Evans Peak Trail is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Maple Ridge, BC that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Started hiking late and had to turn around just below the summit. Hopefully it might be worth the trip back for the summit. Not many lookouts on the way up and it is very STEEP with some near pure climbing stretches.
Compared to 6 weeks ago this was a totally different trail! Snow was all but gone except for a few hard patches at the top. Great hike!
Did this trail on March 19th. Started from the West Canyon parking lot at 8:30AM. Hit snow after 2 hrs. I used micro spikes as it was to steep for snowshoes. Reached the summit by 11:20AM. Back at the truck by 1:25PM. Great trip!
Hiked in May, deep snow on the top 3rd of the hike. Very steep incline pretty much the whole time. Need to use your hands at points to prevent sliding down. Tough trail and we had to turn back just short of the peak due to daylight hours and bad conditions. Hope to return in the summer though I have heard the bugs are bad in the summer.
I did not find the trail to be marked very well so be careful not to miss your turn off!
Good luck, it's a tough one... Can't say I really enjoyed it.