Amazing Sunset. Spectacular views of Howe Sound. 11km roundtrip. Elevation gain: 460m.

From the Cypress Mountain downhill parking lot, head north toward the nearby chairlift and look for the Howe Sound Crest Trail sign. The trail follows alongside the several ski runs until a sign that points to the right to the Howe Sound Crest Trail. Follow this trail uphill until it merges onto a wider ski run and veer to the left towards a large green water tower. Just before the tower, go right onto a trail and walk uphill through the trees.

After a short hike, the trail reaches a gravel road. Go left at the gravel road and continue as a short distance later the road narrows and becomes a trail. You are now on the Howe Sound Crest Trail and this route will take you to St. Mark's Summit.

Pack List

  • Water
  • Camera, ND Filter
  • Sunscreen
  • Snacks
  • Headlamp
  • Survival Kit
  • Knife
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Activities Hiking
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Features
Forest
Scenic

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Great views, easy trail finding

Well marked trail, lot's of people, but possibly one of the best entry level hikes to do near Vancouver

over 1 year ago

Awesome Hike

Super Great Hike But Don't Go On A Weekend Unless You Like Hordes Of People

about 2 years ago

Panoramic view!

Hiked this trail the first weekend of May and it was snowyyyyy. The trail isn't difficult (minimal elevation gain) but the path became more slippery later in the day as it warmed up and with more hikers. Proper snow hiking shoes and hiking poles would've made the hike much easier (especially on our feet). Despite wet and cold feet, the view at the end was incredible. On a clear day you have panoramic views of the islands of Howe Sound, Tantalus range and Vancouver Island.


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