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Great little hike. Snow was deeper then I thought up around blue laurentian and lost lake, snow shoes would definitely help...

A good winter hike. only small patches of snow on the flat valley bottom portion of the trail. lots of hikers. Moderate hike easy walking but a good distance 17km from parking lot.

10 days ago

One of the toughest hikes I have done ! Great work out , I did it in 44 minutes

Did this in Winter with heavy snow towards the top. The route is a little sculpted for my liking, very organized, which if you’re looking to get off the beating track might not be the ticket. The bridge is indeed washed away but we could cross easily as the water level was low. I would be interested to see what this is like in the Spring / Summer. Overall doable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.

19 days ago

It was hard and very exciting!!! My son is 12, daughter 8 and baby girl is 9 months... but we did it!!!

1 month ago

Hiked on Dec 8th! Not enough snow to snowshoe but the trail gets very icy the higher up you get. We didn't have spikes or crampons but definitely bring them if you have them. Many areas were inches of solid ice hidden beneath a dusting of snow so it was very sketchy and there was a lot of slipping. It was still a fun adventure! On a clear day I imagine the view is still spectacular (but it was super cloudy for us).

Hiked yesterday. There is snow along the entire trail. The trail was packed down, so there was no need for snowshoes. It was quite icy and slippery. Wearing spikes would have made the hike much easier and safer. The view from the top was stunning.

great Trail for a half day hike with some good conditioning and what A View From The Top. Outstanding restaurant and bar to relax in when you're done. Perfect playground in Vancouver's backyard

Really beautiful trail. The bridge was broken half way but climbed across the rocks. Really cool waterfall.

1 month ago

I’ve done it a good number of times. The best workout ever if you’re up to the challenge.

Amazing views at the top. Worth the pain getting up there. Your legs will burn.

Great hike through the woods. Trail was well marked. The bridge is long gone. However, the water in the stream was low enough to simply walk across. Due to erosion the walk up is a bit rocky and coming down lots of roots were exposed. The whole loop took me about 2.5 hours and was well worth it! Gorgeous.

Just did it yesterday, some parts a bit slippery, very good view!

It’s perfect for a relaxing run. No need to rush. Just take it in and enjoy!

Great workout! The first quarter is the hardest to me.

Done this twice now while visiting Vancouver, love it!!! Second time, half way up I was wondering why I was doing it again, but worth it once you get to the top.

2 months ago

Pretty hard and totally uphill all the way. The views up are beautiful, worth your efforts. Took us 75 mins. Gondola was closed for seasonal maintenance so had to go down by the BCMC trail which was very tiring and painful as the trail was torn up due to heavy rain.

Over rated in my opinion. It's a good hike, but it's very busy most of the time and I hike for quiet, lot to be in rush hour. 50% people who are trying to beat their times are more than happy to give those slower a little nudge to get you out of their way.

A nice hike close to the city. Good variations and nice views from the dam.

2 months ago

Nice hike. The upper trail is much nicer than the river trail. the falls and the suspension bridge are nice rewards.

2 months 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!

2 months ago

A solid hour of stair climbing and a breathtaking view at the top! Another reason I want to move to Vancouver so this can be a part of my daily morning routine.

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

Good hike but the falls were pretty small :)

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.

2 months ago

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

I liked hiking the trail counter clockwise. 3.5 hr loop for us.

5 stars because the peak chalet at the top was a great way to end a very challenging hike.

At 36 and decent shape it took me 1 hour 10 minutes. This hike is basically a stair climb for the entire time with no let up. If you’re looking for a flat smooth hike look elsewhere.

Started at about 11am on Sunday and the crowds weren’t too bad. Bring a credit card for lunch and drinks at the top.

3 months ago

Strangely addictive and I think like anything, it gets easier the more you practice. Pace yourself, take a litre bottle of water per person and wear stretchy clothing as you’ll be stepping up for basically the entire way and scrambling over rocks. Pack an extra layer for the top as it tends to be a bit chillier.

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!

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