Jane Lakes Trail
Jane Lakes Trail

Jane Lakes Trail

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Fallen logs in Jane Lakes hiking near Whistler

Jane Lakes Trail

Distance: 6.2mi
Elevation: 2,001ft
Time: 3.5-5h

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The Jane Lakes Trail is a lightly trafficked 6.2mi out-and-back hiking route through the Whistler Interpretive forest that climbs uphill through dense tree cover to arrive at two beautifully scenic lakes. Although the trail itself is largely forested, there are some nice views of the surrounding area, including an awesome picture of Black Tusk near the start of the hike. With a moderate elevation gain and a few sections of technical trail, this is a great weekend hike for casual and more experienced hikers.

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Getting there

To reach the trailhead for the Jane Lakes Trail from Whistler, drive southwest on BC-99 S and make a left turn onto Cheakamus Lake Road. After 1804ft, make another left to stay on Cheakamus Lake Road. After 656ft, turn right to cross over the river and continue on for 2.1mi, where the road will end. Setting out on foot, follow the trail at the end of the road as it leads through the forest to a junction. Continue straight through for another 1969ft, where you will find the Jane Lakes trailhead on your right.

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Backcountry Campsites


Pets allowed

Yes - On Leash

Family friendly

Older Children only

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Out and back

Jane Lakes Trail
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Jane Lakes Trail Description

The Jane Lakes Trail is a beautiful hiking route near Whistler that features a moderate uphill climb through the forest and only receives a light amount of foot traffic, making it ideal if you are looking for a bit of peace and quiet while out on the trail. Largely blanketed in dense tree cover, this trail does offer some amazing views, particularly of nearby Black Tusk but also of the tranquil waters of the Jane Lakes.

Trekking up to these woodland bodies of water will take hikers through the Whistler Interpretive Forest, first along an old logging road, before transitioning to a dirt hiking path that contains a few more technical sections with roots and rocks. Reaching East Jane Lake, hikers should follow the trail signs to make their way around the water on a route leading to West Jane Lake. After enjoying the woodland landscape and going for a quick swim, head back along the same path to wrap up your journey on the Jane Lakes Trail.



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