Explore the most popular walking 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.

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

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.

The hike was basically a 15 min walk, so if you are expecting to hike for a good hour or two, this is not the one for you.The view is very pretty though.

hiking
11 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

12 days ago

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

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.

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

walking
17 days ago

Very nice park, enjoyed looking in tide pools.
Also did a geocache in the park!

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

Pretty easily to follow. Much more scenic than anticipated.

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

walking
24 days ago

Take a beautiful afternoon/ evening and bring a picnic and enjoy 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!

Beautiful! But actually there are no dogs allowed on the Yew Lake Loop. The loop is VERY short (took us under 40 minutes for sure). We went mid June and there were patches of snow. So I think Mid June is the best time to start going on this hike.

hiking
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.

Gorgeous leisurely hike - took a slight detour and visited the Salmon Hatchery!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice falls

Quick hike up the green ski runs with great viewpoints at the top of sky chair. Great with snow or in summer.

Hiked up jersey shore from the cypress viewpoint to get some vertical. Once you hit the skyline trail is flat and easygoing.

Great little hike to get the season started.

Only hiked to Eagle Bluffs. Steep climb at the end once you hit the rock slide. Trail before that is very nice, with a gradual climb. Difficult rating due to final techincal climb/scramble.

hiking
1 month ago

A little difficult to find parking at the bottom of the trail. The hike was nice, we added on the lost lake trail at the top and came down on the Baden Powell trail. I would definitely recommend doing the same to get some better views!

I went there several time, really like it.

It is the first snowing mountain I climbed, little bit challenges, but I like it! Beautiful mountain view!

I went hike last year. It was quite hard to find the starting point. It is quite steep but the view is a beautiful

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful place, rocky trail and keep in mind the high tide if you are climbing to the small island near by - May 26th 2018

backpacking
1 month 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! Completed August 2017.

walking
1 month ago

It’s a short trail, Quite and gives a decent view... you can spent some time and enjoy the serenity of this place ... well maintained..

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