Blackcomb Ascent Trail
Blackcomb Ascent Trail
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JoJo S
Sunshine Coast, Australia295 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
This trail is a must do if you have the stamina. I did little burn and big burn then download gondola at mid-station. The scenery is just beautiful, moss forests are gorgeous. The hike will get your heart rate going, you climb in elevation around 450m but it is so worth it and you may just see yourself a bear.
Written August 2, 2022
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Terry P
Coquitlam, Canada347 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
great trail. well marked, lots of interpretive signs to keep you informed along the way, fabulous views here and there, wildflowers great in late July
Written September 30, 2021
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Doris L
Ottawa3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Our family went up the Little Burn and the Big Burn portions of the trail today, and took the Gondola down.This is a nice and comfortable hike. Most of the trail is covered by old growth forest, with very limited viewpoints. It is Ok to bring young children as well. Our 4 year-old could go up by herself with minimal assistance. I agree with a previous reviewer that level of difficulty for these two portions should be considered moderate only, not advanced. Cannot comment on the Heart Burn portion of the trail though.
Written August 19, 2021
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coalharborvan
Vancouver, Canada282 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Easy to find trail head at the Blackcomb Guest Services takes you through the clouds up to the Rendez-Vous Restaurant. Takes about 2-3 hours over 6 km with some very steep sections.
Written August 8, 2020
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Kate P
33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
A shady woodland hike with a killer gradient that's short enough to be manageable for the average hiker but far enough to make you feel you've done something. Not sure where the previous reviewer got the cost from cos it is free unless you count the cost of a well deserved beer up at the Rendezvous restaurant. The hike starts near the Blackcomb gondola to the left of the Wizard chairlift. You will see a wooden arch straight ahead in some trees. The rest is well signposted. If you want to take the gondola half way up or down you will need a ticket before you start the hike.
Written September 7, 2019
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Val R
Vancouver, Canada52 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
My wife and I hiked Blackcomb Ascent trail in early August. The trail is well market and well maintained. It follows the new Blackcomb gondola up to the Rendezvous Lodge. For the most part the trail is in the shade which is not unimportant considering the summer temperatures and blazing sunshine. The grade is pretty gentle so I wouldn't consider it a high intensity workout. The views of Whistler form multiple points are quite impressive. However, it is rather boring and uninspiring as as a hike. Six kilometers is quite a slog and at some point we felt we just wanted it to be over so we can do something more entertaining. I would definitely take Sea to Summit trail in Squamish over Blackcomb Ascent. Not to mention the $40 price for a download ticket from the Lodge back to Whistler. This is just an open and honest ripoff. You only pay $15 on Grouse Mountain and on Sea to Summit gondola.
Written August 6, 2019
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Kevin Y
Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
It's $40.00 to climb the trail!

We went to hike the trail this morning (June 19, 2019) and were shocked to learn that they want $40.00 per person to hike the ascent trail up Blackcomb mountain. This is not the cost of buying a ride down on the gondola. This is the cost of accessing the trail on foot.

We didn't hike the trail due to the cost so this is not a review of the trail. This is a review of the cost of accessing the trail. I have no doubt the trail is fantastic.

You can climb Whistler Mountain on foot for free (so far).
Written June 19, 2019
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ddimnrd
Tampa, FL120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
This was a very challenging hike . i only did Little and Big Burn I will do it all next visit.

Saw a bear. Wonderful rain forest and water falls.
Written May 30, 2019
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Malcolm A
Chorley, UK870 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
nice walk up the mountain through old growth - it is steep in places but worth the effort for the experience
Written October 23, 2017
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694scout
Bellingham, WA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
We hiked the entire Ascent Trail from the base of Blackcomb to the Rendezvous. We didn't expect the level of steepness in some parts (especially the last part), but we're both seniors in good shape so we made it! Most memorable part was just before we started the last section of the trail and from across the road a bear came out from the trail. We followed our bear etiquette and backed off down the road away from the bear, who crossed the road and went down through a field. We spent the next part of the hike figuring out what we might have done if we had encountered the bear on that narrow, steep section! Thanks to Whistler/ Blackcomb for the work in creating and maintaining this awesome trail!
Written September 15, 2017
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