Trails

Squamish has a trail system that is envied around the world. Our network of trails is used by walkers, hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders, trials riders and dirt bikers. Local community organizations spend countless hours maintaining the trails, and work with various levels of government to construct new ones. A passionate group of community volunteers helps support these efforts throughout the year.

Below you will find a listing of some of our most popular trails as well as some of our lesser-known gems broken out into mountain biking and hiking .

For more information, visit the Squamish Adventure Centre to pick up your copy of our Squamish Recreation Trail Map or the Squamish Mountain Bike Trail Map produced by Trailmapps.

Mountain Biking:
Squamish mountain biking serves up more than 200 kilometres of singletrack to satisfy every skill level, from gentle cruises in the estuary to hairball downhill descents on Diamond Head. Mountain Bike Magazine rates Squamish as one of the top 25 wildest and most exotic places to ride in the world. Diamond Head’s vehicle access offers paydirt for big bike shuttles. The Crumpit Woods and Valleycliffe areas offer expansive networks of singletrack trails that take cross-country riders through the stream beds, woodlands and granite features of Squamish’s West Coast forest. The gradual slopes, original rail track and occasional technical descents of Alice Lake’scross country bike trails are perfect for first- timers, while the Squamish Valley’s dyke trails allow a scenic cruise for slow cyclists . A four-season feast for all abilities.

Hiking
Difficulty/Grade Duration Length
Upper Shannon Falls
  • Intermediate
4 - 6 hours 7 km
High Falls Creek
  • Difficult
4-5 hours return 11km
Mamquam River Trails
  • Easy
1-2 hours 1-4km
Murrin Park Loop Trail
  • Intermediate
1-2 hours 1.8 km
Sea to Summit Trail
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
3 - 5 hours 7.5 km one way (918m elevation gain)
Oceanfront Interpretive Trail
  • Easy
1 hour 2 km
Smoke Bluffs Park Hike
  • Easy
  • Intermediate
1 - 1.5 hours 2.3 km
Elfin Lakes / Garibaldi Park
  • Intermediate
6 - 8 hours 22 km Round Trip
Shannon Falls
  • Easy
.05 to 1 hour 1 km
Stawamus Chief Hiking Trails
  • Intermediate
3 - 6 hours 7 km
Brohm Lake Interpretive Forest
  • Intermediate
1 - 2 hours 3.5 km (Brohm Lake) 10 km (trail network)
4 Lakes Trail
  • Easy
2 - 3 hours 6.5 Km
Mountain Biking
Difficulty/Grade Duration Length
Full Nelson
  • Intermediate
5-15min 700m
Entrails
  • Difficult
20-40min 1.5km
Hoods in the Woods
  • Intermediate
30 min 1.7km
Wonderland
  • Intermediate
15 - 30 min 3 km
Somewhere Over There
  • Difficult
15 - 35 min 1.8 km
Rupert
  • Difficult
10 - 20 min 1 km
Jack's Trail
  • Easy
20 - 40 min 2.1 km
50 Shades of Green
  • Intermediate
1.2 km
Pseudo-Tsuga (part 1)
  • Intermediate
10 - 20 min 1.8 km (all 3 sections)
Angry Midget
  • Difficult
8 - 15 min 1.2 km
Half Nelson
  • Easy
  • Intermediate
  • Difficult
10-15 min descent 2 km