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Black Tusk Trail

Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #15 of 36 attractions in Whistler
Type: Cross-country Ski Areas
Activities: Cross-country skiing, Snow-shoeing
Description: Ski or snowshoe your way down this trail to Black Tusk Meadows, where you'll find some of the most beautiful scenery around.
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Nanaimo, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This was the most thrilling hike I have ever experienced in British Columbia! Frought with many changes in terrain and expanding expectations. However, I made the mistake of walking into the park with my 8 pound Yorkshire Terrier, Buddy. Half way up the ridge, we ran into the Rangers and were advised that Garibaldi Park has a No Dog Policy.... More

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Seattle, Washington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Great views and aqua blue lakes. Even in July, there was snow cover, so make sure you bring adequate footwear and clothing. If you are adventurous enough, try hiking to Panorama Ridge and Black Tusk in one day.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Such a scenic hike, I recommend you camp and split the hike over 2 days. Garibaldi lake is also beautiful, go for a swim to cool off. The hike to the very top of Black tusk gets quite steep and rocky but the trails leading to there are well marked and maintained.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

if you go to Whistler during summer, you can climb up to 2000 m and watch this great black tusk view or you can swim in the lakes while watching the magnificent mountains.

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Hiked to top of Black Tusk and back on Aug 10 with a bunch of great friends from Adventure Five-0 (http://adventurefive-0.com). 10.5 hours round trip. Perfect blue sky day, just awe inspiring. I was spent (hey I'm 62!) by the time I got to the final ascent to the Tusk, but once I saw it, I had to do it.... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Walked this trail and around Garibaldi lake with friends and family in late July. Views breath taking, trail great and the lake was cool and clear

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Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

I hiked this trail with friends on September 3rd. It turned out to be an amazing time of year to try it. We have hiked to Garibaldi Lake before along the same trail in July and have found it completely covered in snow. There was no snow this time though, the hike up to Black Tusk was perfect, clear blue... More

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Surrey, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Every avid hiker needs to hike this inactive volcanic core. Amazing view from the top.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Although the beginning is long/boring through the woods, then in the meadows the beauty reveals, and either at the top of the tusk or by the lakes...The magic is there

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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

If you have the time and the stamina, this is the most spectacular hike in BC, as far as I know. Being a geologist, reaching the raw, fresh volcanic peak was a particularly exciting goal, but to stand atop this unique formation and gaze at the view is unmatched!

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