Tunnel Bluffs

HARD 58 reviews

Tunnel Bluffs is a 7.2 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lions Bay, British Columbia, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.2 km
ELEVATION GAIN
671 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
3 days ago

This was a beast of a hike. It's harder than the Grouse Grind but more scenic and no steps! Only 4 stars because it has limited shade and gets hit with sun hard. It's so worth the views, bring food and 2L water. Below is the video of the gorgeous surroundings from Tunnel Bluffs;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAQtlRnyfPk

Steep trail at the beginning. Gets easier after 3 km. Worth the view!

hiking
24 days ago

Worth the gruelling uphill. 75% of it is steep uphill hiking so beware. Last 25% is mostly flat and a great break until you reach the main viewpoint. Took me just under 2 hours to get to the top. Descent took a little over an hour. A beautiful view of Howe Sound, Anvil Island, Bowen Island, etc. Sunset/sunrise here is stunning. On weekends this is a very popular hike; get to the parking lot before 8am or else you'll have to wait for a spot until someone comes down.

hiking
1 month ago

Great views at the top overlooking Howe Sound and its islands. The hike up is tough - pretty much consistent hike uphill for 80% of the hike. Wouldn’t consider myself an experienced hiker but I’ve done plenty of trails and this one is tough bc of the incline. Definitely wasn’t moderate for us. Ended up taking about 2+ hrs to the summit and then 1 hr+ down. Bring lots of water, some lunch to enjoy the views at the top and grab one of the many walking sticks that people have left on the trail. We ended up having to park about a mile up the highway bc the closer lots were full.

hiking
1 month ago

Really great trail. Powerful coming up from the highway, then a nice relaxing jaunt to the viewpoint after an hour and a half of hard hiking.

Looks like a fire happened recently around 2/3rd the way up, definitely saw debris on the trail (picked it up too) so please make sure to leave no trace.

1 month ago

This was an extremely hard hike. I have no idea how this could be considered moderate. It is steep and full of rocks, boulders, trees, logs.....you name it the hike has. The view at the top is gorgeous but the hike hard

hiking
1 month ago

What we saw of the trail was great, solid climb. About 1.5km in we saw smoke and realized there was open flame. Fire fighters are aware and on site, but as of April 16 it's not safe to continue. We realized that at the bottom there are two entrances and one is blocked off with a sign saying the trail was closed with high risk of forest fires.
Long story short- forest fire, trail closed. Don't risk it.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail with amazing views.

Traffic was a bit heavy on the trail and parking can be a bit tricky but overall a good hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Not amazing but good hike for the spring when you can't do higher summits, nice view at the top. Crowded and a bit muddy. Trail is in bad shape in a few places due to traffic. All snow is melted (April 22nd). We did it in 3:30 including a good lunch break.

hiking
6 months ago

Steep start of the hike, walking poles help! The views at the top are so worth while.

hiking
6 months ago

The hike was nice on the way to the top you will see about 5 different views. I did the hike in the snow it was fun but we underestimated it we took too long to finish it. When you go up in the snow get ready for some slippery rocks to step on.

hiking
7 months ago

I would call this hike hard for those who are not experienced hikers. However, we wanted to be thrown into a tougher environment. Lots of uphill. Great lookouts. Worth the hike. Pick up some sturdy hiking sticks along the way! It helped a lot!

hiking
9 months ago

Went there two days ago and we could have not been more lucky with the weather especially in October. Trail can be quite steep at the top but levels out and the views are spectacular.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful views up top. Hike up is a bit boring view wise but the top makes up for it. 1 hour 5 mins up, 50 mins down. The first bit is steep but then it flattens out. Parking situation is super annoying. I got there at 1:40 and waited for 20 mins for someone to leave. Trail wasn't too busy though today. My puppy had a blast.

hiking
10 months ago

Most challenging of the 'Moderate' level hikes I have done to date. No groomed sections. Lots of rocks and roots and some tricky footing. Good workout with a steep first1.5-2k.

10 months ago

Good trail. Great views at the top

hiking
11 months ago

A lot of incline and loose rocks and dirt - it's slippery so you're gonna wanna make sure you wear proper hiking boots and bring water. Though it does even out between sections and makes the hike not too difficult. The way down is a bit technical because of the loose debris and roots - take your time. Poles would be useful. Make sure you stop at all 4 lookouts before you hit the final bluff - they're gorgeous and it's a neat way to monitor the view during your climb.

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