A Local’s Take on Lost Lake Hiking Options
When thinking of Whistler, for many may conjure images of hardcore adrenaline junkies and famous athletes. But don’t let the speed of Rob Boyd and the flying high style of Brandon Semenuk hold you back from developing your inner athlete. I have gathered a selection of local hikes that will satisfy any abilities’ craving.
Looking for a quick Calorie Cruncher with easy access to the Village? Head to the far-left corner of lot 5 and follow the Valley Trail heading north under the bridge. Whistler’s popular Lost Lake trails offer hikers a collection of trails. Sink your feet into one of my favourite journeys! Trips average around 5 to 6 km and timing will depend on your personal lollygagging levels. I recommend that you plan for 45 mins to 2 (or more) hrs.
Easy Peasy: The Lost Lake Loop is an easy-to-follow wide gravel road that loops around the Park. The trail is perfect for experiencing the forest feel without being in the thick of it. This one is ideal for when time is short, you’re looking for fast access to the beach or want the flattest trail available.
Nature Nut: The Nature Trail is great for mixing with nature without adventuring far from civilization. The beginning is right of the Bear sign at the Lost Lake Trailhead. Your journey follows Blackcomb Creek through marshlands, forest, and rock surfaces. The Nature Trail has the added benefit of being a dedicated hiking trail: NO Bikes allowed.
Sport It Up: Shake things up! Hike while experiencing the Whistler Disc Golf Course. Start your journey with free parking at Whistler’s Spruce Grove Park. Locate the Whistler Waldorf and you will see the Trail Map Board. Follow the signs to begin your hike in sporting style. This course is FREE! All you need is a disc, an inch of skill and the energy to conquer up to 27 holes (how many you complete is totally up to you!). You’ll find me recouping on the beach at Lost Lake towards the end of the course!
Whatever your level of fitness and motivation, Lost Lake is a great starting point for getting outside and taking in those mountain views!
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