The Baden Powell Trail stretches 48km from Deep Cove in North Vancouver all the way to Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver. Typically, the trail is divided up into four sections, the first of which I tackled in the summer with Nelli from Horseshoe Bay to Cypress and the last of which I did a few weeks back from Deep Cove to Lynn Valley.
This trail is listed as moderate. Some parts are very easy and straight walks through the woods, but other parts seem like they are straight vertical.
This trail is very popular with trail runners and mountain bikers, and it is much more of a workout trail than a pretty trail. It intersects frequently with North-South running biking trails, so keep your head up. Each intersection is very clearly marked so you know which way to stay on the trail. It’s a fun and challenging trail that keeps you interested throughout. It took me just over 2 hours complete because I kept stopping to take photos!
There’s public transit available on both ends, which is good given it is a one-way hike. I also hiked up the BCMC Trail after to catch the views from the top of snowy Grouse Mountain.