Diamond Head (Elfin Lakes)

The Diamond Head area in the southwestern portion of the park includes Mount Garibaldi, 2,678 metres, Atwell Peak (a volcanic pinnacle), the Opal Cone, Garibaldi Neve and Mamquam Lake. The area abounds with heather. In summer its dainty, white and pink bell shaped flowers flourish everywhere.

Access: Turn right off Hwy 99 onto Mamquam Road four km north of Squamish. Follow the paved road past the Squamish Golf and Country Club and then take the logging road just past the Mashiter Creek bridge. It is 16 km from the highway to a parking lot located at the 914 metre level. There is a lookout 1 km before the parking lot that provides a sweeping, panoramic view of the Squamish River Valley and Howe Sound.

    Quick Facts
  • 11 Km (6.8 miles)from Parking Lot to Elfin Lakes
  • 600 metre (1,970 feet)elevation gain
  • 3-5 hours from parking lot to lakes
  • Access to Opal Cone, Mamquam Lake, and backcountry skiing in winter
  • Topographical map 92.G.15 1:50,000
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