Trail key: D~2~ST~R~RT (Very steep exposed scramble to the lake on loose rocks) Length: 14 km’s Elevation: 1200 meters Pit Toilet: Beginning/top Dogs: No
Go about 12 Km's past Whistler Village and follow the signs. Drive up a gravel road. Do not park at the old parking lot as the trail has been re-routed to a new parking lot. There's about room for 12 spots.
Start your hike as you cross Wedge Creek over a nice bridge. The trail is flat here... Don’t get too comfortable as the trail begins to climb starting off with rolling hills to ease you in. Enjoy it as it won't be long before you wish you were on flat ground again. You’ll cross five safe log bridges.
Soon you will come to a rock slide. The trail goes along the rock slide for about 30 feet. Watch your footing as some of the rocks aren't stable.
The trail now starts switch backing and gets quite steep at times. It's in the forest and there's plenty of roots and rocks to brace your feet on and grab a hold if you need to.
Then there's a big tree with a step cut into it. It's very steep here but there's a piece to hold onto and the step is nice.
The trail gets steeper but you're still surrounded in old growth forest. It's calming and beautiful. Then it's a gradual uphill and after not to long you come to a flat area but not for long.
It starts to climb again and you will come to another rock slide. It's more open here but not too bad as you carefully step through the trail. It snakes around and back into the trees. Once again it gets steep as you just keep trudging along. On your right side you'll come to a waterfall cascading down. This was my turn around point. If you made it here it’s a beautiful hike at about 4 Km's in with 3 Km's left to go. The next section is the toughest with the last 1.5 km’s up a steep exposed rock slide.
Although this trail is well marked, the one thing missing from this trail is the Km's marks so you know how long you still have to go. In a trail that is this steep the km’s seem longer.
My hiking party said it was real sketchy, steep and slippery as you scrambled to the top. Coming down was also all of that and it was just as long coming down as you needed to get up. Happy & safe trails...