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Panorama Ridge is a very popular extension of the Garabaldi Lake hike and, being less of a technical scramble than the Black Tusk, makes it a perfect objective for the intermediate hiker. Choosing to hike to Garibaldi Lake on day 1, spending the night camped beside the lake, and then tackling Panorama Ridge the next day is a good idea.
But for the ambitious, Panorama Ridge can be hiked in a single day. Alternatively, you can choose to camp at the trail junction in Taylor Meadows. From Taylor Meadows below Garibaldi Lake, the route meanders at a more gentle gradient up to the Black Tusk junction.
Continue heading straight and after about 2km you will gain views of Mimulus Lake and Black Tusk Lake below. The trail becomes steeper and less obvious the further you go—look for rock cairns and boot marks to guide the way.
Eventually the route levels out and you will see how the ridge got its name.
Your view includes a number of volcanoes: Mt Price, Clinker Peak, Cinder Cone, Black Tusk and Mt Garibaldi, to name a few.
Return the same way.