Iceberg Lake via 19 Mile Creek Trail

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Iceberg Lake via 19 Mile Creek Trail is a 13.7 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Whistler, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until September.

Distance: 13.7 km Elevation Gain: 970 m Route Type: Out & Back

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Note: Parts of this trail can be closed due to bear activity during the summer months. Please exercise caution.

hiking
scramble
17 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

Up and back took me 5 hours and I really dawdled. Took a photo of every single mushroom out there. The diversity was amazing! As other reviewers have said, the forest part is long, but the little boardwalks and bridges make it much more interesting. The wooden benches along the waterfalls are a nice touch. I had read about the outhouse close to the meadow at the top and had a good chuckle when I found it. It's definitely the fanciest outhouse in the middle of nowhere with the best view out the window. The glacier is stunning as are the two lakes after the boulder scramble. There were no mosquitoes when we went so it was really pleasant but there was one enormous black fly at the scramble part that just wouldn't quit following us threateningly until we all swatted it with jackets. They are VERY hungry!!!!! Don't judge the hike from the service road crossings that you encounter at the beginning. It gets so much better from there. Saw about 30 other hikers on the trail in the middle of the week. Moderately trafficked. Long but a good hike :)

hiking
21 days ago

the scenery at top is worth the climb, its 18k round trip not 14

hiking
bugs
21 days ago

The hike is shockingly beautiful when you exit the trees toward the top into a cirque with rock, glacier, falls, and meadow. A little deceiving as you still have to scramble up rocks to the lake but absolutely stunning and worth it! My Garmin said 10 miles roundtrip, don't think All Trails distance is totally accurate. Very nice trail. **I am an idiot and left a Nikon camera at the left lake at the top. Please contact me if you have seen it! I went up again the next day and it was not there. Thank you!

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
26 days ago

One of the best hikes. Features two water falls on the way up and scenic becomes spectacular as soon as reaching the open meadow. Was a bit rocky clim for the last bit but the rest it’s nothing technical, definitely doable. I got distracted to the screaming cat connector as a result it took me 3 hrs to get to the top. Mosquitoes are extremely desperate at the top so bring lots of bug spray.

hiking
bugs
27 days ago

Loved this Trail! Very well maintained, gorgeous views and the views are worth it. Lot of bugs, so be prepared.

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
scramble
27 days ago

A beautiful hike. The first part is a little monotonous but the second part is top! The lake filled with icebergs is beautiful as well as the view of La Prairie and the surrounding mountains. I met few hikers on this course, only 2 or 3 people. It took me 2 hours to reach the summit.

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

The alpine meadows during late August were stunning. Beware of mosquitos and black flies while scrambling the last kilometre to the lake.

Beautiful trail, tough up at the start but settles down before ramping up again closer to the Lake. Camped, beautiful 360 views, rising moon and amazing colourful sunrise. Amazing night!

hiking
1 month ago

This was our second choice hike due to Ironman closing the trailhead to Rainbow and we were not disappointed! Great, steady hike up through trees with a few waterfalls to take in on the way before opening our on to meadows and lots of wildflowers. When the trail opens out you have to make your way round to the right of a marshy area and climb through a boulder field (easy to see in summer) before reaching Iceberg Lake itself and the glaciers above. Snow still on the ground at the top. A great stop for lunch and great views looking back down on the descent until you get into the trees again. Suitable for dogs, but signs up of bear activity in the area. Bug spray a good idea.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! Mosquitoes at the very top bring repellant

hiking
1 month ago

Starting at the end of Mountain View drive, the first part of the hike is rather steep, monotonous and a bit boring. The second half offers beautiful views on various waterfalls, then open areas with meandering streams, followed by a steeper climb to the lake itself. In mid July the lake was still 60% covered with ice and snow. The views from there are stunning.

hiking
bugs
2 months ago

Great hike! Beautiful day for it and incredible views (sunny July 20). Did the sky walk loop counter clockwise from Valley Drive. Lots of options and can see why confusing, but as long as you trend up and in the direction you want to go, you’ll be fine. Screaming Cat lake was almost unbearable with mosquitos, didn’t stay long. Grizzly bear at the glacier, close to/on the trail coming down from lookers right (from sky walk North). Was curious and walked towards hikers coming down, not aggressive, then buggered off and did it’s bear thing...waltzed up towards trees. NBD. But again another reminder you’re in (grizzly) bear country out there. Reported to conservation officer to avoid potential conflict.

hiking
bugs
muddy
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked it today! Rainy weather kept some of the bugs off and there were no signs of bears. Super fun!

3 months ago

Hiked iceberg lake today. Signs for grizzlys but pushed on. Hiked with 6 people and had appropriated gear. Great hike and the result is epic. Still plenty of snow up top but worth the punishment! Saw a black bear on the trail down which was cool!

hiking
3 months ago

Trail is closed halfway up due to grizzly activity. I had to turn around. Great day for a hike but really wanted to see the icebergs. Bummer!

hiking
bugs
off trail
over grown
scramble
snow
3 months ago

Fat hike but really fun. There's plenty of snow as you approach the top so be prepared for wet feet! Couple of trees have fallen over on the path and the snow makes it pretty dangerous this time of year... But overall a superb experience June 10, 2019

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