hikes. It’s challenging, don’t get me wrong, but I felt some other reviews built up that part a bit... so if your on the edge and worried it’s to hard, just do it. (Did a day hike)

Bring a light sweater, when the sun isn’t shining can get a little chilli at the top only.

Only negative, there are some big dear flies at the top, and some smaller horse flies in the way up/down. Bring bug spray

Fun hike ending at a gorgeous lake. And there were marmots up there too!

We did it as a day hike, which is doable but pretty tough.

The trail was absolutely plagued by mosquitoes and big black flies, and they both swarm you whenever you take a break. We were not prepared for this, which took all of the fun out of the descent.

All in all an amazing day hike that was made slightly worse by our lack of preparedness .

hiking
19 days ago

Had a great time on MSAA's hiking tour here!
https://www.mountainskillsacademy.com/tours/squamish-whistler-hiking-guided-tour/

backpacking
23 days ago

Tough hike with an overnight pack. First 20 min you are totally exposed to the sun, then its 2 hours of straight up hill in the trees with a 15 min flat spot. Enjoy it cause shortly after is 30 min of scrambling up steep loose rock. But it's worth every step once you see the view. Waterfall on the trail is massive but there is only one small opening through the trees where you can see the majority of it so don't blink and miss it like my friend did. Took us just under 4 hours with an overnight pack and hiking at the worst part of the day. Could probably get to the hut in 2.5 hrs for a day hike. Hut is very basic. Sleeps 5 upstairs and another 5 downstairs on the tables and floor. No sinks or kitchen utensils. Lots of mosquitoes and flies!!

hiking
24 days ago

Started at about 1:30pm, made it to the lake by 4pm (about 2.5 hours) in 30° C heat. There were lots of mosquitos at the top (bring spray) but black flies on the trail were manageable. No snow whatsoever. Hiked up to the glacier and saw some marmots... well worth the extra 20 mins to get there☺️

Great trail run and still quite a bit of snow but not on the trail. Outstanding views at the top!

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

Does anyone know if this trail is open now?

camping
29 days ago

Amazing hike! Recommend camping overnight down by the lake to enjoy the sunset. Extremely steep!

hiking
1 month ago

Grueling hike! The entire hike is a scramble up the mountain. Pretty relentless. The final ascent up the boulders is intense. Bring lots of water! Most of the hike is spent in the trees. About 2.5-3hours in you are rewarded with a wonderful view of the water cascading down the mountain from the lake - take a break and take in the waterfall. Another 45 minutes in the trees and finally out for magnificent views! 30 more minutes up the boulder and finally... The lake itself! It is gorgeous!

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent hike. Nice and steep but not too long so bearable. Definitely recommend doing it as an overnighter...set your tent and then head up to the glacier :)

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.

Nice hike, steep, sleep with a tent on wood platform. Glacier, lake and mountain are amazing!
Must do!

Hike is clear. A few patches of snow at the top past the boulder field that you walk over for 30 seconds. Very minimal. Did the hike in trail runners with no issue. People were camping at the top. Marmots galore!!!

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.

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

The road in has recently been filled in so the potholes are easier to navigate. The hike is accuratley rated as hard, but it's well worth it when you get to the top! Definitely achievable without snow shoes now, only a few ankle deep patches left.

We wanted to hike Half Note to High Note but unfortunately the trail was closed. Instead we took Pika and Matthew’s Traverse which is basically a graded mountain road to the top of Whistler Peak. There is construction going on and looks like the suspension bridge is conpleted and will be opening soon. The views at the peak is majestic. You can see all of Garibaldi, Black Tusk and the many lakes.

Hiked to the top June 20th. Awesome views through the hike, especially at the peak! 18 foot snow walls on each side of the road about 1.5 miles up. Definitely a work out. Garmin showed almost 1,400 ft of elevation gain.

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