Summer in Whistler has been beautiful so I decided to take advantage of the sunshine and heat and head up to Rainbow Lake. For an overnight stay you have to head over the next ridge and camp at Hanging Lake. It’s well worth the extra kilometer or so as it gives you the opportunity to look back over Rainbow Lake and see Wedge Mountain and Armchair Glacier.
This well marked and maintained trail ascends mostly through forest to the lake. There are plenty of scenic spots (creek, waterfalls, and views) along the way. 16km round trip. Elevation gain is 850m.
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