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Photo of Elk Mountain, Chilliwak, BC Photo of Emerald lake and Yoho pass Photo of Coquitlam, BC, Minnekhada Regional Park
  • Elk Mountain, Chilliwak, BC

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    near Slesse Park, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    4.32mi
    Elevation +
    2356f
    TrailRank
    92| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofElk Mountain, Chilliwak, BC Photo ofElk Mountain, Chilliwak, BC Photo ofElk Mountain, Chilliwak, BC

    GPS tracking accuracy poor due to heavy forest canopy, however the single trail is very easy to follow. Track recorded on October 7, 2018, party of 7.

    what a beautiful route,that is great
    mehdi.tabibvand
    Fantastic pictures. This place is amazing.
    DXMARIUS
  • Emerald lake and Yoho pass

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    near Field, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    7.03mi
    Elevation +
    768f
    TrailRank
    91| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofEmerald lake and Yoho pass Photo ofEmerald lake and Yoho pass Photo ofEmerald lake and Yoho pass

    Easy trail around the lake, but quite tricky up the Yoho pass. At some point there is a creek crossing without a bridge... and believe me, the water is freezing cold right from the melted snow up the hill. Also a couple ...

    What a beautiful path Your photos are really exciting and you will surely have a great day I would be happy to visit m...
    mehdi.tabibvand
  • near Sun Valley, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    4.77mi
    Elevation +
    1575f
    TrailRank
    90| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofCoquitlam, BC, Minnekhada Regional Park Photo ofCoquitlam, BC, Minnekhada Regional Park Photo ofCoquitlam, BC, Minnekhada Regional Park

    A hilly walk as a result of granitic intrusive rocks resistant to erosion. The climbs to the Low Knoll, the Addington Lookput, and the High Knoll are somtimes rocky. All threee loactions have great views to the SW, S, an...

    What a beautiful path Your photos are really exciting and you will surely have a great day I would be happy to visit m...
    mehdi.tabibvand
  • Mt. Forster

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    near Tatlow, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    18.27mi
    Elevation +
    5220f
    TrailRank
    80| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofMt. Forster Photo ofMt. Forster Photo ofMt. Forster

    *Read the signs before doing this trail, a conservation officer visited me after doing this trail telling me vehicles are not allowed up the last 4.15km where the real rough trail starts off the logging road because of t...

    Bonita ruta, bello paisaje mis felicitaciones.
    Mr Hunter
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  • near Anmore, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    6.16mi
    Elevation +
    1926f
    TrailRank
    76| Rating 4.0
    Photo ofBuntzen Lake, Port Moody, BC - hike around lake Photo ofBuntzen Lake, Port Moody, BC - hike around lake Photo ofBuntzen Lake, Port Moody, BC - hike around lake

    A closed loop, done In late December, cloudy, with occasional sun appearing low in southern sky. The mountains have fresh snow starting about 100m above trail elevations. An active trail with plenty of dogs. Bicycles res...

    I did this with Mike and Kevin in 2016.
    Marcus Schueler
    No technical requirements so straight forward and easy to go through. Better if you start this one in the morning!
    Georges Hb
  • near Field, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    11.83mi
    Elevation +
    4357f
    TrailRank
    74
    Photo ofCAN 08-Cascadas gemelas // Twin Falls Photo ofCAN 08-Cascadas gemelas // Twin Falls Photo ofCAN 08-Cascadas gemelas // Twin Falls

    <<< English follows >>> Esta ruta tiene al agua como protagonista: remontamos el río Yoho pasando por varios saltos de agua: Takakkaw Falls, Angels Staircase Falls, Laughing Falls y, por último, las Twin Falls. Todas son...

  • near Gates, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    4.96mi
    Elevation +
    1562f
    TrailRank
    73| Rating 4.84
    Photo ofJoffre Lakes Provincial Park, BC - the popular lake and mountain hike near Whistler Photo ofJoffre Lakes Provincial Park, BC - the popular lake and mountain hike near Whistler Photo ofJoffre Lakes Provincial Park, BC - the popular lake and mountain hike near Whistler

    It's easy to follow the single, non-branching, established trail. Several visitors on the day were overheard calling the area "Little Banff" (in Mandarin). That seems a good description of the popular trails covered b...

    Nice and easy hike. Very crowded.
    carlota.burrel
    Spectacular scenery. Because of this it gets very crowded. IFor a day trip, recommend staying in Pemberton or Whistler s...
    Kuelap
  • near Upper Lynn, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    3.74mi
    Elevation +
    1165f
    TrailRank
    70| Rating 4.0
    Photo ofUpper Lynn Canyon and Rice Lake, N. Vancouver, BC. Photo ofUpper Lynn Canyon and Rice Lake, N. Vancouver, BC. Photo ofUpper Lynn Canyon and Rice Lake, N. Vancouver, BC.

    An easily accessible family forest walk; passes a trout fishing lake and a free foot suspension bridge. Large parking area at start-end waypoints. Options for much longer hikes from this location.

    Easy peasy and enjoyable!!
    Georges Hb
  • near Silver Valley, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    6.48mi
    Elevation +
    2680f
    TrailRank
    70
    Photo ofGolden Ears Provincial Park, East Canyon Trail Photo ofGolden Ears Provincial Park, East Canyon Trail Photo ofGolden Ears Provincial Park, East Canyon Trail

    Half-day hike up Gold Creek, stopping at a popular waterfall. The main trails are wide and easy hiking. A connector trail above the falls has some steep sections up a forested hillside. GPS reception sometimes impeded by...

  • near Ladysmith, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    4.78mi
    Elevation +
    587f
    TrailRank
    69| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofChristie Falls (Ladysmith) - Retreads Photo ofChristie Falls (Ladysmith) - Retreads Photo ofChristie Falls (Ladysmith) - Retreads

    Christie Falls, the destination of this hike, are always a beautiful but are especially so in springtime when Bush Creek is in full flow. At the top, the upper falls split in two, rejoining to form lower falls as the cre...

    Nice trail, easy to follow with clear instructions where and where not to turn. Did have a bit of a difficulty on return...
    Gary Vermette
  • near Fern Ridge, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    6.92mi
    Elevation +
    318f
    TrailRank
    68
    Photo ofLangley, BC., Campbell Valley Regional Park Photo ofLangley, BC., Campbell Valley Regional Park Photo ofLangley, BC., Campbell Valley Regional Park

    Track along the Little Campbell River, including a pioneer farmstead, with occasional field and mountain views. The surrounding area is horse country, expect to meet groups of riders on some trails. In addition to the...

  • near Genoa Bay, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    3.16mi
    Elevation +
    427f
    TrailRank
    67
    Photo ofStoney Hill / Samsun Narrows (Duncan) - Retreads Photo ofStoney Hill / Samsun Narrows (Duncan) - Retreads Photo ofStoney Hill / Samsun Narrows (Duncan) - Retreads

    This trail in Stoney Hill Regional Park leads to a number of bluffs with spectacular views over Samsun Narrows to Saltspring Island and southward over the Saanich peninsula to the San Juan Islands. This is primarily a le...

  • Youbou Ridge (Youbou) - Retreads

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    near Youbou, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    4.65mi
    Elevation +
    725f
    TrailRank
    66
    Photo ofYoubou Ridge (Youbou) - Retreads Photo ofYoubou Ridge (Youbou) - Retreads Photo ofYoubou Ridge (Youbou) - Retreads

    A hike through lovely forest to a ridge top with great views of Lake Cowichan. Starting out, you will be walking in forest alongside Widowmaker Creek. In the winter it rages but at mid summer, the time of this hike, it...

  • near Lake Cowichan, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    5.02mi
    Elevation +
    167f
    TrailRank
    66
    Photo ofFisherman's Trail (Lake Cowichan) - Retreads Photo ofFisherman's Trail (Lake Cowichan) - Retreads Photo ofFisherman's Trail (Lake Cowichan) - Retreads

    This hike goes from the trailhead on Cowichan Lake Road, down to Spring Pool and along the Cowichan River to 70.2 Mile Trestle where the Trans Canada Trail crosses the River. It is mostly a walk in the shade of the moss...

  • near Cedardale, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    9.27mi
    Elevation +
    1499f
    TrailRank
    66
    Photo ofCapilano Pacific Trail - British Columbia / Canada Photo ofCapilano Pacific Trail - British Columbia / Canada Photo ofCapilano Pacific Trail - British Columbia / Canada

    I started from Park Royal , Where I got with the 270 bus from downtown Vancouver going to horseshoe bay. I reached clevelenad Dam and went back through the other side of the Capilano river. The views of the Dam are a...

  • near Ladner, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    7.66mi
    Elevation +
    315f
    TrailRank
    66
    Photo ofLadner, BC., Deas Island and the Millenium Trail Photo ofLadner, BC., Deas Island and the Millenium Trail Photo ofLadner, BC., Deas Island and the Millenium Trail

    Cottonwood forest, tidal marshes, fields, and sand dunes along the banks of the Fraser River. Ocean-going ships might pass up close. The Deas Island trail system connects to the Millenium Trail heading towards Ladner and...

  • near Connaught Heights, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    7.96mi
    Elevation +
    781f
    TrailRank
    66
    Photo ofMarket Crossing to Romers - Track Out-Of-Date Photo ofMarket Crossing to Romers - Track Out-Of-Date Photo ofMarket Crossing to Romers - Track Out-Of-Date

    Starts at the Market Crossing shopping mall. Passing Riverway Golf Course the track has become out of date, as the golf club may prevent access to the designated paths along the fairway areas, due to lack of consideratio...

  • near Ladysmith, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    3.39mi
    Elevation +
    443f
    TrailRank
    66| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofCamas Ridge (Ladysmith) - Retreads Photo ofCamas Ridge (Ladysmith) - Retreads Photo ofCamas Ridge (Ladysmith) - Retreads

    Admittedly, the first 1.5 km of this hike are not the most awe inspiring, you are following an out of service logging road. It is in the shade though and easy walking so a nice respite on a hot day. The real treasure is...

    I love this little trail meandering through a forest of Arbutus which in June is shedding it's outer bark. Not very hard...
    Gary Vermette
  • near Tzouhalem, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    3.75mi
    Elevation +
    673f
    TrailRank
    65
    Photo ofMt Tzouhalem - The Cross (Duncan) - Retreads Photo ofMt Tzouhalem - The Cross (Duncan) - Retreads Photo ofMt Tzouhalem - The Cross (Duncan) - Retreads

    A hike to the iconic white cross, over well maintained trails, offering a good workout and great views of the Cowichan Valley & the Cowichan River Estuary. Starting from the Kaspa Rd. parking lot, it proceeds up past th...

  • near Brentwood Bay, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    5.17mi
    Elevation +
    781f
    TrailRank
    65
    Photo ofGowland Tod Park McKenzie Bight Loop (Saanich) - Retreads Photo ofGowland Tod Park McKenzie Bight Loop (Saanich) - Retreads Photo ofGowland Tod Park McKenzie Bight Loop (Saanich) - Retreads

    This hike in the amazing Gowland Tod Park follows the McKenzie Bight & Cascade trails. Along the arbutus lined lower section of McKenzie Bight trail there are great views across Saanich Inlet. The upper McKenzie section...

  • near Youbou, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    3.40mi
    Elevation +
    131f
    TrailRank
    65
    Photo ofCottonwood Creek Lower Loop (Youbou) - Retreads Photo ofCottonwood Creek Lower Loop (Youbou) - Retreads Photo ofCottonwood Creek Lower Loop (Youbou) - Retreads

    More of a stroll than a hike, this trail takes you through the old Industrial Timber Mill (ITM) site to the mouth of Cottonwood Creek. There are pleasing views of Cowichan Lake and the surrounding hills from the beach th...

  • near Mesachie Lake, British Columbia (Canada)
    Distance
    5.10mi
    Elevation +
    1253f
    TrailRank
    65
    Photo ofBald Mountain Upper Plateau (Lake Cowichan) - Retreads Photo ofBald Mountain Upper Plateau (Lake Cowichan) - Retreads Photo ofBald Mountain Upper Plateau (Lake Cowichan) - Retreads

    This is a great hike at any time of year. It provides a number of spots to stop and admire the stunning views across beautiful Lake Cowichan to Honeymoon Bay and the Mesachie peninsula as well as views down the Cowichan ...

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