Logger's Lake Hike RatingLogger’s Lake is an amazing little lake hidden up in the deep forest above the more well known Cheakamus River. The lake, almost unbelievably exists in a long extinct volcano. However, as soon as you see the lake up close, you quickly come to believe it. The lake sits in an almost cartoonish looking, volcano-shaped bowl, with one side of the bowl a crumbling array of truck sized boulders leading down to the lake.

  • Nice place to escape from the world
  • Surreal look inside an old volcano
  • Best lake in Whistler for swimming
  • Warmest(least cold) lake in Whistler 
  • Very dog friendly wilderness
  • Many side trails to amazing places
  • Most trails are seldom hiked
  • Cheakamus River trails nearby
  • Interesting geology around the lake
  • Cons Whistler Hiking TrailsCamping & Fires not permitted

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The crater that Logger's Lake sits in was a volcano that pushed through the glacial ice in this valley about 10000 years ago.  As the lava cooled it formed the wonderful basalt ridge that is crumbling into valley. As Logger's Lake sits deep in this ancient volcano's vent, it is sheltered from the wind and soaks up the suns rays into the dark boulders all around. As a result makes it the warmest lake in Whistler, though most other lakes around are glacier fed(via rivers and creeks), so the comparison is not entirely fair. The surrounding cliffs and forest also add to the tranquility of the lake. Logger's Lake is fantastic for so many reasons. Because it is in an extinct volcano you see wonderful geology everywhere you look and along one side of the lake you see columnar jointing in the cliff face where lava collided with a glacier. The Crater Rim trail takes you up and around the ancient volcano and you get incredible views of Logger's Lake as well as the surrounding valley. There are easy trails that wrap around the lake, both along the shore and up in the forest. Occasionally you come to a beautiful viewpoint with an elaborate information board describing what you see. Everywhere you wander along the trails you seem to come to some beautiful, secluded spot in the midst of paradise. The trail that hugs the far shore of the lake is very fun to hike and quite beautiful. Logger's Lake is the best lake in Whistler for swimming, not only because it is the warmest(least cold), but also the far edge of the lake is immediately deep so you can jump in right from the shore.

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