A popular backpacking route with options to form a loop and camping options along Russet Lake.

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Description

Russet Lake via Singing Pass is a popular, rugged and challenging backpacking route that starts and ends in Whistler Village.

During the summer, it is a great way to spend the weekend in the backcountry enjoying views of surrounding peaks and possibly Cheakamus Lake.

You'll pass along numerous waterfalls, through lush forests, then enjoy spectacular panoramas from the trail's end. For those planning an overnight trip, your best options are to sleep at either Himmelsbach Hut or Kees and Claire Hut.

Tent camping is also an option as long as you adhere to any posted regulations. The route begins in in dense evergreen forests that transition to open meadows and alpine terrain as you near the lake.

Water is available along the trail, but plan to bring as much as possible, especially if camping.

Unlike other hikes that begin in Whistler, this hike is free to enjoy for anyone willing to attempt it. *While it can be done in winter, is extremely difficult and only recommended for experienced mountaineers.* Sources: Sebastian Patterson https://www.awalkandalark.com/russet-lake-via-singing-pass/