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The hike started abit crazy at first. Felt grouse grind all over due to the stairs. Although once you get to the chief/sea to summit separation section everything changes. So far the most amazing hike I have ever done. I really took my time and enjoyed every bit of it.
There are a couple sections thou, the loose rock section and the rope climbing one are not all easy. The last section with the rock was alittle insane to me. Did it in April so the last 25% was full of snow. Be careful as some sections get really deep.
All and all this was an amazing hike for a moderate level hiker, well worth exploring before hitting harder hikes.

This is an amazing trail. After following the trail signs to the falls viewing area, take the additional time to Follow the trail markers to whistler bungee bridge. Spectacular! It’s additional 4 miles round trip but well worth it. Impeccably groomed trails.

Decent trail with good views but too crowded plus teens blasting music.. probably not going to go back.

Easy loop with beautiful views.

The beach was ok but the journey through the forest was incredible!

backpacking
15 days ago

Hiked this trail Easter Weekend 2018 (and many times prior). We did the traditional hike - day 1 hiked to Nels Bight (about 17k and 5-7 hours) and made camp there, then day 2 hiked to the lighthouse (about 7k and 2 hours each way plus the extra time you’ll want to check out all the interesting finds) at Cape Scott with a day pack (the keepers served up coffee, hot chocolate, and donuts for Easter - nice treat), and hiked back out on day 3.

The trail is muddy year-round, just a matter of how muddy depends on the recent weather. Wear gators and good boots. There is a good bit of boardwalk which can be slippery so nano-spikes over the boots are helpful too.

Other highlights:
There are wolf tracks on the beach almost every morning (definitely leave dogs at home) though I’ve not seen them yet myself at Nels. There are lots of black bears in the park too. Neither of these animals should be feared but do ensure you are aware of what to do if you encounter one and keep your food cached.

The ranger cabin at Nels is available in the off-session (mid September to end of May) on a first-come-first-serve basis and is almost always shared with other campers. Be sure to treat it with utmost respect so it continues to be available to the public.

Every time I reach Nels Bight it’s like the angels sing - it’s that beautiful! The whole park is one of the most amazing places I’ve been. Enjoy!

on English Bay

hiking
16 days ago

City top

18 days ago

This trail is short (20mins) around the small lake. Very pretty and green. It should be rated easy on this app. Great for children and walking small dogs. If you are looking for something longer, try Four Lakes Trail off of Alice Lake.

hiking
20 days ago

Awesome walk down the English Bay. Not necessarily a "hike" but a great stroll nonetheless.
If you love people watching this is for you!

First 30 minutes quite tough then eases up a bit and then becomes harder halfway to the finish. 7.5 km to the gondola one way. Worth every huff and puff.

hiking
23 days ago

Not nearly as difficult as people made it out to be, if you’re in decent shape. We wore 30lb packs for training and while it was tough it wasn’t so difficult that I wanted to quit at any point. Micro spikes were helpful in the winter; be careful if it’s wet - the mossy rock at the top is quite slippery (and steep).

One of my favorite places and my go to spot. the hike is amazing with a nice little suspension bridge half way. the kicker is the stairs, but the beach is worth it. camping on the beach is allowed for $10 per night and paid at the trail head. cash only! if you don't pay you run risk of a penalty ticket. pay the $10! the beach is amazing, the camping even better.

Challenging trail Rocks a bit slippery it rained most of the time .

We saw two very small waterfalls,I guess we missed the big one?

We did just follow the trails though. Can anyone tell me how I missed it Lol.

The beginning of the trail has snow still but once you get past the picnic area at the lake the trail is all clear. Finding the falls was slightly difficult as the trail signs are all down right now but using the map on here I was able to find them, there is some fallen trees and debris on the trail to falls, be careful.

Wonderful challenge! No two steps are the same. Be prepared to use your mind, body, and spirit for this hike. There are some really cool views of the Howe Sound and Shannon Falls.

hiking
1 month ago

My wife and I only got about halfway in then turned back. Very still, not another person on trail. Got a little freaked out about bears. Forgot our bear spray that day. Ha ha.

hiking
1 month ago

Great way to spend the day hiking and soaking up the scenery.

Nice views but a bit crowded in September when we went.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice waterfall but crowded.

snowshoeing
1 month ago

What a beautiful trail. Well marked path with lots of people using the trail. Not long but the top is amazing would definitely go again in the summer

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of snow through the whole trail. Was relatively easy going up following some old track marks that was left before from fellow hikers. The snow was packed down for a good portion of the uphill logging road. Roughly 2.5 kms up the snow became quite deep requiring a bit more effort to continue on the trail. Would recommend crampons for slippery conditions. Lake was covered in snow but was a nice reward at the end. Walking back was fairly easy and took us under an hour. Would love to return in the summer to see it without all the snow.

1 month ago

Fun hike, lake wasn’t quite worth it though, squelchy and not the best for swimming, although very nice and cold after a hot summer hike.... didn’t go further to Mt Webb which might have made it more worth it.

Doing it again this weekend, last time was 2015 when I first visited BC. Loved it then! No need for snowshoes, well used and packed down apparently. Unless going further to Greendrop, which is less well trodden.

1 month ago

Beautiful but go early because it’s way to popular and gets real busy.

Trails were perfect today. Not muddy, pretty dry, strollers wouldn't have a problem at all. Keep in mind pups are not allowed on beach (stick to trails only) till April 10th. I saw lots of Bald Eagle action, a Seal and even a large Owl! - Definitely should be released an easy trail, not moderate!

I was there yesterday and the trails were quite icy with all of the snow we've received. However, I think I'd say it was a little less hazardous than the other side of the highway. Other than that, it was a beautiful day in a beautiful park. I strolled both sides and it took me about an hour.

I was there yesterday and the trails were quite icy with all of the snow we've received. However, I think I'd say it was a little more hazardous than the lake side of the highway. Other than that, it was a beautiful day in a beautiful park. I strolled both sides and it took me about an hour.

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