Black Tusk Trail

HARD 33 reviews

Black Tusk Trail is a 25.7 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Squamish-Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and backpacking and is best used from July until October.

DISTANCE
25.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1943 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

hiking

forest

lake

river

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

snow

no dogs

hiking
14 hours ago

16 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

22 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

I love this trail; I was beside myself up and down it. Through meadows full of alpine mountain flowers, surrounded by snowy mountains, you wind along a fairly easy path until you finally get to the base of Black Tusk. A sign marks the "End of maintained trail", and the last couple of hundred meters is a steep and slogging scree climb. I didn't go up the chimney but the view from the base of the Tusk was gorgeous at sunset.

29 days ago

backpacking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
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hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

trail running
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

4 months ago

Very tough climb and I get a bit uneasy on the top, but definitely worth it. Not for the faint of heart, though.

11 months ago

Amazing views all along the trail and even more spectacular from the top! Not for those phobic of heights. Chimney climb at summit is vertical climb up rock face--careful to not climb too closely behind another person--lots of falling rocks. Well worth the views! Hiking poles helped a lot--recommend to take.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Must go back!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

backpacking
Sunday, August 14, 2016

An absolute Gem of a Hike! the trail is very easy to hike all the way up to the Black Tusk itself. The Trail is wide, smooth, and very well marked. We slept overnight at Taylor Meadows, after we made the summit. There was quite a bit of snow near the top. wish i had micro spikes for some sections. Bring a climbing helmet if you plan to climb the final chimney to the true summit. Like i said before the whole trail is easy in terrain except for the last climb to the summit.