Brew Lake Whistler Area Hiking Trails
Brew Lake and Brew Mountain can be accessed in the summer via Brew Creek Trail which begins at Brandywine Provincial Park. The trail is well marked with orange tape, orange tree markers and rock cairns almost every dozen metres. This is well needed though as the trail is at times extremely steep, often overgrown and never in a straight line.
Despite the frequency of trail markings, it is very easy to get lost, and this is a very dangerous trail to get lost on. Much of it traverses through mighty boulder fields with precarious truck sized rocks around and above you. Unfortunately a lot of hiking time is wasted squinting into the trees for route markers.
If you do weather the difficult hike you will arrive at a beautiful, secluded backcountry paradise. Beautiful alpine hills and green meadows everywhere you look. There is even a hut available to use further up toward Brew Mountain that is usable by anyone. Brew Lake unexpectedly is known for its good fishing.
Directions to the Brew Lake Trailhead From Whistler:
The Brew Lake trailhead is the same as the Brandywine Falls trailhead. If you plan on being up at the lake after dusk be sure to park outside the Brandywine Falls gates. To get to the Brandywine Falls/Brew Lake trailhead on the Sea to Sky Highway, just keep your eyes out for the Brandywine Falls sign, 11km south of Whistler Village. The parking lot will be on your left, driving from Whistler.
Park at the Brandywine Falls parking lot, and walk toward the falls. Just before the Brandywine Falls, turn right and follow the train tracks. After only a few metres you will cross a bridge over the falls, and after about 11 minutes you will pass under Highway 99. Pictured right>>
Follow the tracks from a 90 degree bend right, then a 90 degree bend to the left. The trail starts near then end of this left bend, about 2.5k south of Brandywine Falls (30-35 minutes from the parking lot). You will see flagging tape on the right side of the tracks and the Brew Lake Trail disappear steeply up into the trees.