Panorama Ridge from Cheakamus Lake
ElevationAscent: 4,700' 1,432 m
Descent: -4,700' -1,432 m
High: 6,962' 2,122 m
Low: 2,744' 836 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 49% (26°)
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WAM 100-Miler 2019 course
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“A run on beautiful singletrack from the car to the summit of Panorama Ridge.”— Ryan J
Warm up along the easy, rolling trail from the trailhead toward Cheakamus Lake. Turn down a short switchback and cross a bridge above the lake outflow before starting a ~7 km climb to Helm Creek. The climb starts at its steepest and becomes more gentle as the distance rolls by.
From the campsite at Taylor Meadows, the trail continues to climb gradually on sensational flowing singletrack, and the views open up as the forest becomes a meadow. The subsequent ~5 km to the junction for the final climb to the top of Panorama Ridge are beautiful—enjoy!
Power hike the final 400 m of elevation to the summit and stand in awe of the 360-degree view of volcanos, glaciers, meadows and forest as far as you can see.
Return via the same route.