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Address: Garibaldi Park, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

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Beautiful, but difficult hike.

Very steep hike up to a spectacular glacial lake. It is quite steep, nearly 4000 ft elevation gain in less than 4 miles. Hike is mainly in forest w/o views, until last 1000 ft... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
nkrpctl
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Lubbock, Texas
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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very steep hike up to a spectacular glacial lake. It is quite steep, nearly 4000 ft elevation gain in less than 4 miles. Hike is mainly in forest w/o views, until last 1000 ft or so, where it is almost a scramble up steep rock, but views are quite amazing at his point. Lake is spectacularly blue/green and your are... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

We are just back from a wonderfull hike to Wedgemount Lake with large smiles on our faces. One of the most beautifull and challenging day hikes I have ever done. Unrelentlessly steep climb for 7km. Hiking poles are very usefull on the way down for those with weaker knees.

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Thank Cycle2rer
United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

This is one of my best hikes of my entire life.... INCREDIBLE. We hiked it on Tues. June 21st, 2016. Conditions were pretty much great. Some snow when you get up very high and are (almost!) to the lake sitting high in the sky at the base of mountains/glaciers. We tried to follow the freshest tracks possible and move SLOW... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I am just a novice hiker so this was quite tough for me... but it is absolutely beautiful!!!It took me longer to come down than go up!! If you have poles take them.

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Thank Skiis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

An honest days hiking for seasoned hikers, the two of us (25M and 25F) enjoyed the hike, great with nice weather if you're well prepared. 2h40m from car to lake and 2h10m back down. A good 2h exploring up at the lake, including accessing the glacier.

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Portland, OR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is one of the steepest hikes I have ever done... 4000' in 4.4 miles (1220 meters in 7km). But it was worth every step.

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Carver, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

this picture says it all. The entire area in Garibaldi Park is awesome, but not for a day hike . you need some hiking experience and gear as well as extra clothes to keep warm as temps change or a storm blows through. the hikes are worth it and make sure to bring plenty of food and water. Also drive... More 

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Thank b w
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed this hike, nature there is beautiful. Went sooner so it was nicely chilly under the trees instead of hot summer weather everywhere else. Lake is amazing, there are spectacular views and no crowds because hike is not suitable for kids.

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Thank Lenka K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Very pretty lake and not too busy in the summer. Well worth the effort of getting there. One of my favorite hikes in the area.

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Rock Creek, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The climb up to the lake is a hard steep climb not for beginners. Elevations to hike are 1200 mm climbs up 4 km. the climb is long and hard. Make sure you have supplies with you and water. The climb down is hard on some peoples knees. There is climbing in winter here as we were told. The lake... More 

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