The St Mark's Summit trail starts at the Cypress Bowl Road parking lot and is well-marked all the way up to the top, with a varied terrain of gravel, rocks and roots. The view from the top stretches from the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal all the way up into Howe Sound and is absolutely breathtaking. St Mark's Summit is the beginning of the Howe Sound Crest Trail, a multi-day hiking trek up the North Shore mountains.
ST MARK'S SUMMIT HIKE DETAILS
When: July to October, due to snow during ski season
Where: Cypress Mountain
Length: 3 hours for 11km round-trip
Directions: Vancouver Trails
Bathrooms: yes, at the parking lot
Public Transit: no