- Difficulty Easy
- Time 1.5 hours
- Round-Trip 5km
- Elevation Gain 50 meters
- Season March -October
- Camping No
- From Vancouver 1 hour 45 minutes
- Public Transit No
- Dog Friendly Yes
Lost Lake is a small lake within walking distance of Whistler Village and is a popular attraction with a beach area and surrounding trails for hiking and biking. The Lost Lake Nature Trail is a less traveled hiking path from the Cross Country Connection ski rental shop, on the other side of the creek from Lorimer Road near Blackcomb Way.
The Lost Lake Nature Trail starts to the right of the gravel road to Lost Lake and is easily missed if you're not looking for it. Look for a small, narrow trail that heads towards the creek and follow it. The Nature Trail stays close to the creek and is easy to follow once on it as the bushes only allow you to walk forward or back.
Not too far into your hike, the trail approaches the gravel road and continues on the other side. The next section consists of a gentle uphill climb as the trail weaves through the forest. Crossing another gravel bike path, the trail continues where it approaches another bike path before veering off into the forest again.
Eventually, the Nature Trail descends and exits onto the gravel road at a junction with Lost Lake in view. Walk a few steps down towards the wooden bridge but watch for a sign on your left that marks the Nature Trail. The route continues along the west side of the lake, offering a few scenic viewpoints and away from the often crowded beach area.
The trail meets up with the gravel road, marking the end of the Nature Trail. However, continue your hike by going right and following the gravel road around Lost Lake. At a junction, go right as you make your way down the east side of the lake back towards the beach area. Enjoy some time at the beach before heading west, crossing over two wooden bridges and reaching the junction with the gravel road. You can either return via the Nature Trail route you took earlier or follow the gravel road to the left which also takes you back to where you began your hike.