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Great trail, lots of variety with rope pulls, stairs, and light scrambling in sections. Heavy trail traffic along portion that follows the Chief but dispersed afterwards. Well-marked, in great condition, and various viewpoints along the way. Completed in just under 2.5hrs with minimal stops. Opportunity to explore other trails and activities at the top. Take the gondola down for $15.00, would not advise taking trail.

21 hours ago

Great trail, flat around the lake, the hike to the bottom of the falls and back was steep and had some rocks and roots to navigate.

Did this hike yesterday and I was not prepared for how much snow there was! The entire trail is covered in deep snow so I would suggest bringing appropriate shoes. The dog mountain “summer trail” was closed so we were unable to get to the top. Instead we did the winter trail which was still nice but no view. We passed the first lake but that was about it. Will have to wait until more summer months to do the summer trail.

5 days ago

Supremely busy

Favourite hike in BC. Definitely worth going up the chimney to the top.

6 days ago

Trail clear of snow for the season.

Nice short stop along the Sea to Sky Hwy to Whistler (Hwy 99) just before Squamish. Shannon Falls is an easy walk to an impressive waterfall. There are a couple of additional harder hikes if you have the time. Worth it to stretch your legs. More info can be found at http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/shannon/

7 days ago

The sign at the bottom says it all... “This is not a walk in the park.” Though a fairly challenging hike, well worth it for the view of the ocean and mountains at the top of the 3 peaks.

on Circlet Lake Trail

8 days ago

Great hike to do in a day, base camp, explore local mountains, camp and hike back. Moderate,great views, great swim.

Super rewarding hike! I honestly believe the stairs are the worst part. The ropes on the rock sections are lots of fun and I did it all in a pair of running shoes! Took me about 3 hours and took the gondola down for $15 because my legs were dead. Best of luck!

10 days ago

Quick stop along Hwy 99 toward Whistler, it's a short 15 minute walk across a footbridge and through the woods to a new viewing platform overlooking Brandywine Falls. Continue along the walking path to a second viewpoint of the falls and another of the surrounding area of Daisy Lake and the Black Tusk. We did this on our way to Whistler in 2010 before the new platform was built, crossed the railroad bridge and down the trail to the viewpoint. Impressive falls!

Great hike on Vancouver Island to Mystic Beach along the Juan De Fuca Marine Trail, this trail takes you across the Peter Wolfe Suspension Bridge and down through the woods and right down a log staircase to a beautiful beach. Can't ask for more, highly recommend.

10 days ago

Short and sweet ascent. Tricky FSR drive in. Had to rescue a few people after their cars didnt make it. 4WD and high clearance is necessary. Insist on doing this on clear day as the views down the valley are amazing.

12 days ago

A favorite

Went the other day, the gates are locked until the 18th

A ‘lil jump of a fence and you’re in.
Gorgeous walk among the tunnels.
There are some small hikes around as well for the more adventurous. But bring proper footwear as it is very dry already making it kind of slippery.

Quiet trail with gorgeous views. Challenging because of the incline and climbing aspects. Well marked and walked on, not sure how other people got lost. The "top" is very anticlimactic, we huffed up a hill to find a spot to eat lunch in the brush before descending the logging road. Perhaps would have taken the trail back but was concerned our dog would have a hard time going down the steep stuff. Road is long- bring lots of water!

Hiked this on May 5, 2018. A bit of compact snow probably pass 6 km. No need for snow shoes or crampons. I hiked this with my hiking shoes but your runners with a good grip will work too. Good long hike. Well marked. Great view up top and there’s plenty of food at the lodge. 15$ to ride the gondola down.

14 days ago

So nice view now this days. I fully recommend . Such a nice view.

This was our first hiking and we loved it!!

nice woodsy hike, well marked, beautiful lakes

Made this one a few years ago.

A lot of high steeps at the beginning. Hard and steep. But the chains assist climbing part is pretty fun!

One of my faves!! its aleays different every time you go. each season makes for a new experience. The look out is a pretty sweet reward =)

Mystic beach is beautiful and the trail is easy, some stairs at the end but otherwise a pretty good trail.

Stunning waterfall views. Fairly easy hike with many sets of stairs as you walk along the falls. Great place to stop and have lunch as there are picnic tables.

16 days ago

Short and sweet. Flat and all shaded, protected by the beautiful and ancient trees. A great stop to stretch your legs when driving Nanaimo to Ucluelet. Perfect for little kids.

I did this trail last summer and it was amazing. It wasn’t like the grouse grind. It is less stairs and more of an uphill walk. There are parts that make you use your arms to pull you over rocks and sometimes there are ropes too. That’s why I like this trail. It is not that busy too. You start the trail on the chief so it is busy but this trail cuts out of the crowd after 20 minutes. It takes an average person about 3-3.5 hours but I did it in just over 3 hours.

17 days ago

Great hike, but very busy trail

19 days ago

Absolutely 100% worth it, but you will need a 4x4 or something with good clearance to make it up the service road, Incredible views from the peak aswell. will be doing again one day

Beautiful trail! Did the hike in late September and had a blast. Trails were very muddy so be prepared! Bring lots of socks. Also keep an eye out for the beautiful rangers cabin along the bay! Enjoy fellow hikers!

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