Cypress Falls


Cypress Falls hike starts in Cypress Falls Park in West Vancouver. The trail is pretty easy, but there are numerous off trails and it is very easy to go in the wrong direction. There are two main falls and one third one which I don’t think most people get to.  The first waterfall you reach is named the lower falls and is less than 500 m from the start. The upper falls are another 600 m or so. After the upper falls, you can continue on a more rugged trail to reach what I dub as the twin falls, which are quite spectacular. I did the hike in a loop, which is also something I don’t think most people do.

The stats:

Distance: 3.2 km (loop return)
Time: 2 hours (with lots of photog breaks)
Low point: 193 m
High point: 312 m
Elevation gain: 119 m
Cumulative Elevation gain: 200 m
Trailhead: 49° 21’ 7.5” by  123° 14’ 27” (Google Map)

The route…

The photos…

Twin Falls
Twin Falls
Lower Falls
Lower Falls
Upper Falls
Upper Falls

Trail pic
Trail pic
Tall Trees
Tall Trees
Cypress Creek
Cypress Creek
Trail pic
Trail pic

Trail pic
Trail pic
Round wire in trail
Round wire in trail


Before heading out on your hike, make sure you are well prepared. This means, having the TEN ESSENTIALS. It is also important to leave a trip plan (route details and estimated return time) with someone you trust.

Bring your smartphone, fully charged and put it in airplane mode while hiking. I always bring back-up battery packs for extra piece of mind. It is highly recommended that you bring a GPS device; I use my smartphone with a GPS app (Backcountry Navigator). The GPS will work in airplane mode. Learn how to use it before your hike.

For anyone new to hiking, there is a rule to which hikers follow; it is called “Leave No Trace” or LNT. The concept is generally to pack out what you pack in and respect nature, so all future visitors can enjoy what you have enjoyed.
To learn more about LNT, please check out this BLOG by a certified LNT Trainer.


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