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Note that most of the approach to Singing Pass can be avoided by taking the Blackcomb Gondola. Some hiking over rocks to follow the trail. A fair bit of wildlife along the way, I didn’t use any hiking poles here. Highly recommend this trail to anyone who doesn't mind paying for the gondola ticket. Easy trail with some ups and downs. Description The multi-directional Overlord Trail starts where the Alpine Loop begins to turn back and traverse for over two miles to reach the end of the Decker Loop next to Decker Tarn (a small mountain lake). Contributor. Beautiful hike. The journey starts in Whistler Village, one of the world’s epicenters for mountain fun. I did this with some non-hiking kids and they didn't complain like on other hikes we've done. Very easy to complete and excellent signage. Tip: from Decker Tarn up to the lakes, take a path up leaving the creek to your right. Lots of rocks to climb up/down and it’s very steep, so I would rate that particular part as difficult, but the rest isn’t too bad at all. For accessibility, trail variety and breathtaking alpine vistas, it’s hard to do much better than Whistler-Blackcomb’s High Note and Overlord-Decker trails.These two, world-class signature trails are doubly linked by a peak-to-peak gondola that stretches between Whistler and Blackcomb and by the two-way Tree Line Trail. **Please note; any Enduro racer not reaching the sport cut off within one (1) hour of the start time will be redirected to the Sport Course. A beautiful singletrack trail that delivers massive views and a high-altitude workout. Local Business The Overlord trail runs along the edge of Blackcomb Mountain and the scenic alpine forest that surrounds it. Somehow it's steep and uphill in both directions, getting much worse on the return trip. Snow near the top. I did extend the hike up to Circle and Decker Lakes, behind Blackcomb Peak. Great for a family outing or a simple hike. Length 9.9 miElevation gain 4563 ftRoute type Out & back While Whistler Mountain is famous for it’s High Note trail hike, Backcomb is famous for the overlord trail. Lots of aggressive flies throughout the hike particularly around the water sections. Whistler and Blackcomb are two side-by-side mountains which offer over 200 marked runs, 8,171 acres of terrain, 16 alpine bowls, and 3 glaciers combined. The first half is no views and a good workout; the second is leisurely with lots of viewpoints. This trip was going to be epic from the beginning. Rights. Easy trail, some steep sections but the view is amazing, quite scenic, felt like Snow White for a day, Mother Nature an all the animals came out to say hello was magical, well an truly worth it. In the summer, Whistler Blackcomb offers a variety of activities including hiking and biking trails, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, and sightseeing on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. The bugs were unreal though. Experience breathtaking wilderness beauty easily from the trails of Whistler Blackcomb. Belle randonnée plutôt facile mais un peu trop achalandée, trop de monde sur le parcours. It took me ~ 2:45 hrs. Get into the wide-open spaces of Whistler’s alpine in under 25 minutes with a Whistler PEAK 2 PEAK 360 Experience ticket. Well signed and relatively easy to traverse, with some shaded wooded areas interspersed with alpine meadow. The trail starts as a gravel road leading to a large cement water tower. The Lion's Gate bridge was to be closed at 6 am… Near Whistler, British Columbia. Whistler Blackcomb has invested a great deal in their hiking trail network. Saw a rotund marmot, some chipmunks and a few Whiskey Jacks. 1 like. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. 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