Joffre Lakes

MODERATE 99 reviews

Joffre Lakes is a 8.4 kilometer lightly 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 June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.4 km
ELEVATION GAIN
568 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

skiing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

snow

hiking
4 days ago

Great hike with stunning scenery. Glacier fed lakes make them the perfect colour.

hiking
5 days ago

Beautiful hike with three glacial lakes. The trail begins at the lower lake and the switchbacks continue for a bit. It flattens out a little once you enter the valley and are close to the middle lake. We stopped by the middle lake for lunch and photographs and spent majority of out time here. Upper lake isn't too far from here, it is a good place to spend some time by the turquoise blue water and stare at the glacier above.

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

camping
5 days ago

Awesome weekend

6 days ago

Beautiful hike !! Great trail

8 days ago

Amazing hike

11 days ago

excellent hike, liked it better than Garibaldi lake .... come early to beat the rush

12 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

Best hike in Whistler/pemberton area. 2nd half between lower and middle lake tough, but well worth the effort. The views at all three lakes and the falls were spectacular

18 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

Very beautiful and scenic hike. The beauty of the hike increases at every step. It's not just the view at the end, but a waterfall and 3 different lakes from many different angles make the hike extraordinary.

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

It's worth heading to the campsite... you can walk to the top of the waterfall and get closer to the snow, gives you a whole new perspective. Beautiful hike and it keeps getting better as you go:)

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Good trail and hike. The drive to Pemberton involves a bunch of curvy roads with not much traffic. I reached the parking lot at around 1:15 pm and it was full . The shoulder parking and the overflow parking were also full. Luckily, I got a spot as someone had just finished.

The first lake is right down the the trailhead and offers great views and is busy . The hike then starts going uphill and keeps climbing from there. The first part of the uphill is easy till one reaches the steps and rocks . It gets steep here and slippery too. A downhill hiker slipped and hurt herself badly - so be careful out there. Hiking Poles are a must for the downhill part. After climbing up steadily and then thru switchbacks , the hike kind of levels out before reaching the second lake. The lake is beautiful but go along a bit further for good colors and less crowd.

The third lake is easier to reach about 15 mins from the second. There is a lovely waterfalls on the way to the third. The third is full of boulders strewn over. The third lake is gorgeous and it gets chilly out there , so a jacket is a good idea.

The campsites are located on the other end of the lake near the glacier fed waterfalls. Absolutely lovely spot for the camps.

A hike well worth the effort.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent trail. A bit difficult if you are out of shape. Wear proper footwear. Go all the way to the final lake - well worth it.

There are washrooms at each lake location.