Explore the most popular snowshoeing 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.

10 hours ago

Great first half to Magnesia Meadows. Beautiful campsites and lake to refill the water bags. Difficult and technical trail up to Magnesia Meadows. Long trudge down to Deaks Lake and out. Worth it for the first half tho!

The trail is in great condition and easy to maneuver across the creek as the bridge is washed out. Make sure you take the 10 minutes to walk to the lake before crossing the bridge. Pay attention to the trail markings as there are many different trails, you could get sidetracked easily.

Rookie mistake on my part to not wear hiking boots. Still tons of snow but melting away. Good pair of boots still needed.

We hiked this on May 2, 2018 and the trail is still covered in snow but it’s all compact and hard so i didn’t even use my snowshoes or crampons. My hiking shoes was enough. I brought my 9 year old little 12 pounder shihtzu as well and he handled it like a superstar. Cypress is closed for the season now so we used the ski hill to slide down on our asses to the lodge. It was super fun. (Though i advise you to stay on the trail). It was a great day hike. Short but good workout. ❤️

1 month ago

4 months ago

Beautiful place for a good nature walk.

Best on a sunny winter day when you can slide down the snow on your butt

Love this , can't wait to snow shoe up it, there's whiskey jacks at the top at the lake and they will fallow you up the mountain to...there was many views, don't usually come to cypress but I will Be now.

Beautiful hike, first 45 min is a steep climb, little rocky but once on top beautiful small lakes and views of the ocean and mountains!

7 months ago

Explored Crossover Trail-lost the trail and ended up at the Baden Powell and then back to Brothers Creek road and out.
Found that trail was easily lost and confused with biking trails.

7 months ago

This was a great hike on Thanksgiving! Leaves turning, cool and damp, some sun, and no rain.

Took about 90 minutes to get to Cabin Lake with a 3.5 and 6 year old... we spent 2 hours to picnic and swim then about 45 min to get down with my husband carrying our little guy half way. Was a steep challenging climb for me and a few spots were pretty slippery with loose gravel coming down. busy trail on a hot long weekend but well worth it!

8 months ago

Final destination is worth the climb. View is spectacular. Busy when we went. trail is well maintained upto end of crushed gravel path, then climb continues on a root exposed remaining natural path. very dry and dusty when we went. Quite a few Skeeters near the top. Set your phone on panorama as you'll need it.

9 months ago


It was a pleasant hike but probably closer to easy/moderate rather than moderate. nice for afternoon out if no time for something more strenuous.

Fantastic hike!! Took us about 2.5 hours round trip with my husband and 2 teenage boys. It was the perfect amount of sweat and relaxation. At the top the whiskey jacks ate right out of our hands!

9 months ago

Spent an hour yesterday trying to find the trail head. Couldn't. Drove and walked back and forth along Millstream Rd and even walked up some big hill that looked like it could have been the start, but ended at a big pipeline thing. If anyone can post a photo with the entrance or directions on where to find it, that would be amazing! Would love to try it. Thanks.

Trail from ski resort is beautiful, starting from a small lake and then through old growth cypress. After 3 miles trail is not maintained and is badly rutted and solid roots making for a difficult climb. Still spots of snow and mud near top. Don't bother hiking on cloudy day because the best thing about the hike is the views. Hike is really 8 miles round trip from top but feels like more. Black flies made the hike nearly unbearable. If flies bother you at parking lot, opt out for shorter hike to eagle bluffs instead.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Great trail. Would definitely do it again. Late May to September would be best to avoid any snow. We did this in Late April and the top third is mostly snow. Great hike though. At the top of the loop, the Brother Creek Bridge has collapsed and wash out, so you will need to traverse the creek carefully.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

I love hiking up to St.Marks Summit and Mt. Unnecessary. Both views are extraordinary

Monday, October 31, 2016

So much to see. Tons of waterfalls on the drive up. Cute little streams and ponds and Cabin Lake is beautiful. Amazing everything. At the top of the mountain, whiskey jacks just nonchalantly landed on my outspread arms!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

5 hour hike to St.Marks Summit. Bowen island lookout and the view at st. mark summit are 5 stars.

Monday, September 12, 2016

great hike. we went to st marks summit. it was a bit muddy near the last 1/4 of the hike but the views were well worth it! we will definitely do this one again next year!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Long, (medium) tough but worth it.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

It was kinda cloudy when we went so the lakes looked really cool but there wasn't much to see at the lookouts. The first bit has a lot of traversing uphill but once you're up there it's gorgeous!

nice easy hike, and a great swimming lake at the end. good hike for dogs too.

Monday, July 25, 2016

it is a good hike to Cabin lake, Black Mountain and Eagles Bluff. Not very difficult but a good work out. A lot of people there caused a lot of traffic jams on more technical sections.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

So fun! It's a decent length to St Marks Summit which is where we stopped and turned back. It was very muddy so bring proper hiking shoes/boots for stability and so you don't wreck your runners. Bug spray is also helpful, especially towards the top. There's some steep inclines and nicer small descents to break things up. I'm excited to try this again later in the season when hopefully it dries out a bit more. Lots of people later in the day so go early to avoid crowds.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Its a beautiful hike. We went till Saint Marks summit and then turned back. There is still some snow up there but its totally doable till Saint Marks summit and I would say the view is worth the hike. I ll probably to do the entire trail sometime later in July again after the snow has melted.

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