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hiking
1 day ago

We did it December 8, 2019, icy trail from Barrier Lake to Garibaldi Lake, 3 hours up and almost the same amount of time down. Wonderful trail and beautiful lake in early winter. May go there again in deep winter.

The way up is already very exhausting for inexperienced hikers. The path was almost completely frozen from Barrier Lake and very slippery. We were without spikes on the way and unfortunately had to break off to the bridge to Garibaldi lake, because it was too smooth and therefore too dangerous. The lake seems almost completely frozen, but in some places still open.

Beautiful spot for a stroll. Not a hike, more of a relaxing walk to take in some bird watching.

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icy
muddy
snow
1 day ago

This was a great winter trail for beginning of December! Well trafficked and not too much trudging through snow. Great views not too much elevation gain.

hiking
icy
snow
1 day ago

The first 5kms of the hike had quite a bit of ice and I would strongly recommend studs or something similar for traction (crampons would be overkill as the ice is patchy). The remaining trail to the hut is covered in snow but the snow is compacted from other users. I brought snow shoes but did not use them at all. The lakes are covered in ice and snow. The hut was warm with a fire place, stove top, tables, hooks for drying clothes, and bunks.

My kids and I liked this trail, attaches to others

Great trail, a lot of snow

hiking
2 days ago

Really pretty asphalt multi use trail mainly along the water. Great trail for a quick 30 to 40 minute walk you can also get onto the longer rail trail and extend your walk as long as you want.

hiking
snow
2 days ago

Beautiful trail! Snow packed down in most areas, great for an afternoon walk. I thought I would bring my skiis and try skiing but I think the trail needs to see a few more inches of snow before and a bit of trail maintenance, plus the outer loop has a few really steep sections so maybe not advisable for beginner skiers (like myself). Trail took <2 hours with the added sections in the middle! Great signage and clear paths. Only a couple cars in the morning but parking lot busy when leaving (around 230pm) so might be something to think about if your timing your walk around seeing other people!

Novice trail at best. Decent scenery. Whoever has been driving their ATV's on the main trail has ruined the trail though. It's created very large dugouts. Veer off the main trail suggested by the ap and take the Trans Canada Trail. Much nicer and not ruined by ATV's.

hiking
2 days ago

Easy access along a logging road with a cute little trail off the road through a 1940s cut, with original split-log road! Very quiet and serene lake with a couple great spots for lunch. We were socked in so decided to leave the trail to the viewpoint overlooking Stave, until next time. We will be back!

A short and fun hike. Easy in difficulty with some moderate rocks to scramble over. Great views. With virtually no one else on the trails.

Closed until end of December while they’re blowing snow!

hiking
snow
2 days ago

Around lake was packed and good for hiking. Went up to Emerald basin and snowshoed breaking trail with about 6 inches of fresh snow (on top of about a 3 foot base). Beautiful sunny day and a great 11k hike.

hiking
snow
2 days ago

Nice and enjoyable trail. Compact snow till the lake. Lake completely frozen but gorgeous view. Two hours till the lake and one hr back to the car park.

hiking
snow
2 days ago

What a fantastic trail. Dogs we met along trail, none were leashed. Good way to close trails

The leafless trees, the snow crunching underfoot, the lively and agile squirrels, the tits and cardinals at the feeders, few human beings ... that was very good!

hiking
blowdown
muddy
2 days ago

hiking
snow
2 days ago

Good trail, near end was hard to find trail

snowshoeing
blowdown
rocky
snow
2 days ago

hiking
icy
snow
2 days ago

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