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Ski or snowshoe your way down this trail to Black Tusk Meadows, where...

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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One of the best hikes.

We set up camp at Garibaldi Lake and used that as our base to do both this hike and Panorama Ridge. The trail to Garibaldi is quite one-note and a steady climb, but so worth it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Cobble Hill, British Columbia, Canada
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Cobble Hill, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

We set up camp at Garibaldi Lake and used that as our base to do both this hike and Panorama Ridge. The trail to Garibaldi is quite one-note and a steady climb, but so worth it. We loved the hike from the lake to the Tusk -- gorgeous alpine meadows (we saw bears & marmots), and a steady climb but... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Great day hike. Basic hiking rules apply: prepare for four season weather regardless of the weather report, solid hiking shoes, and a good hiking buddy! The path is extremely easy, with great elevation gains all the way to the base of the black tusk. Nothing too intense, like how the Howe Sound Crest Trail is so jagged/rocky/tree roots, this one... More 

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1 Thank Sam B
Issaquah, Washington
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The hike to and up the Black Tusk is a must do for the seasoned hiker. The views once you get to Taylor Meadows only get better with each step you take and once you start the final hike to the Black Tusk proper its awe dropping. I started on the Rubble Creek lot which can fill up quickly especially... More 

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2 Thank RPL189
Lafayette, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This has been a very rewarding experience for us. We hiked this 30 km trail with a 5708.66 feet elevation gain from the parking lot to the very base of the black tusk rock at the very top in 9hrs 45 mins. We hiked up via Garibaldi Lake and then continued our way to the top at 7608.2 feet. The... More 

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6 Thank maniacdream
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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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7 Thank Joy D
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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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2 Thank angelatravels11
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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4 Thank AbsolutDani
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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1 Thank aa a
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 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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8 Thank steve w
Northampton, United Kingdom
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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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