Garibaldi Lake Trail

MODERATE 80 reviews

Garibaldi Lake Trail is a 18.5 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Squamish-Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until November.

DISTANCE
18.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1214 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

lake

bugs

no dogs

2 days ago

Incredible and worth the hike up!

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23 days ago

challenging hike up to the beautifully coloured lake. it was a but cloudy and overcast when I went but still spectacular. hiked a bit further up toward black tusk and was beautiful seeing the alpine meadows, the descent down the switchbacks seems never ending. .. but overall a great day hike.

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1 month ago

Great trail...way too many humans to enjoy it. Drudgery on the way there but the lake would have made it worth it if it weren't for the masses of humans.

1 month ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

What a hike! The path is clean all the way. There are not too many delicate spots. Elevation is pretty serious but constant. Couple rewards with great viewpoints on the way, not only at the very end with this awesome blue water and the famous lake! This trail is a bit intense, it could have been rated between moderate and hard. This hike took me 2h45 on the way up and 1h55 on the way back after a 25min break at the lake. Elevation is lower than mentioned in the description, it is around 820m. Sticks can be useful for the way back. Have fun, this is beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

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trail running
1 month ago

Awesome trail! Really well marked.. get there early otherwise lots of people on the trail. I was there at 7am only a few people hiking up, only campers on the top.. incredible lake!!
Took me 2hrs 29min round trip.. 18km total

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1 month ago

backpacking
1 month ago

Wow! I stayed at Garibaldi Lake Campground last night (July 6, 2017) and it was simply magnificent. Backpacking up Garibaldi Lake trail with a loaded pack was a challenge but due to a late start I tried my best to hustle (while still enjoying the scenery) and made it to camp in 3 hours. I was literally taken aback by the beauty of the lakes... oh and the fact the campground is still completely covered in snow. Luckily I managed to find a relatively snow free spot and set up my three season tent. It was a cold cold night but I was equipped with a pretty decent sleeping bag and a life saving insulated sleep pad. I loved having dinner and breakfast by the lake. I will hopefully make another trip in the future, spending more time in the area, and doing a day hike to Panorama Ridge and/or Black Tusk. Highly recommend!

hiking
1 month ago

Done this on July 4th, met a good amount of people on way up and down but no traffic. Gorgeous views of the lake, few snow patches on the last 2 kms and quite a lot of snow on top, but everything walkable with most types of shows. We expected low temperatures because of the snow but it was quite hot on top too.
Didn't camp up, but most people were setting tents on top of the snow, hard to find spots without snow near lake itself.
Took us 2hrs45mins on the way up taking few pauses and just over 2 hrs on the way down.

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1 month ago

Great views, a bit of snow by the lake on July 1st anything higher than the lake has lots of snow!