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Riverside and Farside Loop

A Whistler favorite and fun family adventure along the banks of the Cheakamus River.

Hiking Moderate

6.2 km
128 m
128 m
1-2 hrs
Low Point
603 m
High Point
695 m
Riverside and Farside Loop Map

The Riverside/Farside Loop is one of the most popular day hikes to explore the stunning Whistler Interpretive Forest. Rushing waters, lush forests, and a suspension bridge make this one of the top must-do hikes if planning a trip through the area.


The entire hike is easy overall, but those newer to hiking may consider it more difficult. The terrain tends to be non-technical, though mud is always an option with most trails in this region.

Enjoy the loop clockwise or counter-clockwise beginning near the Sea to Sky Highway, and note that leashed dogs are welcome to accompany their owners.




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


  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Dog friendly
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features
  • Family friendly
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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