Howe Sound Crest Trail: Cypress Mountain to Porteau Cove (3 days / 29 km)

The Howe Sound Crest Trail is a difficult point-to-point trail that starts at the Cypress Mountain parking lot and finishes at Porteau Cove. You summit multiple mountains along the route and walk along ridgelines. It is beautiful, it is exhausting and it feels like a real accomplishment. This route is very exposed at some points (think large drop-offs on one or both sides of the trail) and requires some technical hiking. I would not recommend doing this hike as a beginner backpacker. There is v...

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