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Hiking in Whistler, BC

Whistler hiking trails

Enjoy a pleasant stroll or a rigorous climb though one of the many picturesque trails located in Whistler Blackcomb. These winding paths carry adventurers through glacial streams, rugged mountainsides and colorful meadows. Whether you’re looking for a secluded and tranquil jaunt or a challenging trek over technical terrain, Whistler’s extensive 30-mile trail system provides options for all abilities and ages.

So lace up your hiking boots, grab your camera, and bring plenty of water. Lose yourself among the wildlife and the vast skyline. The serene and striking Whistler area promises to be a unique experience that all visitors will remember for a lifetime.

Popular Whistler Hiking Trails

Whistler Summit Interpretive Walk (Easy)

Winding their way around Whistler Mountain’s summit, these two loops of single track trail travel from the top of the Peak Express through picturesque alpine vistas and past local history story boards.

Peak Express Traverse (Easy)

Winding their way around Whistler Mountain’s summit, these two loops of single track trail travel from the top of the Peak Express through picturesque alpine vistas and past local history story boards.

Harmony Lake Trail and Loop (Intermediate)

This pathway leads away from the Roundhouse Lodge and descends through forested hillside. Take this route to return from the High Note Trail.

Harmony Ridge Road (Intermediate)

This wintertime ski run and summertime trail is wide and rocky and gives excellent vantages of Symphony Amphitheatre and Flute Summit.

Half Note Trail (Expert)

This pathway offers a short, challenging route from High Note Trail which then connects to Pika’s Traverse and back to the Roundhouse Lodge.

Burnt Stew (Expert)

This mountain road starts at The Saddle and is used as an alternate route between the Roundhouse Lodge and High Note Trail (8). The lower portion turns into single track. This mountain trek carries hikers from The Saddle and is used as an alternate route to and from the Roundhouse Lodge and High Note Trail. Take note: the Lower section turns into a single track.

Paleface Trail (Easy)

This simple trail departs from the Roundhouse Lodge and provides explorers a great introduction to wildflowers and old-growth forest. Resting places are found along the way.

Ridge Lookout Trail (Intermediate)

Starting from the Heli-pad just above the Roundhouse Lodge, this short steep trail gives ample opportunity for magnificent views. Observe the posted signs and keep to the single track trail.

Harmony Meadows (Expert)

This steep descent gives hikers excellent views of the Fitzsimmons Valley as well as Harmony Lake. Connect back to the Roundhouse Lodge from both High Note Trail and the Harmony Lake Trails.

High Note Trail (Expert)

Starting beyond the stone Inukshuk at the top of the Peak Express lift, this trail traverses rugged terrain and then eases into a rolling course. Climbers can enjoy stunning glimpses of Black Tusk and Cheakamus Lake. To loop back to the Roundhouse Lodge, head north at the trail junction away from Singing Pass and Flute Summit.

Pika's Traverse (Expert)

Traveling through some steep, rocky sections, this mountain trail leads hikers to the Harmony Tea Hut and back from the Half Note Trail to the Roundhouse Lodge. Visitors are asked to remain on the road.

Matthew's Traverse Road (Expert)

From the summit of Whistler Mountain to the Harmony Tea Hut, this pass gives trekkers expansive views of the surrounding mountain terrain. For visitors’ safety, please do not enter the glacier areas.