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I will never forget this hike. Challenging, beautiful and did it in the middle of a downpour!

I love hikes that really challenge me and make me evaluate why I am doing this to myself lol. The whole way up was breathtaking in more ways then one. Was definitely a self motivating kinda hike, but I was super proud of myself when I finished! The views are something I won’t ever forget. Just breathtaking. Take your time, catch your breath and don’t forget to keep looking down and around.

Despite the hoards of tourists, it’s one of my favourite training hikes - the BCMC is almost as physically demanding and less travelled, so a great second option. Don’t be that person and try to hike back down - it’s a narrow trail and really unsafe for you and everyone around you. Also, take plenty of water - you’re going to need and want it!

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing hike! One of the hardest hikes I have done. Very steep and you must take the gondola back down. It was busy when we went in September. Great views and the restaurant at the top was very good.

hiking
3 months ago

do this in late September or early October when the larches are in full swing. starts out from the lake nad climbs steady through the trees untill you gain some elevation. then the trees start to clear and turns in a wide ridge hike though the larches. the peak is a few kms of true alpine scree trail. did it as an out and back but it would be great to link it up over to windy joe as an overnight. no water.

hiking
4 months ago

December 11, 2017 An epic hike today with two good men. Road in was salted and only a few pot holes as we got close to the trail head. 5-7 cars parked. 9:45 started our hike, 10:30 at logging road (just crossed it), 11:30 started hiking again after we rested and had snacks at the first view point....so far trail dry and in excellent condition (although steep as ever).

The second half of the trail much different. As we got to the first clearing, the trail was covered in snow and icy, slippery and a bit slushy at times as well. Temp was about 10 - super warm and sunny for December. We've had 10+ days of clear and somewhat warm temps, but a few good inches of ice and slush on the middle of trail remained. It was possible to walk along the edge somewhat and find some areas to get dry land, but micro spikes at the very least with good poles highly recommended.

Quite a few people on the trail, some with runners turned around at the snow or slightly past, maybe saw 10-14 people all day. Got to the first perfect clearing for lunch after taking the 'inside' trail to the very top.....we never even looked at the outside route.

I think we started lunch at 12:45 and headed down at 1:30, 3:30 we hit the outhouse at the car lot on the bottom. A perfect day indeed.

Difficult straight up trail. Challenging but getting more difficult as it keeps getting busier every tourist season. Upside is store/restaurant at top and you can treat yourself to a latte at Starbucks when done!

Fantastic hike. Very popular.

I wasn't prepared for this since I caught snow at the top but I had my ice trackers to throw on my runners( something I like to keep in my back pocket for any mountains) ...and I brought my little out door cooking set and heated up soup and pulled out some home made bread ..... it was extremely windy up there( still mastering outside cooking though ) I would do it again in a heart breat though.

I have a love hate relationship with this hike. It is a relentless climb. From the first stair there is no level or down hill sections. 2.5kms of pure leg torture with 2650ft of elevation gain. Choose this hike if you are looking for an intense workout and not so much about the views along the way. It’s a VERY busy trail too so be ready to hike with lots of company.

hiking
5 months ago

Found this quite boring and the view not worth the effort. Go to Seymour, Quarry Rock or Cypress for better hikes nearby.

Great workout, started snowing towards the top, beautiful workout and a jolly time to have some hot cocoa and poutine fries as a reward :)

hiking
5 months ago

Challenging

hiking
6 months ago

Good climb! More difficult in the rain and wind. Be prepared to return back down or the BCM trail if lift is closed.

hiking
6 months ago

Steady uphill ascent on a well marked trail. It is generally in good shape and well maintained. A couple of slick spots on the way down since it was wet. Views are outstanding. A bit of snow on top and pretty busy the day we went. Oct 15 2017.

hiking
6 months ago

Definitely hard but the feeling of accomplishment and the view at the top is worth it! It's a lovely change getting to explore Grouse Mountain when it's not covered in snow. However, be aware that there were a lot of mosquitoes at the top.

hiking
6 months ago

This was my first trail ever, it was hard, took me 2:45 to complete, but the average for others seems to be around 1.5 to 2 hours. it was worth it.

I loved it, I loved it!!!
Hard but not impossible, just pace yourself, bring lots of water, a few pieces of chocolate too and just keep on going, steadily. A good challenge, this trail is very well marked, and a good leg workout and at the end of it, the views are so rewarding. Treat yourself with a beer on the patio and don't forget to visit the bears. I will most definitely do this again.

I loved the variety of terrain. We did the hike on October 6, 2017. We lucked out with clear sunny skies and unusually warm temperatures. (18C) Too much to go in and out in one day in the fall. (The days are too short) I would defiantly do it again.

hiking
6 months ago

Long trail at 22 k out and back. Not steep, except at the end, which is a rough trail through boulders. Nice paved trail head. Mostly a ridge walk through golden larch meadows. No water on the trail, except a trickle at the campsite 2/3 of the way in. Good trail.

hiking
6 months ago

We helihiked this trail for our honeymoon. Robson's Helimagic took us to the top and we hiked down the same day. It was rainy and exhausting, but it was absolutely stunning and worth it, even for two unseasoned, untrained hikers like ourselves! I would absolutely do this again.

hiking
6 months ago

Would have given this one a 3.5 or 4 but what a bummer you can't take dogs. Stairs are high, view is good and you've got to do this hike at least once in your life, but it's busy and there's a lot of hype - there are so many great hikes in BC I wouldn't call this one my favourite.

Good workout for legs! Very busy on weekend
I returned down by BCMC, watch for the markers it’s easy to lost the trail (been there..)
Nice view of city and Capilano river at the top (if you walk further)

Amazing trail .

hiking
6 months ago

Well marked trail, steep in many parts but the views are spectacular from both viewpoints. Highly recommend it.

backpacking
6 months ago

Did this trail over 4 days and 3 nights with my wife and two older children mid September. We happened to have gorgeous clear skies which made hiking much more enjoyable, but the clear nights meant that Everyone wanted to stay in their sleeping bags! Evening meals required everyone being fully dressed with their toques on as we didn't do this the first night and it took too long to rewarm. We survived as a family, but I lost 1.4kg as we had to pack in (and out) all food, including stove and pots and water filtration system (although I don't know how the water would be a problem as it comes from Berg Lake and the surrounding glaciers). This was the first time my 15 year old daughter and I were able to taste an actual iceberg. The views were spectacular and we will go back again!All campsites require reservations, and I don't know why some people didn't show up as it was fully booked and the weather could not have been better, such clear views of the top of Mt. Robson are very infrequent!

hiking
7 months ago

A month ago my wife an I hiked Berg lake trail in one day. We started around 8.30AM and got back to the parking lot past 10PM. We loved the hike up but hated most of the way down because for the last 10-15 KM we were so dead. The 42-44 km hike that we did was amazing and by far the best hike we ever did. There is an incredibly diversity of landscapes and terrains in one single hike, it felt like we were doing multiple hikes in one. Couldn't recommend this enough.
Enjoy the Berg lake trail hike in about 2 minutes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr91SnIjYzM

One of the best views you'll get of the Fraser valley, but definitely a hard trek for moderate hikers.

hiking
7 months ago

This was a tough one but rewarding for the view and activities at the top!

I'm a fairly novice hiker and I hiked this alone so I took my time and it took me 1h 24m. If you don't like stairs, you will hate this.

Make sure to stay for the free lumberjack show! It's pretty entertaining.

Note that you need to take the gondola down as there is no down-hiking.

I would do it again to see if I could beat my time.

hiking
7 months ago

Great views, mild gradient, alpine meadows = good time

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