Capilano Pacific Trail

EASY 19 reviews

Capilano Pacific Trail is a 12.7 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

12.7 km
258 m

dogs on leash

kid friendly




mountain biking

road biking

trail running


whitewater kayaking





wild flowers


Full length if starting in Ambelside Park is 15km. Various trails through the park for exploring - so time and distance can vary. Very scenic.

6 days ago

Easy, year around trail. Nice scenery. The canyon is very beautiful. It took us 4-5 hours to finish the whole trip.

2 months ago

The top part of the trail is beautiful. I would not suggest to start where this map suggests because the first mile or two is very urban like walking by parking lots. Part of the trail washed out 30 years ago and was never rebuilt so you have to walk around high rise condos. Just past the condos is an underpass which would be a better place to start this hike in my opinion. Not sure if it's legal but cars were parked there and no signs prohibiting. That way you're not so tired when you reach the really beautiful parts of the hike. Other than that hike was easy through beautiful forest.

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6 months ago

If you start from park royal it is an interesting combo of urban/nature hike (at the beginning). As you go follow the Capilano river you pass through some condo areas and such. That is short lived as the trail is very nice and leads to the beautiful Capilano lake. The Cleveland dam at the top is a sight on its own! Highly recommend for anyone in the city looking to explore but not venture too far out of town.

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Sunday, September 04, 2016

Beautiful forest and waterways!

Saturday, July 09, 2016

It was a nice, scenic, easy hike. More like a walk through the forest most of the time, with the exception of a few stairs and a couple short steep hills. I'd call it easy for most, maybe moderate if you have mobility issues. Again, just due to the steps and hills. Mostly flat though.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

This trail really surprised me! I wasn't expecting so many lovely view points and such diverse natural habitat. While some may say it is an easy hike, I felt it was moderate if taken at a good pace. Take a moment on the Coho Loop near the hatchery to watching salmon jump. I will certainly do this hike again!

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