Whistler Peak: High Note Trail is a 10.3 kilometer 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.

DISTANCE
10.3 km
ELEVATION GAIN
781 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

hiking

nature trips

forest

lake

views

rocky

snow

no shade

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2 months ago

Phenomenal trail! We went counterclockwise, starting at the top of the peak. First 1/2 mile is quite rocky so take your time. Several areas where it flattens out but you'll be both descending and climbing throughout the hike. Great views the entire trail! We did not see bears...only marmots and grouse. There was one easy technical section where you had to use ropes to pull yourself up about 3' and across a metal bridge but don't let that deter you.

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2 months ago

I think this trail deserves some more recognition, since the views on this hike are amazingly good. Unlike most hikes where the viewpoint is only at the end, this hike (and the high note to half note trail) has great views throughout the hike.

After you take the Whistler gondola up, you have two choices: You can either continue to the very top of Whistler via the chairlift and then hike down to where the gondola dropped you off, or you can do the reverse (climb up to the chairlift). Obviously climbing up is harder, but I think is more fun. Plus, the views are better at the top of the chairlift, meaning that climbing up provides a better payoff than climbing down.

The chairlift and gondola close fairly early however (when I was there, the chairlift closed at 4:00, and gondola closed at 5:00), so be sure to start early. The recommend time for climbing down this trail is 4 hours, so maybe plan for longer if climbing up.

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