Garibaldi Lake Trail

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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

Just hiked this today (8/21/2017). Probably the most beautiful hike I've done. The first 4km are challenging as it is completely inclined. after the fork to taylor meadows and garibaldi, it gets easier. if you choose to camp, just know that you have to hike 7km from the parking lot to the camp site. the lake is beautiful and the view points are unbeatable.

camping
3 days ago

One of my favourite lakes in the area! Definitely very busy during weekends and summer. The trail is not technical and gradual sloping for the first 6km, until you reach the barrier lookout (highly recommend this 100m detour). For the next 3km it's relatively flat and passes two lakes before reaching garibaldi lake. Cross the bridge and walk along the side of the water until you reach the camping cooking shelters and picnic tables along the trail beside the water. Gorgeous views and a perfect places for a cold swim and snacks.

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8 days ago

Incredible and worth the hike up!

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29 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

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