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Wedgemount Lake [CLOSED] is a 6.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Whistler, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from June until October.

Length 6.4 mi Elevation gain 3,937 ft Route type Out & Back

Backpacking

Camping

Hiking

Forest

Lake

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Bugs

Rocky

Scramble

Snow

Closed

No dogs

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NOTE: This park is closed due to COVID-19. Please check here for updates: http://bcparks.ca/explore/parkpgs/garibaldi/

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Halley Keevil
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HikingGreat!Off trailOver grownRocky

Just an FYI - do NOT follow the trail on Alltrails or Google maps. Park as close as you can get and just follow the road signs to the actual trailhead! Alltrails & Google Maps show the old trail, which is now mostly clear-cut, and the old bridge has been washed out by logs. If you follow signs & tree markers the new trail is great.

Elle Bush
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HikingBugsClosedRockySnow

This was a really fun hike. the park is “closed” but you are still able to drive up the forest road to get there. the main parking lot is closed, but there is parking about 500 meters away from the main lot. The top was still very snowy (extremely cold) and the lake was frozen. Some parts of the trail were hard to follow.

giordy belfiore
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Hiking

anyone do this hike recently and can tell me if the trail head was accessible due to covid and what the snow situation was at the top

JR Fung
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HikingBugsIcyMuddyRockySnow
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Stefan Licko
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Hiking

04/10/20

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Chelsea Campbell
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Hiking

Did this one in the summer and hiked with all our camp gear to stay the night. First timer, we got up in an hour and 50 mins. Beautiful hike, challenging with all our camp gear but nothing too hectic. Could easily take breaks if you wanted. Nice sections of different terrain, I really enjoyed this one. And the last part of his scaling boulder rocks was a nice finish that made the reward even better. We booked the camp spots up there and had the breath taking view of the lake to wake up to and watch sunrise! I managed to take a time-lapse of the whole sunrise! Check out @chelseajanette on Instagram for it. Once up the top definitely do the extra hike to the glacier! Doesn’t look that cool from far away but right up close was so good! Definitely recommend! Bring a jacket for the top, and gloves for overnight stays.

Drew Roads
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HikingIcyScrambleSnow

First timer. Got it done with spikes but crampons might have been worth the hassle for the last 15min/500” of the climb. Started 2:15pm, lake by 4:00 without breaks, Lake was frozen, couldn’t swim, after 15 started slower decent under headlamp, car by 6:15pm. Wore spikes entire route. Would repeat hike. Also there appears to be two trailheads for that link up for this hike. Stick with the official parking area/wedge trail and avoid the water tower one.

Madiha H.
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HikingMuddyRockyScramble
Heather Lee
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Hiking

pack crampons. great hike today. icy, snowy. fun time

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Simon Cunningham
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Rock climbingIcy

Climbed up to the lake and also climbed Rethel Mountain. The trail was EXTREMELY icy. Do not attempt the hike to the lake this time of year without Micro-spikes and crampons. If you intend to climb Rethel you will need a good understanding of mountaineering technics. Ropes and anchors are a requirement for Rethel. The trip was excellent other then the icy decent. Beautiful views and a great workout.

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Marilyne Desjardins
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HikingIcyScrambleSnow

Started the hike at 11:15 am on Sunday nov 24th. Ice and snow started after 2.5k in. Crampons needed (micro spikes are not enough). Last stretch is full of snow. Bring gloves and warm clothes as winter is settled at Wedgemount lake!! Quick 20 minutes break in the hut. First time doing this hike in winter and sooo worth it. Back at the car at 4:15 pm.

Alex Xanthoudakis
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HikingIcyRockyScrambleSnow

Bring crampons and poles, make sure to have good gloves. Had to put on the crampons a little over halfway up. The last scramble up is snowy and icy so be careful!

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