Cypress Falls Hike

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Cypress Falls Hike is a 2.1 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from February until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
101 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

walking

cave

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

2 days ago

Read Clare M's review, I screenshot it to use as a guide.

I did the loop and started on the east side (not marked well) I got lost a few times and had to backtrack. It was worth it to see the waterfall from both sides though.

Once I reached the West side it was much easier.

I probably took longer than most people with getting lost and taking my time.

Stick to the West side

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2 months ago

Nice falls

2 months ago

Great little hike to get the season started.

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3 months ago

One of the best hikes we have done so far this year. The trail is not super defined so follow the orange markers. The falls was amazing. Definitely keeping this one on the short list of hikes

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5 months ago

Really nice short hike and great for dog walking.
When you start from the parking lot the trail it is very easy and clear. You will come to a point where you can continue slightly left along the trail (West side of the river which is the route shown on this site) or cross a wooden bridge. If you stay on the path and do not cross the bridge it will be easy to follow orange markers. The trail remains wide and quite easy, it likely will take an hour or so to complete out and back style.

This is where people get confused:
If you cross the bridge and take the East side of the river there are markers for a short distance to a fork and then the trail gets much more difficult and is not well marked. If you go right at this fork you will meet up with a rocky path that resembles a creek. This will head up to a fence with a gate and connect to the service road in only a couple of minutes. If you head left at the fork you will parallel the river on a slippery (most of the year) and narrow trail. This is the trail some commenters refer to as being sketchy and on the edge of a cliff. It is more difficult than the West of the river trail, and I would watch little ones on this trail. This is also the route that leads you to the old car wreck. Shortly after the car wreck you reach the service road and a large, wooden bridge. You can do the trail as a loop, connecting the West and East trails with the service road.

This is a very pretty and green trail; however it needs better signage and a trail map, as I think most people assume they should cross the wooden bridge near the start of the trail leading to confusion!

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5 months ago

nice little hike took just under an hour round trip even with snow and stopping to take pictures

11 months ago

not too bad for a short hike

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

We hiked this trail on May after a snowy winter - the waterfall was thunderous and beautiful and the fact that it was raining only added to the experience. A lush, fantastical rainforest wonderland! Loved every minute. There are no Trail markers so either bring a map or don't stray too far from the river as it will guide you back to the trailhead.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

We did this trail on June 27,2016. The trail is not diffcult, but it is unmarked, and it is easy to get lost. However, we download the map from the alltrails, it helps a lot. The view of the upper fall is good.

Monday, March 28, 2016

The trails are not well marked and there are multiple trails that intersect. I'd recommend staying in visual distance with your hiking crew.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Not well marked. Falls were cool to see, just hard to get too.

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