Golden Ears Trail

EASY 18 reviews

Golden Ears Trail is a 13.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Maple Ridge, BC that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

13.9 miles 5903 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

2 months ago

super difficult but the view is absolutley amazing. the summit is very sketchy.

2 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

September 26, 2015. Started at 9:20AM. Had planned to overnight and summit the following day. Made it to Panorama Ridge by 2:45PM. Got caught in a hailstorm while setting up camp. Couldn't warm up after that and ended up heading down at 5:00PM. Got back to the truck at 8:00PM!

1 year ago

Love it had good time

1 year ago

I love hiking all the Ears trails

geocaching
1 year ago

The hike was great. Took a dog with me. Spent the night at the hut. The sun set and sunrise was awesome. Will do it again soon.

camping
1 year ago

Fantastic hike

hiking
1 year ago

Amazing, but challenging. Go early if you want to do it in one day. Otherwise stay overnight. Have a proper footwear as on the way down its very hard in toes and knees. and tape up your toes if you want to save your toe nails on the way down ;)

1 year ago

1 year ago

I love this hike ,it's amazing ,it's a bit of a challenge though but well worth it :) .

1 year ago

It done this hike 4 times and have reached the summit once. Took me all day but I would recommend camping at alder flats or much higher into the hike preferably around 3.5 hours in. There was snow right after the shelter in September so make sure you have proper foot ware. Best hike and beat view I've ever done though. Have fun !

2 years ago

Love this trail! its definitely one of my all time favourites! I completed it in a day with my mom in early September (just under 12 hrs including breaks) and it was amazing! next time I would definitely camp however because I felt like I didn't get to enjoy the scenery and views as much as I would have liked. Not to mention the sunset! A must hike for any avid outdoor person.

Note to anyone reading the "details" tab of this page...I definitely wouldn't classify this hike as "easy" whatsoever. You don't need any technical skill or climbing gear but it's definitely a very strenuous hike. Also, it probably shouldnt be labelled as a "year-round" hike, more late spring - late fall. I guess depending on your experience and gear it would be possible to summit year round but for most people that would be very unsafe. Does anyone know who writes the details page?

walking
2 years ago

hiking
3 years ago

Amazing hike! My new favourite! Aug 3/13 The trail has a great variety and little breaks from the incline. Trail, rock, scrambling, climbing over roots and rock, incline. Starts easy, gets harder, option to drop your pack and set up camp about 2 hours in at alderflats. Most people seem to do this but I would highly recommend taking your pack up 4 more hours to the clearing - meadow like - just before the emergency hut and camping there! Drop your pack and just take the basics up the last hour to the peak. After the hut when you hit the snow be sure you have been following the orange flags, if its cloudy it is easy to miss them and the white out effect can result in climbing some pretty steep rock areas or even getting disoriented and lost. A lot easier to follow the trail on the way down from the peak as you start about the clouds. What a gorgeous view!! So incredible! Start early enough in the day to have time to enjoy the top, stop to drink ice cold water from a fountain on your way back to the hut! The sunset I had in the meadow area was spectacular! Well worth carrying a pack all the way up. Be sure to take enough water as the supply after alderflats is minimal to none until you hit the snow after the hut.
Enjoy! Gods creation is on display up there!

hiking
3 years ago

If this is your first hike of the year, you might want to think again! This is a great workout and well worth the beautiful scenery. Make sure to wear good hiking boot since there is a long stretch of trail with medium size boulders. Ankle and sole support is a good idea to keep in mind when choosing s pair of boots. If you want to avoid the snow at the emergency shelter, try hiking the Golden Ears trail in August. There are camping sites not far down from the emergency shelter. Later into September is probably best for summiting on less snow. Be prepared, be safe, and most importantly have fun!

hiking
4 years ago

U need a good 10 to 12 hours to reach the peak with a little hard pack show in sept

hiking
5 years ago

Best trail ever woo hooo im gonna hike here the rest of my life