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Parties à 10h un jour ensoleillé de semaine. 2h30 pour monter jusqu’au camp ground de Garibaldi lake malgré quelques arrêts pour regarder le paysage. De la neige à partir de 45mn de marche. De bonnes chaussures de randonnée avec des “microspikes” ont suffit. Pause au bord du lac dans le petit refuge (beaucoup de neige au sommet et à 12h30 la plupart des abords du lac étaient ombragés à cause de l’orientation). Nous sommes reparties environ 45mn plus tard, en 2h nous étions au parking. Super journée, super randonnée. Sentiers très bien entretenus et accessibles malgré la neige (bien se couvrir et avoir des semelles adaptées).

hiking
13 days ago

Was here on Nov 28. It was a perfect day to go all the way up to Mount Seymour. Beautiful scenery, winterwonderland. Great duration of this hike - took us about 4 hours to get to first peak and back. Conditions were tough but it is achievable. Would do it again for sure!

What a hike!
Beautiful drive to the trailhead; well maintained roads and no snow.
The trail is very well maintained and has multiple outhouses throughout the trail to the the lake, as well as some at the lake in the Campground areas.
There was no snow at the beginning of the hike, but it didn't take long before we hit snow. The snow was dry and crunchy so it was not too slippery on the way up, I did use (and highly recommend) microspikes on the way down.
It is a decent climb up, definitely gave my legs a good workout! We started on the trail around 930am and made it to the lake camping area right around 1230/1240pm. Had a quick snack and some tea in the shelters (so cool that they have these!!) before heading back down. We hustled back down in 2 hours (thanks microspikes!).
The lake was absolutely beautiful and the blanket of snow made everything feel quiet and peaceful. I will definitely do this one again!

backpacking
17 days ago

Left the lake at about noon on Sunday. There is about a foot of snow at the lake and about as much at Taylor meadows. The trail is clear from rubble creek up until about the 4 or 5 km mark. After that it’s pretty well packed snow. Can be a little slippery so boots with good tread or spikes are a good idea if you want to make it all the way to the lake.

trail running
22 days ago

My wife and I went up last week. Absolutely stunning views at the top. The first few km’s are pretty boring until you hit the real trail. It gets steep from here to the top.
Moving pretty quickly we got up in 2hrs and 20mins.

hiking
24 days ago

Just a heads up regarding trail conditions based on hiking there Sunday November 18, 2018. The trail is icy in sections and dangerous unless wearing Yacktracks or similar spikes; poles also recommended but not necessary.

The trail was crowded including many people in running shoes and lacking any additional layers of clothing. In addition, although leash is required at all times on dogs, only 1 dog out of at least 100 on the trail was on a leash including aggressive dogs with ignorant owners.

Also take note that the trail is poorly marked and it's easy to get lost. Cell service is spotty and GPS apps don't show the trails properly likely because of the lack of proper blazes at key points.

Aside from the warnings, this is a challenging trail and is rewarding. Allow yourself enough time, pack food, water and extra layers, wear spikes, consider poles, watch out for dogs and enjoy!

Great trail - we were not expecting the trail to be so well maintained. There’s a couple outhouse bathrooms along the way. The lake at the end was stunning. Just a little bit of frost and ice on a couple parts of the trail today but no big deal at all.

backpacking
25 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous. Constant elevation so packs were a little grueling but well worth the reward

This trail is beautiful and so easy to access. Would be awesome to kayak on the lake in the summer!

hiking
1 month ago

Today (holiday Monday following Remembrance Day), I did this hike for the first time, hiking the loop clockwise with my adult daughter. I'm a pretty seasoned hiker but was really grunting the first hour: I found the first leg of the trail difficult--not moderate (it reminded me a lot of the trail to Wedgemount Lake: steep up, then more steep up, then more....). There are also some quite steep sections on the descent east towards Buntzen Lake. I forgot to bring my hiking pole--and regretted it.

I would definitely agree with the previous comments that suggest that the trail marking leaves something to be desired. There were several times where we had to stop and really look around to find the next orange tag. I could see how less experienced hikers could easily wander off the trail. As far as trail maintenance, early on in the hike we crossed two little bridges that were completely falling apart, and in my view, a potential hazard.

Overall, I would rate the trail as moderate-to-difficult. Including the times stopped to take pictures, it took us 4.5 hours. The views were great! I'd like to do this hike again in the summer.

hiking
1 month ago

Today (holiday Monday following Remembrance Day), I did this hike for the first time, hiking the loop clockwise with my adult daughter. I'm a pretty seasoned hiker but was really grunting the first hour: I found the first leg of the trail difficult--not moderate (it reminded me a lot of the trail to Wedgemount Lake: steep up, then more steep up, then more....). There are also some quite steep sections on the descent east towards Buntzen Lake. I forgot to bring my hiking pole--and regretted it.

I would definitely agree with the previous comments that suggest that the trail marking leaves something to be desired. There were several times where we had to stop and really look around to find the next orange tag. I could see how less experienced hikers could easily wander off the trail. As far as trail maintenance, early on in the hike we crossed two little bridges that were completely falling apart, and in my view, a potential hazard.

Overall, I would rate the trail as moderate-to-difficult. Including the times stopped to take pictures, it took us 4.5 hours. The views were great! I'd like to do this hike again in the summer.

We tried! But turned around as it was pretty icy. Made the safety call. Unfortunately another lad did not and did in her ankle and needed rescue.. So proper shoes and ice gear highly recommended now. We went to Dog instead, but it had some icy parts as well. Beautiful day, but be safe!

Beautiful, and scenic.
Love taking my dog here.

Best time of year to visit is in the winter! Hike in on the snow and get great views of Mount Hood.

great hike, lots of rocks....with snow and ice everywhere, as we found today, poles were very handy. great views.

Great hike overall. We encountered some light snow patches just past the 6km mark, making it a bit muddy on the way down.
The lake is amazing with a great view of the surrounding snow-capped peaks. Camping facilities are ok, with outhouses, cooking shelters and bear caches for storing food. Awesome experience!

hiking
1 month ago

Loved it. Nicely-built trail winds up to hugely rewarding views at the top. Spend some time on the peak.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. 5 and a half hours round trip with a few breaks. Trail is well marked and in excellent condition.

hiking
1 month ago

Was a nice. Pleasant hike out and the views where amazing once there.

Did this Oct 13/18. Great hike, hard but well worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

no fee for parking. bring water, no good place to fill your bottle at parking lot. take ski run , not trail for first 2km

Amazing hike! Could present a challenge for novice hikers. Bring plenty of water and a snack to eat at the lake. You can camp on designated areas and swimming in the lake is allowed. If you plan on fishing make sure you have a license and follow regulations. Bringing an inflatable raft is recommended since the fish are not close to the shore. Apparently open 24/7 and all year round.

Beautiful but busy. Trail is has some good spots, but more of a stroll for family.

Beautiful, easy walk with fall colors and blue skies. We took our time and just enjoyed the wildlife and friendly doggies and of course, great pictures too.

I did it last Saturday, it's toockme 5 h, weather was Increadable, as the hike was. spectacular Lake up there.

The view of Mt. Hood over the lake is amazing. We parked near the boat ramp so we were able to get the view and pictures right away. Then we were able to hop on the trail loop there and went around the whole lake. Mostly shaded and surrounded by woods with the lake always close by except when we came across a closure and went around a mostly unmarked trail. Was a little confusing but by keeping the lake in sight and listening for other hikers it was easy to find our way back onto the main trail. About 1.5hrs at a leisurely pace.

on Garibaldi Lake Trail

1 month ago

I love this hike. Enjoyed the views at the lake

backpacking
1 month ago

Super good weekend

Most amazing hike I’ve ever done but much harder than described. Took us 7 hours to do and the entire way up is basically very steep incline switchbacks but 100% worth the view. Out of all the hikes in the Vancouver area I would recommend this the most.

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