Russet Lake

HARD 12 reviews
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Russet Lake is a 31.9 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Whistler, British Columbia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October.

DISTANCE
31.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
2117 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

This hike has lots of uphill, but offers amazing views, especially along the musical bumps.

backpacking
1 month ago

Beautiful views along the musical bumps trail and down the valleys. Lots of elevation gained and lost along the trail. Mediocre campsite, did not go near the cabin as it was busy and full of mice apparently. Completed at the end of August and the day we left it snowed that evening.

backpacking
4 months ago

Backpacked to Russet Lake from the Whistler Gondola on the way and hiked all the way back out on a loop and we stayed 2 nights at the camp - excellent hike in with beautiful views and good challenging terrain. Camped at Russet Lake campsite and day hiked to Overlord Glacier - good scrambling route and it can be done as a loop back to the campsite. Cold at night bring a good sleeping bag - this was early September and it was cold!

11 months ago

Great hike. Hiked it July 1 and 2, 2017. Took the Singing Pass Trail up. Last couple hours were in 2m of snow. Glad we had brought snowshoes. I had brought swim suits and towels but the lake was still frozen over...

There were only 10 people, including us, camping up there on a Canada Day long weekend so the place was very quiet.

Would like to spend 2 nights next time to be able to hike the Fissile or go up on the Overlord Glacier next time.

Amazing views that only a few hundred people in the world have had the chance to see... well worth it.

camping
Friday, November 13, 2015

Great hike. Camping area around russet lake has views of glaciers, cheakamus lake, black tusk. Cold as fuck overnight. We saw marmots.

hiking
Monday, August 20, 2012

The (pre)trailhead is at the end of bus loop. Cut across the bike trail, head up the hill with the zipline on tour left. Go into the trees to the right of the large water tower.
Say goodbye to MTB crazy and back your way up the mountain.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

Monday, October 03, 2016

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

hiking
Monday, August 13, 2012