Explore the most popular wild flowers trails in Golden Ears 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.

Nice trail. We took the east west connector (bridge) and came back on the Golden Ears / West Canyon trail. West Canyon is much more challenging than the East and we ended up in the West Canyon parking lot. The walk back to our car along the gravel road was super dusty and awful. I think it might have worked to take a right on the Menzies trail instead of going all the way down to the West Canyon parking lot as we saw the trailhead near our parking lot.

11 days ago

trail has snow in areas but accessible now. no snow on scramble leading up to final summit approach. crampons optional. love this trail. best hike in area for 4 hours total.

walking
12 days ago

Great nature walk with the grade 3 class.

The hike took about 6.5 hours round trip There were some beautiful views at the top of blanshard needle about 10 people on the trailHad a tough time navigating. Hiked it in Aug 2017. Well worth it though!

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike on a sunny winter's day. Be sure to cover the low falls trail on your way back. Nice views of snowy mountains on clear days.

Did this trail 1/13. Going to write a brief description how to get there because I got lost my first attempt. Start at the west canyon trail parking lot. once you enter the start of the trail walk for about 5 minutes and you'll see the sign for viewpoint trail on the left, this is the trail you want to get on. you'll go up a series of switchbacks past a waterfall. the trail will get flat and you'll have to cross across the upper part of the waterfall. Warning this section can get hard to cross if its been raining. you'll then keep walking and see a sign for Evans peak on your right. This is the start of this trail and it is VERY difficult. it will be a straight up climb and you'll pass over a lot of loose rock and soil. make sure you have the next marker in sight before moving on as some of them were hard to spot (mainly Orange, pink and some yellow markers). You'll pass a second waterfall halfway up this point then reach a flat plateau with a beautiful view of a third waterfall. there is snow after this point as of right now. overall very rewarding hike but be prepared as the decent back down is very difficult because of the steep incline and your legs will feel like jello. good hiking!

hiking
5 months ago

December 3, snow after about half way up and in the clouds from about two thirds... Better left for the drier months

on Evans Peak Trail

8 months ago

Steep but well marked and maintained trail. Rewarding view at the end. A couple minor scrambles to get to the final knob.

hiking
8 months ago

Relentless climb and very technical, but great views at the top. No water on course, make sure you have enough.

8 months ago

Nice trail for a stroller or run!

Saw only one other person. A bit cloudy at the top, but the weather was nice and cool while hiking. The incline trail to start is pretty brutal but otherwise mellow. Heads up is great advice for trail markers. Cob webs and bugs were pretty bad.

hiking
9 months ago

Probably one of my favorites, if not my favorite. It has 360° views and it's really worth an overnight trip so you'll have longer to take that beauty in! This one is a must!!!

hiking
9 months ago

Did it in one day. 5 hours up, 4 hours down. It was a grind but so worth it. The summit is very reachable with hiking boots and poles, however there is a couple scrambles, nothing too exposed. Highly recommend!

We did this with our dog on 29th July. It took us 3.5 hours to get to the top, pretty much non stop. Just over 3 hours to get down.

We didn't use a gps, we found the trail was marked fairly well. Keep your head up and you will see them. The trail is varied - some loose rocky areas, tree roots, steep areas, also some fairly flat logging paths. There is definitely a lot of uphill, but it's not all steep. There was snow on the way to the top, but not enough to cause a problem.

Not a well travelled trail - we saw a total of 11 people in 7.5 hours.

In my opinion, the view from the top is outstanding. 360 panoramic and breathtaking. Given, we were there on a clear, sunny day. No doubt for me that it is well worth the hike. We had the top to ourselves for the 40 mins we spent there. A big change from the other, more well known hikes.

Bugs, but not terrible. (I did have bug spray on). Rough on knees on the way down. We got to the trail head at 9.30am and there was no problem with parking.

Amazing view. Make sure you are in shape, difficult last 2km and then the decent felt long.

hiking
10 months ago

We did this hike June 25th 2017. It was a fun hike and we made it to the top with clear weather. I made a helpful video for this hike and posted it on youtube. It will give you an idea of what to expect if you want to do this hike.

https://goo.gl/HKPc2i

10 months ago

It is easy. It is actually wheel chair accessible. Great for familys and kids and or strollers. It is nice even though it is more of a walk than a hike. Has informational postings along the way.

hiking
10 months ago

June 26, 2017 View from the top was amazing. Trail well marked both up and down. Snow for the last ~2km. Keep head up for markers due to lack of trail in snow.

hiking
10 months ago

great training trail.. straight up! take lots of fuel. dog handled it well (harness recommended)the waterfalls and top view is great! perfect day hike!

10 months ago

Certain parts are challenging but great view from the top. Took my 12 yr old son and I just under 3hrs up and 2.5 down and we were passed a couple times so 4hrs is slowest possible time. Filled up our water bottles at the 2hr mark.

11 months ago

very nice trail yes would recommend it.

11 months ago

Amazing amazing view! Very hard and steep. Still well worth it though.

It was a absolutely incredible hike, the view was spectacular and the path was well maintained. Definitely hiking this trail again

hiking
11 months ago

Hiked yesterday, there is still a lot of snow at the top. Past the last viewpoint you walk on snow for majority of the way, crampons would help but not required. Lots of bugs.

hiking
11 months ago

Great trail to hike, with many switch backs. Would recommend anyone with not so good cardio to take the trail slow. Amazing views at the top and halfway through.

hiking
Saturday, May 20, 2017

had a hard time finding the start of the trail but once we got going it was okay. signage isn't that great but managed to make it to beautiful lake leaving 5 kilometers left until the peak. there was snow and we didn't have the proper gear so we headed down. round trip was 16km from the parking lot by Mike lake.

hiking
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Nice hike, but quite hard. I couldn't finish due the snow. Get ready to use your hand in the trail.

hiking
Monday, April 17, 2017

Great hike! Just tried the West trail past Alder flats (as far as I could go) made it just past the rock slide lookout. Trail was not passable at the first large hairpin. Way too much snow.

hiking
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Only went half way up yesterday and it was beautiful. Highly recommend! There was no one on the trail when I went up and that was at 10am super quiet and perfect to bring your dog along. I hopefully am going to finish the entire thing this month & do it more and more.

hiking
Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Would rate this trail as an easy instead.

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