Wedgemount Lake, Whistler

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  • we are from australia and come from flat land. we decided to do this trek and to be honest, we werent prepared for how hard this would be. the bridge at the start is horizontal, but from then on its u...  more »
  • This hike is an experience like no other. You will travel from forested areas to more of an alpine setting as you ascent through the tree line. When you see the lake itself, you will be in for a very ...  more »
  • It´s not easy to get there, but when you are there you will enjoy a beautiful landscape and a fantastic view.  more »
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  • One of the best hikes in the Garibaldi area. Challenging, but definitely rewarding. Incredible views on the Wedgemount lake and glacier. Great place for camping. There a lots of spots, so there will be no problem with overbooking like on Garibaldi lake or Elfin lakes.
  • A difficult hike. We spent 7 hours total (stayed at the top for 1 hour). The descent is slower than the ascent. It's like 2 grouse grinds and then a 20-30 min scramble near the top. Wedgemount lake is beautiful...but I wouldn't say the view is spectacular. Garibaldi Lake or Panorama Ridge has a better view. If you come here to camp though it is definitely worth it. I sweat a lot (190lbs) and I drank 3.5 L (but could of got by with 3L). My wife is smaller (55lbs) and she drank 1.5L but she was conserving.
  • Great and challenging hike, especially with a heavy backpack. The descent is harder than the ascent, even more so with a heavy backpack. If you've got time I would recommend staying two nights as there is a lot of great hikes up there. For an example, you can hike the glacier or do a summit hike to the northern peak. Most importantly, you can enjoy the great views. The sunset and sunrise is remarkable. Great sources for fresh water up there too. Enjoy!
  • Hike takes about 2.5 hours up, and ~3 down. It gets pretty steep so you gotta go slow on the way down. Trail is clearly marked. There are toilets at the lake if you need them. Amazing views.
  • Amazing hike and amazing view. Recommend taking a lunch and a warm sweater, even in the dead of summer, it's pretty cold. This hike is rated as difficult and it is. Be prepared, take water, and wear appropriate footwear. Expect it to take 7 hours round trip.
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