Explore the most popular trails near Bowen Island with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.



Bowen Island, British Columbia Map
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3 months ago

This was an awesome short trail run. The uphill climb was pretty vertical, but the downhill was a decent grade and fairly soft underfoot. Overall the trail was easy to follow. Anytime I needed a hint on direction there was always an orange trail marker in sight. The only confusing spots were when the trail was changed and the detours didn’t seem complete (orange tags on the old trail, and lack of some logs blocking the old path), but a little map checking and it was easy to figure out.

nice view but steep

Loved this trail! Saw so much wildlife and greenery. Very easy trail with beautiful views.

the hike was great !! great views ! just pre prepared..even with 2 diff maps we almost got off track and ran into fellow lost hikers . doable just can be tricky!

Great trail very pretty view however it was quiet hard to understand the markings to get back to our car we ended up getting lost and walking on the side of a highway for 30 min

7 months ago

Extremely confusing. Nice views at the top but there are better views in the city with less struggle. Climb was steep at times but closer to moderate difficulty overall.

Great wee trail. Easily doable for a half-day trip from Van. Worth checking out Bowen island after the hike. Would rate it moderate

Trail had some narrow and steep parts and lots of uphill but the view at the top was worth it. Would highly recommend

Good workout and great views. Trail can be a little confusing at times but the gps worked well and most of it was well marked. The track that is featured here was closer to 14km, not the 9.8 listed in the description.

Beautiful sunsets! Ocean view hike.

Beautiful trail and definitely challenging at times but not as difficult as it's made it to be. Would recommend a map since it's not always clearly labeled.

Great hike with beautiful views , took us about 3.5 hours

10 months ago

Really easy quick hike. You still have to go a little further to have a better view. I Definitely recommend it, we did it in less than one hour round trip with a little beak on the top.

Was easy hike, loved the woodpeckers!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Perfect for bird watching.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Easy walk around the lake with a couple of short uphill sections. Good if you are with young or old family members. Views of the lake are nice but nothing very special. I'd choose the Mt Gardner hike if you only have one day on Bowen and want a challenge with a good reward.

Monday, February 05, 2018

Tough terrain at times. Great views!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Mid January 2018 trail is good shape no snow very enjoyable

Monday, January 15, 2018

Little bit of everything

Sunday, January 14, 2018

This trail has a few spots of rough terrain, super easy to walk, clear trail markers all around the lake. Lake is gorgeous and many places to get the perfect pictures.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

this was my very first mountain ... it was tough in parts but so worth the view. loved it.

Friday, July 07, 2017

gorgeous hike.. went up skid trail.. on the way back lost the loop trail but came back down the gravel road which was fine. we biked from the ferry and locked bikes at the trailhead. don't miss taking the trails from ferry to kilarney lake also.. very nice !

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Moderate to difficult hike but a stunning view from the summit and the lookout point close to the summit.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Great views! There are several different trails to take up and I believe I took a couple on the way (not the best marked). It is a fairly challenging hike that rotates from very steep inclines to flat ground. At the top there are 2 views, one of Stanley park and Vancouver and the other of a beautiful bay. Bring snacks for a picnic there are great spots to set up

Monday, May 22, 2017

nice hike with perfect view to Vancouver city

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Short, easy hike - with a little climb at the end. Beautiful views of Howe Sound at the top, big payout for such a short hike. Conveniently starts right from Snug Cove.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

What a gorgeous, peaceful hike! Green mossy forests, ponds, creeks, and a great view of Killarney lake.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Took the lumberjack trail by accident, no regrets!

Monday, June 06, 2016

Easy hike, easily accessible from ferry stop.

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