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    Rainbow-Sproatt-Flank Trail

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    7.9 km
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    554 m
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    Rainbow-Sproatt-Flank Trail

    The Rainbow-Sproatt-Flank Trail is a 7.9 km route northwest of Whistler that travels alongside Twenty-One Mile Creek and visits the peaceful cascading waters of Rainbow Falls. From here, hikers will head north along a path through the dense tree cover before arriving at a scenic vantage point overlooking Alta Lake. This route has a bit of an incline, so be prepared to earn the amazing views by working up a sweat while out on the trail.

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    Route Description for Rainbow-Sproatt-Flank Trail

    The Rainbow-Sproatt-Flank Trail is a 7.9 km loop trail on the edge of Whistler that travels uphill through the dense forest to reveal some amazing views overlooking Alta Lake and the surrounding mountains. Bears are known to frequent this location, so make sure to check for any closures and bring bear spray when using the trail. Largely forested, the trail passes by the cascading waters of Rainbow Falls before climbing steadily uphill. The views really open up about 600 m from the trail’s end to give you an awesome sightline over the valley. The great scenery and beautiful wildlife along this trail make it perfect for a weekend getaway into the wilderness, while staying close to Whistler.

    Getting to the Rainbow-Sproatt-Flank Trail Trailhead

    To get to the parking area for the Rainbow-Sproatt-Flank Trail from Whistler, head north on BC-99 N and make a left onto Alpine Way. After 190 m, turn left onto Rainbow Drive and follow it for 1.1 km, where it veers slightly to the left and becomes Alta Lake Road. Stay on this for another 1.9 km to find the parking area on the right.

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      Yes - On Leash

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      Older Children only

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