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Whistler, Canada
Whistler, Canada
Extra. Terrestrial.

ALPINE HIKING

SIGNATURE TRAILS

HIGH NOTE TRAIL

The best hiking experience on Whistler Mountain. Starting behind the Inukshuk at the top of the Peak Express chairlift, hikers will enjoy stunning views of Black Tusk and Cheakamus Lake as they descend through rugged terrain that mellows into a rolling course. Loop back to the Roundhouse Lodge by heading north at the trail junction away from Flute Summit and Singing Pass.

Length: 9.4km (5.8mi)

Time Required: 3-4 hours (loop from Top of the World Summit to Roundhouse Lodge)

Elevation Change: 258m (846ft)

 

DECKER LOOP

Connecting with Overlord Trail, the Decker Loop is a world-class alpine trail and the best hiking experience on Blackcomb Mountain. Start this journey by hiking clockwise up and into Garibaldi Provincial Park with incredible views of ancient mountain peaks, the Overlord Glacier and the Decker Tarn – a glacial alpine lake. Length: 1.8km (1.1mi); 45-75 minutes (one-way)

Length: 7.1km (4.4mi)

Time Required: 3-4 hours (loop from Rendezvous)

Elevation Change: 261m (856ft)

Blackcomb Mountain

The perfect launching point for a range of alpine journeys, Blackcomb Mountain provides it all. Explore the solitude of the sun-loaded southwest flank in the mountain’s famous 7th Heaven Zone with a selection of easy and moderate and advanced trails available. Trek through old-growth forests, visit seasonal alpine lakes fed by glacial melt, or soak up views of the historic Spearhead Traverse where the glacial peaks of Fissile, Decker, Overlord, and Tremor stand against the sky.

BEST WALK (1 HOUR OR LESS)

Alpine Walk

BEST INTERMEDIATE HIKE (2-3 HOURS)

Overlord Trail to Lakeside Loop

BEST ADVANCED HIKE (3-4 HOURS)

Overlord Trail to Decker Loop

LIFT & TRAIL STATUS

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JOINING FORCES

Working in close partnership with BC Parks, Whistler Blackcomb has developed the High Note Trail on Whistler and the Overlord-Decker Trail on Blackcomb to allow guests privileged access to some of BC Parks' most spectacular alpine scenery.

This partnership provides:

  • Alpine access to Garabaldi Provincial Park - 194,650 ha in size.
  • Observation and education opportunities, from professional research initiatives to guest participation.
  • A destination for wilderness enthusiasts - from glacial lakes to volcanic peaks.

TIPS & SAFETY

TIPS FOR 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.
  • 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 (5pm).
  • No hiking permitted in the Bike Park.
  • No fires, dogs or camping allowed.

PARENTS

Infants/toddlers can be taken on a chairlift (excluding PEAK CHAIR) if they are strapped securely to the parent’s body in a sling, snugly or front carrier. Backpack carriers are not permitted.

CAUTION

Due to fire and environmental concerns, smoking is not permitted anywhere on Whistler Blackcomb property.

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.