Garibaldi Park Whistler A to Z: NunatukWedge Creek cuts through the valley that separates Wedge Mountain and Blackcomb Moiuntain and empties into Green River near the north end of Green Lake.  Wedge Creek is notable for the mountain pass between Wedge and Blackcomb that runs between it and Billygoat Creek. The original name for the pass, officially adopted in 1930 was Wedgemount Pass, however it was changed in 1957 to Wedge Pass to avoid confusion with nearby Wedgemount Creek which flows from Wedgemount Lake.

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Wedge Creek is also known by its crumbling, skeleton-like and strangely beautiful Wedge Creek bridge that is located near the unmarked trailhead to Parkhurst Ghost Town in Whistler.  It is fitting that a ghost town would have such a sturdy, yet old and abandoned bridge at its beginning.  Wedge Creek bridge was decommissioned years ago and has been disintegrating ever since.  Evidently its proximity to a cute little picnic area and fire ring next to Wedge Creek may be the cause of so many missing planks from the bridge.  It is extremely sturdy for pedestrians as it was built to accommodate seriously big industrial vehicles, however its decay into a skeleton spanning a tumultuous creek below makes you step cautiously.  Immediately after the bridge you will see the cute little area on your left next to Wedge Creek with a fire ring and picnic table.  The very solid picnic table is a clue to the age of this seemingly forgotten little spot and likely dates back well before the 1990's, which doesn't seem old, but of course predates most of the development in Whistler.

Wedge Creek Bridge

Wedge Creek Bridge

Wedge Creek Bridge

Wedge Creek Bridge View

Wedge Creek Bridge Side View

Wedge Creek from Railway

About 30 metres after the bridge and picnic table you will see an unmarked trail on your left, the Green Lake Loop. This section of the Green Lake Loop takes you through the nice, dark forest along Wedge Creek.  The trail zigzags through the forest and brushes up against Wedge Creek a few times to give you fantastic views over this crashing creek.

Green Lake Loop Wedge Creek

Along the serene stretch of the Green Lake Loop along Wedge Creek you encounter a couple of very inviting areas ideal for a camp.  These areas, similar to the one near the Wedge Creek bridge are decades old and mostly forgotten.  As with everything within Whistler's municipal boundary camping is not permitted, but stealth camping easily goes unnoticed.

Wedge Creek MSR Hubba Hubba Tent

Just a couple metres from your tent you get this view of Wedge Creek crashing by.  Notice all the huge, rounded boulders in the creek as well as piled up in the distance.  This little camping area shows signs of being a fair bit more elaborate and spacious.  Along the creek running north the clearing continues for about 15 metres and is too perfectly flat to be natural.  Though the forest has moved in to some degree with little trees and bushes, it hints at a lot of usage decades ago.

Crashing Wedge Creek

The Green Lake Loop sharply ascends up a steep switchback and connects to the Sea to Sky Trail, which is effectively a gravel road here.  The usually open yellow gate at the trailhead parking area for Parkhurst, Green Lake Loop and the Sea to Sky Trail is this road.  Where the Green Lake Loop merges with the Sea to Sky Trail, you turn right to continue on toward Parkhurst.  If you turn left and walk down the gravel road(Sea to Sky Trail) for 1 minute you come to the Wedge Creek Falls bridge.  Wedge Creek Falls is beautiful with its ever-present tangle of logs crisscrossing it.

Green Lake Loop Wedge Creek Falls

Wedge Creek Falls is not only very beautiful in a wild, idyllic and picture-perfect way, but also because hiking along the right side of it takes you to one serenely beautiful rocky outcrop after another.  On a sunny day these areas are a tranquil, forest paradise as the ice cold glacier water crashes all around you.  The trail on the right side of Wedge Creek Falls is not so much a trail as a route as the terrain is rocky, steep and constantly changing.  Overall it is not to tough and is pretty fun as you climb over boulders, fallen trees and emerge at dozens of nice viewpoints as well as areas down by the creek itself.

Above Wedge Creek Falls

 

Wedge Creek 11

 

Wedge Creek 12

 

Wedge Creek 15

 

Beautiful Wedge Creek

 

Wedge Creek 17

 

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