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

1 day ago

The view is awesome

Nice wooded trail with great views at the end. Well maintained.

More people than a mall at Christmas

easy to get to, not too crowded, mamy trails to choose from

Great hike, it was easy up until the path stopped and then it was moderate to hard from there but don’t let that discourage you; the view was amazing. took me and my girlfriend approx 3 1/2 hours. Would do it again for sure.

7 days ago

First part of trail was quite steep with loose rocks so can be somewhat slippery going downhill on the return trip. No snow left on trail but some parts are muddy. It was a cloudy, rainy day and we didn’t think we would have a view but we were lucky because the clouds parted as we reached the bluff. Nice hike with a beautiful view. There was a raven and a couple of chipmunks on the bluff waiting for food. Took us about 3 hours return.

7 days ago

Went on a Saturday morning. Started the hike at 7:00 am and took us about 4 hours return including about 30 minutes on the summit. Very little snow on the trail. Lots of mud last 1/4 of trail. Also lots of mosquitoes and other flying bugs. Not many people on the trail early in the morning but must have passed at least 100 people going to the summit as we returned. Better to go early morning or weekday to avoid the crowds. The rating of moderate is accurate. There are a few steeper areas that require minor scrambling that some might find difficult but the view is worth it.

A very busy hike on a holiday Monday, I would recommend going on a weekday if possible. Snow is mostly gone, just the last 15 minutes or so are in snow but it's easy to traverse.

Beautiful walk in the woods. Enjoyed the sound of rushing water and the birds singing and flying all over the place. The signage is not clear, pay attention to your map . Thumbs down just because of signage, otherwise it is a beautiful place with quite well maintained trails.

Perfect views in a sunny day. First part of trails is really easy because the path is really well maintained. The second part is a bit more rough and pretty muddy - please don`t kill your white shining sneakers there. And mosquitoes - there are the worst! Don`t make my mistake and bring your bug spray because it kinda spoils the whole fun. On the top go to the farthest cliff - best views and almost no bugs there. One more thing - keep in mind that the creek is not a trail. At some point some people kept going downstream when they were supposed to turn - watch the signs!

13 days ago

The view at the top is breathtaking. A full 360degree panoramic view, with The Lions up close is a can’t miss opportunity. Please bring BUG SPRAY! I couldn’t enjoy the view to the fullest as the amount flies was overwhelming. Hiking up in July comes with muddy and snowy conditions as well so something to keep in mind. If you see « christmas gully » on your map, this portion is not easy! Trail is not clear, lots of snow, and the lack of markers makes it difficult not to be lost. The view made it all worth it.

on Mount Strachan

14 days ago

A nice hike. Hard to find trail markers in some areas.

Great hike! Lots of variety. The path is still muddy but manageable. Be warned there are swarms of mosquitoes the last 1/3 of the hike. Made it uncomfortable to enjoy the beautiful view at the top.

Beautiful views BUT too early in the year. I did it last week (last week of June) and there is still too much snow. Up until the Lions is okay, but after that steep snow gullies and snow bridges need proper snow hiking gear (ice pick, crampons, etc).
Also, this is not really a loop...you can leave a car at Porteau Cove and then come back to start the hike from Cypress Mountain, it's 28km one way and hard, not moderate.

Be prepared to get muddy. Fabulous view. Patchy snow totally doable without crampons. Go in the off hours (eg early morning) to avoid massive crowds. Took us 3.5 hours including a 40 minute lunch and photo break at the top.

just hiked nearly 9 kilometers on this Trail it was fantastic you can go to Vancouver Island on the west coast to Tofino and ucluelet but this is right up there with those trails that you'll find there

Visited on July 1. Some large groups visiting here. There is snow at the top, but not an issue to wear shorts, t-shirt, trail runners. the trail is quite muddy prior to the snow.

Great trail. Worth it for the view, but there are a ton of tourists so if you are trying to go somewhere to escape crowds, I would suggest somewhere else.

Great trail! Well maintained and easy to follow. there was only patchy snow at the top by July 2, but it was busy, at least 100 other people along the way!

21 days ago

It was raining and foggy but a beautiful hike nonetheless! Steep to start but then fairly relaxed but a decent amount of mud and rocks along the way

Great, fun, challenging hike with beautiful views near the top. After a couple of miles of steady but smooth uphill walking, this hike becomes a climb. My friend is a strong hiker, but a so so climber, and it took us over an hour to clamber over boulders, roots, and rocks for the 4th mile. It turned out to be totally worth it with stunning views a mile from the top. If you’re a strong climber, you’ll really enjoy this, but if your experience is limits to hiking, you might consider turning back.

Very beautiful trail this time of the year, we saw huckleberries and raspberries along the trail.

24 days ago

Great hike. Amazing views. Only made it as far as the bump before Unnecessary Mountain.

Pretty easily to follow. Much more scenic than anticipated.

We went yesterday and we were not able to go further then the summit of Mount Unnecessary. Heavy snow on top with watery crevasses starting to appear. Be well prepared if you want to go further than Mount Unnecessary. I highly recommend trekking poles to helps you in the rooty roots on your way there and for the love of god, wear hiking boots. Total time 7h from the Cypress Bowl. An amazing trail for technical terrain. :D

DONT MISS THE COHO LOOP NEAR THE HATCHERY and besides from that, a great trail did it all the way down to park royal and public transport available from fonteyn and elson street line 236 to the city. it was Saturday and no crowds everyone is on the suspension bridge haha

We Hiked it 10 months ago on a beautiful day. We would do it agian. Not hard. Hike on a beautiful day and bring a lunch won't regret the view.

we were going to do the suspension bridge but decided not to after seeing the price. we joined the trail on the way back. nice lookout points and you can get down to the river in some areas.

Really nice hike for novices. Challenging! The first 1/2 hour is a bit grueling and uphill, but after that its fairly well varied. On a clear day, you can see Garibaldi from the peak, as well as an awesome view of the lions and Cypress ski area. Mid June, there was still a considerable amount of snow and sturdy hiking boots are highly recommended. Cabin lake looks like it would be a great spot to take a dip but it was still ice-covered. Maybe in August!

1 month ago

The hike started off smoothly until the first stream crossing via the Old Strachan Trail. Once we crossed over, we kinda lost the trail. There were many blow downs obscuring the path. On top of that, we had to deal with the snow, which further made it harder to discern the correct path to take. The orange markers were few and difficult to find. We basically followed a previously recorded track and manage to come across a part of a plane wreckage. After arriving at the south peak, we contemplated whether we should continue to make a return loop via Christmas Gully and Howe Sound Crest Trail. We could hear water rushing thru the gully. It was then decided that the best return route was to take T-33 which switches back down to the parking lot. Overall, this hike would be better experienced if there werent as many blow downs and ice. Its a good thing we had our microspikes and poles with us. As for the views, they are one of the best.

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