Fantastic trail, gorgeous views. I would rate the Crater Rim portion as at least "moderate" as it was a bit tricky (particularly with a baby carrier).

backpacking
4 days ago

Great hike with a spectacular view of the black tusk from the camp site. Continuing past the camp site you arrive in a beautiful alpine area with some “Martian” like terrain.

The first pitch after the river is quite steep and is a hard workout with a backpack full of camping gear. Afterward it levels out and makes for a peaceful hike through the forest. The helm creek campsite accessed via this trail is a great alternative to the other if Garibaldi campsites if they’re booked up.

trail running
9 days ago

Great early season hike. Pretty easy going apart from one or two bits that get the blood going but nothing hectic. Some really nice views of Black Tusk & Loggers Lake.

Lots of different terrain, very beautiful. Once the trail brings you down by the lake, it makes for a great lunch stop!

2 months ago

Beautiful, quiet trail. Little traffic. Climb at start then levels off. A bit of a goat trail in sections but we found this fun

The trail was really beautiful but I couldn’t complete the loop due to heavy snow and unsure of logger Lake was safe to walk on.

This was a great trail with great views but if you do the 8km loop as pictured in the app - I would call it a moderate trail for sure, not easy. Definitely steep sections and it's a good workout overall.

Steady climb to hit the meadows - similar to the Garibaldi Lake trailhead access. Great camping at Helm Creek, makes for a solid base camp to hit Panorama Ridge or Black Tusk. Bring bug spray.

Good views but the loop was not straight forward

hiking
10 months ago

The climb after the bridge was way tougher than I thought it would be, but well worth it.
Lots of wild flowers and open views. The landscapes are gorgeous!
I did as a day-hike, but I believe you would enjoy a lot more if you camp at the Helm campground.

Friday, June 23, 2017

This is one of my favourite afternoon hikes in Whistler. You gets a bit of everything: forest walking, some ascents and descents, a lake, beautiful views and the feeling that you've done some exercise if you only have a few hours to spare. It's a little gem well worth doing! Park at the Interpretive Forest and walk along the Riverside Trails for a pleasant and longer loop.

Great easy hike with beautiful white water views all along the way. We combined the riverview trail with crater rim and it was 6 miles.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Really nice trail. Had a lot of snow at the higher elevations but still hikable in boots. Several trail runners passed by us. Skipped the left turn after the suspension bridge due to deepening snow. Ended up at just over 4 miles.

hiking
Monday, February 29, 2016

Very nice hike! Good in terms of climbing.

camping
Friday, November 13, 2015

So fucking good. Cold at night, even in August.

hiking
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