3.07 out of 5 - 14 reviews

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T.P. from SQUAMISH writes:

This is NOT a road you should be driving with a low-riding car. Pot holes and rocks will rip the bottom off your car. Take a little SUV at bare minimum. Never did find the trail head either. Wound up going back down to Whistler for a different hike entirely. :)

    Posted: May 22, 2021 03:31:59 PM PST

    Collin R Neal from Vancouver writes:

    Fantastic hike, be prepared for the bumpy road in & super bad bugs.

      Posted: July 31, 2020 03:22:56 PM PST

      John from Anacortes,, WA writes:

      Great trai. Second time on it. Road much worse than 3 years ago. However a woman in an older Ford Focus made it through the giant potholes and to the parking area. Much easier but still slow going with a truck.

        Posted: November 20, 2018 11:29:07 AM PST

        James from Vancouver writes:

        Just did this trail on October 13th as our original plan was Rainbow Lake or Iceburg lake but both closed as per Grizzlies in area. Having only a small car read the comments about how bad the road is but risked trying it. Made trailhead with no issues at all. As long as you go slow and take your time in spots most cars can make it. At trail head was 3 other cars and a low Acura R8!

        Highly recommend the hike with amazing views at the view point, gorgeous small falls and the massive cedars. Take other trail on way back past the lakes!

          Posted: October 15, 2018 06:59:10 PM PST

          Lee from Vancouver writes:

          Not recommend for sedan. The coming way to parking area is really tough.

            Posted: September 5, 2018 07:22:06 PM PST

            Don Lipmanson from Sebastopol, California writes:

            Access road becomes awful not far beyond the Zipline: huge and deep potholes plus lots of kids on ATV’s, but improved somewhat in last km. before trailhead. Utmost care is needed to avoid bottoming out in a (Prius) sedan.

            The trail, by contrast, is sweet, with ever larger trees as one approaches a delightful grove of ancient cedars that bring to mind the remaining stands of old growth Redwoods and Sequoias in California. Lots of people and quite a few kids and dogs on Labour Day weekend, yet still very enjoyable. Not sure there are any other moderate trails allowing dogs in the immediate vicinity of Whistler.

              Posted: September 2, 2018 07:55:26 PM PST

              Charlotte from Vancouver writes:

              The forest road is in a really bad condition- 4x4 needed with lots of clearance to get to the trailhead!!

                Posted: July 15, 2018 10:23:50 AM PST

                Rochelle from Winnipeg writes:

                Nice little hike near Whistler with some great interpretive signs. The road does not require 4WD, but a higher clearance vehicle would be preferable. Make sure you bring bug spray.

                  Posted: June 17, 2018 02:03:01 PM PST

                  Kristina from Vancouver writes:

                  We attempted to do this hike June 2, 2018. From the previous comments here I thought my car would be okay. The logging road is not graded and has tons of potholes and large rocks. It gets quite steep about 2kms in and that's when we decided to turn back. We would recommend having 4 wheel drive and lots of clearance.

                    Posted: June 9, 2018 10:17:35 AM PST

                    Jacob McConnar from Vancouver writes:

                    Good hike but super super busy. Over 50 cars parked for the hike on the weekend. Kind of ruined it when you see someone every 50 feet.

                      Posted: July 18, 2017 03:46:03 PM PST

                      Mike from Edmonton writes:

                      The drive up was enjoyable in our Jeep, and definitely doable with a regular sedan despite fairly large potholes. If you have a lowered sedan or a vehicle with low ground clearance I would not recommend this hike.

                      The first part of the trail was rocky and the majority of the climb was in the first kilometer.

                      The loop around the Ancient Cedars was nice. Expected more ancient Cedars, but still worth the hike.

                        Posted: September 30, 2016 02:47:55 PM PST

                        Penelope from Richmond, BC writes:

                        The 4.5 km drive up to the parking lot is quite narrow but manageable. Sedans should have no problem going up. The trail is quite nice and easy with the incline mostly contained in the first 10-15 minutes of the hike. Lots of kids when we went on Sunday - definitely a family friendly hike with lots of information about the old cedars. Finished the trail in 1.5 hours

                          Posted: May 26, 2015 11:48:31 AM PST

                          Will from Burnaby writes:

                          This is a beautifully maintained trail with a lengthy but easy ascent. There is a rewarding view and the loop around the giant trees is awesome. I drove up in my VW Jetta in late October. The forest service road is a rough 6 km ride. Made it in and out without problems but I'd take a different vehicle next time. (If you're using Dawn Hanna's "Best Hikes and Walks of Southwestern BC," this is the hike titled Cougar Mountain in that book.)

                            Posted: October 25, 2014 05:24:42 PM PST

                            Rob from Montenegro writes:

                            Has anybody hiked this trail yet? Is it open May 21????

                              Posted: May 22, 2014 06:12:17 PM PST

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