Brandywine Meadows is a 6.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Whistler, British Columbia, Canada that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and camping and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length6.9 miElevation gain2,673 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashCampingHikingWalkingRiverwild-flowersBugsMuddy
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NOTE: When selecting 'Directions', Google Maps and Apple Map are not able to correctly map to this trailhead. Please refer to 'Getting there' for directional information. A 4x4 high-clearance vehicle is needed to access the trailhead.

From Callaghan Valley Road, after about 1km, take a left to Brandywine FSR. Once on Brandywine FSR, drive another few kilometers until you get a fork in the road. At the fork, a sign directs- 2km to the lower parking lot and 5km to the upper parking lot. This map starts from the lower parking lot.

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Ana Machado
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HikingMuddy

(October 2020) great end of Summer hike with a beautiful view at the end. Pretty technical throughout and a bit muddy in some parts. The view of the meadows pays off the effort though!

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Victoria Maslova
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Christine Babic
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HikingMuddySnow

We did this trail on Thanksgiving and there was quite a bit of snow. But it was still beautiful. At this point, expect snow until spring... so be prepared for winter conditions. Well worth the visit..hoping to get back in summer to do Brandywine Mountain

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Bowen Xue
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Vivian Tran
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HikingGreat!

we took the trail up (parked at the lower lot) and FSR down. lots of interesting and colourful mushrooms on the trail. the meadows were expansive and lovely. views of the brandywine glacier and black tusk. didn't make it to the mountain but there is an option go partway there: cross the water (beware of the strong current!) and go up the side of the valley to see a very still reflective pool. the FSR down had nice views of the mountains. if you have a 4x4 high clearance you can pretty much drive to the meadows but I didn't mind walking ;)

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Stephanie Cowie
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HikingBugsGreat!Muddy

We parked at the chain link fence instead of the upper lot, so the extra walk with an added wrong turn and some correcting-it took us 4.5 hours round trip. It’s definitely a lot more vertical than anticipated. It’s also very treacherous with slippery roots, rocks, bugs and mud. Be sure to bring bug spray and wear appropriate hiking shoes. You will come to an opening with a small brook at the top and if you continue up over a few more rollers you will come to the meadows and the river which are beautiful but probably best in August -Mid September. It felt more moderate-intermediate than moderate-easy. It feels like an all out vertical climb with little reprieve so be prepared to work for your reward lol.

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Maddison Paet
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HikingBugsGreat!Muddy

Great hike. Up the entire way to the meadows. Did the lower parking to meadows through forest to go up, took FSR down to upper parking. Both trails are beautiful. Forest has lots of logs and trees to step over, so slow going. FSR is longer and more gradual. Meadow is beautiful, 1.5km of camping areas around the area. Did not attempt summit due to smoke. Would go again! Enjoyed camping up there, a little buggy and muggy! Worth it. Attempted to upload both my tracks but for some reason only one would upload.

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Kevin Nuckchadee
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HikingGreat!

Fairly intermediate climb, nice elevation and workout, some logs and muddy areas at times, but the view is totally worth it!

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Najla Sekariyanti
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HikingBugsGreat!Muddy

did this hike in early September from the lower parking lot to the meadows. the trail through the forest is very muddy with lots of falling trees, make sure to follow the orange markers on the trees. hiking poles + boots recommended, otherwise having a 4x4 would be extremely helpful as its an easy walk from the upper parking lot

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Hannah Evin
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HikingGreat!

Did this hike back in July and there’s still lots of snow and was muddy. Want to come back for sure ! The hike overall is very easy in my opinion just getting the trailhead makes most of the hike.

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CC L.
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Next time I will drive up to the upper parking lot no matter what!

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Inder Bains
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Jana Thompson
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is like the earlier reviews. the trail at first km is really technical and really uses a lot of energy. You get to 1150 m and it gets pretty easy and then the last 1km or so before you get to the meadow gets really technical again - and likely muddy. The meadow itself makes it so worth the hike!! took the FsR down much easier.

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Victoria Pearson
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HikingBugsMuddyNo shade

We turned what is listed as an out and back trail into a loop by parking at the junction point where you can decided to either turn left to the lower lot or right to the upper lot. We decided to ascend via the upper lot way and are we glad we did. Yes, it is just a gravel and rocky road for 5 kilometres but the views make it WELL worth it. Our way back down through the woods towards the lower lot was not as interesting and reminded us of the Grouse Grind - keep looking down so you don’t trip and fall. I think if we were to do it again I would take the upper lot way there and back, despite being slightly longer the views, I can’t say enough about them, were spectacular. Side note: BATHE in bug spray before you go. We were swarmed by them the ENTIRE hike up and down. Midges, mosquitos, wasps, you name it it tried to bite us. We jumped in the meadow creek for some relief and it was the only time we weren’t having flies try to land in our eyes. I definitely want to try this hike in the early spring hopefully before they are able to hatch!

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Eve Richardson
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Please don’t have campfires in the meadows! If you are camping here, educate yourself on the Leave No Trace principles. Respect this sensitive alpine ecosystem and stick to the trail. We saw so many people trampling through the meadows today and it was very disheartening.

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Lina Rosales
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