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Great even in early spring

5 days ago

Hiked it march 17 looks like construction at the bottom is nearly complete this was a Saturday so no activity. If you came on a week day not sure they would let you up. The hiking was great, snow starts around the 500-600 M range but not a problem getting to the look out. I did not attempt the lake deep snow.

Nice 9km walk. Just beautiful!

5 days ago

I think Alltrails must review the description recorded for Quarry Rock. Is it a good trail? Absolutely. Love it. I hike it very often. Should it still be classified as easy? No! People new to Quarry Rock think they will just walk in the forest, like you would walk in Stanley Park. That is not the case. I think it should be classified as intermediate. The first segment of the trail is quite steep. Other segments are also cardio challenging, which is good if you are looking for that type of exercise (like me), but beginners, parents of young children, and seniors should be advised that it has several stairs throughout the trail. It is also muddy and slippery by parts, so definitely bring some good running shoes. I personally prefer hiking boots for that trail. People new to the trail should also know that it is now extremely popular and it does get crowded quickly. The narrow passages make it tough for one to take a break without slowing down the entire line. Be ready to keep up with the pace! Overall though, the scenery is great and the view at the end is very rewarding. I am giving it 4 stars instead of 5 just because it is now crazy popular and access is becoming a problem.

Park at the visitors centre. Snow shoes may be a good idea. Was warm out and the trail was starting to break up. Fell through the snow up to our knees, once up to my hip. Still doable in boots. The falls are beautiful with the snow and runoff.

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.

8 days ago

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

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

8 days ago

Very scenic hike with woods, lakes, mountains and a glacier at the end. Fairly crowded but did not detract from the beauty of this hike.

Fabulous hike with great views.

Great for stroller walks as well

Very beautiful! Nice short loop.

Good place to know

11 days ago

Still snowy this time of the year, but a gorgeous day. Couldn’t get to the last bit of the trail, but we enjoyed our 8.2 km trek. Pupper friendly!

11 days ago

We started at bottom of Nicole’s - so the tough part was at beginning rather than end. Where the trail starts on the map there isn’t any parking so better plan ahead

12 days ago

Unbelievable view from the lookout. Used snow shoes for the first time near the top and it was lots of fun. Fell down a lot coming back down in the snow (I’m relatively inexperienced) but it was super rewarding and an all around great experience. Took me almost 4 hours up at a leisurely pace and 1.5 down.

on Cypress Falls Hike

13 days ago

Really nice short hike and great for dog walking.
When you start from the parking lot the trail it is very easy and clear. You will come to a point where you can continue slightly left along the trail (West side of the river which is the route shown on this site) or cross a wooden bridge. If you stay on the path and do not cross the bridge it will be easy to follow orange markers. The trail remains wide and quite easy, it likely will take an hour or so to complete out and back style.

This is where people get confused:
If you cross the bridge and take the East side of the river there are markers for a short distance to a fork and then the trail gets much more difficult and is not well marked. If you go right at this fork you will meet up with a rocky path that resembles a creek. This will head up to a fence with a gate and connect to the service road in only a couple of minutes. If you head left at the fork you will parallel the river on a slippery (most of the year) and narrow trail. This is the trail some commenters refer to as being sketchy and on the edge of a cliff. It is more difficult than the West of the river trail, and I would watch little ones on this trail. This is also the route that leads you to the old car wreck. Shortly after the car wreck you reach the service road and a large, wooden bridge. You can do the trail as a loop, connecting the West and East trails with the service road.

This is a very pretty and green trail; however it needs better signage and a trail map, as I think most people assume they should cross the wooden bridge near the start of the trail leading to confusion!

Its really hard to remember your in BC when walking through this rainforest. It takes you to a place that you envision being so far away! Easy walk and kids absolutely love it (moss on everything is a huge deal apparently :) Can't wait to go back

mountain biking
15 days ago

I was able to bike the majority of it, last bit got a little too bushy and muddy (early March). Would definitely walk it again, bicycling would probably be much better in the summer.

March 7/2018 completed today....clearly marked with orange tape....nice climb...still slippery at this time of year ...leads to whiporwill loop and lovely secluded beaches

trail running
17 days ago

Great for walking or running

Beautiful view, the trails are boardwalks. Good for a short walk. I would not suggest this trail if you have large dogs

Very beautiful and moderate trail!

Loop B is still close

19 days 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.

W.C.T. Is a rewarding and challenging trek that you'll never forget. Live your life around your tide-tables and you won't be forced to stay inland. Walk the beach, catch some whales playing in the distance and enjoy the sometimes desolate but always humbling beauty of western Canada's most famous backpacking gem. Oh, I almost forgot, TAKE MORE TIME than you think. Some folks only get to do this once in a lifetime. Tack on an extra day or two to your plan if you can spare the time. You'll enjoy the whole trip infinitely more when there's no rush and all the time in the world for pictures and trail-side stops. Remember to look up and around. Due to this trail's degree of difficulty, one can get into the habit of always looking at where you'll step next, missing out on everything that's cool. Hike with caution but try to break the habit of always staring at your feet early-on in the hike, get on out there, and make some life changing memories.

20 days ago

Nice little riverside trail with a few cool little waterfalls.

21 days 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.

mountain biking
24 days ago

Bikes have the right of way on this loop. The majority of this trail is in the mountain bike park.

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