Hike Evans Peak in Golden Ears Provincial Park

Hike Evans Peak in Golden Ears Provincial Park

West Canyon Parking Lot

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Added by

Dan Duerden

Scenic

Stunning views north towards Garibaldi Provincial Park. Views of often-photographed Alouette Lake from elevation. 12km round-trip and about 1000m of elevation gain. Option to head up Alouette Mountain. A fantastic less-travelled option compared to many others in the area and just as accessible.

Start on the West Canyon Trail and then take a left up the View Point Trail. Along the View Point trail you’ll cross a creek. There’s a beautiful waterfall and natural hammock (a log) which is great for a quick snack spot or photo.

A few hundred meters past the creek, 1.5km from the start of the trail, there will be a sign on the right side of the trail for Evans Peak and Alouette mountain. This is where the real climb begins, it’s a steep trail but very well marked. There’s an unmarked viewpoint at the halfway point, in terms of elevation gain, with slightly obscured views of Alouette Lake.

Under 1km past the viewpoint there’s a signed fork for Alouette mountain to the left, and right for Evans Peak. After this you’ll continue along a ridge before your final ascent which has a couple areas close to drop-offs and ropes in two areas to aid in the climb.

Enjoy the view!

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One of my favorites

This hike is a fun hike if you like to push yourself. It's relativity short but requires you to push yourself during that time which is what I like. On top of that it has stunning views from the top. I made a helpful video and posted it on youtube to kind of give you an idea of what to expect when heading up evans peak. I'll leave a link below. https://goo.gl/HKPc2i

It's steep but serene

A great trail that isn't too long, and isn't too short. It's a moderately steep uptrack, less than the Grouse Grind. You get a brief relief from the steepness on the ridge, surround by huge trees, then it's a quick, very simple scramble through a rock band and some steep but short trails that take you to the top. All in all and excellent hike close to Vancouver that is a perfect escape from the city. In fact standing on the summit you wouldn't even know it's there.

Wouldn't Recommend... But I Didn't Summit

Hiked May 2014 deep snow on the top 3rd of the hike. Very steep incline pretty much the whole time. Need to use your hands at points to prevent sliding down. Tough trail and we had to turn back just short of the peak due to daylight hours and bad conditions. Hope to return in the summer though I have heard the bugs are bad in the summer. I did not find the trail to be marked very well so be careful not to miss your turn off! Good luck, it's a tough one... Can't say I really enjoyed it.

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Added by

Dan Duerden

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