Elevation : 1740m
We actually did an overnight trip and combine these 3 hikes. I would totally recommend doing that. It’s a long week-end, but really worth it. The detailed info for each hike is the info for a ‘day hike round-trip’. Distance from Vancouver : 1h45
Elevation : 820m
Elevation : 1520m
We left Vancouver early in the morning and headed out to the trailhead. We hiked up to Taylor Meadows and pitch the tent. From there we took our daypacks and went up Black Tusk… and then went back down to Garibaldi Lake to hang out, feets in the water. Then we walked back to Taylor Meadows for the night and a good dinner. In the morning we left early for Panorama Ridge, came back to the Meadows, packed the tent away and hiked back down to the parking lot. Over 20km and 20h of hiking in 2 days. That’s what I call a week-end!
Elevation : 800m
1h30 from Vancouver
Unfortunately we didn’t get a view on that one. It was really foggy. The trail is actually pretty steep at the beginning until you get to the meadows where the vegetation is really interesting. You can keep going further to Thurston peak if you want but we didn’t that time as there was no view…
Elevation : 350m
Discovered this trail this fall for the first time. A really nice surprise… Steep sections at the start (read – pretty steep and steady) with a nice flat trail at the end to go around the lake and to the view point. Hoping to do this one again snowshoeing or during the summer !
Elevation : 460m
45min from Vancouver
We did this hike in the fall just when the first snowfall arrived. It’s been a while now as I am creating this blog more than a year after I hiked it, but I do remember a good way up at the beginning, followed but a long section in the forest and then the summit where the clouds moved away just as we were having our lunch… And beautiful views.