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Perfect mix of challenge for all ages. Nice mix of terrain. Great view.

hiking
14 days ago

Great hike. Viewpoint surrounded in cloud, couldn’t see anything. Snowing at the summit. Totally worth it. Ran into a crew working on the trail - THANKS!

17 days ago

Really nice. Found it to be well
Kept. Hard to find the start. View was cloudy but I assume normally is amazing.

If you can, do this hike on a week day. Very busy on weekends. Nice moderate hike with spectacular views at the top.
Easy access from Cypress parking lot.

hiking
19 days ago

It's a beautiful hike but get started early! It starts to get crowded just before noon.

Was such a good hike, soo busy! I went on a weekend. Silly me! But nether the less was such a great day. A decent incline and a little bit of climbing, but if you are unstable I would bring poles.

Go early so you can see the view without anyone! It was hard to get a picture without a person in it!

this hike has been on my bucket list for a while and finally did it! it is everything that people say in their reviews. is challenging but totally doable. we took just over 3 hours to get to the top and took the gondola down. the trail is the best marked trail we've been on in a long time.

Nice hike, well-marked in the lower part but somewhat erratic nearing the St. Mark’s peak. Roots can be tricky in this last km of the hikes. Beautiful view from up there. Whiskey Jacks make their presence known.

hiking
27 days ago

Good short hike for a view. However not the easiest for everyone since it’s lots of stepping over tree roots and rocks

Love this hike. Wow, the view on top it's really amazing. I recommend to everyone.

This trail came as advertised. Lots of roots, rocks and mud. Aptly named for the number of dogs and with lots of kids. Views were spectacular! Well worth the effort.

hiking
29 days ago

Rooty undulating trail no big climbs was muddy. There where lots of people. Took 2:13 with a slow dog out and back. GPS said it was 5.14 km out and back.

Trail well maintained- fabulous view at top - bring nuts for very friendly chipmunks!

on St. Mark's Summit Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Did this hike on the Saturday of the Thanksgiving long weekend. Started at 9:30 am and made it up by 11:30. I am a very new hiker and not in great shape. Took my time and still made decent timing. The first half is easy as far as the terrain goes but does involve some elevation gain. Super muddy and technical closer to the top and for about the last hour. Poles were a huge help due to the slickness! On a busy Saturday the space at the top is very limited but the views are pretty amazing. Once you get to the top you'll see the main rock to catch a view but if you go back to the trail and continue you'll grab a great view of The Lions and another viewpoint further below. Took a few couple minute breaks and with a half an hour at the top it took me 5 hours. It was very busy on the way down so had to stop a lot to share the trail. Enjoy!! :)

Had an outstanding experience, and the local fauna were more than accommodating.

Yours in good faith,

Cynthia

Amazing views at the end!!

Very easy. It does have rough terrain and it can be muddy in the fall/winter/spring. Gorgeous views!

trail running
1 month ago

What a beautiful trek ! Steep all the long way with some relaxing meters flat.
The view at the top is amazing !
I made it running and walking in 3h30.
Good memories

Took me and a little dog 2 hrs to the top and then 1.5 hrs back to the bottom. Only saw one stream on the way up so bring your own water for the dog. Lots of roots for the second half of the hike so bring good footwear. Not too much room at the top to enjoy the view as compared to say, Quarry Rock. No bugs right now but was windy and chilly.

Awesome trail. Even on a cloudy day the trail was great. Took me two hours to go up, without any stop and three hours to go down, taking my time picking up mushrooms and berries. A bit hard to find the Howe Sound Crest trail at first but once you've find it, it's very easy to find your way to the top. (Tip: Follow Howe sound EAST trail). I highly recommend this one !

Walk this weekly Beautiful

AMAZING.

Rad, challenging hike. I'm athletic enough but work a desk job and don't get out as often as I like, so the first 1/4 of this one was a bit of a winder - once you settle in to a good pace, though, just take in the beautiful surroundings and drink enough water, the views along the way and at the top are worth it!

hiking
2 months ago

I considered this trail as easy, the view from up there is amazing, I really recommend it. There were several children with their parents there.

walking
2 months ago

This is a great place to bring the kids. The trail is flat and wide and runs along the water front. Don't forget to bring your suit and a towel on a hot day, you'll be glad you did.

Took me 3,5 hours total including my stop for photos on the top. Really nice hike, some steep areas but nothing crazy in my opinion. I would like to try to run it (or most of it) next time.

Trail was well marked in my opinion, but I have experience hiking trails that aren’t as well marked.

If you want to have a peaceful hike get out there early. It starts to get busy towards noon.

I wish there was "Godlike" rating for this trail. "Hard" rating is kind of injustice to this trail. We went in on this trail thinking if we could do mason lake and serene lake this should be doable too but we were wrong. I took us around 3 hours to reach the summit even though its just 4.5 miles.

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Nice moderate trail, I wouldn't categorize it as hard. Amazing views at the end. In the summer it's a great 3 hour return hike, in the winter it's an even easier 3 hour return snowshoe trail.
Highly recommended.. here is a video of our snowshoeing trip earlier this year: https://youtu.be/7FVLNTGHriw

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