Black Tusk

Difficulty: Difficult

Terrain: Steep and Moderately Technical (some Scrambling at the end, loose rocks). Steep switchbacks after Garabaldi lake and then becomes a steady incline through meadows before picking back up again.

Distance: 29km (including hike to Garabaldi)

Gain: 1750m

Time: 10-12hrs

Trail Running: Experienced/Advanced

Camping: Yes (Garabaldi and Taylor Meadows)

Views: Excellent along the route, surrounding mountains

Top Essentials Required: 1-11


Great hike with views. Tough in sections. Consider camping and only taking a small pack. Consider a good pair of shoes for the scrambling. Cold at the top. Take filter equipment or stove to boil water at the campsite.