Howe Sound Crest Trail S

Vancouver, British Columbia

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The Howe Sound Crest Trail is a scenic high-level route that stretches 30 km (20 mi) from Cypress Provincial Park in the south to just before Porteau Cove Provincial Park in the north. Described here is a section of the southern part of this trail, from Cypress Bowl to the peaks of Unnecessary Mountain, with the possibility of continuing to the base of the West Lion. The trail has something of a history, being the re-creation of the one-time route to the Lions before a road was built along Howe Sound, when access even to Hollyburn Mountain and Mount Strachan was on foot from West Vancouver. Now the trailhead at the parking lot for the Cypress Bowl chairlifts is at 915 m (3000 ft) and some 14 km (8.7 mi) into the valley of the creek that gives the provincial park its name. Some difference!

Howe Sound Crest Trail (S.) Professional Review and Guide

"The Howe Sound Crest Trail is a scenic high-level route that stretches 30 km (20 mi) from Cypress Provincial Park in the south to just before Porteau Cove Provincial Park in the north. Described here is a section of the southern part of this trail, from Cypress Bowl to the peaks of Unnecessary Mountain, with the possibility of continuing to the base of the West Lion.

The trail has something of a history, being the re-creation of the one-time route to the Lions before a road was built along Howe Sound, when access even to Hollyburn Mountain and Mount Strachan was on foot from West Vancouver. Now the trailhead at the parking lot for the Cypress Bowl chairlifts is at 915 m (3000 ft) and some 14 km (8.7 mi) into the valley of the creek that gives the provincial park its name. Some difference!"

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Vancouver
Distance: 11.2
Elevation Gain: 1,450 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: 7 hours
Season: Best July to October
Local Contacts: Cypress Provincial Park
Local Maps: 92G/06 North Vancouver, B.C Parks, The howe Sound Crest Trail
Driving Directions: Directions to Howe Sound Crest Trail (S.)

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8/20/2006
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this trail is awesome, but this description sucks. It actually goes all the way to Porteau Cove from Cypress.



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