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Parkhurst Ghost Town Loop

A classic Whistler day hike exploring an interesting logging ghost town.

Hiking Easy

5.8 km
144 m
144 m
1-2 hrs
Low Point
617 m
High Point
694 m
Parkhurst Ghost Town Loop Map

A historical logging community from 1920 to 1950, Parkhurst Ghost Town ranks "as the most unusual and interesting" areas to explore near Whistler on a hike according to this source. Discover century-old relics, lush forests, hillside views on a relatively easy hike that has something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Leashed pets are also welcome to enjoy this "lollipop" loop.


Owned by Whistler, logging remnants can be found throughout the area, including ancient tractors and bulldozers. While some are near the trail, others require short detours off the mapped route. Don't hesitate to venture off the beaten path a little on this adventure and take time to appreciate the dense, emerald landscape that defines much of the region.




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.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between April and October


  • Wildlife
  • Historical
  • Dog friendly
  • Family friendly
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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