Joffre Lakes

 5 votes

5.9 Miles 9.4 Kilometers

 

80% 

Runnable

95%

Singletrack

1,492' 455 m

Ascent

-1,492' -455 m

Descent

5,159' 1,573 m

High

3,986' 1,215 m

Low

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

43%

Max Grade (23°)

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Run to all three Joffre Lakes, each one more incredible than the last.

Brian Smith

Overview

About an hour north of Whistler, along the Sea to Sky Highway, Joffre Lakes is a magnificent area of jagged peaks, ice fields, cold rushing streams, and turquoise blue lakes.
Features: Birding — Lake — Views — Wildflowers

Description

From the parking lot, the trail leads through some dense coastal rainforest that's typical for this area. Within minutes, you'll reach lower Joffre Lake. Take in the views before continuing up the trail. Eventually, further up the valley, the trail begins climbing more steeply through boulder fields, crossing the creek multiple times on small bridges.

After about 1.7 miles, the trail descends slightly to middle Joffre Lake before climbing steeply to the final–and most stunning–lake.

Upper Joffre Lake proves to be a great place to enjoy a bite to eat before retreating with its emerald blue water and epic views of the Matier Glacier nestled into the peaks above.

As you run back down the trail, be ready for a completely different experience. The view of glaciers and peaks across the valley is absolutely stunning.

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