Hiking in Whistler

Valley Hiking

 

Here in Whistler we have the amazing paved Valley trail, more than 40kms winding its way through neighbourhoods, lakes, viewpoints and gorgeous picnic spots. Whether you walk, run, cycle or skate, the valley trail is just another part of Whistler that makes this place so special.

Discover all that Whistler has to offer by foot, from Chekamus and the Olympic village all the way to Emerald and the majestic Green lake. See the valley hiking map for an idea of the walking areas available.

Alpine Hiking

 

Grab yourself a sightseeing ticket and head up the Whistler Gondola for some of the most breathtaking scenery our beautiful planet has to offer. All hikes are graded easy, moderate or difficult ranging from the 15 minute looped Spearhead Walk to the 4 hour high note trail. You will find wildflowers, wildlife and scenic viewpoints that will become etched in your mind forever. Take the peak express traverse and head up peak express chairlift to feel like you’re on top of the world. Make a day of it with a mountaintop BBQ at the top of Whistler.

Top 12 hikes around the Whistler area

Train Wreck Trail: Distance: 5km (3 mi) round-trip  Elevation Gain: Minimal  Time Required: 1-3 hrs  Difficulty: Easy

Cheakamus Lake Trail: Distance: 7-14 km (4-8 mi) round-trip  Elevation Gain: 150 m (500 ft)  Time Required: 2-5 hrs  Difficulty: Easy

Brandywine Falls: Distance: 1 km round-trip  Elevation Gain: None  Time Required: 30 mins  Difficulty: Easy

Whistler Interpretive Forest: Distance: 6 km (4 mi) round-trip  Elevation Gain: 100 m (300 ft)  Time Required: 2-3  Difficulty: Easy

Rainbow Falls Trail: Distance: 2 km (1.2 mi) round-trip  Elevation Gain: 150 m (450 ft)  Time Required: 1 hr  Difficulty: Easy

Sea to Sky Trail: (Cheakamus to Brandywine) Distance: 22 km (13 mi) round-trip  Elevation Gain: Variable  Time Required: 6-8 hrs  Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Rainbow Lake Trail: Distance: 16 km (10 mi) round-trip  Elevation Gain: 850 m (2,600 ft)  Time Required: 5-6 hrs  Difficulty: Moderate

Ancient Cedars Loop: Distance: 5 km (3 mi) round-trip  Elevation Gain: 150 m (450 ft)  Time Required: 2-3 hrs  Difficulty: Moderate

Crater Rim Trail: Distance: 6 km (4 mi) round-trip  Elevation Gain: 300 m (950 ft)  Time Required: 2-3 hrs  Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult

Garibaldi Lake Distance: 18 km (11 mi) round-trip  Elevation Gain: 900 m (2,800 ft)  Time Required: 6 hrs  Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult

Skywalk Trail: Distance: 20 km (12 mi) round-trip  Elevation Gain: 1,100 m (3,300 ft)  Time Required: 7-9 hrs  Difficulty: Difficult

Wedgemont Lake : Distance: 14 km (8 mi) round-trip  Elevation Gain: 1,200 m (3,700 ft)  Time Required: 6-8 hrs  Difficulty: Difficult