Half Note Trail to High Note

Whistler

Whistler Blackcomb

A classic hike atop Whistler Peak that utilizes the Peak Express Lift to form a loop known for its endless views.

Hiking Moderate

Distance
7.1 km
Ascent
600 m
Descent
600 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
2.2 km
Gradient
26˚
Half Note Trail to High Note Map

The Half Note to High Note Circuit is one of the top ways to explore the views around the summit of Whistler Mountain. Beginning at the Roundhouse Lodge, most hikers choose to ascend to the top of Whistler Mountain by way of the Peak Express Lift, then hike the circuit downhill beginning with an epic traverse of the Cloudraker Skybridge. Along the way you'll earn expansive views of the surrounding mountains and nearby Cheakamus Lake on a half-day hike often touted as one of the best in the area.

Description

After enjoying the commanding views from the bridge, the route follows the High Note Trail around the peak's southern slopes, where it passes the Top of the World Trail before linking up with the Half Note Trail. The hike ends with Pika's Traverse as you navigate around the side of the mountain back to the lodge.

Pack plenty of food and water for an estimated 3 - 4 hour hike, and note that it's not a great option for younger children.

Source: 10adventures.com

Difficulty

Moderate

Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Alpine
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike

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