Saint Mark’s Summit Hiking Trail

Length: 11 km

Elevation Gain: 533 m

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Saint Mark Summit is in Cypress Provincial Park. The trailhead starts from Cypress downhill parking lot.

When I last hiked this trail in the middle of May 2021, there was still a fair bit of snow all the way from the bottom to the summit. Micro-spikes are highly recommended, along with poles. I also recommend downloading the offline map and route. The reason is that directions and markers on this trail are hard to see in some sections, probably due to the snow. You also need to pay attention to where you place your steps, which might cause you to miss some markers as well. I know I did. Micro-spikes and poles make descending a lot easier.

The view from the summit is a great reward for all the hard work. In addition to Howe Sound and the surrounding area, you can also see the Lions (the twin sisters, two mountain peaks) near the summit.