Cypress Lake Trail

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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3-4h
Distance
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9.2 km
Elevation
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448 m
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Cypress Lake Trail

The Cypress Lake Trail is a 9.2 km out-and-back that passes through the dense forests near Coquitlam and ends at a beautiful lake. This trail is slightly less-travelled than some of the other trails in the area, making it the perfect option if you are looking for a bit of solitude in the forest. Make sure to bring your camera to take some photos of the reflective surface of the lake if the weather is calm enough.

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Route Description for Cypress Lake Trail

The Cypress Lake Trail is a less-travelled hike near Coquitlam that follows along a number of trail segments, including The Wall and Lungbuster trails, before making its way around the base of Cypress Mountain to reach Cypress Lake. Here, hikers will have beautiful views of a picturesque lake that has a reflective surface during calm weather, causing it to create a mirror image of the surrounding forest landscape.

While the trail isn’t particularly difficult, it is rated as hard due to some technical portions of the trail that include loose rock, roots, mud, small rock falls, and a tricky crossing over Noons Creek on the return route. Hikers who would like to avoid this crossing can return along the exact trail they used to reach the lake  by turning left at the trail junction where the Dentist Trail meets the Sidewinder. Make sure to utilize a trail map or GPS to stay on the correct route.

Getting to the Cypress Lake Trail Trailhead

To reach the Cypress Lake trailhead from Coquitlam, drive west on Guildford Way, making a right on Johnson Street and following it for 1.2 km. Turn left onto David Avenue, continuing on for 1.8 km before turning right onto Forest Park Way. After 600 m, make a right onto Maple Court and a quick left onto Maple Drive. The trailhead will be 500 m ahead on the right side of the roundabout.

Route Information

  • When to do

    March-November

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    Yes

  • Family friendly

    No

  • Route Signage

    Poor

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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