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Brunswick Mountain via Deeks Lake is a 14.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lions Bay, British Columbia, Canada that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 14.4 mi Elevation gain 5,721 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Backpacking Hiking Nature trips Bird watching Running Forest Lake Views Waterfall Bugs
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Getting There

This route goes up to Brunswick Mountain after passing Deeks Lake and Brunswick Lake.

Approximately 30 free parking spaces at the trailhead.

Follow the Sea-To-Sky Highway out of Vancouver. The trailhead exit is approximately 1km before Porteau Cove Provincial Park.

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Alex Barker
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Rebecca Tracey
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Uphill slog the whole way to Brunswick lake. Camped there and continues on to the mountain. Ok with my dog, a little scramble up the mountain. We stopped at the first peak as the ridge to the summit looked too sketchy for my dog. Lots of people camping at the lake on a weekend. Parking lot was full and overflow parking across the highway by the time I arrived at 10. No views til you get above Brunswick lake!

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Kerry Wilkinson
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Hard but rewarding This is a tough, technical trail that only experienced hikers should attempt. It incorporates a few different types of path and, depending on conditions, can be very slippery in places. The first 2.9km is on an old mining road that is easy to follow. There is then 2.5km through Cypress Provincial Park that is steep and largely crosses roots and branches. It's generally easy to follow, although, in late July 2019, there was some blowdown across the trail. Deeks Lake is at 6.4km - and I got there in 1hr 40. After that, the trail becomes a lot harder to follow, with many parts overgrown - and others slicked with thick mud. If you follow Deeks Lake around to the right, there are is a large build-up of driftwood, over which you trample to get onto the trail. In the kilometres following that, there are at least two streams to cross, which can be harder or easier depending on whether it has rained recently. It can be difficult at times to see where the trail has gone - but there are generally orange diamonds to follow if you feel lost. Hanover Lake is at 9km and Brunswick Lake at 10.2km. There is also a red cabin high on the cliff above Brunswick Lake should conditions change quickly. I got there in 2hrs 40 from the car park. (One hour from Deeks Lake). Be warned, you need to cross a narrow part of Brunswick Lake in order to continue on the trail. The ease of this depends on conditions. If it has rained, the water will likely be over the stepping stones/logs (it was for me). After a dry spell, it will likely be an easier walk. With slippery rocks and roots, much of the descent can be harder than the ascent. There are large parts of the trail that seemingly never dry out. Definitely pack prepared. Your feet will get wet and, if that's a problem, take a towel and change of socks or two. I went on a weekday and didn't see a single person for the entire hike. Weekends are busier up to Deeks - but not many push on further.

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Alex Barker
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Russell Oconnor
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Harold Cecchetti
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Gordon Yeh
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Jenna Lee
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