The easiest way to access the area’s most spectacular hiking country is to take a sightseeing lift up Whistler  or Blackcomb Mountain. But many other options exist. Walking around Whistler Valley you’ll notice signposted trails all over the place.
Valley Trail is a paved walk/bikeway in summer, a cross-country ski trail in winter. It makes an almost complete tour of the valley, from Whistler Village to Lost and Green Lakes, along the River of Golden Dreams, and past three golf courses to Alta, Nita, and Alpha Lakes, and finally to Highway 99 in the Whistler Creekside area.
If you’d rather do a short walk, head for Lost Lake via the two-kilometer (1.2-mile) trail from Parking Lot East at the back of Whistler Village, or take the free Whistler Transit System bus from the middle of the village. Once at the beautiful lake, you can saunter along the shore, picnic, or swim.