Iceberg Lake via 19 Mile Creek

A classic Whistler hike with stunning views, dense forests, wildlife, waterfalls and an alpine lake as your destination.

Hiking Difficult

Distance
14 km
Ascent
960 m
Descent
960 m
Duration
4-5 hrs
Low Point
730 m
High Point
1.6 km
Gradient
14˚
Iceberg Lake via 19 Mile Creek Map

This classic hike in Whistler links a small trailhead near Green Lake to Iceberg Lake via the 19 Mile Creek Trail. It's rather popular, full of picturesque waterfalls, and a great trail to view wildlife. In fact, this source notes how bear sightings are such a common occurrence, that trail closures are not uncommon through the summer months. Overall, this half-day hike offers spectacular views, dense forests, and turquoise-tinted waters once you arrive at Iceberg Lake.

Description

This route is most often enjoyed as an out-and-back, though you could form a loop or point-to-point with the Skywalk Trail or Rainbow-Sproatt-Flank Trail. Water is abundant along the entire trail, though you should still pack adequately for a 6 - 8 hour round-trip trek to the lake. Dogs are not allowed anywhere on the trail.

Trailhead parking is somewhat limited during the summer months, so be mindful of all warnings and notices to avoid a ticket.

Sources: 10Adventures.com Sebastian Patterson

Difficulty

Difficult

Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

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

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Features

  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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