Vancouver Hiking Trails RatingMount Harvey is one of the huge, visible and hikeable summits in the North Shore mountains. It is located on the Howe Sound Crest Trail in Cypress Provincial Park near The Lions.  Reachable via the Howe Sound Crest Trail or by its own trailhead in Lions Bay. The same trailhead used for The Lions, Brunswick Mountain and Mount Hanover.  There are no trail use fees, parking fees or camping fees from this trailhead.

  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ProInsanely beautiful summit views
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ProSee the Lions from behind
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ProNear the Howe Sound Crest Trail
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ProCamping is free & amazing
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ProThe HSCT is dog friendly
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ProRelatively infrequently hiked
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ProChallenging & rewarding hike
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ConToo challenging for most hikers
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ConParking is hopelessly inadequate
  • Vancouver Hiking Trails ConPoor weather makes it dangerous

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Mount Harvey is one of the huge, visible and hikeable summits in the North Shore mountains. It is located on the Howe Sound Crest Trail in Cypress Provincial Park near The Lions.  Reachable via the Howe Sound Crest Trail or by its own trailhead in Lions Bay. The same trailhead used for The Lions, Brunswick Mountain and Mount Hanover.  There are no trail use fees, parking fees or camping fees from this trailhead.

The trail is challenging, though not out of technical skill but due to its steepness of the trail.  You gain 1400 metres in just 6.5k.  The final scramble to the summit can be dangerous in poor weather, but generally not too difficult. The trail to Mount Harvey is well worn, but poorly marked for the first half of the hike.  From the trailhead continue up the old, overgrown logging road.  Bear right at the first intersection.

The second intersection you come to, bear right again (left goes to Mt Brunswick).  The third junction you come to bear right again.  Finally at the fourth intersection you will see a sign for The Lions pointing to the right.  You want to take the trail to the left here.  This is the crucial trail marker not to miss and therefore it is very visible.  From here the trail is easy to follow.

Mount Harvey is part of the amazing Howe Sound Crest Trail in Cypress Provincial Park and is one of the many beautiful peaks to be climbed if desired on the 29k trail.  Among the hiker friendly mountains (in order from Cypress north) on the Howe Sound Crest Trail are: Mount Strachan, St Mark`s Summit, Unnecessary Mountain, The Lions, Mount Harvey, Mount Hanover, Brunswick Mountain and finally Deeks Peak.

The trailhead to reach Mount Harvey is the same for The Lions, Mount Hanover and Brunswick Mountain and can be tricky to find.  It is located town of Lions Bay which is about an hours drive from downtown Vancouver or a half hour south of Squamish.  From either direction on the Sea to Sky Highway, take the Lions Bay exit onto Oceanview Road (the 2nd Lions bay exit from either direction), then immediately turn left onto Cross Creek Road, then right onto Centre Road, then left onto Bayview Road, then left onto Mountain Drive, left again onto Sunset Road and park near the black gate at the dead end. Be sure to park legally as they actively tow illegally parked cars.  More parking is available at the school 1 kilometre from here.  Arrive early to ensure convenient parking.

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