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Ancient Cedars Trail

Cougar Mountain Road, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
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Not a must see

First you have to drive 4+km up a gravel service road which would be better suited to a 4x4... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toronto, Canada
via mobile
No, No, No -- don't drive it.

The "road" is terrible. Unless you have a four-wheel drive with good clearance, DO NOT drive to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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Cougar Mountain Road, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First you have to drive 4+km up a gravel service road which would be better suited to a 4x4 vehicle. Watch out for ATVs which also use this road. The hike itself once parked is only 5km and we thought it would be a nice...More

Thank CanuckTraveller345
Reviewed 1 week ago

The "road" is terrible. Unless you have a four-wheel drive with good clearance, DO NOT drive to this trail. It is a forest service road. NOT a real road. Who knows what the ancient cedars are like...we turned around as soon as it was safe,...More

Thank liketOtravel00742
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hike itself was okay but trees were less impressive compared to cathedral grove. Gravel road to parking lot was horrible for the car, narrow bumpy and dusty. Not worth it imo.

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Good trail for a short 1-2 hour hike. Most of the trail is up but nothing too difficult. The end loop is a cedar grove - reminded me of Lord of the Rings. Bug spray highly recommended. During our week we hiked everyday and this...More

Thank ampage2016
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

The car ride to the trail is quite rough on the car, so a tough 4 wheel drive is good. I walk a few miles every day, and though the ascent at the beginning is a little strenuous for my 58 yr-old body, I didn't...More

Thank Marsha S
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Be sure to get proper directions.... And dress for hiking, as it can be a rough trail. Repellent, sunscreen and water are a must. OK for kids, but tough for younger than 10yrs.

Thank raydecloux
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

In my opinion, it feels like one of the setting in one of those Japanese anime. I took a bus to get there but walked back to enjoy the environment thereafter. Short stretch. I like nature. For someone who don't, he/she might not be able...More

Thank Yenyenyenyenyen
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I hesitate to write about this ancient natural sanctuary for fear that it will be overrun with people trying to take selfies with the ancient cedars. But never fear, on some days there are few who take the trail and most are respectful of this...More

Thank whitemice46
Reviewed 12 November 2016

This is a great place for a light hike or a fun trail run. The drive up to the trail head is not smooth, BIG pot holes. Amazing cedars, HUGE!

Thank veronicaosborn
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Its a moderate hike up to the big trees. Read the signs have fun Take pics of you hugging the big trees. The road up to the hiking travel is gravel. It is graded each spring, but come September there are pot holes. Drive slow...More

Thank Red821
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20 July 2015|
Response from Ngm888 | Reviewed this property |
The large ones are cedar trees.
7 May 2015|
Response from Preston S | Reviewed this property |
That might be a bit tuff or a much longer walk/hike