St. Mark's Summit Trail

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Cypress Provincial Park

St. Mark's Summit Trail is a 10.8 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and bird watching and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 10.8 km Elevation Gain: 605 m Route Type: Loop

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Note: This trail is not recommend for hikers in winter weather conditions due to dangerous avalanche risks and other hazards. For more information, please see http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/cypress/hikeski.html#winter-access-trails Nice hike, well-marked in the lower part but somewhat erratic nearing the St. Mark’s peak. Roots can be tricky in this last km of the hikes. Beautiful view from up there.

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muddy
1 month ago

I’ve done this one twice and loved it both times. Both times the conditions at the top were foggy and weren’t great but I still enjoyed the walk. The second time I did this hike it was covered in snow up the top and included some walking through and over snow patches. Was a really cool experience. A lot of wildlife on this track too. Highly recommend.

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2 months ago

Amazing views! Moderate walk. Pack a jacket and snacks. Easy to navigate. Was quite busy on the weekend we went.

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2 months ago

One of the most gorgeous views of Horseshoe Bay from the North Shore, relatively easy hike with gradual incline throughout. Completed this on Sunday, March 15th on a Sunny day. - Approx 3hour round trip at a regular pace (+ break at the top) - Icy in some sections, would highly recommend crampons but can be done in snowshoes or regular hiking shoes (just be prepared to slip in some areas). Would not recommend runners - Trail is worn down and easy to follow - trail markers throughout - Bonus: Bring snowpants to slide down the mountain on the way back

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2 months ago

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

Gorgeous hike! Easy if you’re an experienced hiker. Snowy the whole way, the last section is icy and slippery so would recommend crampons! Took us around 4 hours including long break at top to feed Whiskey Jacks

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muddy
6 months ago

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rocky
6 months ago

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6 months ago

Unbelievable views at this peak & should be a staple for anybody who loves to hike. Trail is quite developed at the beginning but it turns into something more natural later on, & should take an average hiker 4 hours round trip including time to absorb some of the best views you’ll get from a hike in this area

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6 months ago

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6 months ago

Spectacular views at the summit. The hike up isn't my favourite. Really well manicured trails for the most part up the steep switchbacks, then gets a bit muddy and rooted, which was more appealing. Around 2 hours in and 2 hours out.

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icy
6 months ago

Brilliant hike all round. Hiked it today. Well marked, good condition. Lots of exposed roots near the top. Decent amount of people. Great views. Amazing sunset.

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rocky
6 months ago

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muddy
6 months ago

October 26 very muddy, lightly frozen water at the top. Spectacular views!

6 months ago

It was a great time with my friends. Little bit harder than I thought. I definitely try again next season.

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6 months ago

Très boueux sur la seconde partie de la montée. Beaucoup de racines et de roches à gravir et glacé par endroit. La première partie de la montée est beaucoup plus facile. La vue est extraordinaire au sommet!!

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