Hike Rating 9Blackcomb Mountain holds an impressive and ever growing array of hiking trails. From the moment you step off the Blackcomb Gondola and you arrive at the Rendezvous Lodge, you see hiking trails ascend into the distance. The Rendezvous Lodge is home to a cafeteria style restaurant, a fine dining restaurant, gift shops, washrooms, and quite a lot else.

  • Little effort, amazing alpine scenery
  • Easily escape the crowds by hiking longer trails
  • Rendezvous Lodge is great for dining & drinking
  • Accessing alpine terrain beyond trails is easy
  • Unmarked route to Russet Lake lays beyond marked trails
  • Bivouacking beyond marked trails is amazing
  • Extraordinary views of Whistler Mountain & more
  • Distant Overlord Glacier is stunning
  • Very organized trails & route markers/maps
  • Access is restricted by snow to early June

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Whether you are doing a long hike or just one of the short ones, stopping here before and after for a meal and/or a beer is almost essential.  Blackcomb Mountain has come alive with beautiful hiking trails in recent years.  With the 2008 addition of the Peak2Peak Gondola which connects Blackcomb Mountain to Whistler Mountain, the demand for mountain trails is higher than ever.  A dozen years ago, you would just have had some rough hiking trails to follow, and not many hikers to follow them.  Now you have mapboards, trail signs, viewpoint seating areas and six popular, named trails to hike. The majority of the Blackcomb Mountain trails are easy and relaxing, however the Decker Loop Trail at the far end of Blackcomb is very challenging and spectacularly scenic. For the most part, you will find yourself winding through a nice alpine forest scattered with enormous fields of erratics leading to one great viewpoint after another.  You can hike for as little as 15 minutes or more than 3 hours, depending on the trail or trails you choose to follow.

Blackcomb Lake and Blackcomb Peak that looms far above it are the most popular destinations for hikers and getting there and back can be done in a couple hours.  The trails begin at the Rendezvous Lodge at the heart of Blackcomb Mountain. You have two ways to get here and both require paying for access to Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain. An adult day pass is about $140 and a pass good for the whole summer is just $150. These give you access to all the gondolas that access hiking trails as well as the Peak2Peak Gondola.

Blackcomb View from Rendezvous Lodge

Blackcomb Mountain, Garibaldi Park Camp

Blackcomb Mountain Hike in Whistler

Blackcomb Mountain Black Bear

Overlord Glacier and The Fissile

Blackcomb Mountain Decker Loop Trail

Blackcomb Map 2021 v4

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