HikingA whole new world to discover
Squamish and the Sea to Sky Corridor are fortunate to have some of the best hiking in the world, and the Sea to Sky Gondola is right in the thick of it. For years the alpine vistas were only available to the hardiest of souls willing to make the strenuous hike on foot. Now, you can take a breathtaking ride to access extensive hiking terrain for all levels. The trails are listed below in the order of difficulty.
For the safety of everyone, please adhere to directional signage on all bridges, trails, and lookouts and adhere to physical distancing rules.
Make sure you know the last gondola download time and plan to be back WELL BEFORE. Backcountry hikers must also understand that severe weather can change our download time and, thus, you should always be prepared to hike out on your own.
Tips for Hiking
Never hike aloneWildlife is a real risk in this area and if you happen to slip and hurt yourself, you need someone else there who can help you.
Tell someone where you are goingTell someone where you are going and when you plan to be back at home.
Be prepared for changes in weatherMountain weather changes suddenly, so carry extra layers.
Observe all trail closuresStay on marked trails to avoid damage to the alpine ecosystem.
Watch your footingRemember that steep slopes, snow and ice fields are very dangerous. Try to stay away from these if you can. In the backcountry, you are likely to encounter hazards such as cliffs, glaciers, crevasses, rock falls, avalanches and unstable surfaces.
Explore this kid-approved trail at your own pace.Learn More about Alpine Alley
A short, easy trail with breathtaking views of Atl’ka7tsem/Howe Sound, Sky Pilot, and Goat Ridge.Learn More about Spirit Trail
A meandering trail through old growth forest with viewing platforms overlooking the Howe Sound.Learn More about Panorama Trail
Wonderland Lake Loop
Wonderland Lake Loop is a true nature trail with breathtaking vistas and a boardwalk around the lake.Learn More about Wonderland Lake Loop
A steeper, single-track trail for intermediate hikers that takes you under the gondola.Learn More about Sparky's Spin
The Highline Trail is a short, more difficult trail with some steep scrambles.Learn More about Highline Trail
Al's Habrich Trail
Our flagship backcountry hiking trail. Sweeping, epic views of Howe Sound and Sky Pilot.Learn More about Al's Habrich Trail
Shannon Basin Loop
The Shannon Basin Loop is a winding trail that follows the terrain around the Shannon Creek.Learn More about Shannon Basin Loop
Sky Pilot Valley Trail
Follow the Sky Pilot Valley up to the treeline near the base of Sky Pilot MountainLearn More about Sky Pilot Valley Trail
Skyline Ridge Trail
The Skyline Ridge Trail is a direct line up to the alpine with some of the most beautiful terrain in the area.Learn More about Skyline Ridge Trail