Lost Lake Easy Loop

Whistler

Hike along a flat gravel path to a beautiful swimming lake.

Hiking Easy

Distance
4.6 km
Ascent
53 m
Descent
53 m
Low Point
658 m
High Point
695 m
Gradient
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Lost Lake Easy Loop Map

Description

Lost Lake Park is one of the most popular hiking destinations in Whistler, thanks to its easy accessibility from Whistler Village. By following the Valley Trail, you can literally walk to this forest area from the heart of Whistler Village without ever getting into a car.

The route mapped here is one of the easiest hikes in the region. This lollipop route follows wide, graded gravel paths that are used for cross country skiing in the winter but make for excellent walking in the summertime. Since the surface consists of graded crushed gravel, there are no obstacles to worry about or present any issues. This makes for a perfect hike for tourists who don’t hike very frequently, or large families (even those with young kids).

From the entrance to the park, the gravel path runs through a beautiful forest to Lost Lake itself. The loop of the lollipop circumnavigates the lake, with the route finishing on the same stem that you used to access the lake.

Lost Lake is one of Whistler’s most popular lakes for swimming, so plan to finish your hike with a dip in this beautiful alpine lake! Since it is relatively small, the water warms up quickly in the springtime and remains quite warm and pleasant all throughout the summer. Docks and floating rafts provide great places to jump from and lie in the sun. A dedicated dog beach allows canines to frolic in the cool water, and the most remote pier along the same shore is a dedicated nudist swimming spot. On the weekend, it’s common to see crowds of people along the shores of Lost Lake—and for good reason!

Difficulty

Easy

Walking along a well-kept trail that’s mostly flat. No obstacles are present.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

May, June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Picturesque
  • Dog friendly
  • Water features
  • Family friendly

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