Explore the most popular snowshoeing 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.

Rookie mistake on my part to not wear hiking boots. Still tons of snow but melting away. Good pair of boots still needed.

We hiked this on May 2, 2018 and the trail is still covered in snow but it’s all compact and hard so i didn’t even use my snowshoes or crampons. My hiking shoes was enough. I brought my 9 year old little 12 pounder shihtzu as well and he handled it like a superstar. Cypress is closed for the season now so we used the ski hill to slide down on our asses to the lodge. It was super fun. (Though i advise you to stay on the trail). It was a great day hike. Short but good workout. ❤️

1 month ago

Best on a sunny winter day when you can slide down the snow on your butt

Love this , can't wait to snow shoe up it, there's whiskey jacks at the top at the lake and they will fallow you up the mountain to...there was many views, don't usually come to cypress but I will Be now.

Beautiful hike, first 45 min is a steep climb, little rocky but once on top beautiful small lakes and views of the ocean and mountains!

Took about 90 minutes to get to Cabin Lake with a 3.5 and 6 year old... we spent 2 hours to picnic and swim then about 45 min to get down with my husband carrying our little guy half way. Was a steep challenging climb for me and a few spots were pretty slippery with loose gravel coming down. busy trail on a hot long weekend but well worth it!

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.

9 months ago


It was a pleasant hike but probably closer to easy/moderate rather than moderate. nice for afternoon out if no time for something more strenuous.

Fantastic hike!! Took us about 2.5 hours round trip with my husband and 2 teenage boys. It was the perfect amount of sweat and relaxation. At the top the whiskey jacks ate right out of our hands!

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.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

I love hiking up to St.Marks Summit and Mt. Unnecessary. Both views are extraordinary

Monday, October 31, 2016

So much to see. Tons of waterfalls on the drive up. Cute little streams and ponds and Cabin Lake is beautiful. Amazing everything. At the top of the mountain, whiskey jacks just nonchalantly landed on my outspread arms!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

5 hour hike to St.Marks Summit. Bowen island lookout and the view at st. mark summit are 5 stars.

Monday, September 12, 2016

great hike. we went to st marks summit. it was a bit muddy near the last 1/4 of the hike but the views were well worth it! we will definitely do this one again next year!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Long, (medium) tough but worth it.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

It was kinda cloudy when we went so the lakes looked really cool but there wasn't much to see at the lookouts. The first bit has a lot of traversing uphill but once you're up there it's gorgeous!

nice easy hike, and a great swimming lake at the end. good hike for dogs too.

Monday, July 25, 2016

it is a good hike to Cabin lake, Black Mountain and Eagles Bluff. Not very difficult but a good work out. A lot of people there caused a lot of traffic jams on more technical sections.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

So fun! It's a decent length to St Marks Summit which is where we stopped and turned back. It was very muddy so bring proper hiking shoes/boots for stability and so you don't wreck your runners. Bug spray is also helpful, especially towards the top. There's some steep inclines and nicer small descents to break things up. I'm excited to try this again later in the season when hopefully it dries out a bit more. Lots of people later in the day so go early to avoid crowds.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Its a beautiful hike. We went till Saint Marks summit and then turned back. There is still some snow up there but its totally doable till Saint Marks summit and I would say the view is worth the hike. I ll probably to do the entire trail sometime later in July again after the snow has melted.

Monday, June 06, 2016

It was not easy trial for me, but it is beautiful!

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Very steep start, and not recommended after alot of rain as it gets pretty muddy but the views are spectacular. Recommend finishing up to Eagle Bluffs before heading back down.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Great snowshoe.

Monday, November 30, 2015

This is a great hike close to Vancouver. About 2.7 miles each way and 1345' elevation ascent and decent Great for dogs. In snow recommend poles or crampons on boots. Snow shoes optional. 360 views at top from Mt Baker, Vancouver, UBC and The Lions. Several Small lakes along the way. Easy parking at the Cypress cross country ski lot.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Great views of Vancouver as well as the north shore ranges and Howe sound. Hiked from start to the lions camping 2 nights along the way. It was August and hot as fuck. Bring water and water purifier.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Did the route to St-Mark, really nice hike with a great view at the end. If you go after a rain fall, it will be muddy, but still worth it.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Epic mate

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