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Whistler Alpine: Harmony Lake -> Musical Bumps -> High Note


Whistler Blackcomb

Explore the alpine meadows, pristine lakes & rugged peaks of Whistler on this picturesque 10km route.

Hiking Difficult

11 km
845 m
497 m
3-4 hrs
Low Point
1.7 km
High Point
2.2 km
Whistler Alpine: Harmony Lake -> Musical Bumps -> High Note Map

This 10km route starts from Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain. Access is via gondola from the village.


NOTE: For the 2023 summer, access is a little different due to construction of the Fitzsimmons Chair. Hikers & sightseers will need to upload via Blackcomb Gondola from Upper Village (not the main Whistler Village) before switching over to the Peak2Peak Gondola that will take you from Blackcomb Mountain to Whistler Mountain.

Once you arrive at the Roundhouse Lodge / Peak2Peak Whistler Station, look for "Hiking & Sightseeing" signs and follow the signs for Harmony Lake Loop.

Once on the trails, you'll drop elevation fairly quickly for ~1.5km before reaching the pristine alpine lake called Harmony Lake. From here, look for the Musical Bumps trail on your right, which will traverse over towards Flute Summit. You'll start climbing fairly quickly for around 2km before reaching Flute Summit. From here, take in the views of the Black Tusk and Cheakamus Lake before you double back down to the fork on your left which will take you onto High Note Trail.

Once on High Note, you'll continue for ~5km of climbing as well as a short Via Ferrata section with a few chains. This single track trail will take you along the back side of Whistler Mountain through picturesque alpine meadows before a final 400m climb back up to Whistler Peak. While you're up here, take in the views of Cheakamus Lake, the Black Tusk, and the other mountains in the Garibaldi National Park.

You can choose to download via Peak Express Chair and a short walk back up to Roundhouse, or opt for a 3km run down Pika's Traverse to Roundhouse.

NOTE: There are very few water sources along this trail, and no water facilities at the top of Peak Chair, so make sure you bring enough water for the entire trail, especially on a hot day!

NOTE: A gondola lift ticket is required to access these trails, or an EPIC Pass.

DOGS: Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on the trail or Whistler Blackcomb lifts



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.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between July and September


  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Wild flowers

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