Looking for a great trail in Golden Ears Provincial Park, British Columbia? AllTrails has 17 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 6 easy trails in Golden Ears Provincial Park ranging from 1.2 to 9.3 miles and from 354 to 1,233 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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snowshoeing
8 days ago

Great trail to do if you are looking for an easy activity. Great reward at the end with the falls. Very icy near the falls at the lookout.

trail is washed out and very slippery

hiking
scramble
snow
18 days ago

Distance is definitely not accurate. I would say its closer to 11-11.5 kms. Not to much to look at until you get to the top. The view is almost 360 degrees and is well worth it in my mind. Took longer than expected. Roughly 3 hours up and 2 hours down. Needed to use spikes roughly 6-7 kms up as there was a fair amount of snow.

Had a blast nice trail

on Menzies Trail

hiking
21 days ago

Great for dogs, did not run into anyone on the trail

hiking
23 days ago

Went end of January, no snow until 6km up, but had to stop at about 7.5km before the caution sign because it was getting icy. Total time was 15km in 5 hours from west canyon trail. Not really any lookouts along the trail.

hiking
28 days ago

Very quiet trial, easily marked. No snow on the ground yet, and a great view!

Views are ok but it is extremely steep and rocky the last .5 KM. Barely any sign of a place to walk. Unless you have proper footwear, don't attempt that. Rocks are all loose and again, very little sign of a walkway to the lookout.

this one was a challenge for me. going up was fun but coming down was really hard. The middle section was the hardest for me but it was worth it. I did it in August in the hottest day. was a great accomplishment for me.

Beautiful day, getting near the flats, it was snow covered. Going beyond would require snowshoes or microspikes.

hiking
1 month ago

I did this over the summer and oh boy. If you are doing this hike, know what you're getting in to. If you hike like a normal person, it's about 2 hours to alter flats, where I overnighted. I was then up bright and early (about 5:30) for and 11 hour there and back again. Like every other comment says YOU NEED WATER. There is basically none from the flats to the emergency shelter. speaking of the shelter, once you're there, you have another 45mins to an hour to the peak. A bit of a grind but definitely worth it. It was the most fun part of and coming down we slid down the snowpack. 10/10 would reccomend. That was the fastest I went that day. All in all, 2 hours to the flats, 6 hrs up, 5 hrs down and another 2 out. Take your time and have fun cause the view is stunning! oh Yeah, and that scary thing to the left is edge peak. don't worry about it.

hiking
1 month ago

A nice easy walk

A decent hike with some moderate technical aspects on the west side, or the loop back. We did it in winter with some snow and it was really nice. Would recommend this loop for most hikers with a reasonable level of fitness. It’s very doable and should take roughly two hours at a steady pace. Stunning views all around.

beautiful walk and dog friendly

hiking
2 months ago

Great for young kids, although next time I’ll wear hip waders!

Expect snow at around 800m and down from now on. There was about a foot of snow at the second lookout.

hiking
2 months ago

Went up the majority of this trail yesterday. Had to turn around just before the scramble section because of snow and ice.
Beautiful trail that really works the legs out on the way up and down.
5 hours return trip with a short break at the top for a bite to eat

The BC Parks map is super outdated, the connecting trail involves some route finding and dog walkers on the lower trail do not leash their dogs as required by BC Parks and it’s annoying. Took my 8YO down the scramble bits and he did our route finding and loved it.

November 9th, 2018.
There was light snow starting at 7km into this hike, I made it to 9km and turned back as visibility had gotten to the point where I no longer felt safe to continue.
To the 9km mark and back to the Parking lot took me 7.5 hours

The snow will slow you down, and winter park hours may make this hike not possible unless staying the night.

Hike on

hiking
3 months ago

Definitely a tough trail. A steep climb most of the way with a bit of scrambling at the top. It took us a little over 2 hours each way. Beautiful views on a clear day.

walking
3 months ago

Love this trail. It is suited for a afternoon stretch.

walking
3 months ago

even it is short, in the trees, lots of root, wet that day, i still enjoy walk into the beautiful lake's backyard.
i took a super beautiful picture before sunset that the light just falling on the lake side.

It was a nice walk with the dogs

trail running
3 months ago

I've ran the trail today and it was really nice. We didn't encounter any wild life. On the summit it was really cold and windy. So much that I did not feel my fingers (didn't have gloves).

We ran majority of the trail except the steepest parts.

It was a great workout and it was great to go away from all the noise of the city. I really enjoyed it.

We did this in just under two hours, not a fast pace either. The trail down from east canyon to lower falls is a scramble. Not recommended for dogs or very young kids

hiking
4 months ago

Tough trail, not well marked and poorly maintained. Did this trail twice, once in winter and again on September 4, 2018. View was ok. Would not do it again. Most of the trail was a scramble, or it appeared as such. Treacherous in some sections so be careful. You will at one point on the trail need to pull yourself up with ropes. Passes close to the edge so caution is advised alone this trail. Took 8 hours to complete with 45 minutes for lunch at the top. I had to use some ropes of my own for the decent as it was quite STEEP. Would not recommend for kids and pets. Only view is at the top which is lovely but not worth the effort. This is not just a hike and definitely not “a walk in the park”.

hiking
4 months ago

Be aware of the park winter hours; 8am to 5:30m pm. Park gates are closed at 5:30pm and you'll be locked in if not out before then, so plan accordingly. We got to the trail head at 8:30am. Oct 13th. Some reviewers say this is a dull hike until reaching the top, but we found it beautiful. Gorgeous fall foliage and an abundance of interesting looking autumn fungi. At one point it seems you are hiking up a dry creek bed and the rocks in it would easily twist an ankle if you misplace a step. Be aware that there are numerous spots where the trail intersects other trails, best have a downloaded map to reference. Trail switches between wide gravel pathways to rocky, root filled forest and a few steeper inclines, but it's not all that difficult, just long. Once you reach the first pond it starts to look more alpine. The second tiny pond near the summit may not be there all year? Neither are the type you'd want to swim in or drink from. At the summit you get a super close view of Blanshard Needle, and great views of the valley below and mountain ranges to the northwest. There are plenty of nice spots on the alpine rocks to sit and have lunch while enjoying the vistas. We took our time going up, had lunch and explored the summit. Started back down at 2pm and made it to the car by 5pm.

hiking
4 months ago

a steep grind. First time I've done this hike and had a view

hiking
4 months ago

Total beginners
Took us 4:30h to climb and 2:30h to descent
2 passages with ropes at 94% grade.
This is just 25% grade non stop minimum, and half of it was more than 50% grade.
View was stunning!! Absolutely Worth it.

If you can find the trail to get to upper falls it's a cool little hangout spot that doesn't get nearly as busy as lower falls.

If you're okay with a little scrambling you can even make it right beside the falls to hang out on the rocks (not during Spring run off though)

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