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Diamond Head Parking Lot #4522
Type: Parking Elevation: 950 m (3117 ft)
Location:   49.75015,-123.05328     49:45:01, -123:03:12   10U 496162 5510853
(16 km N of Mountain Lake). (7 km E of Brackendale). (9 km NW of Alpen Mountain).

This is the parking lot at the end of the Diamond Head road. It is a dirt parking lot. It holds about 30 cars. On a typical winter weekend, there will be 15 or 20 cars, mostly 4WD. In order to get to it in winter, you usually need 4WD and often chains. Many people with 2WD park lower down on the Diamond Head road and walk up the last hill.

There is an outhouse at the near end of the parking lot. The trailhead for the Elfin Lakes Trail is right at the far end of the parking lot.


Trip Reports
32 2020.04.02 Diamond Head Ski amid COVID-19 Robin Tivy
44 2018.01.20 Elfin Hut via Winter Ski Route Robin Tivy
51 2017.05.06 Traverse of Atwell Peak - Up East Face down Siberian Express with skis Ryan Allderman
54 2016.01.10 Spire Peaks - Super Couloir from Diamond Head Parking Lot Ryan Allderman
51 2012.12.08 The Gargoyles and Columnar on Skis Dominique Goineau
49 2012.11.25 The Gargoyles Ski Trip (Diamond Head) Robin Tivy
45 2011.11.06 Diamond Head - Standard Summer Route Robin Tivy
80 2009.05.30 Mamquam Marathon via Elfin Lakes Fred Touche
47 2008.04.22 Packing the Spearhead and Garibaldi Neve traverses into one day Dan Blaugrund
53 2007.09.08 Brohm Ridge - Garibaldi/Dalton Dome - Elfin Lakes traverse in summer Bram van Straaten
35 2006.06.29 Summer Skiing on Diamond Head Klaus Haring
51 2006.05.14 Garibaldi Neve Traverse - Waypoints South to North Route Robin Tivy
48 2006.05.11 Traverses of Terror: Diamond Head to Whistler via the McBride Range Sandra McGuinness
59 2006.05.11 McBride Traverse - Diamond Head to Whistler - Route Description Route Robin Tivy
79 2006.05.11 Backbone of Garibaldi Park: McBride Ski Traverse Robin Tivy
39 2004.11.28 Diamond Head (Little Diamond Head) on Skis Greg Jones
50 2003.05.10 Blue Skies On The Garibaldi Neve Paul Baker
36 2003.04.05 Garibaldi Neve in a Day (Solo Trip) James Floyer
58 2002.06.08 Not Atwell Peak Again! Fred Touche
43 2002.05.12 McBride Traverse - Whistler to Diamond Head Kurt Fickeisen
60 2002.05.11 McBride Traverse - An Alternate Route to the Squamish-Whistler Highway Jordan Peters
55 2001.03.23 Garibaldi Neve Traverse...The Ideal Trip! Justin Bennett
60 1998.04.02 The 1998 Garibaldi Neve Traverse: Cold, Confusion and Clouded Judgement Steve Grant
70 1987.08.01 Garibaldi - Into the Wilderness Randy Stoltmann
19 1984.06.24 Isosceles - From Diamond Head area Route Klaus Haring
16 1968.05.20 Mamquam - Mamquam Lake Approach Route Klaus Haring