Explore the most popular hiking trails in Cypress Provincial Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Definitely a climb in the beginning but 100% worth it!!!

Love this hike little hard at first. But when you get to the top the view is breathtaking. Wow, it's amazing would recommend.

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

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

Very steep climb to begin with. Gets easier after couple of kilometres. We did it today on Wednesday and only ran into a handful of people. The view from the Bluffs is breathtaking. Spent some time there and had lunch. All together with the break it took just over 3 hrs. I would not call this trail hard. I’m not a very experienced hiker but didn’t find it particularly difficult. Lots of roots and rocks and some muddy areas. All in all well worth the effort!

Awesome hike ! If your planning on doing the last peak , bring a rope ! We scrambled up the last peak but completely worth it ! When you get to the sub peak , there will be markers to your left and markers to your right , i would stick to the left , less ice and snow . Much easier to come down !

on St. Mark's Summit Trail

hiking
11 days 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

Beautiful fall hike close to Vancouver! Not busy early in the morning!

Amazing views at the end!!

hiking
24 days ago

The trail was absolutely pretty. It had everything, from dense greens to little creeks and of course the falls. No stairs so be mindful to wear the right shoes for some inclines. This was worth the trip.

Extremely hard. Did it in one day. Started at 7 am and finished after dark at 8 pm. Late September. Very wet when I went. Made some of the stream crossings more difficult. You want dry rocks at the top for safer scrambling (which I had). The middle 4k is very hard. The last 15k is hard since one tends to be tired by then.
There is a new part of the trail not on my several-year-old map. At David peak, the trail goes right over the top. All Trails had it right.
Overall, prepare well and it is a fabulous hike scramble.

a coastal classic. Challenging hike with some tough sections. Can be done in pieces or as a backpacking trip. best as a one or even two night trip.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice short, flat trail that begins at the ski lodge and runs right along the lake. Take the bear warning signs seriously as we did see a black bear just off the trail.

my first time i scared for my life when i climb that last part but i had so much fun

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 !

i really really really really like the waterfall

hiking
1 month ago

This was my first “real” hike.. newbie here.. it was hard but so worth it! We got lucky with the fog lifting just as we reached Eagles Bluff. It gets busy quickly so I suggest going before 9 am.

hiking
1 month ago

First, this is not a lightly trafficked trail. I hiked it today with hundreds of others. Ruined it for me. And so many dogs off leash!

But the hike itself is perfect if you’re not looking to commit a full day. Steep and long enough to know you’ve had a workout with picturesque lakes to stop at and a beautiful view from the top.

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent. No bugs! Lots if people but still great. Tough hike up - steep grade but well marked. Very pretty.

Super easy incline on this walk/hike to the falls. Have made the mistake of crossing the bridge over the river and winding up in a completely different place. Beautiful & quiet gem of a place!

backpacking
1 month ago

This trail was awesome but it is very poorly marked. If it’s cloudy or raining I recommend bringing an extra pair of socks and possibly even some gloves—dress warm. The way up the gully was decently marked but once we reached the summit junction we got lost and had to turn around after following the wrong trail. We were soaked and freezing cold but the summit was absolutely amazing, the best I’ve seen in my Vancouver hikes. We didn’t pass a single person on the trail so we had the entire summit to ourselves. The way down was the hardest, we followed a wide, gravel ski run path on the way down for a couple of kilometres until we discovered the T-22 wreckage and moved back onto the Mt Strachan trail. Getting back on the trail instead of following the ski run was a big mistake with how cold and wet we were. The rest of the trail is barely marked at all so we spent most of our time hoping we were on the right path (we relied heavily on GPS/Compass). It’s long and over grown and the markers actually just disappear for several kilometres. They don’t come back until you merge onto the Baden Powell trail along cypress bowl road. If you’re feeling adventurous and not as cold/soaked as we were give it a try but be careful! I will definitely do this trail again but will probably take the more boring (but faster) ski run back down to the lodge.

Took us 6 hours in the rain. Totalled about 11.5 kilometres which is much longer than the estimated distance. I realize this review sounds terrible but I would definitely do it again—just avoiding the second part of the trail on cold, wet days.

This is a world class hike if you do the whole thing. Not easy; depending on access point. its one or two days for the whole thing. But just going to St. Marks is a great half day hikes with views of Howe Sound and Vancouver Island.

cant do until Summer too much snow.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a really wonderful hike, we did it last weekend and we couldn’t see very much due to the smoke but I could imagine it would be a breathtaking view. It’s a pretty steep scramble after you break away from the St. Marks trail (this is not a very well marked turn off at all). The best way back down is to take the ski run called Connor’s run, we took a different ski run and that was a mistake cause it was really steep and probably took us much longer. Hike was around 3 1/2- 4 hours.

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.

Great hike! work out a bit of a sweat to reach the refreshing lake! awesome for a swim. Beautiful view as well.

Great reward for the effort.

fishing
2 months ago

Beautiful little lake with tons of very hungry little pan sized Rainbow Trout

hiking
2 months ago

It’s an awesome workout and easily the most beautiful lake within 45 minutes of down town Vancouver!

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