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unreal views at the top. we did the trek in 2 days but more experienced hikers can do it in one. the last half mile around the scree was brutal but well worth it

I wish there was "Godlike" rating for this trail. "Hard" rating is kind of injustice to this trail. We went in on this trail thinking if we could do mason lake and serene lake this should be doable too but we were wrong. I took us around 3 hours to reach the summit even though its just 4.5 miles.

hiking
1 day ago

Did this yesterday, August 18. Got to the trailhead at about 2pm, the parking lot was quite full but managed to find a spot. Trail was very busy leading up to the Upper Lake, but still beautiful. The best part was going past the campground and hiking up to the glacier. Even with the smoke the views were beautiful, and got to see the glacier calve which was incredible.

In total it took under two hours to get to the campground and less than an hour back (since the trail was quite empty on the way back we ran most of it). Spent a lot of time up by the glacier checking out the area, so if you're comfortable with scrambling give yourself lots of time to enjoy that area! Bugs were only an issue up by the glacier for us, and even then it was nothing too bad.

The only reason I'm not giving this a 5 star is the fact that it's such a busy trail during the day with large, slow moving groups that barely take notice of their surroundings including the many people wanting to pass them. Plus the amount of people listening to loud music while hiking does kill the peaceful aspect of being out in nature (can only assume this is a city thing to do).

Fun to do. Worthy of the trek.

hiking
3 days ago

absolutely gorgeous. quite heavily trafficed with tourists. if you're a fast hiker, I'd aim for later in the day, the crowds disperse a bit by then. perfect light around 4:30pm at upper lake (summer)

Really cool spot to hangout.

backpacking
4 days ago

4 days ago

Pretty great!

Hard trail but the view is amazing!

hiking
5 days ago

would have given it 5 stars but the mosquitos were horrific in July.

joffre is as picturesque as anything you could ever wish for.

plan being there early... it fills up in q hurry!

It was an amazing trail, very well-trafficked. The 6 first kilometers are hard but then it gets easy. The views are very worthy it. I went when the wildfires were happening and got cloudy skies and smoke and the views were not less.

hiking
6 days ago

Hiked on 8/11 despite the fog and chance of rain. We traveled from California and couldn’t reschedule our trip, so decided to go for it and expected no views. The trail itself is very well maintained and well marked with great signs! Scenery was beautiful despite the overcast weather. Terrain is varied so no chance of boredom. We decided to do a loop from the parking lot up through Taylor Meadows, up to Panorama Ridge, then down to Lake Garibaldi and back to the switchbacks (since we couldn’t see the lake from the ridge). This was about 30km/20 miles. The climb was steady and not too difficult, and the rock scramble to the summit was exhilarating. Bummer the summit was socked in by fog but still felt accomplished by making it to the top!! We stopped many times for breaks, photos, and lunch so it took us 10 hours. I would definitely do it again if I return to Canada.

hiking
6 days ago

Great hike! Stunning views! Beautiful lakes!

7 days ago

We had two kiddos and a husband on crutches, so we only managed to get to the first lake, which is practically outside the parking lot, and even that was stunning. I can't wait to go back and do the full hike to see the other two.

Similar approach as many NW hikes- many switchbacks then alpine lake at the end. We did the loop through the lovely meadow and through Taylor Creek camp. Very glad we arrived in the afternoon - this was the worst crowd at a trail that I have seen since those inside Zion National Park.

snowshoeing
8 days ago

Did this hike in the winter months with some snowshoes and was amazed by the stunning scenery. One of my favorite hikes of all time.

hiking
9 days ago

The trailhead is located in the parking lot behind Olives market. The trail itself is poorly marked and we passed several people that were confused about which way to go. The shortest and most direct route is walking down an active railroad line, which is not that wide and you have to be really on the alert for incoming trains. There are several paths that wind through the trees in between the river and the railway line. There are some picturesque views of the glacier fed river on the way to the train wreck. The train wreck itself is several twisted and deformed boxcars hidden in the trees. Over the years the boxcars have become covered with graffiti. The quality of the graffiti artwork is nothing special. I would not repeat this hike again.

Wow

beautiful hike!! felt a little ruined by the end but well worth it

hiking
10 days ago

Incredible hike, we stayed at Garabaldi lake campground so we hiked the nine kilometres prior to the ridge hike. The ridge hike itself from the campground was 7km one way and it was rewarded with incredible views. the majority of the hike is pretty straight forward but the last part of the hike is a steep scramble. 100% worth it !!

hiking
12 days ago

I went for sunset and it was amazing. It took 3:25 from the rubble creek parking lot.
My only problem was that my bug spray only worked for the mosquitoes and not for the massive biting flies that were everywhere.

Hiked the High Note trail yesterday. Pretty busy at the start but it thinned out. Fantastic displays of wild flowers on the Cheakamus Lake side. Took 2 1/2 hours from the top of Whistler Mountain.

13 days ago

This hike was just incredible. Very steep but so worth it! If you manage to make it to the 2nd lake, push on for the waterfall and 3rd lake. There's quite a bit of scrambling to get to it but it was worth the effort. My husband and I took our 6 yr old and 4yr old twins and they made it the whole way, without being carried at all. It's such a fun and engaging hike! Due to scheduling constraints, we were forced to go on a Saturday and we weren't able to get there until 10 and the parking lots were already full. The trail was very crowded. It took us about 6 hours start to finish with 3 kiddos in tow. We were so glad we made the 2.5 hr drive from Vancouver-- which was a stunning drive btw.

hiking
13 days ago

Did this last Sunday, absolutely amazing hike. If you want to avoid the crowds and get a parking spot, get there EARLY. We got to the trailhead 6:30 am on a Saturday and the parking lot was almost full. If you go later than 8 am you will have to park down the road.

The hike is not difficult - lots of switchbacks but the views at the top are worthy. Make sure you stop by the Barrier viewpoint (5 km in you will see a sign). We started to come down the trail at about 11:30 am and found maybe 500 people going up.

I would do it again.

Albeit a busy day on the mountain the trails seemed unaffected and enjoying.

hiking
14 days ago

The trail up to panorama ridge only has 2 small snow patches which can be traversed through in hiking shoes. There are also 2 small muddy patches along the way. No special equipment needed to get to summit.

Hiking sticks will help with stability as the final couple of hundred of meters are a little steeper. Went through taylor meadows to the ridge from rubble creek parking lot.

It was a long hike!! I would do it again.

15 days ago

Beautiful views and an easy hike!

really nice trail. just deal with the switch backs and enjoy the incredible view

hiking
16 days ago

Gorgeous views, fun hike with a little bit of everything. Definitely worth the drive out but try and go during the week as it will be less busy than the weekend. Be sure to make the trek to all three lakes, the last lake has a cool rock field to hike over which is different than what you get at the second.

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