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west lions hike

great hike with lots of scenic points along the way

Hiking Difficult

9.3 km
1.1 km
506 m
3-4 hrs
Low Point
939 m
High Point
1.6 km
west lions hike Map

This is a popular hiking route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's remote, it features medium exposure and is typically done between May and October. From a low point of 939 m to the maximum altitude of 1.6 km, the route covers 9.3 km, 1072 vertical metres of ascent and 506 vertical metres of descent.


amazing views from saint marks summit and the lions themselves a vancouver staple wouldnt recommend hiking this route in october or may as snow can still be along the route



Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between May and October


  • Alpine
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike

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