Guidebook

Rainy Day Hikes Near Whistler

A collection of shoulder season and rainy-day hiking options in the Whistler area.

Harriet Parnis

Description

Whistler is known for its epic mountain peaks, which include meadows of wildflowers and alpine lakes. However, Whistler is also located in a temperate rainforest, so there are a lot of rainy days, too. It's these days (or in the shoulder season when the snowline is still low) where this collection of hikes comes in to inspire you.

From the modern graffiti artwork on the trainwreck to 1000-year-old cedar trees, there's a variety of short and medium hiking options which mostly take cover under the thick forest canopy. Lost Lake and Logger's Lake are both great options to take a dip in, too (and two of the warmest lakes in the area!).

Watch your feet on the wet roots and woodwork, though, and do some research on snow elevation levels before you head off.

Train-wreck, Crater Rim Trail and Lost Lake can all be accessed via Whistler's local transit system. Brandywine Falls can be reached by any car. For Ancient Cedars, a medium-high clearance vehicle is needed.

Crater Rim Trail
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Crater Rim Trail

10.3 km
373 m
372 m
Semi-quiet trail with some scenic vistas accessible via local transit.
Difficult
Private
Ancient Cedars Trail
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Ancient Cedars Trail

1 - 2 hrs
4.4 km
239 m
239 m
1000+ year old trees hidden in a micro-ecosystem on Cougar Mountain
Moderate
Private
Lost Lake Nature Trail
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Lost Lake Nature Trail

Whistler
0 - 1 hrs
2.8 km
71 m
71 m
Off-the-track path through the woods and along the stream, steps from Whistler's town centre
Moderate
Private
Lost Lake Easy Loop
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Lost Lake Easy Loop

Whistler
4.6 km
53 m
53 m
Hike along a flat gravel path to a beautiful swimming lake.
Easy
Private
Train Wreck
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Train Wreck

0 - 1 hrs
2.8 km
82 m
82 m
A mysterious scattering of crashed train cars and urban artwork in the forest.
Easy
Private
Brandywine Falls and Swim Lake
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Brandywine Falls and Swim Lake

0 - 1 hrs
1.9 km
49 m
49 m
Short walk to a viewing platform over a picture-perfect, 70-meter waterfall.
Easy
Private