Explore the most popular Camping trails in Garibaldi Provincial Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Relaxing, family friendly trail that would be a good choice for beginners. It's well marked and very popular. The lake is a gorgeous color with plenty of nice access points to have a picnic.

It’s a intense hike, but worth every bit of sweat.

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3 days ago

Hiked on Nov 14/2019. Snow started at the 6km mark where the trail splits to Garibaldi Lake and Taylor Meadows. A bit of path finding required during the final ascent up to the ridge. Any new snow the next few days might obscure the trail entirely.

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6 days ago

Hiked on Nov 10 2019. Trailhead is easily accessible. No signs of snow until Taylor Meadows. After which, there are intermittent patches of snow and mud till I got to the Helm Pass. From there, it was snow all the way to the top. But the trail was packed and not really icy at the steep sections. I never had to take out my microspikes. Blue skies and views were incredible! The are “bear in area” signs after the 6km junction but the trail is open. Check the bc parks website before going and be bear aware. Happy hiking :)

Did this trail today, there was a few people, not too crowdy. the climb isn't too accentuated but it's all way to the top with a few straights. Barrier lake was frozen and you can see snow from this point on. there's a few muddy spots and be careful with the frozen ones that are very slippery. keep an eye on the clock because 05:00 pm is night, so we took 4 hours to climb, and 02:30 to go down... fortunately we were prepared and had a flashlight for the last 5km going back. the total length is 20km with 10 up and 10 down . nice hike but long, so plan yourself with some snacks, water and be prepared for the freezing temperatures up there.

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7 days ago

Brilliant hike! Even in bad weather the lake color seems to pop! Trail itself is very well maintained but for a short muddy patch closer to the lake. No snow.

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9 days ago

As of 11/9/19 Taylor Meadows campground is closed due to "extreme bear activity". The rest of the trails are open however.

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9 days ago

My wife, our baby (in a backpack carrier and I absolutely loved this trail. It took us about 3.5 hours to get almost to the top and about the 3 hours to go down. Right before the last 300 meters of elevation to the lake, it got pretty icy and also steep so we decided to make our 'summit' a bit lower. We would recommend you bring hiking poles as they will be pretty useful especially on the way back down. It is steep, a good HARD climb from the time you step out of your car with only 2 little plateaus on the way. The trail is well-marked all the way and well maintained. There was a part that was basically a frozen creek with water flowing on top of the ice. With a baby on our back we cut throught the bushes a we think nothing can be more slippery than this. We encourage you to drive all the way to the parking lot with the map to save you this 2 km of dirt road. If you can choose, use a SUV as the road is pretty bumpy to get there. Pros: Cellular network all the way. Beautiful mature forest most if the way. A peaceful and pure scenery Cons: hard on the feet if your soles are too soft. Icy near the top.

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11 days ago

Amazing hike I recommend the point of view is great! Difficult but it's worth it!

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12 days ago

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20 days ago

I did this trail for the first time today and it was awesome! It is about a 7km drive to the trailhead on a dirt road with a bunch of pot holes. It took me ~25 minutes in a VW Golf. The trail itself is well kept and it is impossible to get lost. Some trees have fallen down but they are easy enough to climb over. Cheakamus Lake is beautiful. I only passed around 5 groups of people so pretty much had the trail to myself. Definitely a good time to go!

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21 days ago

Hiked 27/10/19. Wedgemount Lake is one of the most beautiful hiking viewpoints I’ve ever been to! There were around 9 cars in the parking area when we left at 9.30am and most of the snow from last weekend was melted at lower elevations. The hike up took us approx. 3hrs20mins at a super comfortable pace. The last portion up the boulder field was still snow covered and icy so micro-spikes and poles were very useful. It was a bluebird day and the views were absolutely stunning of the lake and glacier/mountains behind.

Did this hike today. There was 5 of us . We ignored the trail closed and did it anyways , bear mace on hand. Didn't see any bears , we avoided Taylor Meadows as that is where the bears have been spotted. When we got to the lake, we had it all to ourselves and it was really beautiful in the sunshine. We also noted that a sign said the trail was closed until October 31st. Did it in 4.5 hours round trip , including 45minutes break at the lake.

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21 days ago

I’m sure would have been beautiful but fully closed due to bear activity

The hike is well worth the view!!

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29 days ago

Wanting to hike Garibaldi Lake is it still closed due to bear sightings? Is this time of year still pretty tourist?

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29 days ago

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