4.5 out of 5 - 6 reviews

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Brooke from Dundas, Ontario writes:

My mom & I changed plans when we found out the high note trail was closed for the season and tried out this trail at Blackcomb mountain instead. It was a really great hike. We’re both on the active side so we found it doable. It’s all uphill however it’s not the most technical footwork wise, which is nice and made it a faster climb to the top. We did it in 3 1/2 hours stopping to take lots of photos throughout the climb and a short 15 min rest for lunch. What’s nice about doing this trail is that, should you decide to just hike halfway, you can always hop on the gondola to finish, just make sure you purchase your ticket before you start the hike. It’s a beautiful trail with a mix through the lush rainforest and then open meadows. At the top we were greeted by some sooty grouse birds and got to see these adorable hoary marmots. We even saw a couple bears on our gondola ride down!

    Posted: September 19, 2022 08:41:36 PM PST

    David Lumb from Vancouver BC writes:

    Very nice hike; well marked, and with a bunch of interesting little interpretive signs along the way. The Ascent trail itself has nice views, but the nicest trails are after you get to the top, where there are a number of loops of varying lengths through the alpine terrain. This is a CHALLENGING hike; if you're unsure if you're up for the climb - take the lift and do the loops at the top instead.
    Compared to other Vancouver area climbs: This is nicer trail and better views than the Grouse Grind - but about 1 1/2 x the elevation gain and almost twice the length of the Grouse Grind.

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      Posted: July 28, 2022 05:29:37 PM PST

      Adrian C from Nanaimo writes:

      Awesome hike! As usual, Whistler Blackcomb set the standard. This trail was well maintained and while I was one of the first up in the morning, it was well used. Ran into a Blackbear just past the 4 km mark. Great day!

        Posted: August 22, 2020 04:28:21 PM PST

        Amandine from Burnaby writes:

        We hiked up all three sections in early August, on a very hot day, but it was absolutely worth it. The views as you go higher are gorgeous, a rainbow of wildflowers everywhere and old growth forest with a few educative signs mostly about the trees. The trail is perfectly marked and it took us a bit over 2 hours with a couple of breaks to get to the top. It is really hard on the legs and cardio though !

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          Posted: August 5, 2019 09:50:29 PM PST

          Dolores from Coquitlam writes:

          Did the whole Ascent Trail ( little burn, big burn, and heart burn) two times in the same week. It took us 2:14 minutes to do the 3 sections. It is a beautiful hike, very well marked, and although it is a bit difficult, it is not extremely long.

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            Posted: September 6, 2017 09:45:59 PM PST

            Craig from California writes:

            Did the descent, not the ascent. Took about 45 minutes to get down the hill....very steep and can be tough on the legs. Very similar to BCMC descent but worth it (and well marked trail).

              Posted: August 13, 2017 07:39:37 PM PST

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