13.3 miles
3,067 ft
-3,067 ft
5,231 ft
High Point

This is not your typical Squamish mountain bike ride. In fact, the entire ride is on double track and old fire road. What makes this ride so special is that it is one of the only alpine rides in the entire Sea to Sky corridor and at the end of the trail is a cabin that you can overnight in.

The ride can easily be done in a day, but there is something special about pedaling into a cabin, staying over night and riding out the next day.

Note: If you decide to overnight you will need to pay and there is a cash receptacle at the trail-head that you can register your group and pay for your stay. This is managed through BC Parks. The overnight is fee is not very much and is well worth it.

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Elfin Lakes13.3 miles


  • Difficulty rating
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Elfin Lakes - Squamish, BC mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,201 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,201 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,201 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    6.5 miles
  • Distance down
    6.5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,800 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Snowshoeing to Elfin Lakes, BC
Snowshoeing to Elfin Lakes, BC
3:49 | 1140 | comments: 2 | favs: 1
Dec 12, 2010
An overnight snowshoeing trip to Elfin Lakes (Garibaldi Provincial Park), British Columbia in December 2010. The video was shot with GoPro Hero HD...
Late Spring at Elfin Lakes, BC
Late Spring at Elfin Lakes, BC
2:53 | 597 | comments: 0 | favs:
Apr 21, 2011
This short video is about an overnight snowshoeing trip to Elfin Lakes in mid-April of 2011.

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Elfin Lakes
Sep 6, 2015 @ 6:10pm
Sep 6, 2015
Lots of loose rock, but I think that's how it is!
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