Wedgemount Lake

Whistler, British Columbia

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A spectacular lake lying in the shadow of Wedge Mountain and ringed by glaciers serves as the destination of this hike. The beautifully sited lake has the toe of the Wedgemount Glacier at its upper end and the great snowfields of Garibaldi Provincial Park’s highest summit, Wedge Mountain, standing above it to the south. To the east are the ribbed slopes of Mount Weart and to the west, the jagged crest of Rethel Mountain. On a small rise above the shore is a British Columbia Mountaineering Club cabin, open to climbers who may have their eyes on some or all of these peaks. There is also a wilderness campsite.

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"A spectacular lake lying in the shadow of Wedge Mountain and ringed by glaciers serves as the destination of this hike. The beautifully sited lake has the toe of the Wedgemount Glacier at its upper end and the great snowfields of Garibaldi Provincial Park’s highest summit, Wedge Mountain, standing above it to the south.

To the east are the ribbed slopes of Mount Weart and to the west, the jagged crest of Rethel Mountain. On a small rise above the shore is a British Columbia Mountaineering Club cabin, open to climbers who may have their eyes on some or all of these peaks. There is also a wilderness campsite."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Whistler
Distance: 8.7
Elevation Gain: 3,800 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: 7.5 hours
Season: Best July to September
Local Contacts: Garibaldi Provincial Park
Local Maps: 92J/02 Whistler
Driving Directions: Directions to Wedgemount Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

7/19/2009
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The trailhead is very easy to find (about 12 km north of the Whistler Village Way intersection you'll see the Provincial Parks sign for the right turn off the highway). It is a tough uphill slog (think Grouse Grind type of trail) to get above the forest. However, the payoff is great once you emerge from the trees. The wildflowers were in full bloom when we were there. Near the end there is one more steep uphill push to get over the ridge to the view of the lake. On a sunny day you can lay back on the rocks and take in the beautiful view. We were not staying overnight, but there were quite a few overnight backpackers on the trail.



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May 2018