Wedgemount Falls Whistler Waterfalls
Wedgemount Falls can be seen along the hike to Wedgemount Lake. At almost 300 metres high, they can be heard long before being visible, far in the distance.
The Wedgemount Lake hike is a very difficult, steep hike. The falls are visible about three quarters of the way to the lake.
Height: 296 metres / 971 feet
Width: 18 metres / 59 feet
This is a difficult hike and expect to take 1.5 hours to reach the Wedgemount Falls viewpoint and at this point they are quite far away. In the winter months this hike is very difficult due to snow and how steep the trail is. Even on snowshoes is is very tough.
Directions to the Wedgemount Lake Trailhead Whistler Waterfalls
The trailhead to Wedgemount Lake, or Wedge as it's more often called is easy to find. Located a short, and beautiful, ten minute drive north of Whistler Village. Zero your odometer at Village Gate Boulevard and proceed north on Highway 99. At 11.3km a sign will direct you to turn right to "Wedgemount(Garibaldi) Trailhead". Cross the train tracks and the bridge over Green River. At 11.5km turn left onto the Wedge Creek Forest Service Road. At 11.7km turn right and head up the bumpy but drivable to all types of cars to the parking lot at 13.2km. The frequent suggestion that this road is recommended for 4x4 vehicles only is absurd.
In the winter months this last portion of road will likely be too deep with snow to drive, so parking here at the 11.7km mark may be as close as you can get.
Other Waterfalls Close to Whistler:
Alexander Falls: (25 minute drive south of Whistler): Drive right to falls
Brandywine Falls: (20 minute drive south of Whistler): Easy, flat trail, 1k hike to falls
Nairn Falls: (20 minute drive north of Whistler): Easy, flat trail, 1.2k easy hike to falls
Rainbow Falls: (20 minute drive north of Whistler): Steep but short trail, 0.5k hike to falls
Shannon Falls: (45 minute drive south of Whistler): Steep but short trail, 0.3k hike to falls