Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

We got a bit lost not taking the right turn and didn't manage to do a loop just went up and back because the time we spent lost. Beautiful view, still well covered in snow.

hiking
11 days ago

Still lots of snow, micro spikes are recommended with hiking boots

hiking
15 days ago

One of the best hikes we have done so far this year. The trail is not super defined so follow the orange markers. The falls was amazing. Definitely keeping this one on the short list of hikes

snowshoeing
1 month ago

Amazing view and the hike was difficult but I loved it!

on Cypress Falls Hike

hiking
2 months 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!

Almost didn’t go because we thought it was one of Cypress’s paid snowshoe trails. Luckily an employee directed us to the correct trailhead which was a little further down the road from the ticket and rental area.

Great 360 view from the top. Did Feb 18 and it was chilly and beautiful, with mostly packed snow on the trail. Used microspikes. There are some steep sections where it would also help to have poles, but not required. Snowshoes were not necessary and many snowshoers were sliding on their butts down steep sections.

3 months ago

Great for a 1 hr loop, to get the heart pumping. We prefer doing this loop anti-clockwise, so you return down on the logging trail, easier on the knees.

hiking
3 months ago

nice little hike took just under an hour round trip even with snow and stopping to take pictures

hiking
6 months ago

Snow covered now. Good footwear is a good idea. Stunning with the snow.

Fyi 90% of the elevation gain is right from the get go otherwise a not bad trek. Bring some coffee to sip and stay awhile when you finally get there.

hiking
8 months ago

A beautiful hike! The trail is clearly marked - no snow now. It's a nice incline without murdering you. I like that there's outhouses in a couple spots along the way. The scenery is gorgeous with little peek-a-boos as you climb to check out your progress. Be prepared to scramble a little over boulders near the end of the climb. Fantastic view of the lions at the top. Went mid-late afternoon but few people were on the trail. Will go again!

Decided to start the hike at 10pm, and got quite lost, non the less, an amazing starlit sky, and goregous view to wake up to, definitely recommend this bad boy! Bring bug spray! You'll get eaten alive. and stay hydrated

not too bad for a short hike

hiking
9 months ago

There are a lot of loose rocks, so wear good shoes. Also quite a few black flies bothering us near the beginning of the trail. I love the "secret" lake about half way up where you can take a dip. Really amazing view from the top.

hiking
9 months ago

Great hike. Well marked and fairly busy. Buggy but not bad. Shame about the haze.

hiking
9 months ago

did this track after work 5.30pm on a Monday, it was not very busy at all and we got back by 9pm before dark which was nice. view at the top is amazing, with cute chipmunks and birds. there were sooo many bugs the whoooole way which was extreeemely annoying but at least they don't bite, and there were no slugs which was good, I hate them. if you can get over the bugs this is a perfect half day hike. only muddy in 2 spots so probably doable in runners now.

hiking
10 months ago

Amazing. The trail up itself is not super nice for the first half, as it's next to a ski hill in the summer, but once you get to the lake it's great, and it's a solid workout if going at a good pace. The view, and the peak itself, is spectacular. One of a few North Shore views I've seen that are just incredible. Bring a baguette, cheese, wine, and book on a sunny day and just find a place to settle.

hiking
10 months ago

Gorgeous views. Hard on the 50 year old knees. Great accomplishment!

hiking
10 months ago

Trail was clearly marked. Be prepared to jump over creeks at a couple points. When we hiked this, there was still plenty of snow and a ton of mushy paths from some of it melting so we couldn't get to the overlook area.

Great hike!

hiking
11 months ago

Easy trail from the trailhead to the Falls and over the bridge past the Falls. After that, there are multiple little trails that pick their way up the mountain along the river. Some of these little trails can be a bit of a workout!

hiking
Thursday, May 18, 2017

We hiked this trail on May after a snowy winter - the waterfall was thunderous and beautiful and the fact that it was raining only added to the experience. A lush, fantastical rainforest wonderland! Loved every minute. There are no Trail markers so either bring a map or don't stray too far from the river as it will guide you back to the trailhead.

hiking
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Love the view and whiskey jacks are friendly

Saturday, September 10, 2016

wonderful little trail. Very scenic

hiking
Sunday, August 14, 2016

This was an easy trail that can be completed in a very short time. We did this trail in combination with Bowen Lookout Trail. It is a family friendly and dog friendly walk in the woods

hiking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

Have an afternoon to kill? This is a great trail. Takes almost the same time up or down. I had to do it 3 times to finely have a view other then clouds. This is one of my favourite trails. Not too hard, not too easy. Just hard enough to be happy to sit down when its done.

hiking
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

We did this trail on June 27,2016. The trail is not diffcult, but it is unmarked, and it is easy to get lost. However, we download the map from the alltrails, it helps a lot. The view of the upper fall is good.

hiking
Friday, June 10, 2016

Beautiful!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

This was probably the fastest hike I've ever done! Uber quick if you want to get out of the city

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