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Whistler Mountain via Pika's and Mathew's Traverse

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Whistler, British Columbia

Whistler Mountain via Pika's and Mathew's Traverse is a 4.1 mile moderately 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, running, and nature trips and is best used from June until October.

Length4.1 miElevation gain1269 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingNature tripsRunningLakeViewsWildlifeRockySnowNo shade
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Note: You will need to take a chairlift to reach the starting point of this trail. There is a fee to take the chairlift depending on the number of days the pass is valid for and the season. Peak Express chair is CLOSED for the summer because of Covid. The trail from the gondola to the peak is a bit steep at the start, but you'll be rewarded with 360-degree views of the mountains and lakes at the top. Cloudraker Skybridge and Raven's

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will zaraska
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HikingGreat!

Peak Express chair is closed for the summer because of Covid. Trail from gondola to peak is a bit steep at the start, but you'll be rewarded with 360 degree views of the mountains and lakes at the top. Cloudraker Skybridge and Raven's Eye Cliffwalk also closed at peak. Take a ride on the Peak to Peak gondola. Amazing and engineering.

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Lena Ognjanovic
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HikingBugsFeeGreat!No shade

Great views, definitely worth going all the way to the top. There was still some snow left on the trail in the first week of September. I wouldn't qualify the trails as difficult, rather as moderate or even easy. Bring bug-repellant

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Yinyin Zhou
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HikingGreat!
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John LaGourgue
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Hiking

Great hike, not sure if the decent was open from the peak, so cut back across to come down the road. Epic day!

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Matthew Berger
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Lisanne de Vries
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Hiking

Steep climb, afterwards we continued on the high note trail to get a beautiful loop

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Stephen Paterson
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HikingGreat!

Hiking trail was a good challenge at times due to the loose surface and steep climb in spots. Just incredible views! Good hikers and layers recommended even on a hot day. We hiked on a day when it was 35C in the village, was 20C and breezy at the peak.

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Nadège Landry
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BackpackingGreat!No shade

Très belle rando, les photos sur l’app ne rendent pas justice à la vue qu’on a en faisant la rando. Vue 360 sur pleins de montagnes enneigées, c’etait super beau. La seule chose cest qu’on doit payer 80$ par personne (prix durant la fin de semaine) pour prendre le chairlift pour se rendre au point de départ (roundhouse lodge). Tout ca compte fait, je suis contente d’avoir payé, ça en valait la peine. Aussi, la difficulté est classée moyenne ici mais difficile sur la carte du Mont Blackcomb. Montée importante pendant les 2 premiers kms

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Gillian G
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HikingFeeGreat!

Excellent hike! Fairly steep trail for just over 2km up Pika's Traverse, causing the children to stop short at Harmony Hut. I didn't realize we'd already reached 2114 m by this point, which was most of the ascent, otherwise I would have pushed a bit more to continue to the summit! That being said, we got in lots of great views, the snow walls, and some great pics of the family at the Inuksuk along Harmony Ridge. This shorter hike was 1h47m with 6 & 9 year olds, 1h25m moving time. Minimal insects. Started with sweatshirts but with all the effort, they were mostly shed by the end.

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Ev F
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HikingGreat!No shade

The uphill is a thigh burner, but the road is nice and wide, which is great for someone who is scared of heights! The views are incredible, especially if you go right to the peak. We saw a marmot in the way up, which was a nice bonus.

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Steven Greff
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HikingGreat!No shade
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Ashley Hayes
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Hiking

We started at the top and walked down the hill. It’s a little steep at times but is a nice way to feel accomplished to walk down the mountain.

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Élissa Algora
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Madeline Turner
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Hiking

mainly just downhill, an easy walk, took about 30 mins

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Jeff Boyd
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Definitely not hard, so don’t be afraid to take reasonably robust kids - we were in clouds and rain which tempered the views, but on a clear day the views would be fantastic. Still a good walk; snow walls in Summer are fun to see.

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Jessica Muirhead
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HikingNo shade

I would classify this as moderate, not hard. It’s somewhat steep but only lasts for two miles - you can do anything for two miles! The trail is all gravel, and while there are great views all around, it is heavily-trafficked with tourists who take the chair lift to the peak and walk down the trail. The peak is covered in tourists taking photos. If you’re looking for a peaceful hike, this is not it!

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Stuart Kerr
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Hiking

Just for the record, this is not a “Hard” Trail as such..... Its a road used by services only the access the summit. As a result there really isn’t any much challenge as such but high rewards! Was unlikely despite being the end of June that there was a considerable amount of snow present and the weather was cloudy. That said it still was a memorable walk with the weather oddly adding to the experience. I recommend taking the “Peak Express” Gondola and walk down, not just for ease but the best views as well.

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Eric Bond
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Great trail run and still quite a bit of snow but not on the trail. Outstanding views at the top!

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Mark Warmoth
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Hiked to the top June 20th. Awesome views through the hike, especially at the peak! 18 foot snow walls on each side of the road about 1.5 miles up. Definitely a work out. Garmin showed almost 1,400 ft of elevation gain.

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Verena Souw
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Hiking

Short and steep hike along a wide gravel/rock road to the top! Views are amazing, it feels like you're in the Alps.

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Babeth Vink
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First to Review

Definitely not a hard trail, but the views are out of this world.

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charbie charbie b
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Maddie Pauling
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