3.85 out of 5 - 13 reviews

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Richard Donnan from Waldheim writes:

Does anyone know how high Crystal Falls near Lions Bay drops. Hard see the falls with all the trees.

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    Posted: October 28, 2016 05:17:12 PM PST

    Carin from Sint Maartensdijk, Holland writes:

    Very nice hike, with great views and variety.
    We (from flat country) would not call this easy!
    Amazing big cedars etc.
    We parked at the P+R . It was 6,5 km in 2 hours.

      Posted: May 18, 2016 11:49:28 AM PST

      Vita from North Vancouver writes:

      We did this hike on March 5 and loved it!
      It's one of the view hikes that one can do year around and receive a decent workout.
      We loved the scenic views, the change from descending to ascending trails and the fresh smell of the forest and the ocean.
      This hike is much closer to Vancouver than Deep Cove, and much for scenic and less crowded.
      Lions Bay Loop quickly became my favourite all season hike!

        Posted: March 6, 2016 11:38:44 AM PST

        Liz Kreutziger from Vancouver writes:

        To do this hike, as this site describes, requires having the instructions on hand. There are a handful of paths that could take you off this hike. The best part of this hike was the waterfall. Well groomed, it was nice to walk amongst the trees, but if it weren't for a nice day, it would be dark in the forest.

          Posted: October 25, 2015 09:01:59 AM PST

          Kyle from New Westminster writes:

          Did this hike yesterday and I must say some of the viewpoints are just incredible. The waterfall is beautiful and as an earlier poster stated worth scrambling along the wet rocks to get a closer view. Definitely has some technical steep sections and that ascent up the old logging road before the final descent seems like it will never end but definitely makes you feel a sense of achievement. Will definitely do this hike more often in the future.

            Posted: August 22, 2015 04:37:35 PM PST

            crossover from Vancouver, BC writes:

            This is an enjoyable easy walk. The highway noise is noticeable but not annoying. There was a lot of botanical information along the Centennial trial. It would be fun for families with young kids or those with a curious mind. Some parts of the Harrison Trail is a bit steep but it should be manageable for most hikers. There are a few picnic tables along the loop trails (via the Centennial trail) and can be perfect spot for short breaks.

            NB. There is only one single washroom available at the general store. The store owner is nice enough to allow the public to use it but I bought some snacks from them just to make it fair.

              Posted: August 17, 2015 03:00:14 PM PST

              Gini K from North Haven, CT writes:

              This is a lovely trail for an easy day, and perfect for inexperienced hikers. The views from a number of vantage points are breathtaking.

                Posted: August 9, 2015 09:41:20 AM PST

                Penelope from Vancouver, BC writes:

                Nice, quick hike. It is steep on some parts but still manageable - good way to keep up heart rate though! Went last Saturday and there is a bear alert at the beginning of the trail but we didn't see any sighting that day. Being near the highway is a bit odd but as you get further into the trail, it's not as bad.

                  Posted: July 22, 2015 09:15:52 AM PST

                  Adele from Vancouver writes:

                  A nice short walk. It took us about 1.5 hours with a nice break at the waterfall (make sure you hop over the rocks and enjoy it up close). Even though it's close to traffic it always feels safe and the route has enough ups and downs to feel like you're working a little, Only met one group along the way on a sunny sunday

                    Posted: June 28, 2015 11:15:53 PM PST

                    Jacqueline from Vancouver writes:

                    We hiked this trail this past May long weekend with our seven year old daughter and really enjoyed it. It starts out very easy then gets a bit more challenging at the turn off for the Harrison Trail. We did it the opposite direction as recommended above (by mistake) but it turned out fine. I think we preferred it as the Harrison Trail is quite steep and may have been a bit challenging for our daughter to descend.

                    Bring your camera and some snacks to stop at the many viewpoints along the way. We definitely plan on doing this one again - as another commenter mentioned, it wasn't very busy at all and there is much to see along the way.

                    Also, according to my "Map my Walk" app, the hike we did clocked in at 7.6 kms. Not sure where the discrepancy lies, but it did feel a bit longer than 4.5 kms for us.

                      Posted: May 19, 2015 03:35:36 PM PST

                      Bobby from Burnaby writes:

                      Isolated from the crowds! Awesome scenery with nice forest area and great look out spots to see the whole Lions bay!! Will definitely go again. There is highway next to it, but it is well groomed and has a nice little cafe at the start.

                        Posted: May 16, 2015 12:07:52 AM PST

                        Kat B from Vancouver writes:

                        Quick and easy trail with some great views, but being beside the highway did take away from the hike. This would be a great trail for beginners and nature enthusiasts - lots of facts and trivia along the trail talking about the flora and fauna in the area.

                          Posted: March 22, 2015 12:17:01 PM PST

                          Doug from Point Roberts writes:

                          While this trail does offer many beautiful views of the Howe Sound and a hefty collection of wild flowers, the amount of time you spend on old logging roads and how you are right above the highway for half the hike really takes away from the overall experience. I don't regret going to check it out, but I wouldn't go back.

                            Posted: June 16, 2014 09:22:09 AM PST

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