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    Rainbow Falls Loop

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    2.1 km
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    124 m
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    Rainbow Falls Loop

    The Rainbow Falls Loop is a short 2.1 km route near Whistler that skirts along the banks of Twentyone Mile Creek and offers views of the beautiful Rainbow Falls. Although the trail only has a minor elevation gain of 124 m, this occurs in a very short stretch, making parts of the route a bit more physically demanding. Overall, this short and scenic route is one that is sure to be enjoyed by hikers of all skill levels.

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    Route Description for Rainbow Falls Loop

    While the Rainbow Falls Loop is a quick hike, it packs all of its elevation gain into a fairly short distance, making the route a bit difficult in places. Additionally, the proximity to the creek means that sections of the trail can become quite muddy in wet weather. Make sure to wear proper hiking footwear to ensure you have the best footing along the trail. Hikers should also note that grizzly bears have been frequently spotted in the area around this trail. As when using any BC trails, bring bear spray to avoid any close encounters.

    Setting out from the parking lot, follow the trail to the left to begin your climb uphill towards Rainbow Falls. After approximately 750 m, you will reach the area around the falls, where you can find some views of the water cascading down the beautiful rock formations. To the right, you will find a trail that branches off toward the creek. Follow this route to cross over Twentyone Mile Creek and continue along its northern bank. This section of the trail is also used as a mountain biking route, so be aware of your surroundings as you make your way along the path. Continuing around the Rainbow Falls Loop, you will eventually arrive back at the starting position of your hike next to the carpark.

    Getting to the Rainbow Falls Loop Trailhead

    To reach the Rainbow Falls trailhead from Whistler, drive north on BC-99 N and turn left onto Alpine Way. After 190 m, make another left onto Rainbow Drive. In 1.1 km, Rainbow Drive veers to the left and becomes Alta Lake Road. Follow this for 1.9 km, where you will find the parking area on the right.

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