Sea to Summit/Upper Shannon Falls Trail

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Sea to Summit/Upper Shannon Falls Trail is a 11.7 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Squamish, British Columbia, Canada that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1070 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

hiking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

over grown

rocky

scramble

washed out

This is the trail that starts at 'BaseCamp' of the Sea to Sky Gondola. This is Gondola's version of Sea to Sky. It is a young trail but well marked. Although this trail starts at the bottom of the gondola, it connects to 'The Chief' trail for the start portion of it before splitting off. Tougher than the Grind, especially if you come back down the trail. Some parts are a bit of a scramble and washed out with logs. Lots of steep parts and fun rope pulls to give you a good variety. You will get to a selection point near the top to decide if you want to take the longer 'easy' trail or shorter 'hard' trail. The hard trail is fairly steep and and may make you wish you picked the easier one. You can hike up and just pay for a 'Download' pass. You can also climb up and access other trails at the top including viewing trails and backcountry access trails. Dogs are NOT allowed on trail except the one leading to lodge from base camp.

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Challenging hike, loved it

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23 days ago

Note: Not really out and back (take the $15 Gondola down - too dangerous to hike down), and it's 7.5km one way, not 11 out and back. But it's super beautiful and super difficult. Bring plenty of water & snacks and wear good hiking shoes/boots. There are some seriously challenging sections involving scrambling up steep, loose rocks/boulders, chains and ropes to pull yourself along steep embankments, and lots of ladders and inclines. But it's also the most beautiful hike I've ever done. The terrain changes so much and the top of Shannon Falls is gorgeous. Lots to do up top - eat, grab a beer, throw axes, and there's lots more trails from there if your body can handle it. Tough but rewarding as hell :)

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This trail was amazing!!! It had a bit of everything. It has several sections that climb for a long ways but each seemed to be separated by stretches that allowed you to catch your breath. A couple waterfalls along the way and a very peaceful setting! One of my favorite BC hikes I've done!

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2 months ago

tough hike, but worth it.

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