Garibaldi Lake Trail Guide


Location: Squamish, BC

Distance: 18 KM

Time:  5-7 hrs 

Difficulty:  Intermediate 

Elevation: 820 metres 

Highlights: Alpine meadows, glaciers, and turquoise blue water. 

Trailhead: Drive north of Squamish and turn right onto Daisy Lake Rd just after Rubble Creek. Drive until you reach the parking lot, from there you will find the trailhead near the wooden steps along the top section of the lot. 

Tips: After about 6 KM you will come to junction, one taking you directly to Garibaldi Lake and one that reads Taylor Meadows. While both options will bring you to the lake take the Taylor Meadows route as it brings you through a beautiful alpine meadow. One you reach the lake be sure to make your way down to the picnic/camping area to fully take in the view and maybe even take a dip. Camping is available at both Garibaldi Lake and Taylor Meadows for those who'd like to stay longer. 

Trail Food // Pumpkin Overnight Oats


  • 3 tbs Pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup Milk of choice 
  • 1/4 cup Yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp Pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Maple Syrup 
  • 1 cup Oats
  • 1/4 cup Protein powder (or additional oats)
  • Handful of chopped nuts and additional maple syrup for topping

Mix the pumpkin, milk, and yogurt in a bowl until combined and mix in the remaining toppings. Divide between 2 small bowls, mugs, or mason jars. Cover and refrigerate overnight (or for at least an hour so the oats soften and absorb the liquid). Top with nuts and additional syrup and enjoy cold, or microwave for 30-60 seconds to enjoy warm! Eat it at home or pop them into your bag for a perfect trail snack/breakfast. 

Photo and recipe from Dashing Dish Recipe slightly modified