Tonic Peak Hike
Tonic Peak is an 18.0 km hiking route just west of Whistler, BC, that loops through the forest on the way to a spectacular viewpoint on the summit. Along the trail, hikers will make their way through a picturesque woodland setting before passing by several mountain top lakes on the final approach to Tonic Peak. From there, you will have amazing views overlooking the Fitzsimmons Range.
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Route Description for Tonic Peak Hike
The hike to Tonic Peak is a scenic hiking route just west of Whistler that climbs uphill through the dense forest to reach the summit of Tonic Peak. While there is a fair bit of elevation gain along the trail (1,168 m), it is spread across the length of the route, making for a gradual climb up to the summit. Along the trail, you can expect to cross over several creeks, as you work your way uphill through the picturesque forest.
Reaching the summit of Tonic Peak, hikers will have a sweeping view across the valley, with numerous peaks in clear sight, such as Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Peak. There are also several charming mountaintop lakes that you can explore in the immediate vicinity. When you have had your fill of the views, follow the trail to the southwest of the summit to complete the return journey along a different route. The length and terrain on this hike make it a perfect day trip to build up experience for more difficult routes in the area.
Getting to the Tonic Peak Hike Trailhead
To reach the trailhead for Tonic Peak from Whistler, drive south on BC-99 for 5.2 km and turn right onto Alta Lake Road. Continue on for 1.8 km, where you will find the trailhead on the left just after you pass Nita Lake Drive.
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