Groomed trail
Yes
Elevation Gain
?
Distance
6.00 km (3.73 mi)
Warming hut
Yes
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Callaghan Country, which is located next to the Whistler Olympic Nordic Center and across the valley from Whistler townsite, is a winter wonderland that offers access to over 100 kilometers of trails for cross-country skiing, ski touring, snowshoeing and more.

Tucked away in the secluded upper Callaghan Valley are two scenic and tranquil cross-country trails that set out from and loop back to the Journeyman Lodge. These two groomed trails take you through snowy meadows and out to the very back of the valley for stunning 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains.

Starting from the Journeyman Lodge, the Meadows Loop passes through beautiful old-growth fir trees, meadows, and eventually out past Conflict Lake. The trail has very little vertical rise or fall, though skiers will notice a little undulation in the trail. At the far northwest section of the trail there is an intersection that connects you to the Solitude Loop, which is another longer trail that leads you further back into the valley to the foot of Mount Callaghan. It is best to get there early for the sun and to allow you some time for taking in the amazing scenery. As you connect back with Meadow Loop and continue around the lake you will intersect with Mainline, the trail that leads up from the parking area. From here you can choose to go back to the lodge for some hot chocolate and lunch or start the 13-kilometer trek out to the parking lot, depending on you reservation plans.

The grand scale and beauty found along these trails is surpassed only by the warm, friendly staff and great service found at the Journeyman Lodge and at the base and rental shop in the parking area. Make sure to put these trails and other activities found at Callaghan Country on your to-do list.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Trail fees

Pros

Ski from the lodge. Old-growth forest. Amazing views.

Cons

None.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Trailhead Elevation

4,265.09 ft (1,300.00 m)

Net Elevation Gain

492.13 ft (150.00 m)

Features

Shelters
Lodging
Snowshoeing
Big vistas
Old-growth forest
Warming hut

Trail type

Loop

Typically multi-day

No

Location

Field Guide + Map

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