4.24 out of 5 - 17 reviews

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Ron from Vancouver writes:

Great cardio blast for the first 45 minutes. The next 30 minutes is fairly level hiking to the bluff. Lots of viewpoints along the way. Took us just over 3 hours return at a quick pace. Lots of trail markers!

Hiked up on Friday May 26 - got there shortly after 8am and there were only 3 cars in the parking lot. When we left at 11:30 am, there was only 1 empty parking spot. Be extra careful crossing the highway!

Short video of the hike:
https://youtu.be/XP1qfV_rSE0

    Posted: May 27, 2017 09:23:26 PM PST


    Z from Vancouver writes:

    At Tunnel Bluffs on the May long weekend. A little bit crowded but enjoyable. Nice views. Steep at the beginning. Careful with the parking lot...all the spots were full when we got there around 8:30 am on the Monday...we parked in front of the bus parking and our car was towed along with 5 others (half to Squamish and half to North Van with no name/number of towing company left).

      Posted: May 24, 2017 12:31:49 AM PST


      H from Vancouver writes:

      Great hike, although it gets pretty busy. I got to the parking lot at 9:00AM and it was already full, with several others parked in no parking zones. I ended up parking in front of the bus parking. If you're uncomfortable with parking illegally(?) then I'd suggest you get there earlier than I did.

      The trail is well marked and you definitely cannot get lost. It took me 1.5 hrs up (1 hour up hill and 30 min flat trails) and ~2 hours down. It was quite steep, so I took my time and tried not to slip. The view at the top is of course amazing. At 10:30AM, there were only 3-4 other people at the peak. However, 15-20 min after, a few groups of hikers showed up.

      Last thing I'd say is to be careful and courteous when crossing the highway. Cars around the bend were slowing down because they saw us hikers on the side of the road, some even stopping to let people cross. On my drive back home, the traffic at that bend caused it to be backed up almost to Horsehoe Bay Area.

        Posted: May 21, 2017 10:45:40 PM PST


        Nadezda from Abbotsford writes:

        Great trail, somewhere has wet ground, but not too dirty.
        With 7 years old kid it took 7 hours. Stick is very helpful:)
        Be extra careful when you are crossing the highway!
        Good luck!

          Posted: May 21, 2017 09:09:45 PM PST


          Miranda from Sunshine Coast writes:

          I hiked the Tunnel Bluffs trail yesterday, on May 8th, which was a perfectly sunny day. My partner and I started our hike at 7:30 am, and we were the first ones to get to the viewpoint. The first part of the trail is steep and still VERY muddy and slippery. Be careful of where you step and wear proper hiking boots!! There are maybe 5 or so viewpoints on the way to the top, a couple of which had overgrown trees blocking the view, but most were beautiful. The second part of the hike was very easy and a nice, relaxing reward.

          5-10 minutes after we reached the viewpoint, 7 more people showed up within about 15 minutes. After enjoying the scenery, we left and began our descent. Be very careful of the steep, muddy part heading down. My partner and I hike every day, are young and fit, have proper gear, and we both fell down a couple of times! Nothing major, but it's slick. There is loose soil in some parts, too. On the way down, I counted 117 people heading up, and this was before noon. This was our first time hiking this trail so we aren't sure if it's normally this busy, or if it was hectic because of the beautiful weather.

          Overall, this hike was awesome! We had a great time, the forest was lush, and the views were jaw-dropping.

            Posted: May 8, 2017 05:32:53 PM PST


            Jeff Wong from Vancouver writes:

            Hike this trail May 7th, 2017.
            It was a super sunny day, The views are spectacular!
            Trail was a little wet and muddy in sections but otherwise great conditions!
            It is a steep climb up for the first 1.5 hours till you get to the old logging roads. Then you legs will thank you! It is only another 30 min. to the top from there!
            Would highly recommend. Not too busy, but parking is limited!

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              Posted: May 7, 2017 08:32:53 PM PST


              Cass from Vancouver writes:

              Hiked this on May 6. A pleasant hike - some mud in sections - the first part is a grind and it was super crowded with people and dogs. Nice views at the top if you can find a spot away from the crowds.

                Posted: May 6, 2017 05:11:57 PM PST


                Sam F from Vancouver writes:

                Hiked this on the weekend (April 30). Trail is fairly muddy and slippery still, especially coming down the steep bits. It was a lot cooler on the bluffs - fresh breeze off the snowy mountains - than in the forest. Great views, very worthwhile.

                  Posted: May 1, 2017 08:21:57 PM PST


                  Carlie Rondquist from Vancouver writes:

                  I love this hike.. did it again on the weekend and it was very wet and muddy (it's April duh). Lots of beautiful little waterfalls along the side right now! A lot of the trail turns into a little creek so make sure to have waterproof shoes. I saw a lot of people with nikes and I can't imagine they were very comfortable.

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                  • Tunnel Bluffs photo

                    Posted: April 11, 2017 06:52:49 AM PST


                    Amy from Vancouver writes:

                    This is a question not so much a comment - I am looking for some winter hikes.
                    I know the season says that it ends on November but is this trail possible for early January? Would snowshoes be needed?

                      Posted: December 28, 2016 04:13:45 PM PST


                      Marie from Vancouver writes:

                      Hi, I found a pair of gloves on this trail on Sunday. If you lost your gloves on Tunnel Bluffs trail, message me 778 322 5820 and can give them to you somewhere in Vancouver.

                        Posted: December 6, 2016 09:41:57 PM PST


                        Brooke from Windsor writes:

                        FYI -- trail head location: if you are coming from Vancouver .. Pass lions bay (3 exits) and park in the viewpoint parking lot. The trail head can be found by walking to the north part of the parking lot, crossing the sea to sky highway to find a small yellow sign bailed to a tree labeled tunnel point. Once you walk into the forest you'll see signage. Great hike. First 2/3 were decently steep. Last 1/3 levels out. Challenging enough but enjoyable. Definitely recommend - awesome view!!

                          Posted: September 2, 2016 09:52:29 PM PST


                          Ken from Vancouver writes:

                          August 21 2016,
                          Weather, dry and warm, mid 20s
                          We got to the parking lot at 11:30AM and there was only 1 spot left. The trail head is easy to spot if you follow the instructions on this site.

                          There are a bunch of wooden hiking sticks left in a pile at the start and I recommend to pick up one of them. It's useful for this steep hike.

                          The first hour and a half is just constant uphill but I'd say it is easier than Grouse Grind. The next half hour is just flat and very easy. We got up to the lookout in 2 hours. The trail is very well marked and it is hard to miss the large markers nailed to the trees.

                          Coming back down was tricky since parts of the hike is loose gravel and rocks and is very dusty. Take your time and go slow. Crossing the highway back to the parking lot we had to wait almost 5 minutes for a clearing to run across! Fun hike, only passed by a few hikers going down.

                            Posted: August 22, 2016 11:10:41 AM PST


                            Rimsha from Vancouver writes:

                            We hiked on a very warm sunny day, will recommend to hike on cooler day. There is not enough trees to shade at the top. We did not see any wasp on our way.

                            Camping is not allowed but we noticed that someone tried to camp at the top and left the burned firewood mess.

                            It is not a difficult hike but just need to be careful when coming down there are loose rock/soil. The view at top is serene. There were lots of view points. I will definitely recommend this hike.

                              Posted: August 15, 2016 11:43:56 PM PST


                              Melissa from Vancouver writes:

                              Very steep for the first 2/3 of the hike but then very flat afterwards until you reach the end of the hike. No bugs but quite dusty from the steep dirty area. Parking is kind of iffy because it is across the highway from the trail head.... Great view though, not crowded, pretty great hike!

                                Posted: August 12, 2016 03:49:43 PM PST


                                Amanda from Richmond writes:

                                I really liked this one. It's really steep for the bulk of it but the view makes it so so worth it. I wouldn't call myself an experienced hiker nor a beginner, this hike was pretty challenging. There are plenty of places to rest (viewpoints) and the trail wasn't crowded at all (on a sunny saturday!!). Makes a good day trip, I highly recommend it.

                                  Posted: July 24, 2016 01:21:05 AM PST


                                  Khaled from Vancouver writes:

                                  Quite a brutal hike. We went on a weekday at about 8 am in July, and we were all alone. The entrance to the path isn't very noticeable , and the sign at the entrance was written in pen and paper. There is also a wasp nest about 200m up.

                                  Although you could argue the view is amazing, DO NOT do this hike if you are inexperienced, if it is in the rain, or if it has rained the night before. The trail is harshly steep, muddy, and rocky, which would seem to make sense since this is not a popular hike. If you are inexperienced, this hike may be too dangerous as the path is not very well laid out (ironically, the directions are very clear).

                                  Otherwise, you might find the view at the top absolutely gorgeous. Good luck!

                                    Posted: July 10, 2016 12:42:42 PM PST


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