Joffre Lakes

MODERATE 147 reviews

Joffre Lakes is a 7.7 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
7.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
491 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

skiing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

snow

27 days ago

I’ve been dying to do this hike for years and it definitely did not disappoint! Hiked this over the weekend - there was lots of snow (you couldn’t even see the lakes), and our micro spikes were the reigning champions of the day. We hired partway up the slope past the upper lake toward Matier Glacier, which lended some amazing views and back-patting. Saw that others had skinned up; there were a couple of people camping as well - wish we’d have brought our tent!

hiking
1 month ago

Very scenic hike with woods, lakes, mountains and a glacier at the end. Fairly crowded but did not detract from the beauty of this hike.

hiking
5 months ago

Absolutely stunning... words and pictures can't describe what I saw there! Very steep but 100% worth the views. It was a little snowy and slightly icy. Pack some water and a good snack and just sit at the top of the upper lake and take it all in.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy hike with clear trails and stunning scenery. Great during the summer and fall.

5 months ago

Heavily trafficked trail. I suggest going early am on weekday. Gorgeous views of 3 lakes and option to camp at the 3rd lake. Extremely busy on weekends but worth the crowds. Easy trail to hike but does have elevation gain.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful, steep in places, some rock hopping to the upper lake but well worth it for the view. Avoid trail at weekends if you can.
In my top 3 scenic BC trails.

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike! Not for beginners, though, as it’s quite uphill. Be sure to wear proper footwear (hikers) and go early. Trail gets busy with tour bus travellers late in the morning.

6 months ago

Great hike. beautiful scenery, very busy

hiking
6 months ago

Trail is very well maintained and the view is spectacular!

camping
6 months ago

Lakes are super nice but it's more a catwalk than a trail, tourists are straight out a magazine. White shinny sneakers everywhere.

hiking
6 months ago

湖光山色,!所有的疲劳都可以省略!

6 months ago

beautiful trail and great views... call bs on "lightly trafficked".

7 months ago

One of my favorites. Just went again on Sep 15th. Quieter than last one we went. Beautiful weather. Clean trail.

hiking
7 months ago

WARNING! This hike has become very popular. You must go early. The parking lot was full by 845am. We were able to park at an overflow lot just south of the main lot. We started the trail about 9am. Beautiful hike. The first hike to the lower lake takes just a few minutes. The hike to the middle lake is really hard. It's almost all totally up hill. It is difficult to navigate through the massive amounts of people. The lakes and glacier are fantastic, worth a difficult hike. However it is hard to fully enjoy. Once you arrive at the lakes you can't hang out and walk around without accidentally ruining someone's photo-op.

7 months ago

The prettiest hike I've ever done. Stunning lakes and waterfalls. A must do early in the morning. Far too busy late morning. Becomes a total zoo and you really lose that serene feeling g if this hike.

7 months ago

Best views ever! Go early it gets packed both the car park and the trail

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful lakes and mountains. Can be a bit crowded.

hiking
7 months ago

Gorgeous glacial lakes make this a must do if you're in the area and haven't seen that turquoise water. Only 4 stars given it is pretty busy trail, but definitely still worth it.

hiking
8 months ago

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

hiking
8 months 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.

camping
8 months ago

Awesome weekend

8 months ago

Beautiful hike !! Great trail

8 months ago

Amazing hike

8 months ago

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

hiking
8 months 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

hiking
8 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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
9 months 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.

hiking
9 months ago

OMG am in ❤️ with JOFFRE !
Best Hike of my Life so Far (July 2017) with
Dwayne and Coco enjoyed it too.

Ps: Make sure you start early Morning cause it gets busy.

Thanks Joffre, Your Glacier is pretty Sweet and Really like your 3 lakes too

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