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Dave from Coquitlam writes:

Did Sept 2nd. Spectacular hike with constant amazing views. Worth the gondola ticket to be able to start way up high in alpine. I finished hike with dip in lake at end of trail. very refreshing on a warm day. You can take the half-note trail to shorten it but I highly recommend doing the whole High Note.

    Posted: September 5, 2017 07:54:35 AM PST


    David Scott from Abu Dhabi writes:

    It would be useful to note in your hike overview that the Peak Express chairlift has a height restriction and does not allow riders under 100 cm, including any small children in carriers. Failure to note this fact might result in families paying the gondola fees and getting to the entrance of the Peak Express with hopes of taking the high note trail only to discover that they have wasted both their time and money and would be unable to take the hike.

      Posted: August 28, 2017 06:57:56 PM PST


      crossover from Vancouver, BC writes:

      Hiked on 2017.07.29. This is one of the most scenic trail I have hiked so far. The views were breathtaking as soon as you board the gondola. The Peak Express chairlift opens at 11am and you can ride both ways (i.e. you can hike the loop clockwise). There were a few patches of snow left but nothing to worry about. The "tricky part" of the trail made it more interesting (see attached pic). It should not take you more than 4 hrs to finish, but the view is so beautiful so why rush through it? The only drawback is the price of the gondola but I will hike this trail every year from now on. Loved it!

      • High Note Trail photo
      • High Note Trail photo
      • High Note Trail photo

        Posted: July 31, 2017 05:52:24 PM PST


        Binder from Surrey writes:

        Hiked the high notes Trail on July 26th and I must say it's absolutely beautiful, highly recommend! There is a sign at the entrance of the trail saying large amounts of snow, experienced hikers only, but there was barely any snow. Amazing scenic views all around. Hike is somewhat lengthy (took us about 3 1/2 hours) and near the end there are some steep parts. Would recommend starting the high note and cutting it short and going back through the half note as the views are mainly on the one side of the mountain.

        • High Note Trail photo

          Posted: July 28, 2017 06:00:19 PM PST


          Dungi from Coquitlam writes:

          Have anyone done this hike lately? Is it open yet? Thank you.

            Posted: July 19, 2017 12:42:50 PM PST


            Carl Speardon from Vancouver writes:

            Excellent trail.

              Posted: July 6, 2017 12:02:33 PM PST


              crossover from Vancouver, BC writes:

              @ saul & Tracey -- I was there on Jun 25th. The High Note Trail was not open yet (still covered under many feet of snow).

                Posted: June 28, 2017 02:51:35 PM PST


                saul from Vancouver writes:

                Curious what the conditions are of high note - planning a camping trip to Russet Lake and based on the elevation I'm worried about the snow - has anyone gone recently?

                  Posted: June 27, 2017 09:02:16 AM PST


                  Tracey from Maple ridge writes:

                  Can anyone let me know if the trail has snow right now? I'm planning on hiking this weekend (June 25).

                  Thanks!

                  Tracey

                    Posted: June 23, 2017 08:18:48 PM PST


                    Bill from Vancouver writes:

                    Alpine flowers are blooming now. It will not last long.
                    The first 2/3 part of the high note trail is very good, but the rest 1/3 is kind of boring. Next time will try the half note trail.

                      Posted: August 10, 2016 03:49:02 PM PST


                      Shawn Griffin from Vancouver writes:

                      Can we do it the other way, start at the bottom and hike up? Then take the gondola down?

                        Posted: July 20, 2016 09:21:25 PM PST


                        Stacy from London, ON writes:

                        I see that this trail is open from July-October. I am going to be in Whistler the first week of November. Any insight on what the trail would be like/if the chairlift will be open?

                        Thanks :)

                          Posted: September 14, 2015 02:51:54 PM PST


                          Kelly from Surrey writes:

                          Hiked the High Note trail yesterday (August 03, 2015), was a beautiful day. the trail was very dry no snow spotted anywhere. Loved this hike! Was so beautiful and scenic. The first half of the trail was the most scenic, so if you prefer you could take the half note trail back to the roundhouse or you can continue on and finish the high note. The trail can be technical in spots and the beginning of the trail is fairly steep downhill with loose dirt and gravel (for those new to hiking). You do have to take the chairlift up to the start of the hike so if you are afraid of heights this one might not be for you. I highly recommend doing this hike!!

                            Posted: August 4, 2015 12:17:31 PM PST


                            Mitchell from Vancouver writes:

                            I would like to do the High Note trail tomorrow(Nov 15th 2014) I cannot find anything saying that the chairlifts are running now, or what the conditions are like on the trail?
                            Anybody have info on this. I will check early tomorrow morning.

                              Posted: November 15, 2014 11:57:42 PM PST


                              Kerry from Colorado writes:

                              Is there anyway to access the High Note Trail without riding the Peak Charilift? We have 1yr old in a frame pack and are unable to ride the chairlift.

                                Posted: October 13, 2014 11:37:23 AM PST


                                jennifer from ottawa writes:

                                Want to do this hike when I'm in Whistler on the 25th but I have vertigo and some parts of it looked on the video like they might be too steep for me. Any insights?

                                  Posted: August 6, 2014 05:44:25 PM PST


                                  Lynna from Delta writes:

                                  Hiked this trail on July 27. The weather was fantastic and only the tiniest patch of snow not far from the start of the trail (maybe 15 feet, well trod and easy to walk on). The views were amazing, as expected. Please note that unless you walk to the top of Whistler you will have to buy a $50+ lift pass. We made the most of it by taking the Peak to Peak gondola to Blackcomb and then two more chair lifts to the village.

                                    Posted: July 28, 2014 08:00:27 PM PST


                                    Michelle from Vancouver writes:

                                    Went up just me and my boyfriend today, July 5th 2014. Still quite a lot of snow, parts of the path are entirely covered and we had to do a little searching/going off trail to find it. Mind you it was also very cloudy and hard to see. We ended up climbing up the mountain on all fours in the snow near a cliff to try to find the trail again. Would be a beautiful hike on a sunny day, probably best to avoid on a cloudy, colder day like today.

                                      Posted: July 5, 2014 07:49:26 PM PST


                                      Richard from vancouver writes:

                                      Any update on the chairlift & trail ?

                                      Wish to do it this weekend,
                                      but do not know whether there is chairlift open for hikers & trail condition.

                                      Thanks

                                        Posted: November 12, 2013 01:25:48 PM PST


                                        Mike from Vancouver writes:

                                        One of the best hikes I've ever done. The views were incredible! The hike was pretty easy too... you take the chairlift to the top and most of it is downhill. There were 4 of us doing this and we were back at the Gondola in under 3 hours.

                                          Posted: August 13, 2013 05:02:56 PM PST


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