Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

hiking
2 days ago

Up, up and keep going up!
Grouse Grind on steroids and way less crowded.
Went up on Monday, May 21st there is still a little bit of snow after the rope climbing.
Great workout and hard on the knees coming back down.
Would do it again though!

It's basically just a walk, not much strenuous hiking involved, but some of the views are amazing, especially on clear days. Also very crowded with people and their dogs or small children, so I'd suggest going in the morning.

16 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
18 days ago

Great nature walk with the grade 3 class.

hiking
1 month ago

Really lovely trail, not difficult at all but a long enough walk to warrant the drive. The scenery was beautiful, not just the mountain views but the trail itself was just a perfect depiction of west coast wilderness

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!

walking
5 months ago

Great walk on a cold wet day.

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 Alouette Lake Trail

5 months ago

Great for a trail run!

hiking
6 months ago

Gorgeous and easy hike, big reward for minimal effort

Beautiful hike, or better said a nice walk trough the forest...amazing views and was extremely nice right after the rain fall when the forest it's at its finest!

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

hiking
8 months ago

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

Very impressive waterfalls, bring your swimwear there's a natural pool!

9 months ago

Nice trail for a stroller or run!

A great trail, especially go with kids. Beautiful, safe and easy.

The trail follows right next to the road much of the way. At times it feels like you're hiking on the soft shoulder and the sound of traffic reverberates over the trail which is unfortunate. The trail leads you to the overcrowded day area by Alouette Lake. We walked a little further and found a secluded beach area, luckily. On the way back we did the Loop and Lookout trails which were uninspiring. Our hike was about 18km total (4.5 hours including a lunch break at the lake). I would not do this hike again.

Well maintained trail. Easy. Falls are pretty. More of a walk than a hike.

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!

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

hiking
10 months ago

Great, easy "hike". Easy yet long enough to get your cardio going. And it's super beautiful!!!

trail running
10 months ago

Easy, very pleasant walk in the woods with some pretty views of the mountains here and there. The last time I did it was 2 days ago and I was attacked by horse flies. It took forever to shake them off and I took a different route back. Same thing there but not as bad. I guess it's the season. Can become busier mid-day/afternoon.

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

This is a nice walk in the park. If you are looking for a challenge there are other hikes close by that would give you a better run for your money. That said, the scenery is nice and in the spring the waterfall is raging!

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

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!

11 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.

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