Explore the most popular nature trips 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
7 days ago

We did this trail yesterday. Still completely covered in snow, so prepare to walk through snow the entire route. Trail is still easy to follow as there are signs along the way. We were the only ones at the summit in the morning. Beautiful view and worth the trek through the snow.

Hiked yesterday, snow the entire way starting at the parking lot basically. Crampons suggested!

hiking
9 days ago

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

Awesome but super hard .

hiking
24 days ago

Well marked trail. We went in October and it was fairly muddy and snowy so boots are definitely the preference over sneakers. Such a stunning view at the top to hang out and have a snack and enjoy all the whiskey jacks!

snowshoeing
1 month ago

snowshoeing
4 months ago

The hike was great make sure you take poles and proper snowshoes. The view on the top is amazing. Make sure you check the avalanche warnings there are about 4 avalanche paths make sure you are prepared before you head up in the winter.

hiking
6 months ago

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

October 29. Easy trail up, pretty views up top. Muddy spots here and there but it’s late in the season and has rained a bit. Pretty busy, people and dogs. Took the east trail up and down. I prefer Tunnel Bluffs over this one. Same view but shorter.

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.

Did this hike on Sunday. Well marked and very very busy. The first half (steepest section) is well maintained then it turns to the typical roots, dirt and and rocks. Not terribly hard for a 10+km hike. Spectacular views from the summit.

hiking
8 months ago

Super busy, but it thins out dramatically if you continue onwards to The Lions! It's so worth it.

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

hiking
8 months ago

Final destination is worth the climb. View is spectacular. Busy when we went. trail is well maintained upto end of crushed gravel path, then climb continues on a root exposed remaining natural path. very dry and dusty when we went. Quite a few Skeeters near the top. Set your phone on panorama as you'll need it.

The perfect North Shore day hike. The hike isn't long, isn't very difficult and the loomed view of Howe Sound is stupidly beautiful. Easily worth the effort to get to the summit's view.

hiking
9 months ago

One of the better marked trails I've been om although there were a couple of times I could see where some people might get off trail. My suggestion would be to keep your head up and an eye out for the trail markers. They are pretty much along the entire trail and very often wherever you at one marker, there will be another within sight.

Some people complain of bugs on the trail. Yes there were some, none of which really bothered me, but just remember your in the woods where bugs often live and maybe the solution is to use bug spray or stay home.

Lots of people hike this on the weekend. It would be odd if I didn't run into someone every 5 mins. At the beginning where you get to choose whether to take the east or west route by the big water tank, I took the east route up and west route down. Found the west route was a bit steeper and the ground was looser. It's also easy to get to bowen lookout from where the east and west routes I would probably stick with the east route going up and down unless you want to check out yew lake.

Overall not a hard hike with exceptionally rewarding views. Moderate is a fair difficulty rating. Weather was great and there didn't seem to be any/much smoke so visibility was prime. It took me 1:45 to summit and 1:20 to get back to the car.

I love this trail! Don't get discouraged by the switchbacks at the start. Once you get past them you'll be rewarded with gorgeous forest and a nice mix of incline and level ground. Fantastic view. Bring water and wear hiking boots - not runners. It does get a bit mucky at the top and you'll thank yourself for wearing them when coming back down over so many slippery roots and rocks. I hauled and made it up and back in just over 3 hours. But keeping a good pace you can do it in 4.

It was the perfect day for a hike. Sunny, 24 degrees. Just the right length; took us 2 hrs up and 1.5 down. Quite challenging in some spots with regards to steepness and terrain. Beautiful views at the top. Smoke cover has lifted. Bugs weren't bad at all. Would highly recommend this hike. But i'd wear hiking boots next time instead of runners. Rolled my ankle a couple times navigating the roots.

hiking
9 months ago

Sick

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.

Loved this hike (except I could have done without all the bugs). The view from the top is incredible. Well worth it. Saw a bear on the way down too so that added some excitement to the trail.

hiking
10 months ago

Very challenging back half of the ascent from the highway to Deeks Lake. Slight scrambling but mostly just very quick elevation gain. Hard coming back down too because of the steepness. I used a pole to help.

No snow on the trail all the way to the Lake. Could see across to a few snow patches and further down Howe Sound Crest Trail, higher up, there was more snow still. Bugs were not bad. Very nice lakeview at the top and this was a really nice challenge that I'm glad I did.

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.

camping
10 months ago

Went up on July 13th. I super enjoyed the hike, first 1/2 is fire/4x4 road which I found super pleasant. Trail Is more towards challenging being than the elevation gain seems reasonably concentrated (also 40lb pack on) There was still some steep snow on the trail on the other side of lake; I was going to try see how far I could get along HSCT backwards. It's quite steep and crampons would be ideal. I was solo and felt a bit too isolated to push over it in the case I messed up and ended up sliding into the water.

Deeks lake camping area is pretty over grown but still pleasant. No snow beside what was mentioned above

hiking
10 months ago

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

Trail from ski resort is beautiful, starting from a small lake and then through old growth cypress. After 3 miles trail is not maintained and is badly rutted and solid roots making for a difficult climb. Still spots of snow and mud near top. Don't bother hiking on cloudy day because the best thing about the hike is the views. Hike is really 8 miles round trip from top but feels like more. Black flies made the hike nearly unbearable. If flies bother you at parking lot, opt out for shorter hike to eagle bluffs instead.

Great hike!

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