Place Glacier Trail
The Place Glacier Trail is a difficult 10.9 km hiking route near Pemberton that climbs steeply uphill to some overnight huts located at the foot of Place Glacier. Hikers will grind their way uphill, passing by some superb views of a scenic waterfall before scrambling a rock slab to reach the glacier. This is a challenging hike that should be treated with caution, and only experienced hikers should attempt it.
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Route Description for Place Glacier Trail
A challenging route that only experienced hikers should attempt, the Place Glacier Trail is an extremely steep uphill climb that requires decent route-finding skills. Along the route, you’ll encounter breathtaking natural features like a waterfall and glacial lakes. After climbing a challenging route that is often likened to the Grouse Grind, hikers will need to scramble up a rock slab to arrive at the overnight huts located at the foot of the glacier. This is best done with protective equipment, such as a helmet, and should be treated with caution, especially in wet weather. From the top of the trail, you will have spectacular views over Place Glacier and a nearby glacial lake that are both nestled into the alpine landscape. From this point, hikers can either utilize the huts to spend the night in the area or head back down the Place Glacier Trail.
Getting to the Place Glacier Trail Trailhead
To access the Place Glacier Trail trailhead from Pemberton, drive east on BC-99 N for 6.9 km and continue straight onto Pemberton Portage Road. Follow this for 21.1 km and turn right onto Anson Place to arrive at the trailhead.
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