3.95 out of 5 - 22 reviews

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Victoria from Chilliwack writes:

I hiked a couple of times last week and it snowed near the top. Bought some trekking poles and they make a huge difference on the steep and narrow parts of the trail.
Most of the teapots are gone so I've been bringing teapots, cups and creamers along to hide along the trails. Lots of fun to hide and to seek!

    Posted: January 31, 2018 10:01:27 AM PST

    Shawn from Abbotsford writes:

    Great fun family hike. Went up today sans kids, pushed through some snow and ice, god a nice work out in. Perfect year round spot to get outside.

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      Posted: January 16, 2018 06:32:47 PM PST

      Christine from Vancouver writes:

      Did this yesterday, July 23, 2017. Super easy hike though there is one steep section near the top. If you started to slide on the way down, it could end badly. I was very glad to have my hiking poles with me.
      Teapots along the way were a treat, though some we didn't spot on the way up but spotted on the way down. Got to the top and back in 90 minutes. Not much to see at the top due to tree growth. Wouldn't do again given the long drive from Vancouver unless combining with another hike.

        Posted: July 24, 2017 10:59:52 AM PST

        Andee from Vancouver writes:

        This hike was a lot of fun! I am going to be in the minority but I found this hike harder than stated. It was uphill the entire way up with very little change in elevation or any leveled off areas. That being said the paths are wide and extremely easy to navigate. Just be warned if you are looking for an easy walk/stroll this may be harder than you bargained for. You will feel proud to get to the top!

          Posted: July 4, 2017 10:22:18 AM PST

          Laura from Port Moody writes:

          Nicely maintained terrain with mostly wide path. There's a short section closer to the top where the path narrows along a steep embankment where you wouldn't want to take a stroller - to answer a previous enquiry re strollers. The view at the top was obstructed with trees (at the end of June) so if you're going for the view, it's not expansive and it's through the treetops. There's no benches or washrooms at the top, just a smallish area/landing to peek through the trees at the lake below. The hike is pretty much uphill the whole time with no stairs. Not quite worth the drive from Vancouver but would recommend it for the campers in the area if you have kids or dogs that need to burn off some energy.

            Posted: July 1, 2017 03:17:41 AM PST

            Aimee from Abbotsford, BC writes:

            Fun quick hike with decent views- for those commenting that the number of teapots is variable- the teapots are collected and donated/ broken pots are disposed of when the trail starts to get congested with them to make room for new ones! I believe they tend to do this at the end of the fall hiking season, at the end of the spring hiking season, and at least once in the summer ????

              Posted: April 15, 2017 08:29:05 AM PST

              Dan from Chilliwack writes:

              Great quick little hike out by Cultus lake. Did it Feb 25 and March 4/17, snow on about 40% of the trail both days. If you're looking for a quick workout and you push yourself, you can make it up in under 30 minutes, even in the snow. Beautiful forest setting.

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                Posted: March 4, 2017 03:37:46 PM PST

                Herman from Chilliwack writes:

                Did this trail on Jan 15, 2017. Even though the trail was completely covered in snow we did it in runners up until the final stretch of the uphill, which was too icy and dangerous. Snow is melting though so the condition should get a lot better in a week. Good workout despite that we didn't make it to the very top.

                  Posted: January 15, 2017 03:24:21 PM PST

                  Eric from Langley writes:

                  The parking lot for this trail was almost filled on a rainy weekday so expect to be disappointed if it's a sunny weekend. The first part of the trail is actually a forest fire service road. I only saw two teapots in this area. Once you get to the split marker, the path becomes ground instead of rock and you'll start seeing dozens of teapots (actual teapots, not some kind of flower). There are some sections with steep cliffs and sharp angular rocks (mostly shale and some slate) so I do not recommend taking a dog or wearing sandals. There was at least two non-marked paths that appear to go to look-outs but I did not check them. The first look-out has an ok but mostly blocked view of the lake. The final look-out has good views. There is a chain-link fence around the final look-out because there is steep cliffs and some erosion occurring.

                    Posted: September 1, 2016 10:59:15 PM PST

                    DJ from Calgary writes:

                    Great hike. Easy terraine but still a workout

                      Posted: July 29, 2016 02:01:38 AM PST

                      Adrian from New Westminster writes:

                      Very nice hike. Our 5 and 8 year old managed it to the top. There are some steep bits.

                      Don't believe the nonsense in these comments about the lack of a view. The view is spectacular and well worth the effort.

                        Posted: July 5, 2016 01:10:49 PM PST

                        linda from Vancouver writes:

                        There is no teapot at all!

                          Posted: June 18, 2016 02:01:44 AM PST

                          annoyed person from langley writes:

                          The directions on this page are wrong... took us all the way out to a random place in Harrison..... Super pissed off right now. Says we are 42 mins away from where we are supposed to be. Ruined our day hike...fix the address someone

                            Posted: March 19, 2016 02:22:03 PM PST

                            aiden from chilliwack writes:

                            I went up teapot hill with my mom and grandpa. We counted 60 teapots and cups! We love it there.

                              Posted: February 21, 2016 09:14:26 PM PST

                              Paul from Chilliwack writes:

                              Over 50 teapots on this well used trail. Came back at dusk last night and spotted an owl.

                                Posted: August 21, 2015 08:48:37 PM PST

                                affinity84 from burnaby writes:

                                Nifty little hike for the teapot searching. However the final view at the top is limited by the trees so I wouldn't recommend the hike for view.

                                The hunt for teapots was the fun part, we found 40, maybe 20 on our way up and spotted 20 others on our way down. We made sure to pick up the pieces of the broken teapots too (although I wouldn't get children to do this!)

                                Very easy hike, you can do it in runners I'm sure. If you bring a teapot, don't go off trail to hide it. Also, try to bring one that isn't ceramic as we found a lot of broken teapots. We saw a child on the hike who was very enthusiastic about finding teapots on the way up, but was crying on the way down because she wasn't wearing any socks and her feet were hurting...maybe keep that in mind if you bring kids.

                                Otherwise a pleasant hike to do if you're already in the Cultus lake area.

                                  Posted: August 18, 2015 01:09:06 PM PST

                                  Brande from Delta writes:

                                  This is a nice trail; a pretty descent workout on a well groomed trail. Great view point at the top as a reward for your climb up.

                                  A little dissapointing that the teapots seem to dissapear more and more everytime I come to hike - are there some bears in the woods hosting a tea party picnic? The pots are how I get my young nephew up to the top. :)

                                  The parking lot can and usually is full, but dont worry - you will still have lots of space and quiet on the trail.

                                    Posted: August 4, 2015 11:58:42 AM PST

                                    Stephanie from Vancouver writes:

                                    Bear warning - we went up last weekend. Great trail. Near the start of the trail, just after the bathrooms we saw claw marks on one of the trees, definitely bear claw marks. If you're heading up hill, it's on the right side of the trail near the waterfall/creek area. Kind of scary to see, so just be careful.

                                      Posted: June 5, 2015 11:18:53 PM PST

                                      Jamie from Burnaby writes:

                                      Was hoping there would be more of a view to this hike, not much to really see at the top as a lot of trees obstruct the view. Did it at a moderate pace in 1h25min return.

                                        Posted: June 2, 2015 09:38:27 PM PST

                                        Kyle from chilliwack writes:

                                        I'm curious if strollers can make it up this trail?

                                          Posted: May 9, 2014 08:06:39 AM PST

                                          Lara from Vancouver writes:

                                          We've done the hike many times and haven't worn anything but regular runners (our kids (7 & 5 last time) wore Crocs). I don't know what the current conditions are but overall it's a great family hike. (One time hubby and I went in January and hit snow near the grind part)

                                            Posted: October 22, 2013 10:22:52 PM PST

                                            Jenna from Abbotsford writes:

                                            Do you need hiking boots or are runners ok?

                                              Posted: October 2, 2013 01:03:01 PM PST

                                              Mike from Coquitlam writes:

                                              Great hike to use as a "warm up" to start your hiking season, or as a quick workout hike on a daily basis. Also great for kids or other beginners. Nice view and a very basic hike.

                                                Posted: June 3, 2012 02:54:18 AM PST

                                                John Baker from Louisiana writes:

                                                Any news about A defector's mysterious disappearance?

                                                  Posted: December 14, 2011 04:32:06 AM PST

                                                  Mahsa from Vancouver writes:

                                                  We hiked up the teapot trail today in November and we loved it. The ground was covered with colorful leaves! Beautiful color combination! We got to Top and it was windy, bellowing the leaves over the hill and the caltus lake. Such a scene!

                                                    Posted: November 12, 2011 02:45:07 PM PST

                                                    Marcelle, Harold, Arlo from Maple Ridge writes:

                                                    Hiked Teapot Hill today with our 8 year old grandson. He was the first to find a teapot when done the trail two hours later we found 13 - need to bring one next time to hide in the trees.

                                                      Posted: October 31, 2011 12:18:38 AM PST

                                                      Jowat from Abbotsford writes:

                                                      Hiked Teapot today; 25mins up 20mins down. Perfect after work hike with a nice view at the end. The hike is very easy and well kept. Close to the end there will be a "y" in the trail take the right and go up a VERY steep hill (you will need to use your hands as its so steep) the reward is a nice level stroll along a ridge overlooking Cultas as you make your way to Teapot.

                                                        Posted: June 24, 2010 10:55:56 PM PST

                                                        Craig from North Vancouver writes:

                                                        Awesome little hike for novice/beginner hikers. The second half (where you move onto a trail to your right hand side) is much more enjoyable and challenging, but the view from the top is worth it!!! Hiking at a steady pace, one can get to the top in about 25-30 minutes...just enough for some quick exercise in the outdoors.

                                                        Highly recommended hike for all!!!

                                                          Posted: June 29, 2009 02:08:44 PM PST

                                                          Paul Barrett from Ladner writes:

                                                          Hiked to Teapot Hill from Camp Linley a Scout Camp to the south of Teapot Hill. The trail condition is good but not well marked and the final approach takes you up the south face of Teapot Hill. The final assent was first blazed by "Cabin 7" which I believe is part of the church camp in the area. Great view and a great hike. Return trip about 3 hrs.

                                                            Posted: March 13, 2009 09:21:49 AM PST

                                                            Mike from Vancouver writes:

                                                            Hiked up Teapot Hill today and got to the top and it was snowing!!! Snow at the end of March. It was nice seeing Cultus Lake below as snowflakes fell on the trees.

                                                            This is a nice hike if you're in the Cultus Lake area, otherwise it's a long drive from Vancouver.

                                                              Posted: March 30, 2008 01:47:54 AM PST

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