Panorama Ridge

HARD 42 reviews
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Panorama Ridge is a 29.5 kilometer out and back trail located near Squamish-Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from July until October.

DISTANCE
29.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1635 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

camping

hiking

views

wildlife

snow

no dogs

18 days ago

One of my all time favorites. It is fun to camp at garibaldi lake and then finish panorama ridge in the morning. Allows for more energy to play on the glacier and enjoy the views. In the summer lots of people swim in the lake which is always a highlight. I have also been up here on snowshoes however it was quite difficult to reach due to the absent trails and poor snow quality.

hiking
20 days ago

I saw on 10hikes(https://10hikes.com/canada/whistler-hikes/panorama-ridge/) that you can slide down the glacier, but I haven't been able to find more advice on this. Any tips?

backpacking
3 months ago

This hike is tons of fun
Would recommend to camp at battleship island and make it a 3 or 4 day hike to see black tusk as well
Great view from every where
9.5/10 is what I rate it

3 months ago

Amazing! Start early to avoid hiking in the dark, but if you have enough food and gear the sunset from the Ridge is beautiful.

3 months ago

Still snow on upper part of trail,slippery,
Easy to follow. Beautiful view. I suggest hiking boots and micro spikes ( would make going up easier but not necessary. Garibaldi campsite very busy, Helm Creek much quieter.

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing hike, not as difficult as people say it is. Amazing views.

5 months ago

Amazing hike! It took about 8 hours round trip, not including a dip at the lake. While it is faster to bypass the lake and head through Taylor Meadows at the 6km junction up the garibaldi lake trail, the lake itself is definitely worth stopping by if you have the time! From the lake, the trail switchbacks up the hill until it enters a meadow, and casually climbs through the gorgeous meadow, blooming with wildflower if you are up there during the right time of year. The trail passes the turn off the Black Tusk, another amazing hike, but slightly harder and features a scramble up the chimney of the tusk. Before dropping down into Helm flats, there is a 3 way junction and the Panorama Ridge trail goes up to the right, making its way up the ridge to the summit. Bring lots of snacks, water, emergency flashlight in case it takes you longer than expected, and something to take photos with for sure!

birding
5 months ago

Not exactly the best birding trail (almost no birds in 12 hours) but one serious experience. The route claims 18 miles but if you make it around the lake and all the way up the mountain it was closer to 25 for us. We did the entire trek (there and back) in about 12 hours and I will recommend heavily you bring trekking poles or a stick for the end and the mountain. It's very beautiful and probably better enjoyed over 2 days. I'd say you will get many more worthwhile landscape shots than animals so no need for the 10lb birding lens like I brought. It's a very challenging hike in total distance and total vertical climb so make sure you're prepared. There is about a mile climb on ice and loose rock up the ridge so be careful and dress appropriately. You should definitely be able to do over 15 miles in one trek easily if you even want to attempt this in one day. The total vertical climb registered for my tracker over the entire trip was around 6500ft.

hiking
5 months ago

AMAZING hike with spectacular views! 30 km in 9 hours with lots of picture breaks. The view from up top is breathtaking but even on the way up there's so much to look at, just beautiful. Can easily be done in a day if you are in decent shape, it was easy for me with a bit of scrambling at the end but that's it. Some horseflies but nothing too crazy. Bring a big plastic bag to slide down the glacier at the end, so much fun. A little busy on the weekend but I guess that's every hike now sadly.

6 months ago

Wow!! Randonnée exceptionnelle, vue incroyable sur le lac Garibaldi!!! Un incontournable dans le secteur :)

Incredible hike and views. Slightly dangerous closer to the ridge but we may have taken the wrong route up. Definitely easier if there weren't any snow caps but that was amazing part of the view

7 months ago

Summited today. 9 hours from the parking lot including a full hour at the top and dropping down to garibaldi lake. One of the best hikes I've ever done. There's not much snow until a mile or so after reaching garibaldi lake. Then there's lots of snow all the way up. We made it without traction. Note that the snow is melting fast and gets very soft in the afternoon under the hot sun

backpacking
7 months ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kculE66uIwc

9 months ago

Amazing hike with amazing views. Can't recommend it enough.

hiking
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Started at 530am and completed the hike in 12 hours. It was a very challenging hike for me but the view was worth it! I'd recommend to everyone but I think it'll be wise to camp overnight

rock climbing
Friday, August 26, 2016

Amazing hike! Worth it all the way. A little bit of rock mountain climbing at the very last part. Remarkable views!

hiking
Tuesday, August 02, 2016

We hiked from the parking lot to panorama ridge then back down. It was challenging but, the view at the top is worth the effort.

hiking
Monday, August 01, 2016

Awesome views and worth the effort! The trail itself was quite well maintained and easy to hike on. The challenge is the grueling elevation gain in the first 7kms. Push in to the end though and you will be rewarded!

hiking
Monday, July 25, 2016

Beautiful. Intense switchbacks in the beginning. The final view is totally worth it!

hiking
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Incredible!!!!

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