Russet Lake

HARD 8 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
2371 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

no dogs

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

3 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.

Monday, October 03, 2016

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

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
Monday, August 13, 2012