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Beautiful trail but BUGS

Make sure you check when you go because we got KILLED by bugs. It is beautiful and fairly easy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jessie Y
Great hike once you get there

This is a 5 km, nicely maintained trail that leads to a beautiful viewpoint overlooking Shown Lake... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2018
North Vancouver, Canada
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 10, 2014

Located just north of Whistler, the Ancient Cedars Trail follows a scenic, forested route that ends in a grove of 1,000+ year old cedar trees. Come give them a hug, but bring lots of people -- they are huge. The trail (loop) is about 4...More

6  Thank John S
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Reviewed July 5, 2015

That an inte cedar trail is a beautiful quiet trail through a forest with inclines a lot of the way. It seemed like a long time before we arrived at the ancient cedars that are at least 1000 years old and are HUGE. There is...More

4  Thank Ngm888
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you check when you go because we got KILLED by bugs. It is beautiful and fairly easy. You won't get super sweaty and could definitely do with the family.

Thank Jessie Y
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

This is a 5 km, nicely maintained trail that leads to a beautiful viewpoint overlooking Shown Lake, past a trickling waterfall, and into the ancient forest grove. A steady up, up, up, gaining 1500’ (150m) altogether. HOWEVER, you need a 4 x 4 to get...More

Thank flyingfingers-7
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

In just over two hours, not to demanding but the first k or so does make you sweat because of the steepness. Very beautifull hike, well directioned with signs and when you arrive at the ancient cedars some usefull information about them. Beware of the...More

Thank Cas T
Reviewed August 26, 2018

The Road: The trailhead is reachable by 2 wheel drive, but it's slow going and better if you have a truck. 4x4 not necessary, but will definitely help you get up the road - higher clearance vehicle is a good idea. The city's list of...More

Thank KellyNagle
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

This beautiful forest and its atmospheric grove of massive ancient trees is well worth a visit, it’s about a 20 min drive from central Whistler village. To get to the site you face a drive up a 2 mile steep service track, which is very...More

1  Thank traveller_constant
Reviewed July 30, 2018

The trees in here are some of the biggest i've seen in the Whistler area. Very unique spot and fairly easy to get to. The road in to the trail can be quite challenging for cars, SUVs/Trucks will have no issues. Bring lots of bug...More

2  Thank Al M
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Overall, I liked the hike. The road up to the bottom of the trail was much rougher than I'd thought from reading descriptions. Our main mistake was not taking bug spray as the mesquitos were all over us. Other than that, it was all good....More

Thank Caratach
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

This would’ve been a nice little hike for some light uphill exercise as it wasn’t too strenuous, and the ancient cedars at the end of the trail are indeed magnificent, but we spent almost the entire length of the trail trying to run away from/fight...More

1  Thank drwanderlust
Reviewed June 25, 2018

The Ancient Cedars Loop is one of Whistler's prime hiking attractions. It is accessed from Highway 99 going north taking the left turn off onto the 16 mile forestry service road indicated by the sign "Cougar Mountain", which will be visible just past the north...More

1  Thank lldekker
Reviewed June 9, 2018

This was a short hike and climb through a tranquil forest. The drive up to the parking lot on a forest road was dicey, rocky and pitted, but we managed to make it there in our van. Lovely creek and surroundings along the way made...More

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