The Musical Bumps Trail is a highly scenic and generally gentle and meandering trail that was jointly built through volunteer and park efforts, the Musical Bumps Trail provides a ramble through mostly alpine terrain with fine views of the mountains and glaciers of central Garibaldi Park. The trail travels through a variety of environments, from lush meadows to desolate rocky summits. If accessed via the Whistler Mountain lift system, the most commonly used portion of the trail initially crosses Harmony Ridge before crossing two flat summits in a row, starting with Flute Summit and then Oboe Summit. The trail meanders through alpine trundra for most of its length, before entering the lush meadows near Singing Pass. The Musical Bumps Trail is fast becoming the more common approach to the Himmelsbach Hut at Russett Lake, beneath Mount Fissile, regardless of season.
Access: From Roundhouse Lift Station, walk or take the smaller lift up to Little Whistler Mt. Then go down Burnt Stew ski run and follow Musical Bumps ridgeline and beaten path. (There is no signpost for the trailhead at Burnt Stew.)
General Route: From Whistler Gondola to Little Whistler to Piccolo Summit to Flute Summit to Oboe Summit to Singing Pass. Or from bus loop near GLC head up the Singing Pass Trail to a signed cut-off at the pass then to Oboe, Flute, Piccolo, and the summit of Whistler. Can be hard to follow in fog or poor weather.
BC Parks Description:
Whistler Mountain Gondola to Whistler Village via Musical Bumps: Length, 21 km; suggested time, 6 to 8 hours; elevation change, 1,300 metres. From the top of the gondola, Singing Pass is accessible by an alpine route traversing Piccolo, Flute and Oboe peaks. From the pass, return to the village via the Singing Pass trail. Be sure to check on Whistler Mountain lift operations.
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