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It is short and breathtaking hiking,quick and useful.ido three times week and really like it.

trail running
2 days ago

What a beautiful trek ! Steep all the long way with some relaxing meters flat.
The view at the top is amazing !
I made it running and walking in 3h30.
Good memories

2 days ago

More a really engaging and fun workout than a chance to view the scenery. I did it the first time and liked it so much I went up two days later again. As everyone else, I recommend making sure you can be there at the least busy times, because the constant navigation of passing is the only serious downside that makes me want to abandon it for the nearby bcmc trail. Also you can hike down the bcmc when you’re done rather than pay for the gondola and that’s a beautiful hike too!

3 days ago

A great hike! Definitely not an easy hike. Did with a friend as an overnight camp, so had our packs which added a little difficulty. Took us 3.25hrs up and 2.75hrs down. Was the 2nd week of September and the lake was clouded in and it snowed, temp was hovering around 0 degrees so layers were helpful s when you stopped it got cold quick.

Hike itself is a near constant uphill at most points and a steady pace ensures no burn out (i.e. don't rush it at the easy points as the steeper points will take more out of you.) Take your time on the last 500m or so as it is an open, steep climb along large rocks and slippery gravel.

4 days ago

The trail was steep, wet, and slippery all the way thru .. So use precaution!

Sept.2,2018. Started hike around 11am. Arrived back in parking lot around 9pm. Took us about 6hrs before we got up at the ridge but the view is soooo rewarding! Bring lots of food and water. Trail isn’t hard, it is well maintained but it is a long hike.

very difficult but unforgettably scenic.

Beautiful scenic ocean views, gorgeous huge trees and mossy forest. I loved it here and look forward to going back! Well behaved dogs are allowed to be off leash which is fantastic. It's steep in some parts but really well maintained.

Great trail best hike for training ! Good physical and mental workout ! Work on your cardio before you go for a first time . The trail will
Humble you !


trail running
14 days ago

Good workout. Go early to beat the crowds

17 days ago

Awesome hike! It should definitely be rated as Very Difficult. The first 6kms are endless, you just keep going up. Then, a couple more to get to a flatter portion of the trail to prepare for the super steep last climb to Panorama Ridge. Totally worth it, but it’s a tough one, make sure you are in a good physical condition!

17 days ago

I love steep hikes, and this one definitely satisfied. As a day hike, this took my sister and I 6 hours total (3 hours up, 2 down, and 1 to enjoy the stupendous views at the top).

Even though I did this hike in regular running shoes, I would recommend using proper hiking shoes/boots because of how steep it is. Also, be sure to bring extra layers because it was quite cold at the top.

I noticed lots of people commenting about bugs so we made sure to use bug spray and we encountered hardly any. Not sure if this was because the bug spray worked or because of the cooler weather.

17 days ago

Did this one yesterday as a day hike. Not only is it a great workout, but the views at the end are some of the best I have ever seen.

I live in Abbotsford, so we left at 6:15 am and were hiking by 8:30. Took us 4.5 hours up, and 4 hours down, plus 1 hour at the top for a total of 9.5 hours (without driving). So, definitely doable for a dayhike, but be sure to leave early to give yourself lots of time!

It was perfect hiking weather, but be sure to bring extra layers as it was quite windy at the top (a good rain jacket should keep out the wind). Saw lots of people wearing nothing but shorts and a t-shirt, and I bet they didn't get to enjoy the views for very long!

The last 6 km going back down was rather tedious, with a seemingly endless number of switchbacks and lots of dust, but this doesn't detract from the awesomeness of the rest of the hike. Also, we were shocked at how busy the parking lot was, so this is another reason to start early!

Prepare for this one, great workout and cardio, go at a constant pace, hard on knees. Most of the trail is covered by beautiful trees. Hardly any flat spots, overall enjoyed the workout.

19 days ago

Great workout! The trail is nicely shaded by trees. Be sure to spray on some bug spray. Bring some water and enjoy the hike. The gondola down is $15.

19 days ago

The direct trail to the lighthouse view point took less than 8 minutes. The view was OK. If the private gate nearby is open, enter the driveway and you'll be surprised how much closer the lighthouse is from there. Juniper point will also surprise you with a great view at the end.

Had a tough time, definitely recommend dressing appropriately and not wearing jeans. Bring plenty of water, and bug spray. The mosquitos would swarm when ever we stopped for a break, maybe that’s just good motivation to keep moving, haha.

21 days ago

a LOT of uphill. But well worth the climb! Luckily it's not ALL that steep. The hike to the Main lake was well worth it. Sat on the dock & ate lunch & thought about how nice it would be next time to go up the Taylor/Black Tusk trail.

On a Monday at 9am there were a ton of cars. The hike is not difficult. All switchbacks but doable. I completed it in 3hrs and 40min. Took a 40 min break at the lake to enjoy it. Mind you I ran part of the trail.

Think it would of been worth it to go to panorama if I didn't have somewhere to be.

The lake is drop dead gorgeous. Everything about this hike is easily accessible.

25 days ago

There's a shuttle that takes you from Canada Place to Grouse mountain and back. Challenging for me..I was out of breath numerous times so it took me 2 hours. Didn't help that the temperature was 27 and my husband and I shared a 500ml bottle of water..Refilled my water bottle so many times when I reached the top. Very important to bring water for this hike. No views along the way, but too busy watching my footing to see anything anyways. The first 1/2 was easier than the last 1/2. There were people on the hike as well, but not so many that it felt like I was following the or that I felt there wasn't enough space.

I enjoyed the feeling of relief and accomplishment when I finally reached the top. Saw bears, a bit of the lumberjack show and a bit of the movie.

Great hike to challenge yourself on! Busy trail but everyone knows the hiking etiquette and do step aside for the faster hikers. Beautiful up top and worth the effort. Will do it again!

My wife and I did this trail with our 2 kids (8yrs & 10yrs) in about 80 minutes with lots of little stops along the way to rest and take pictures. This trail was on my wife’s bucket list for quite awhile and certainly did not disappoint. Our kids felt a great sense of accomplishment when we all reached the top. Our next challenge for ourselves when we tackle the Grouse Grind again will be to climb up to the top, take the BCMC trail down and then climb back up the Grind again. Very doable. My wife and I bought Grouse Grind T-shirts. Lol

Really hard and challenging hike.

27 days ago

All up hill there, but the lake is fairy tale fantastic!

Love this hike!

27 days ago

One of the more challenging hikes I’ve done in Whistler. Pretty relentless in regards to incline most the way up. The waterfall you catch a glimpse of is epic. Took just under 3 hours to get up there one way. Camped up there - it’s August and it was absolutely freezing! It rained all morning so made for a slippery, soggy descent. Saw lots of people starting their hike after 1pm, with only small day packs.. I wouldn’t do this as a day hike that late

amazing view at barrier viewpoint and beautiful lake!

28 days ago

Beautiful views, even on a partly/mostly cloud day. Day hiked it from the parking lot, started at 9am got back to the car around 7:30pm, with a bit of lollygagging at the views along the way. Switchbacks up are tough but worth the views. Very dusty trail this time of year but no bugs.

to many people and no dogs ! good workout but def not my fav and prefer the bcmc trail next to it for dog friendly less people . tougher and longer!

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