4.45 out of 5 - 11 reviews

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LauraS345 from Vancouver writes:

Beautiful, well-maintained trail! Hard to find a trail in SW BC that is so smooth, without the typical gnarly roots/overgrown bushes/muddy sink holes/ fallen deadfall to negotiate. That said, this is definitely a steep hike, not for the un-conditioned but doable with a moderate fitness level, allowing 8 or 9 hours (rather than 7 hrs. per the hike description) for a round trip with time to enjoy the views and the lake.
The directions on this site are accurate but it is necessary to pay attention to them closely as there are quite a few junctions. The only thing that is not mentioned is the brand new outhouse in the alpine, beautifully constructed with a great pine smell (not your typical outhouse - not yet anyway).
Hiking poles recommended as this trail feels steeper on the way down and can be a real knee burner! The lake was still half frozen on July 14, but hardly any snow to navigate, just a few patches, well packed down for regular hiking boots.
Recommend this hike for a hot day, to enjoy the coolness of the creek and waterfalls on the way up, and the air conditioned breeze off the glacier and melting lake (a comfortable 10 degrees cooler in the alpine than in Whistler).
The alpine breeze blew the bugs away as well, they were only bothersome on the lower one third of the the hike where the temp. was much warmer and less breezy. Bring bug spray, and lots of sun protection for the alpine area.
Really appreciate the trail builders and maintainers - beautiful trail, thank you :)

    Posted: July 15, 2018 09:55:01 PM PST

    Paige C from Vancouver writes:

    This is one of my favorite hikes but the the signage at the the lower section is barely legible now, so it’s best to follow the instructions here. We hiked this on July 14th and there is still heaps of snow at the top covering up trial markers and cairns and it can get a bit confusing if you’re not familiar with the trails and area.

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      Posted: July 15, 2018 07:04:26 AM PST

      Wasif from Surrey writes:

      It was a beautiful hike. We went 23rd Jun. The top portion of the hike and the path to the lake was entirely covered in at least 7 ft+ snow. I'd recommend trying it in late august when snow has melted. Otherwise it an awesome hike. Moderate difficulty but you're rewarded with a great view.

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        Posted: June 23, 2018 08:57:57 PM PST

        Amy from Surrey writes:

        Snowshoe with a friend today. Breaking trail with all the fresh snow fallen. Snow was about over my knees about 60cm. We made it close to the 3km mark. Decided to turn around and call it a day. Wish there were more hikers with us breaking trail. What a work out with so much snow!!! More snow on the way. Think our tracks will be cover again. For sure wanted to go back with a brunch of hikers to break trail again!

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          Posted: November 20, 2017 08:33:33 PM PST

          Kim from Burnaby writes:

          Hi there! We just came down from TRYING to reach the lake but it was not possible. The previous 3 groups also did not make it past the meadow. We left some fresh tracks following the orange markers, but don't follow our tracks because we never made it to the lake, instead having to stop after an hour of wandering through waist-deep snow. There is a lot of snow and ice, be prepared and wear crampons if you are heading up there ! Good luck trying ;)

            Posted: October 27, 2017 09:30:22 AM PST

            Eva from Vancouver writes:

            Hi guys! We were planning on doing this hike October 28 or 29 as it will be really sunny then. How are the conditions for the hike? Is it still doable? We will be with 5 people so can help each other out but have no special equipment. Also, how long would it take?

              Posted: October 26, 2017 12:19:17 PM PST

              Rolf G. Kirst from Nussdorf - Bavaria Germany writes:

              The tour is great and easy to find. Only follow the signs to 19 miles creek. In the first section it us the lower trail and later the upper trail. When you enter the alpin meadow you will see why you drudged so much to come there. From the meadows its another 1 km to iceberg lake but it is worthwhile to hike and climb through rough rocks. When you arrive you enjoy - the wonderful view, the lake filled with ice water and the cliffs from rainbow mountain.
              I saw many trails in the Rockies but this one was a highlight.

                Posted: October 2, 2017 07:33:58 PM PST

                Shelby from Delta writes:

                Such a great hike! Easy to follow and accurately rated. Beautiful views at the top however the mosquitos were annoying while enjoying the lake. BE BEAR aware, we came within 15ft of HUGE mama bear on lower part of the trail about 20 mins from the cars (we were rounding a corner so didn't see her right away). We backed up, started making noise and saw her cub scurry away up the mountain and mama followed a few minutes later. Went with my boyfriend and our Aussie Shepard, 6hrs roundtrip including an hour at the top. Highly recommend!

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                  Posted: September 6, 2017 10:17:25 PM PST

                  Jordan (Yodan) Karyanto from Vancouver writes:

                  One of the best mountain I have hiked in BC!
                  We went just 2 days ago taking advantage of the labor day long weekend. This year we have a very warm summer, which makes the hike even better.
                  The view is astonishing goes without saying. The best part of all is the variety of the terrain, there were some quite intense steep slopes, nice forest shade, waterfall, river, rocky path to large grassy field. The hike never get bored, but get really tough! Although it is a intermediate trail because of relatively nice paced path, but the 15 km range can be really difficult in term of endurance. I hike Chef at least once every year for the past 5 years, and I think is fair to say if this is level 10, Chef is only level 7, so be prepared and have tons of fun.

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                    Posted: September 5, 2017 11:13:50 PM PST

                    Elisabeth Dewi from Surrey writes:

                    It's an Awesome Glacier

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                      Posted: September 5, 2017 01:26:11 PM PST

                      Cheryl s from Squamish writes:

                      This is one of my favourite hikes we've been up ther 3 times in the last 2 years. Just did it last week once more and did the Kevin's home run loop. 20 km and took us 8 and a half hours the wildflowers are out and absolutely amazing right now dipped our feet in iceberg lake coldest lake ever there are so many choices of trails that you will need to go back thanks to the alpine club of Canada whistler branch for all their tireless work on the trail truly exceptional

                        Posted: August 21, 2017 03:52:58 PM PST

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