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Realy easy hike,
The lake was warm enough for me to swim, and I hate cold water! :)
Dogs are allowed only on one beach, which is nice whether you like dogs or not.
Doing the full loop is nice as you can also make a stop at Green lake which is nice too.
Good to relax, family friendly.
A lot of smoke the last 3 days.

hiking
1 day ago

Great hike! Stunning views! Beautiful lakes!

2 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.

snowshoeing
3 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.

Wow

Great views, pretty easy walk and a lot of side scenic trails. In the summer, bring a bathing suit & swim out to any of the floating platforms.

8 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.

walking
8 days ago

Nicely forested walk for those warmer days. Minimal elevation. Can easily add more to the walk if you want it. There's a little grove of yew trees which were a nice find and we saw a juvenile weasel on the trail. The lakes were pretty lakes, typical of the area. This is a family friendly trail.

Pretty easy walk for whole family right in Whistler

10 days ago

Beautiful views and an easy hike!

hiking
11 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.

hiking
11 days ago

Great views! But not an easy hike, even for those in good shape. I would not call it Moderate. We were well prepared with water and food, but wish we had even more water. It made for a long, tiring, but rewarding day.

Definitely be prepared for crowds. We arrived at 10:30am on a Saturday in early August, drove up from Whistler. Main parking lot was full, second parking area appeared to have space but by the time we got near the end, the car in front of us alerted us that it was full and there was no place to turn around. We had to reverse the car up a long narrow road to get out. Ended up parking about 1/2 mike away on the side of the road.

My parents (60 years old) opted to turn around about half way. They called it “Disney World” because of the terrible crowds.

I would do it again, but next time I’ll arrive at 6am to avoid the crowds. We also wished we had brought bathing suit and towel so that we could’ve gone in the water. Also bug spray.

hiking
13 days ago

Beautiful hike with big payoff at upper Joffre Lake. I would recommend getting there early as parking can get tough, trail gets more crowded, and you can avoid the instagram queens posing everywhere.

hiking
14 days ago

outstanding trail and well worth the uphill climb to paradise. make it a destination.

Easy and nice!! You can even camp at the far end of the trail!

hiking
15 days ago

One of the most beautiful place to hike up to!
Do not miss the third lake and the waterfalls

Both parking lots were full by 12pm on a Wednesday.

This is an amazing trail! The turquoise color of the lake is stunning. I was disappointed that we couldn't quite finish it with our 9 year old, but went about 3/4 of the way. I would recommend to go as far as possible, the views got even better towards the end.

hiking
21 days ago

Most gorgeous views. Reminds me of Lake Louise and Moraine lakes in Alberta. The only downside is how busy the hike is - but who could blame all these people wanting to see this amazing beauty!

hiking
23 days ago

Did this on Sunday, July 15. Got to trail head at 7:15. Took about 2 hours to get to 3rd lake at a leisurely pace. Shared 3rd lake with about 20 people. Then the hordes starting arriving. Coming down was an absolute gong show. Would never touch this place on a weekend again. Must’ve passed 500 people on the way down. It completely ruined the experience. See pics

Stunning view from the top and the water was so cool. I got in the water freezing but refreshing. Make sure you get up early coz it will be busy after 10 am .lots of tourist will go there to take a photo and crazy busy .

hiking
26 days ago

Amazing! There’s 3 lakes, the first is a very easy 10 min walk, the second is a pretty tough hour up hill (but so worth it) from there it’s another 15 to the waterfall then about 20 to the last lake. Overall, you spend 3 to 4 hours there. You can also swim & there’s a log to walkout on the second lake. Moderate to intermediate and about 14k round trip.

Nice trail for beginners.

walking
1 month ago

We hiked the trail this morning to all 3 lakes. The trail to the middle lake is the steepest but there are lots of places to step off and take a break. if you make it to the middle lake definitely push on and go to the 3rd. Make sure you take a camera as the views are stunning.

1 month ago

Great hike with no major changes in elevation so easy to do for anyone, what's nice is if you wish, you can do about half of the hike and see part of the lake, but going out the full distance is definitely worth it as it is definitely the best views. Full distance took about four hours round trip.

hiking
1 month ago

Please don’t miss this hike. Get there early, be ready for a strenuous first half of the hike. Incredible beauty will be your payoff! Take the time to hike through the campground and up to the second waterfall. It’s heaven!! Pack water and lots of bug spray. Enjoy!

One of the most beautiful places I’ve been!

Crowded but unbelievably beautiful. Pack bug spray!

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing. Since drugs are not aloud. Haha

Easy trail to a beautiful lake. Can either take the nature trail or the cross country ski trails that are gravel to Lost Lake. Once there, there were plenty of activities to do and docks to swim out to in the summer months.

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