Guidebook

Keep Backcountry Beautiful

Trail Clean-Up in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor: August 22 & 23

Holly Walker

Description

Let's do a huge part - hike our favourite trails and pick up as much trash as we can!

Here is a list of Trails we suggest cleaning, but feel free to target areas that may be more in need of a clean up. Already have hiking plans for that weekend? Pick up trash as you go!

Raffle prizes are being provided by Mammut, FATMAP and Valhalla Squamish. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go to Valhalla Squamish Trail Fund, which supports trail development projects in the Sea-to-Sky. This summer, they are supporting the building and maintenance of the Howe Sound Marine Trail.

Let’s all set a good example for everyone and inspire responsible outdoor recreation by keeping our backcountry beautiful! Let’s educate our friends, respect our wildlands, give our local bears a chance to live happily and keep all trails in the backcountry as clean as possible for future outdoor visits.

Murrin Loop & Jurassic Ridge

Murrin Loop & Jurassic Ridge

Squamish
0 - 1 hrs
3.0 km
200 m
200 m
Sea-to-Sky Clean Up Day
Moderate
Private
Estuary Trail

Estuary Trail

Squamish
1 - 2 hrs
7.8 km
23 m
23 m
Sea-to-Sky Clean Up Day
Easy
Private
Stawamus Chief - Peak 1 (one-way)

Stawamus Chief - Peak 1 (one-way)

Squamish
1 - 2 hrs
1.9 km
536 m
0 m
Sea-to-Sky Clean Up Day
Difficult
Private
Grouse Grind
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Grouse Grind

1.9 km
803 m
0 m
THE classic Vancouver hike!
Difficult
Private
Quarry Rock
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Quarry Rock

3.7 km
238 m
237 m
Quick trail run along Deep Cove to the Quarry Rock
Moderate
Private
Pacific Spirit Regional Park
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Pacific Spirit Regional Park

13.6 km
153 m
153 m
Loops for trail running in inner city Pacific Spirit Regional Park.
Easy
Private
Stanley Park
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Stanley Park

11.8 km
201 m
201 m
So many options for trail running in iconic Stanley Park!
Easy
Private
Tunnel Bluffs
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Tunnel Bluffs

4 - 5 hrs
12.4 km
718 m
717 m
The safe and legal option for hiking Tunnel Bluffs.
Easy
Private
St Mark's Summit

St Mark's Summit

Cypress Mountain
3 - 4 hrs
11.4 km
618 m
616 m
This is a great hike which is a part of the Howe Sound Crest trail. At the top you are rewarded with great views over the Howe sound. Be prepared for crowds, leave early and beat the crowds.
Moderate
Private
West Lion via Binkert Trail

West Lion via Binkert Trail

15.7 km
1,529 m
The shorter, but steeper approach to the West Lion
Easy
Private
Train Wreck
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

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
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

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
Cheakamus Lake
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Cheakamus Lake

Whistler
3 - 4 hrs
14.3 km
351 m
353 m
Walk among huge trees to a milky blue lake with swim spots and campsites in Garibaldi Provincial Park.
Moderate
Private
Rainbow Lake Trail
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Rainbow Lake Trail

4 - 5 hrs
18.5 km
907 m
907 m
Gradual uphill hike through diverse forest, past a waterfall, to an alpine lake just outside Whistler.
Moderate
Private
Joffre Lakes
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Joffre Lakes

Duffy Lake
2 - 3 hrs
9.1 km
442 m
442 m
A popular hike to three turquoise-blue alpine lakes
Difficult
Private
Wedgemount Lake
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Wedgemount Lake

4 - 5 hrs
10.6 km
1,224 m
1,224 m
A stunning glacial lake rewards after a tough, steep hike
Severe
Private
Shannon Falls
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Shannon Falls

Squamish
0 - 1 hrs
0.6 km
38 m
37 m
One of the tallest waterfalls in British Columbia—a stunning 335m cascade!
Easy
Private
Nairn Falls
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Nairn Falls

Pemberton
0 - 1 hrs
2.4 km
62 m
62 m
This easy hike leads to a visually-stunning cascade with unique geologic formations.
Easy
Private
Crater Rim Trail
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Crater Rim Trail

10.3 km
373 m
372 m
Semi-quiet trail with some scenic vistas accessible via local transit.
Difficult
Private
Lost Lake Nature Trail
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

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
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

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
Figure Eight at Brohm Lake

Figure Eight at Brohm Lake

Squamish
8.2 km
367 m
373 m
Brohm Lake Interpretive Forest Trails run
Moderate
Private
Smoke Bluffs Loop Trail

Smoke Bluffs Loop Trail

Squamish
0 - 1 hrs
2.9 km
190 m
192 m
Short hiking trail that loops round the park, often used by rock climbers to access climbing routes
Moderate
Private
Yew Lake Interpretive Trail

Yew Lake Interpretive Trail

Cypress Mountain
0 - 1 hrs
2.0 km
24 m
24 m
Easy and accessible interpretive trail located in Cypress Mountain Provincial park
Easy
Private
Hollyburn Trail

Hollyburn Trail

0 - 1 hrs
4.1 km
114 m
114 m
Follows the Nordic Skiing Route
Easy
Private
One Mile Lake Loop

One Mile Lake Loop

Pemberton
0 - 1 hrs
1.5 km
25 m
25 m
1.5km loop around Pemberton's One Mile Lake
Easy
Private
Four Lakes Loop

Four Lakes Loop

Squamish
1 - 2 hrs
6.2 km
168 m
168 m
Loop the four lakes in the Alice Lake Provincial Park
Moderate
Private
Cat Lake Loop

Cat Lake Loop

Squamish
0 - 1 hrs
1.5 km
20 m
20 m
2km easy logging route around Cat Lake
Easy
Private
Cheshire Cat Loop: Cat Lake

Cheshire Cat Loop: Cat Lake

Squamish
1 - 2 hrs
4.8 km
194 m
194 m
Easy 5km loop from Cat Lake
Moderate
Private
Alice Lake Loop

Alice Lake Loop

Squamish
0 - 1 hrs
1.8 km
19 m
19 m
Easy, flat route around the lake in Alice Lake Provincial Park
Easy
Private