p.parentNode.insertBefore(s,p); Rainbow mountains hidden gem is rainbow lake. Few views, though fantastic. The Rainbow Trail is a convenient and popular trail near Whistler Village that takes you to Rainbow Lake as well as the Rainbow-Sproatt Flank Trail, Rainbow Falls, Hanging Lake, Madeley Lake, Beverley Lake, Rainbow Mountain... and even Whistler Olympic Park if you are determined. 17 Reviews of Rainbow Lake "Perfect fall hike not too strenuous, nice forest, gorgeous subalpine meadows and great views of Wedge, the Armchair Glacier … Continue straight, staying on the wide gravel path. Garibaldi Park is open and Whistler trails never closed! it's at the top of rainbow mountain. Rainbow Lake itself is in a gorgeous alpine valley with branching trails that extend further beyond the lake in at least three directions. Tel: 604-932-5535 Madeley Lake is a wonderfully idyllic mountain lake deep in the wilderness of Callaghan Valley. Lost lake has become a popular fishing destination in Whistler’s downtown core. As far as hikes go, the trek up to Rainbow Lake is a Whistler classic. I started off about 9.30am. s.async = true; The Rainbow Lake Alpine Trails are closed to the public after "a defensive encounter" between a grizzly bear and a group of hikers, the Resort Municipality of Whistler announced Oct. 2. Mar 28, 2019 - Welcome to Hike 3 in my Summer Hike Series in collaboration with Peak Training Whistler . Unfortunately, Rainbow Lake is the water supply for Whistler, so you cannot swim, fish or camp near the lake. To get even further from the world, hike the partly marked trail to Beverley Lake. The Rainbow Trail is a convenient and popular trail near Whistler Village that takes you to Rainbow Lake as well as the Flank Trail, Rainbow Falls, Hanging Lake, Madeley Lake, Beverly Lake, Rainbow Mountain... and even Whistler Olympic Park if you are determined. The Rainbow Lake Trail is a popular hike and is moderately difficult, with an average completion time of around 6 hours. The trail is very much covered in snow. Turn left here and follow the road around the lake for about 7 km. Eventually you reach a sign pointing to the second outhouse to the left. Look for the big "Rainbow Trail" sign. There are 3 outhouses along the trail to Rainbow Lake. Continue straight (Rainbow Drive becomes Alta Lake Rd after about 1 kilometre) until at 7.3km you will see the trailhead on your right and the big "Rainbow Trail" sign. See the trail maps below for the routes to each of these lakes. The trailhead is a short 15 minute drive from Whistler Village. Comments about Rainbow Lake. Booking.com Stay on the trail on the right side of the road, then re-enter the forest on a trail that is just after the road's corner on the right (don't follow the road). The first kilometre is well worn and easy to follow as this is also a somewhat popular trail to reach the summit of Rainbow Mountain. Aug 1, 2018 - Welcome to Hike 3 in my Summer Hike Series in collaboration with Peak Training Whistler . Best Snowshoeing Trails in Whistler here. As the trail levels, Rainbow Lake comes into view. Turn left and merge onto the Highway. Along with the waterfalls, bridge crossings and valley views, the Rainbow Trail passes through deep forest with some impressively huge trees. Alta Lake Road skirts the far side of Alta Lake and connects with the Sea to Sky Highway in Alpine, north of Whistler Village as well as Creekside south of Whistler Village. The trail winds through a meadow area before going up one final steep section. Walk through the base and find mossy wet forest and as you climb be greeted by fresh powder snow. Continue driving northbound, passing through Squamish and eventually into Whistler. Continue driving along the highway through West Vancouver and, just before Horseshoe Bay, merge onto Highway #99 Northbound to Squamish / Whistler. As recently as 2014 signs of cougar activity were identified on the Flank Trail near where it branches off from the Rainbow Trail. Beverley Lake is about an hours hike from Rainbow Lake(see maps below). A few minutes from the road, you reach a junction where going right takes you to Rainbow Falls. Rainbow lake near Whistler (with a detour) | Whistler, British Columbia (Canada) rute This trail is from the Rainbow lake going down to the parking lot, which is the starting point for this hike (I turned on the GPS going back). The short side trip is worth the walk as you are offered a great view standing on rocks directly over the falls, peering down at the cold, rushing water below. With the restrictions at Rainbow Lake for camping, swimming, etc, Madeley Lake, Hanging Lake and especially Beverley Lake are great options. Pass the wooden gate and follow the trail uphill along the smooth path into the second generation forest. Cross the road and continue walking straight, passing a building to your right until you reach a sign post that points to a trail to the left called the Flank Trail. The lake itself holds some spectacular views of both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Erratic or glacier erratic is a piece of rock that has been carried by glacial ice, often hundreds of kilometres. This detour can easily be seen on the trail. The lake provides the water supply for Whistler so there is no camping, swimming, or bathing allowed, and absolutely no pets. Cell coverage is very reliable on the trail to Rainbow Lake. Apr 27, 2019 - Welcome to Hike 3 in my Summer Hike Series in collaboration with Peak Training Whistler . The forest section is enjoyable as you gradually gain elevation and the trail crosses many small, wooden bridges. This is "Whistler, Rainbow Lake" by Don Francisco on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. Dogs are not allowed at Rainbow Lake due to the lake being part of Whistler's watershed. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Hanging Lake is a bit dark and swampy as compared to the spectacular camping at Beverley Lake which is a tough but rewarding hike beyond Rainbow Lake. At the first set of traffic lights at Taylor Way, turn right and drive up the steep hill, watching for signs for Highway #1 Westbound. From the trailhead along Alta Lake Road, walk past the large map of the area and into the forest as you follow the route next to 21 Mile Creek. After a nice long bike ride you get to rest and enjoy Rainbow lake. You can electronically Unsubscribe at any time. 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After enjoying your time at Rainbow Lake, retrace your steps back down the trail you came, following the 8km route through the forest, across the many bridges, back to the parking area along Alta Lake Road. If you follow me on Instagram , you probably saw my stories about needing to up my hiking game in order to keep up with Meaghan, owner of Peak Training, because no … Madeley Lake is a nice, easy to get to, and free place to camp and the logging road to get to it is usually free of snow June to November. Rainbow Falls Loop is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Whistler, British Columbia, Canada that features a river and is good for all skill levels. With its inspiring views of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, lake access and grassy lawns, Rainbow Park is the perfect setting for your event. It's an all day hike - if you're doing it mid summer you'll have plenty of daylight to work with. The beautiful, green water rushes through the ... Madeley Lake is a beautiful, remote mountain lake hidden high up in the, The short, winding, and ever-changing hiking trail to Rainbow Falls is the same as the much more popular trailhead for. Not far from the trailhead, the small Rainbow Falls sign is easily missed. Nestled in the trees, Lost lake offers some of Whistler’s best fishing for Rainbow Trout ranging in size from 12″ – 18″. The Rainbow Trail is a convenient and popular trail near Whistler Village that takes you to Rainbow Lake as well as the Flank Trail, Rainbow Falls, Hanging Lake, Madeley Lake, Beverley Lake, Rainbow Mountain... and even Whistler Olympic Park if you are determined. On a sunny day, a large sun-facing erratic will often be warm and sometimes even hot, providing a comfortable and surreal place to relax. It is a consistently uphill and very beautiful trail with several water crossings and waterfalls on the way to the picture-perfect lake. This is "Rainbow Lake - Whistler" by Houvee Productions on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. The trailhead for Rainbow Lake is located in Whistler, on the west side of Alta Lake. There is decent camping available nearby at Hanging Lake as well as Beverley Lake in the direction of Rainbow Mountain. At 3km into the hike, you reach a wooden gate with a sign about Whistler's Watershed. There are plenty of other excellent, dog friendly hiking options around Whistler. Camping is allowed at Hanging Lake, which is 1.5km beyond Rainbow Lake. View a map of Driving directions to Rainbow Lake. A few minutes further along the trail, cross a large cable bridge and walk up the trail as it veers left where there is a view of a waterfall that cascades down from the rocks high above. The Rainbow Trail is a convenient and popular trail near Whistler Village that takes you to Rainbow Lake as well as the Rainbow-Sproatt Flank Trail, Rainbow Falls, Hanging Lake, Madeley Lake, Beverley Lake, Rainbow Mountain... and even Whistler Olympic Park if you are determined. From a small parking area on Alta Lake Road just west of Whistler Village the trail immediately begins climbing through dense forest alongside 21 Mile Creek, a preview of the long steady climb ahead that eventually ascends 830 meters over 8 kilometers (900 meters if you continue on to The Rainbow Mountain trail veers right and quickly ascends through massive boulders. Do not follow the Flank Trail, instead go right and follow the wide gravel route uphill as it gradually climbs through the forest with the sounds of 21 Mile Creek below, to your right. The Rainbow Lake trailhead is on Alta Lake Road and is a short 10 minute drive from the village near the Rainbow Park entrance. After enjoying the waterfall, return to the junction and follow the trail uphill until it arrives at the gravel road a short distance later. Rainbow Park is located on the west side of Whistler Valley. From downtown Vancouver, drive to Georgia Street and head westbound as Georgia turns into the Stanley Park Causeway. be sent by Email through the Contact Us The third outhouse is near Rainbow Lake, down a short path near the large wooden sign. I loved this hike for the challenge but mostly for the scenery. var s = d.createElement(sc), p = d.getElementsByTagName(sc)[0]; })(document, 'script', '//aff.bstatic.com/static/affiliate_base/js/flexiproduct.js'); Mount Meager erupted here 2400 years ago and filled the valley with debris that cemented into rock that blocked Lillooet River. There are several cable and suspension bridges, 21 Mile Creek, a large waterfall, scenic old-growth forest, and views of Blackcomb before reaching the lake itself. At 3.9km turn left onto Alpine Way, then at the next stop sign turn left onto Rainbow Drive. There is parking and you can ride the valley trail - a separated paved bike route - safe for all. At this point, the wide route ends and becomes a narrower hiking trail. Sep 5, 2018 - Welcome to Hike 3 in my Summer Hike Series in collaboration with Peak Training Whistler . The trail gradually climbs until you reach a gravel road. It is located about five minutes into the Rainbow Trail and your best bet to find it is to keep bearing right along the first couple trail branches. Note: As of 2014, major trail work is ongoing around this section and it looks as though there will be a new trail that bypasses this route through the bog. s.type = 'text/javascript'; Sign up to receive hiking updates, information There are a few views of the valley across to Whistler Mountain, Blackcomb Mountain, and Wedge Mountain. Other than the weird picnic table there are no signs of humanity, and no restrictions on camping as you have at Rainbow Lake. Erratics are frequently seen around Whistler and Garibaldi Provincial Park. Rainbow Lake is a scenic alpine lake in Whistler. Rainbow Lake is a source of Whistler's drinking water and therefore, swimming in the lake and camping at the lake are NOT permitted. This is by far one of the best and most rewarding hikes in Whistler. Ring & Conflict Lake are dog friendly as well as Callaghan Lake and Cirque Lake. It's a pleasant 20-minute bike ride along the Valley Trail from the Village, just off Alta Lake Road. The Rainbow Trail is a convenient and popular trail near Whistler Village that takes you to Rainbow Lake as well as the Rainbow-Sproatt Flank Trail, Rainbow Falls, Hanging Lake, Madeley Lake, Beverley Lake, Rainbow Mountain... and even Whistler Olympic Park if you are determined. Directions to trailhead: Zero your odometer at Village Gate Boulevard(in Whistler Village), drive north on Highway 99. There is an 850 meter elevation gain in total. Continue along the trail as it keeps steadily climbing through the forest until it eventually reaches a series of old, wooden boardwalks that cross a bog. Got started on the trail at 9 and made the lake 11:15 going at a... We did this day hike yesterday (May 8, 2020). Not far up the hill, you pass the first outhouse and then another junction with the Flank Trail. about upcoming contests, and special offers. Whistler is amazing for snowshoeing! Rainbow Falls in Whistler is a quick and easy hike that is suitable for the whole family. Plenty of birds can be heard and seen along the trail and though black bears frequent the area, they are infrequently spotted due to their migration down into the valley. The first is about 2km along the trail near a junction with the Flank Trail. About 40 minutes into this trail the trail markers will stop as it ascends up into an extensive boulder field towards Rainbow Mountain. Alexander Falls  Ancient Cedars  Black Tusk  Blackcomb Mountain  Brandywine Falls  Brandywine Meadows  Brew Lake  Callaghan Lake  Cheakamus Lake  Cheakamus River  Cirque Lake  Flank Trail  Garibaldi Lake  Garibaldi Park  Helm Creek  Joffre Lakes  Keyhole Hot Springs  Logger’s Lake  Madeley Lake  Meager Hot Springs Nairn Falls  Newt Lake  Panorama Ridge  Parkhurst Ghost Town  Rainbow Falls  Rainbow Lake  Ring Lake  Russet Lake  Sea to Sky Trail  Skookumchuck Hot Springs  Sloquet Hot Springs  Mount Sproatt  Taylor Meadows  Train Wreck  Wedgemount Lake  Whistler Mountain. Cougars are also known to roam around this area, though also rarely spotted. The Rainbow Lake trail is both well maintained and well marked. Either as bizarre curiosities or a place to relax in the sun. 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There are a few views of the valley across to Whistler Mountain, Blackcomb Mountain, and Wedge Mountain. The large erratics on the north side of the lake are natural picnic tables, sundecks and seats. Check out our Best Snowshoeing Trails in Whistler here! The completion date is supposed to be by the end of the 2014 season. Just after the cemetery, watch for a gravel parking area on your left and a big sign marking the start of the trail to Rainbow Lake. The Rainbow Falls(Rainbow Trail)trailhead is just a short 15 minute drive north from Whistler Village on Alta Lake Road. When timed right in August, the wildflowers around the lake are in full bloom and the views on a clear day are spectacular, with Black Tusk visible in the distance. Rainbow Park has lots of space and was the site of the historical Rainbow Lodge built by Whistler pioneer Myrtle Philip. There is decent camping available nearby at Hanging Lake as well as Beverley Lake in the direction of Rainbow Mountain . There is a parking area at the edge of Alta Lake Road right at the trailhead. The second is about 5km up the hill along the trail. The trail offers a number of activity options. And there's more camping at Hanging Lake which is 3 km beyond Rainbow. Rainbow Lake is one of Whistler's most scenic and prestine alpine lakes as the 8km hiking trail follows 21 Mile Creek, past Rainbow Falls, and through Whistler's watershed. Also, all the hiking trails in the Callaghan Valley are dog friendly. The trail follows 21 Mile Creek as you pass Rainbow Falls near the beginning and climb gradually through a scenic forested trail. Don't worry about getting lost here though as all the trails reconnect further along the trail when you briefly exit the forest at the water treatment building. Depending on the early and late season snow of course. The Rainbow Trail is a convenient and popular trail near Whistler Village that takes you to Rainbow Lake as well as the Rainbow-Sproatt Flank Trail, Rainbow Falls, Hanging Lake, Madeley Lake, Beverley Lake, Rainbow Mountain... and even Whistler Olympic Park if you are determined. Available for booking from May 15 - October 15 (excluding holiday long weekends). It is about a 16 kilometer hike and takes approximately 6 hours round trip depending on the conditions of the trail and the hikers. Fantastic hike. A short walk from Rainbow Park, Rainbow trail offers 850m of elevation with a 16km round trip walk through the wilderness up to the top at which you'll find Rainbow Lake. Questions or comments can Although we try to keep information as current as possible, www.vancouvertrails.com makes no warranty or representation as to the availability, quality, fitness for purpose, conditions or accuracy of the information provided with respect to this trail or trails. It's very out of place, evidently put there by some helicopter tour company. The information provided herein is further subject to our Terms of Use. Some pictures of the beautiful lake at the end of our hike in Whistler. When timed right in August, the wildflowers around the lake are in full bloom and the views on a clear day are spectacular, with Black Tusk visible in the distance. For other great views of the lake, it's worth walking along the path next to the lake to the far end, where you can see the lake on a clear day with Black Tusk towering in the distance. There is also a new 9 km trail extending beyond the Lake and descending to Madely Lake. Characteristic of their massive size and improbable looking placement. Erratics are frequently seen around Whistler and Garibaldi Provincial Park. Camping is not permitted at Rainbow Lake. This trail map shows the Rainbow Trail from Alta Lake Road to Rainbow Lake. When in Whistler and you have a car and bikes - this is a perfect spot. form. There is a new trail junction that is blocked off just beyond the bog area, which will probably join the main trail once it's completed. Eventually water erosion ... Brandywine Falls is one of the must see sights on the drive to or from Whistler, and arguably the nicest of Whistler’s numerous. This is the first winter where the Rubble Creek trailhead to Garibaldi Provincial Park will be snowplowed! Vancouver Trails about local hiking information, events, deals on Jun 7, 2020 - Rainbow Lake is one of Whistler's most scenic and prestine alpine lakes as the 8km hiking trail follows 21 Mile Creek, past Rainbow Falls, and through Whistler's watershed. Go through Function Junction to Alta Lake Road. There are no facilities at Rainbow Lake except outhouses tucked away in the forest. Now you can snowshoe from the trailhead to Garibaldi Lake, Taylor Meadows and deep into Garibaldi Provincial Park! It’s not too long (but not too short either) and has a good sustained elevation gain to keep the heart pumping. Unfortunately, Rainbow Lake is the water supply for Whistler, so you cannot swim, fish or camp near the lake. This lake is the mail source of drinking water for Whistler. You feel a hundred miles from civilisation so it is extraordinarily tranquil. The Flank Trail, Rainbow Falls, Cheakamus River, Taylor Meadows are all fantastic to explore when there is a ton of snow on the ground! opt-in to receive email updates, news and information from The route to Rainbow Lake is scenic. I Turn left onto Alta Lake Road and follow it for the next 7km as it loops around, cross train tracks, and steadily climbs uphill passing several homes. At the start of the trail you will see a big mapboard showing the area. About 10-minutes after the bog area, the trail reaches a spectacular looking suspension / cable bridge. All content, photos and gps data are © 2007 - 2020 VancouverTrails.com, The hiking trail to Rainbow Lake in Whistler, BC, passes Rainbow Falls and through scenic forests. Rainbow Lake is located near Whistler, British Columbia. The Rainbow … If you follow me on Instagram , you probably saw my stories about needing to up my hiking game in order to keep up with Meaghan, owner of Peak Training, because no … Pass through the first set of traffic lights in Whistler and continue along Highway #99 until you reach a turnoff to Alta Lake Road on your left (if you reach Creekside and the Mohawk gas station, you have gone too far). Rainbow Lake is located in Whistler and is one of the area's most scenic and pristine alpine lakes. Walk down past the big rock and over the bridge to where the large wooden sign is located. Beverley Lake is reached by following the trail toward Rainbow Mountain. Cross the Lions Gate Bridge and stay in the left lane as you loop around and into West Vancouver. To reach Beverley, bear left of the route to Rainbow Mountain and follow the valley. There are two spots along the trail with an outhouse at each. Rainbow Lake is located in Whistler and is one of the area's most scenic and pristine alpine lakes. On our way down we made a detour which prolonged the hike for a couple of kilometers. The trail from Madeley Lake to Hanging lake is nice, though not too much to see. Within 1-2 km after the trailhead,... Great day hike. (function(d, sc, u) { The Rainbow Trail has a small side trail that takes you to Rainbow Falls. You will be a bit disheartened, however, when you arrive at the lake and see a picnic table. Highly recommend it. If you follow me on Instagram , you probably saw my stories about needing to up my hiking game in order to keep up with Meaghan, owner of Peak Training, … The Madeley Lake to Hanging Lake Trail shown on the map above is dog friendly. Cross the bridge and continue along the smooth trail as it begins to emerge from the forest and offer several views of the area, including Rainbow Mountain to your right. You will likely be able to access the internet and this map if you have a data plan, however saving this image may be a good idea especially if you are venturing out beyond Rainbow Lake toward Beverley Lake where the trail is hard to find and follow. s.src = u + '?v=' + (+new Date()); Nairn Falls is a wonderful, crashing and chaotic waterfall that surrounds you from the deluxe viewing platform that allows you to safely watch it from above. Rainbow Mountain, Whistler: zobacz recenzje, artykuły i zdjęcia dotyczące Rainbow Mountain w serwisie Tripadvisor w Whistler, Kanada The open bog area provides great views of the surrounding mountains but watch your step on the old wooden slats as many are loose. You can see the milky way at night very clearly as you are shielded from man-made light from all possible directions. Unfortunately dogs are not allowed on the Rainbow Trail or around Rainbow Lake due to it being Whistler's main water source. Varied terrain and bio-zones keep the eyes and mind stimulated and it all culminates in one of Whistler’s most pristine lakes with stunning views for added payoff. To print: Right Click on the map, save image as, save to desktop, then open the image and print on standard size printer paper. Did this June 30. The hike to Rainbow Falls starts at the same trailhead as the hike to Rainbow Lake, Hanging Lake, and Madeley Lake, but it is much shorter and easier than those. It is a consistently uphill and very beautiful trail with several scenic bridge crossings and waterfalls on the way to the picture-perfect lake. If you instead bear left and stay in the valley you will reach this fantastically remote lake. Directions: From Vancouver, take Hwy 99 towards Whistler. The Rainbow Lake Trail is one of the most accessible and iconic hikes in the Whistler area. 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