Whistler Peak: High Note Trail is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Whistler, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from June until October.

Length 6.4 mi Elevation gain 2,562 ft Route type Point to Point
Hiking Nature trips Lake Views Rocky Snow No shade
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Doug Logan
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HikingGreat!

The views are worth every little grind.

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Mikhil Mahore
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HikingGreat!No shade

Did it counterclockwise. Some areas had somewhat loose soil/small pebbles on a steep slope, so make sure you have good shoes. It got slippery a few times because of that. Peak chairlift was closed so we had to walk up on a steep uphill that was 2kms from roundhouse lodge to where the peak chairlifts drop off. It was a much better hike after that. The views of Cheakamus lake were just gorgeous. If you are doing th hike primarily for the views, my recommendation is to take a little longer to soak in that Cheakamus lakview, coz the views dry up after you have crossed the intersection for singing pass. We didn't do singing pass. A lot of people had questions about the chain rope system, which seemed to be easy, even for a novice hiker like me.

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Lisanne de Vries
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Beautiful wild flowers! Not an easy hike, up and down all the time

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Pamela Vanhanen
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Shanee Chung
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This is not a technically difficult hike - no scaling rocks or scrambling - but I still found this trail tough for the following reasons; 1. I doused myself in bug spray every half an hour or so but I could barely stop to take sips of water, let alone have lunch because I was attacked by an angry mob of vicious mosquitoes whenever I tried to stop for a breather. This is the first hike on which I have had to eat sandwiches on the move. 2. The entire trail is fully exposed with hardly any shades. It was a sunny day and the view was great but at the same time, the constant heat from the sun was quite exhausting. 3. The trail goes up and down pretty much throughout its length. The wild flowers were in bloom. The view of the cheakamus lake was pretty. I personally didn’t think that the view was that special otherwise but maybe I am spoiled by too many great hikes in BC.

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Richard Vanderveen
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Did the hike today . Vail does not tell you that the peak chair is not running . So you have to walk from the round house to the top of peak chair on pikas traverse about 45 mins .then start the high note trail from there so about I would say 11.5 ks total . It took about 3.35 hours to complete the start from round house to do the whole high note trail. At a fast pace . Nice flowers and some beautiful small creeks and great views . Most of the climb is going up pikas traverse then once you are past the small lake on the way out there is some climbing . Not a difficult hike and very enjoyable . Saw some very young children on the hike they were promised gummy bears after the big climb toward the last part of the bike . A few chains to pull up in a few sections .

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Zicheng Zhao
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Anyone is stoked about its reopening tomorrow? https://twitter.com/whistlerblckcmb/status/1289276908740386816?s=12

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Merv S
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Great views at some points, it can be easy to go off on a wrong direction with this hike. Took me about 5.5 hrs to do this, go any slower and one can run the risk of missing the cable car down.

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clay jones
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Muchas vistas y apprender de memoria muchos hechos.

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Ariana Behroozian
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This hike was incredible. It was a hike of a lifetime with amazing views. It is VERY rocky. It can be hard on your knees and ankles. There are areas where you need to be able to pull yourself up a lot of rocks. It took my boyfriend and I 3 and a half hours total. It was honestly the longest 3.5 hours of my life but was a life changing experience. Would highly recommend. You must be in somewhat good shape or have mental determination for this hike. Definitely would suggest wearing hiking boots with treads on them and wear layers! We hiked on August 31st and it got a little chilly!

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Brent Anderson
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No views of Black Tusk unfortunately, but the cloud cover cleared to give a pretty amazing view. Very easy trail to follow. Personally I would not rate this as a hard hike.

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Bastian Wittig
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Hiking

Super anspruchsvoller Trail! Haben mit Pausen 4h gebraucht

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Nienke Mue
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Wirklich einer der schönsten Wanderungen.

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Christie Myers
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This trail is absolutely beautiful, but beware if you have bad knees that it’s really tough! I have rheumatoid arthritis in both knees and I struggle to bend them and put weight on them as well as others do. Because there are a lot of drops, descents and big steps, this was really hard on my knees, so if you struggle with knee injuries etc really consider that. It was gorgeous and I’m glad I did it, but I took my sweet time and had poles which were helpful. You really have to watch your footing, and there are a few places that you either have to really lower yourself down, or lift yourself up - for the most part it’s not technical, but there are a few tricky sections with rocks/chains/drops etc. I’m glad I did the high note instead of taking the half note. I was concerned there would be a million people because there were a lot at the start, but I didn’t see too many after the first rocky bit on a sunny Sunday in summer, which surprised me. The final two climbs are difficult after hiking up and down for so long, but it was absolutely worth every painful step haha. Took me a little under 4.5 hours!

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Luke Reed
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Karen Sharpe
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The hike: This is definitely a very technical hike with lots of rocks and areas where you have to lower yourself down or lift yourself up through crevasses. That said, it is not a particularly strenuous hike. The gondola and lift take you to the top and you generally wind down back to the lodge. There are a couple of short climbs near the end but nothing major. There are also several places along the way to detour and extend the hike if you’d like. The views: Absolutely stunning scenery throughout. The view of Cheakamus lake on the outbound leg was a beautiful surprise. Don’t worry, you will have at least 10 different photo ops with it so you don’t need to cross into the plant restoration area when you first see it. Definitely a must-do hike.

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Donovan Eckstrom
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Jaw dropping views. Far and away the best hike I've had the pleasure of doing. One little tricky spot requiring pulling yourself up but for the most part fairly straightforward. It's the must do of any trail in Whistler.

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Sue Nelson
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This a great hike with all the characteristics of a difficult hike you would expect. Not for the faint of heart. Many rock scrambles, narrow trails, vertical climbs, ropes, bridges and beautiful breathtaking views. Beautiful weather at the end of July.

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Jon Graham
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Amazing views throughout! I see a number of posters refer to this as a “technical trail” but I do not think that is at all accurate. One tricky spot only.

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Canny Tung
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Quite technical, lots of very steep downhills with small rocks. The scenic view is spectacular throughout the trail, highly diverse as well, going from mountains, lakes to ponds and others. Bring lots of water as most of the trail is not shaded, and possibly bug spray cuz mosquitoes are desperate. Took me four hours to complete this trail.

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Nathan Carnes
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HikingBugsNo shadeRocky

This one is a leg buster, but well worth the effort. Spectacular views and all the wildflowers you could ask for.

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Hannah Rose
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Best whistler alpine hike - views of the lake are amazing. Definitely a bit of a harder hike, but totally worth it. Being bug repellent and plenty of water!

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Todd Todd Denkinger
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Great views throughout. stunningly beautiful right now particularly if you can do it on a clear day. Wild flowers are peaking so adds another level of beauty. Highly recommend if you can afford cost of gondola ride as it is very hard to find a hike with as much scenery step for step.

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Willemijn Hermans
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We are so lucky to have this trail in our backyard. And even luckier to avoid the hard work by taking the gondola up. Beautiful views and Alpine flowers. Would 1000% recommend.

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