Whistler may be internationally known as one of the best snowboarding and skiing locations on earth: but it’s also an awesome place to get to hike. Gorgeous trails ranging in length and difficulty make this area one of the best spaces to wander and get outside in the country.
If you’re heading to Whistler and want to know what kind of trails could suit you: here’s the rundown.
Garibaldi Lake Hike
If you’re craving beautiful lake views and are ready for a long trip: this is the place to go! This twenty-mile hike takes you up to six thousand feet above ocean level and allows you to circle and enjoy one of the most beautiful lakes in the country. The Garibaldi Lake hike is one that you’ll have to plan for since it can take ten to twenty miles to traverse. Many people choose to camp during this hike to fully take in the surroundings.
Black Tusk Hike
Slightly less long than the Garibaldi Lake Hike but still stunning with endless mountain views and rocky terrain: the Black Tusk Hike is an incredible choice! At sixteen miles long, this popular trail allows you to enjoy a variety of walkability while reaching heights of over forty-five hundred feet. Although this can be a rough one and takes some practice to navigate, it’s still one of the highest-rated hikes in the country.
Wedgemount Lake Hike
The views on the Wedgemount Lake hike will leave you wanting to look at real estate for sale in Whistler. It’s breathtaking. Every angle you look at in this hike allows you to take in beautiful mountainous and water views that you can’t find anywhere else. Shorter than the others, this walk is just under ten miles and can be completed in a day if you’re driven to do so. The elevation goes up to forty-five hundred feet, and you’ll love the views you can get up there.
Joffre Lakes Hike
If someone were to mail you a postcard from Whistler: Joffre Lake is what you’d want to see on the front of it. Endless water that’s used for activities from boating to swimming reflects the beautiful trees and wildlife. This trail is the shortest yet, only requiring six hours to complete, yet is still as rewarding as the others. Although it stays low, at an elevation of fewer than thirteen hundred feet, you’ll still get to enjoy amazing views and a great workout.
High Note Trail
This trail is fantastic for anyone with chronic pain or who can’t handle walking six to twelve miles at a time. You can walk the path, or you can enjoy a gondola ride that will take you to the top of the trail so that you can enjoy the walk back down. Although the track itself is six and a half miles, it depends on how much you’re capable of walking or how much you want to walk. This is a fun starter trail for anyone who wants to break into hiking but isn’t sure how much they can handle.