Howe Sound Crest Trail

MODERATE 32 reviews
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Howe Sound Crest Trail is a 17.5 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

17.5 km
1267 m

dogs on leash



nature trips





wild flowers


22 days ago

I went hike last year. It was quite hard to find the starting point. It is quite steep but the view is a beautiful

24 days ago

Great first half to Magnesia Meadows. Beautiful campsites and lake to refill the water bags. Difficult and technical trail up to Magnesia Meadows. Long trudge down to Deaks Lake and out. Worth it for the first half tho!

9 months ago

Final destination is worth the climb. View is spectacular. Busy when we went. trail is well maintained upto end of crushed gravel path, then climb continues on a root exposed remaining natural path. very dry and dusty when we went. Quite a few Skeeters near the top. Set your phone on panorama as you'll need it.

10 months ago


11 months ago

Trail from ski resort is beautiful, starting from a small lake and then through old growth cypress. After 3 miles trail is not maintained and is badly rutted and solid roots making for a difficult climb. Still spots of snow and mud near top. Don't bother hiking on cloudy day because the best thing about the hike is the views. Hike is really 8 miles round trip from top but feels like more. Black flies made the hike nearly unbearable. If flies bother you at parking lot, opt out for shorter hike to eagle bluffs instead.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

I love hiking up to St.Marks Summit and Mt. Unnecessary. Both views are extraordinary

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

5 hour hike to St.Marks Summit. Bowen island lookout and the view at st. mark summit are 5 stars.

Monday, September 12, 2016

great hike. we went to st marks summit. it was a bit muddy near the last 1/4 of the hike but the views were well worth it! we will definitely do this one again next year!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Long, (medium) tough but worth it.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

So fun! It's a decent length to St Marks Summit which is where we stopped and turned back. It was very muddy so bring proper hiking shoes/boots for stability and so you don't wreck your runners. Bug spray is also helpful, especially towards the top. There's some steep inclines and nicer small descents to break things up. I'm excited to try this again later in the season when hopefully it dries out a bit more. Lots of people later in the day so go early to avoid crowds.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Its a beautiful hike. We went till Saint Marks summit and then turned back. There is still some snow up there but its totally doable till Saint Marks summit and I would say the view is worth the hike. I ll probably to do the entire trail sometime later in July again after the snow has melted.

Monday, June 06, 2016

It was not easy trial for me, but it is beautiful!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Great views of Vancouver as well as the north shore ranges and Howe sound. Hiked from start to the lions camping 2 nights along the way. It was August and hot as fuck. Bring water and water purifier.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Did the route to St-Mark, really nice hike with a great view at the end. If you go after a rain fall, it will be muddy, but still worth it.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Epic mate

Monday, March 30, 2015

Check out my trail review on St. Marks Summit @

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Hard switchbacks on the way up but well worth the view. Only went as far as st marks summit where there is a snake trail to the left to check out the view, make sure not to miss this! 2 hours up an hour and a half back down

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