Vancouver challenging fall hikes

Hiking is a nice complement to a Pilates practice. A hike gives you a great workout while you spend valuable time in nature. It’s like feeding two birds with one feeder.

Fall is an ideal time for hiking in and around Vancouver. It’s not too hot and the snow isn’t yet covering a large percentage of the trails in the region.

In this post, I take you on three of my favourite hikes near Vancouver. All are challenging hikes that are rated either intermediate or advanced in difficulty. Thusly, all are excellent workouts.

I took lots of photos so you could get a sense of what these trails are like.

Tunnel Bluffs

The Tunnel Bluffs trailhead is about a 45-minute drive from Vancouver. It’s located north of Lion’s Bay along Highway 99.

Parking can be found on the south side of the highway directly across from the trailhead. Here there is a viewpoint/rest area with a somewhat limited amount of parking. There were plenty of parking spots available when I went on a sunny weekday, though I imagine they might fill up at some point during the morning on a sunny weekend during hiking season.

The trailhead isn’t at all obvious from the parking lot due to thick foliage. See the map below. Be very careful when crossing the highway!