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

hiking
1 day ago

No Parking anywhere along the street by the yellow gated entrance. Looks like the neighbourhood got fed up with the traffic? The sign posted at the yellow gate says to park way back on 256 (if i remember correctly)

We turned around and went to Golden Ears area instead.

It was an amazing day hike

hiking
7 days ago

long hike be prepared to be challenged and see amazing views i did no5 summit due to not enough water and hiking the day before to panaroama

12 days ago

Short but sweet. Nice little place for a little family walk.

hiking
14 days ago

Challenging, but awesome hike! I hiked it once last year and then again on July 13th of this year in one very long day. I don't recommend rushing this hike. It's so beautiful at the top. Take your time and soak it all in. I am planning on hiking it again by myself this coming Thursday (Sept. 13th) if anyone would like to join me.

Killer hike but the view is a priceless payoff!

Great steep rooty climb. I measured 5.6km to the top from the west canyon trailhead parking lot. It took us 2 hours to reach the summit. Awesome views from up there.

Gorgeous on a hot summer day.

Hiked on Tuesday did it in 12 hours took our time enjoyed the views. My recommendation is to take 5 L of water, you don’t want to get cramps. Been looking at Golden Eras out my kitchen window for 20 years and finally did it! Well worth the bee sting. Very challenging hike with ropes and ladders. Makes you conquer your fears that’s for sure.

Start from the gold creek day use area parking lot.

I did the hike from the Lower falls trail, found the trail up to east canyon trail quiet easily. The climb from the lower falls to the east Canyon trail is well marked once you find the path, it is not marked with a sign but I found this path easy to find. Orange ribbons and black and yellow markers on trees mark the way (even though the connecting trail is not marked on the map at the parking lot). The climb is quite steep at times with lots of switchbacks, a little bit of scrambling. You probably should have some real hiking boots for this part with a good tread, it would be too slippery for Nike freeruns :-P

There is a sign from the east canyon trail that indicates the turn off to the lower falls so whichever direction you do the loop it should be easy enough to find the way.

The east canyon trail is marked as “not maintained” on the map but I found this trail very well maintained.

I would do this hike again for a good easy outing.

walking
29 days ago

Great walk in the park through a nice green forest. Great for photographers, dogs and families

backpacking
29 days ago

Third time doing the west canyon trail, camped on panorama ridge on one of the nice wood tent-pads. Make sure to bring lots of water because from just before alder flats to the ridge there is none, in my experience there is usually running water at the emergency shelter. All in all this hike is doable as a day trip or overnight and has a great work / reward ratio and I highly recommend.

Excellent hike but the link between East Canyon Trail and Lower Falls Trail is NOT MAINTAINED. We had to search for the path by looking for the orange ribbons/yellow plaques on the trees; many fallen trees and roots to climb around on a steep downhill.
Make sure to go counterclockwise starting from East Canyon Trail, not the other way round.

Did this hike last Saturday 30th June, was actually quite dangerous and very difficult to see/manuever at the top with the snow, we had poles and boots which were a must. Couldn't find the hut or anywhere to camp so we had to turn back probably just before reaching it. I'd recommend waiting until the snow melts and doing this hike in late July through September.

Beautiful relaxing hike that ends at a sweet waterfalls.

Good hike but every time we do this hike someone gets hurt! Take extra care on the rock bed... stitches were needed. We were just heading to the snow cave area.

A great local walk/hike. Recommended if you live close. Nicely kept trails and really nice surroundings. But a little too short in distance.

Nike, challenging day hike. Very foggy up top so will be doing this again on a clear day. Took our group just a bit under 5 hours to get from parking lot to summit with a few water and picture breaks. Puppy made it to emergency shelter with ease but I backpacked her up to the peak and down. Crossing snowfield was not necessary as we could easily go around what was left of it. Pretty easy up to Alder Flats and getting steeper after that. I drank almost 5 liters of water and it wasn’t that hot so bring lots of water.

Yes I recorded about 8.2 (round trip) miles from the parking lot .

A challenging hike but so rewarding. Beautiful old-growth forest and lots of pools for a refreshing dip. We had the lake to ourselves and there was no traffic on the trail.

Beautiful at the top with 360 degree views. Correctly categorized as hard. This hike is definitely longer than the description says, for what it’s worth, my Garmin watch says 14k from the parking lot.

The Creek and fall.

hiking
1 month ago

done this trail 1/2 dozen times. pays to be in shape. it's a slog of not. the elevation gain is pretty steady after Alder Flats. make it an overnight at the top because you simply cant beat the views. I've done it I as fast as 8 hours return and as a two night trip. would recommend this to anyone wanting a challenge. love this park!

hiking
1 month ago

actually quite impressed!

Steep trail. Great workout and amazing views at the top. Tons of bugs especially horse flies half way through the hike. The hike itself wasn’t too exciting. Trail was easy to follow. Same views of the forest until you get to the very top.

I love this trail, very good work out and the most amazing and rewarding view when you get to the top. Huge thank you to whoever marked this trail! I like to hike it 2-3 times a week I enjoy it so much!

Great workout, enjoyed the steep portions and was able to run down most of the trail coming back. Didn’t go up to the summit, need good part of a day to do that, hope to go all the way soon.

One day hike, very hard but the view is worth of the pain

hiking
2 months ago

18km round trip to/from parking lot to peak
23.7% grade for 80% of the hike
Close to 1000 m of elevation.
6.5 hours (4 up 2.5 down)

The trail itself is a little boring. Not as pretty as IE Spirit Caves. It is mostly debris on the forest floor, ferns and huckleberry. Near the top it got much nicer with alpine blueberries, wild azalea, heather, orchids, rock moss and some sedums. Some bugs along the trail, loud horse flies and lots of butterflies at the top.

The view from the top was stunning though and well worth the climbing. Lots of room to spread out. Shared the peak with only 4 other people.

Coming down was just as hard as going up. Very rooty, lots of lose ground cover, and coming down the ropes backward at the cliff made me uneasy.

Quite the grind but breath taking views for the last 2km to the top. Snow minimal and only after the hut. Can be avoided for the most part. Poles or crampons can assist but manageable without.

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