Crater Rim and Farside Loop Trail

MODERATE 31 reviews

Crater Rim and Farside Loop Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Whistler, British Columbia, Canada that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,305 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

The Crater Rim and Farside Loop trail is located in the Whistler Interpretive Forest, just outside the Whistler Olympic Village. The trail loops around Loggers Lake, a beautiful lake situated right inside of a 10,000 year old extinct volcanic crater.

hiking
1 day ago

Nice walk on the forest with amazing swim at Loggers Lake but definitely not an easy trail on the crater rim part. I would say it is a moderate walk.

hiking
24 days ago

Agree, the Crater Rim portion of the trail is at least moderate - a short, yet steep climb with some tricky sections. Beautiful views and a jump in the lake is a must

28 days ago

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).

1 month 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.

hiking
1 month ago

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

3 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

snowshoeing
7 months ago

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.

11 months ago

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.

11 months ago

Good views but the loop was not straight forward

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.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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.

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