Cypress Falls Hike

EASY 122 reviews
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Cypress Falls Hike is a 1.3 mile 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: 1.3 miles Elevation Gain: 331 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

walking

cave

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Beautiful trail, several paths but alltrails alerted me when off trail. Go past the trail to the photo view point (shown on map) on the right of the gravel road at the end. Beautiful view point.

Super cool. Keep going up after the first falls, to the service road, take right and you’ll see another falls. Easy hike but pretty cool falls. Careful on the edges.

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

Mislabeled as easy. Trail not clearly marked.

3 months ago

short easy hike to a nice view. if you continue you can hike to the river (top of the waterfall) where there is another view point of a smaller waterfall. You can also scramble up the river rocks to go deeper into the canyon if the water level is low enough.

walking
3 months ago

A very short trail which is alright if you’re passing by the falls to another trail like Eagle Lake. I’d recommend going a bit further to get closeup to another waterfall (look up Cypress Falls Lookout Loop).

hiking
5 months ago

Good trail , good for all ages , waterfall at the end is very nice

hiking
5 months ago

Lovely quiet trail, great to see the falls and to get the opportunity to paddle in the rock pools. The trip wasn’t super clear so it was a bit hard to find our way at times.

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail but it is Mislabeled as an "Easy" trail. It is Moderate with some strenuous places when going up over roots and navigating over small rocks on the hill, and back down again. If anyone has balance issues, knee issues, avoid it. It is beautiful and quiet (no road noise). We stayed to the West side (did not cross the bridge to walk up East side) which makes it easier to find bright orange trail marker tags on trees. Good-sized dirt parking lot was mostly empty when I was there Tues. at noon. Did not look like much on street parking in neighborhood with winding streets adjacent. Tennis courts but no bathroom.

hiking
rocky
6 months ago

I wouldn’t call it easy. More of a moderate level trail, with uphill and downhill climbs.

hiking
7 months ago

Kid friendly. We all loved it! Beautiful and very shaded.

hiking
7 months ago

There was not enough signs for the right side of the trail. It's better to stick with the left side one which is easier. It's definitely worth it to hike up to the top for the view of the bigger falls there.

hiking
7 months ago

A really nice trail with a great forest setting. Waterfalls and a great trail. Huge cedar trees and true wilderness hike. Go early and beat the crowds.

hiking
9 months ago

I did this one today with my kids, an easy hike with some great river and waterfall views along the way

hiking
10 months ago

short hike, waterfalls are stunning.

running
10 months ago

Sat there for about an hour just taking in the water falls, love this little hiden gem

off trail
rocky
10 months ago

it's rocky and off trail for hikers to go on a hike.

Wed Dec 05 2018

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Mon Nov 12 2018

Great little family hike. Thanks Clara M for the helpful pointers. Will do it again!

hiking
Mon Sep 24 2018

The trail was absolutely pretty. It had everything, from dense greens to little creeks and of course the falls. No stairs so be mindful to wear the right shoes for some inclines. This was worth the trip.

Sun Sep 09 2018

i really really really really like the waterfall

Mon Aug 27 2018

Super easy incline on this walk/hike to the falls. Have made the mistake of crossing the bridge over the river and winding up in a completely different place. Beautiful & quiet gem of a place!

Sun Aug 12 2018

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.

hiking
Fri Jun 15 2018

hiking
Thu Jun 14 2018

Nice falls

Sun Jun 10 2018

Great little hike to get the season started.

hiking
Wed May 09 2018

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

hiking
Sun Mar 11 2018

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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