Alpine Hiking, Running & Interpretive Trails

Use our lifts to access over 50 kms of hiking, running and interpretive walking trails that wind through a volcanic landscape surrounded by jaw-dropping vistas, ancient glaciers, alpine lakes and wildflower-filled slopes. All with your PEAK 2 PEAK Alpine Experience Ticket.

WHISTLER ALPINE HIKING TRAILS

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Rating  Trail Num Length Elevation Status

WHISTLER SUMMIT INTERPRETIVE WALK - WEST LOOP

Two loops of single track trail at the top of the Peak Express.
WHISTLER SUMMIT INTERPRETIVE WALK - WEST LOOP
1 1.6km (1mi);
60 minutes (loop)
30m (98ft)

PEAK EXPRESS TRAVERSE

An easy, wide trail providing two-way access from the Roundhouse Lodge to the Peak Express.
PEAK EXPRESS TRAVERSE
2 0.6km (0.37mi);
10 minutes (one-way)
55m (180ft)

SPEARHEAD WALK

Easiest walk on the mountain, connecting Harmony Lake Trail with premium views of Blackcomb Mountain, Garibaldi Park and the Spearhead range.
SPEARHEAD WALK
3a 1.2km (0.74mi);
15 minutes (loop)
20m (65ft)

HARMONY LAKE TRAIL & LOOP

This trail descends through alpine forests while traveling away from the Roundhouse Lodge. Use it to return from the High Note Trail (5).
HARMONY LAKE TRAIL & LOOP
3 2.5km (1.55mi) to Harmony Lake;
60-90 minutes (return)
130m (426ft)

HARMONY MEADOWS

Views of Fitzsimmons Valley and Harmony Lake. A steep descent connects hikers to the Roundhouse Lodge from High Note Trail (5) and Harmony Lake Trails (3).
HARMONY MEADOWS
4 1.1km (0.68mi);
30-60 minutes (one-way)
80m (262ft)

HIGH NOTE TRAIL

Start behind the Inukshuk at the top of the Peak Express chairlift. Loop back to the Roundhouse Lodge by heading north at the trail junction away from Flute Summit and Singing Pass.
HIGH NOTE TRAIL
5 5.1km (3.2mi) to junction of Musical Bumps trail. ;
3-4 hours (loop)
258m (902ft)

HALF NOTE TRAIL

The Half Note Trail provides a shortened route from the High Note (8) Trail which connects with Pika’s Traverse (10) back to the Roundhouse Lodge.
HALF NOTE TRAIL
6 1.2km (0.75mi);
30-60min (one-way)
220m (722ft) at High Note junction

PIKA’S TRAVERSE

This mountain road is used to lead hikers to the Harmony Tea Hut and to return from the Half Note Trail (6) to the Roundhouse Lodge.
PIKA’S TRAVERSE
7 2.3km (1.43mi);
1.5-2 hours (one-way)
270m (885ft)

BURNT STEW

This mountain road starts at The Saddle and is used as an alternate route between the Roundhouse Lodge and High Note Trail (5).
BURNT STEW
8 1.7km (1.05mi);
40 minutes
130m (427ft)

MATTHEW’S TRAVERSE ROAD

Enjoy panoramic views along this mountain road from the summit of Whistler Mountain.
MATTHEW’S TRAVERSE ROAD
9 0.9km (0.6mi);
45 minutes (one-way)
80m (262ft)

BLACKCOMB ALPINE HIKING TRAILS

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Rating  Trail Num Length Elevation Status

ALPINE WALK

A gentle walking route that leads away from the Rendezvous Lodge with spectacular views of Fitzsimmons Valley through a sub-alpine forest. 
ALPINE WALK
1 1.6km (0.96mi);
60 minutes (round loop)
65m (213ft)

OVERLORD TRAIL

Stretching into Garibaldi Provincial Park, this two way trail is used as the main connecting route to all of Blackcomb Mountain’s hiking. Enjoy a wide variety of rich alpine wildflowers, amazing views of Overlord Glacier and many alpine lakes with glacier run offs.
OVERLORD TRAIL
2 3.7km (2.27mi);
60-90 minutes (one way)
62m (203ft)

TREELINE TRAIL

A great hike through sub-alpine old growth forest with potential wildlife sightings, this trail leads you down to the bottom of 7th Heaven Express from the Overlord Trail (2). Note: Only open during summer glacier skiing and riding. No return hiking trail available.
TREELINE TRAIL
3 1.1km (0.7mi);
30 to 60 minutes (one way)
235m (771ft)

MARMOT TRAIL

Recommended for uphill hiking, this out and back trail takes you from below treeline up to the high alpine. Accessed by Overlord Trail (2).
MARMOT TRAIL
4 1.1km (0.7mi);
30 to 60 minutes (one way)
174m (571ft)

LAKESIDE LOOP

Recommended hiking clock-wise, a short climb takes you to a rich area of alpine wildflowers with Blackcomb Lake nestled below the peak of Blackcomb. Finish by descending back to Overlord Trail (2).
LAKESIDE LOOP
5 1.3km (0.81mi);
30 to 60 minutes (one way)
43m (141ft)

DECKER LOOP

Start this journey by hiking clockwise up and into Garibaldi Provincial Park with incredible views of ancient mountain peaks and Overlord Glacier. This trail is perfect for the experienced hiker who is looking for more of an adventure.
DECKER LOOP
6 1.8km (1.09mi);
45 to 75 minutes (one way)
134m (440ft)

TIPS FOR ALPINE HIKING:

  • Never hike alone
  • Be prepared. Mountain weather changes frequently so carry extra clothing.
  • Observe all closures. Stay on marked trails to avoid damage to the alpine ecosystem.
  • Steep slopes, snow and ice fields are very dangerous. You may encounter various hazards such as cliffs, glaciers, crevasses, rock falls, avalanches and unstable surfaces.
  • Treat all wildlife with caution. Do not feed or approach bears.
  • Carry water, a snack, sunscreen and a watch. Make note of the last ride down (5:30pm).
  • No hiking permitted in the Bike Park.
  • Fires, dogs and camping are not allowed.

CAUTION:

  • If you encounter avalanche explosives, do not touch and keep well away. Mark the location and report it immediately to any mountain employee.
  • Due to fire and environmental concerns, smoking is not permitted while riding the gondola. Smoking on the mountain must be within the designated area at the Roundhouse Lodge.

BEARS:

The slopes of Whistler Blackcomb provide the perfect environment for black bears.
  • If you see a bear, do not approach him/her. Give the bear time to get away or if he/she approaches, back away slowly.
  • While hiking, make a noise occasionally or wear a bell to help prevent surprising an animal.
  • Never litter, even biodegradable items such as fruit peels. It only attracts bears and gets them into trouble. These days, bears need our respect and support more than ever, so we can share the mountains with them for generations to come.

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