Beautiful BC is home to four enormous mountain systems, 18 volcanoes and a plethora of rivers, lakes and marshes. About one third of BC is barren apine tundra, icefield and glacier, displaying over 14 million hectacres of reserves and public park areas-- it's all begging to be explored. Time to get off the sofa!\nHere are 30 dreamy hiking trails in BC you should take a trip this Fall:\nBrandywine Mountain\email@example.com via\nWhere: WhistlerLevel of Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult\nThere's a good chance you've made a stop at Brandywine Falls while going up to Whistler. Across the Sea to Sky Highway is Brandywine Meadows and Brandywine Mountain and combined, the two make a spectacular and superb hiking day trip. The hiking trail wanders through beautiful forests (you can admire all the changing foliage!), mysterious meadows, steep and rocky slopes and will lead you to Brandywine's gorgeous 2200 metre-high summit.\nDog Mountain\n@kaylchipembedded via\nWhere: Mt. SeymourLevel of Difficulty: Beginner\nDog Mountain is an "easy" hike with a hint of spice, the perfect exercise level of hikers who want to get out and have fun but still test their limits. It is only 5km roundtrip and includes a little bit of elevation gain. You will be rewarded with phenomenal views over Vancouver, especially on a clear fall day. Make sure to watch for slippery tree routes when making your way up and down the trail!\nThree Brothers Mountain\n@tpat_elembedded via\nWhere: EC Manning Provincial ParkLevel of Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult\nThree Brothers Mountain has virtually everything for every nature lover: summits, rocky ridges, subalpine meadows with vibrant wildflowers, and IG-worthy views of the Cascade Range. This is easily one of the best hikes in southwest BC. You start off at Heather Trail by Blackwall Peak and hike to the 2272 metre-high First Brother Mountain. The trip takes roughly 6 hours.\nJoffre Lake\n@kimpenchonembedded via\nWhere: Joffre Lakes Provincial ParkLevel of Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate\nJoffre Lake is an alpine lake and popular hiking destination just outside of Pemberton in Joffre Lakes Provincial Park. Their gorgeous landscape and vistas make this spot a well-travelled trail during the summer and fall season. If you're into it, you can even ice climb during the winter months. You will see 3 spectacular turquoise lakes, a waterfall, several mountain viewpoints and at the top, you can admire an up-close sight of the Matier Glacier.\nDeer Lake\firstname.lastname@example.org via\nWhere: Burnaby, east of VancouverLevel of Difficulty: Beginner\nYou can enjoy a flat and easy stroll around this lake located just a bit east of Vancouver. It's about 5km of trail that circles around the lake pass by a beach area, playground, viewing tower and a pier, offering great scenery in the fall! It's the perfect spot for a chill and easy-going stroll, accessible all year round.\nCrown Mountain\n@jillyperroneembedded via\nWhere: North ShoreLevel of Difficulty: Very difficult\nCrown Mountain is classic North Shore hike but it's not for everybody. Apparently, this trail is so intense that novices and kids and even DOGS have no business on there. Getting to the top requires negotiating steep trails and some exposed scrambling-- better leave this hiking trail to the experts.\nSnow Camp Mountain\n@daniela_thedazboxembedded via\nWhere: EC Manning Provincial ParkLevel of Difficulty: Intermediate\nA day hike at Snow Camp Mountain is a scenic way to admire the area's visual delights! The trail climbs through forests and passes through meadows and slopes. It gives fantastic fiews of grassy mountaintops, as well as views of the great Lone Goat and Red Mountains. You can even see the striking Hozomeen Mountain across the US Border! This hike is about 17km and involves and takes about 6 hours.\nNorth Coast Trail\n@tstringhamembedded via\nWhere: Cape Scott Provincial Park, Vancouver IslandLevel of Difficulty: Difficult\nThis hike is NOT easy. It's a 43.1km extension to the Cape Scott Trail, but this backpacking trip along the northern tip of Vancouver Island might be one of the best experiences of your life! The views are absolutely stunning and if you're the type that craves outdoorsy adventure, this is the spot for you!\nQuarry Rock\n@yxtphotoembedded via\nWhere: Deep Cove, North VancouverLevel of Difficulty: Beginner\nQuarry Rock is one of the most popular hiking trails in Deep Cove, North Vancouver. It is quite rocky, but navigation is doable. It will give you amazing views of nearby mountains around Belcarra, and it is the perfect destination to hike if you're looking to enjoy peace and quiet after a long work week.\nThe Lions\email@example.com via\nWhere: West VancouverLevel of Difficulty: Very Difficult\nThis 15km hike will take 7-10 hours and reaching the summit requires an ACTUAL technical climb. If you love rock climbing and you are an expert, this is probably the spot for you. This hike is no joke- it requires a spare set of lungs... but you will be well rewarded with views of BC's beautiful Howe Sound. Remember to bring food and water if you decided to embark on this hike.\nMount Steele\n@sabsycembedded via\nWhere: Tetrahedron Provincial ParkLevel of Difficulty: Intermediate\nFor hikers, Mount Steele is a destination in Tetrahedron Provincial Park and amazing views await at the top of the mountain. You start off in the forest by the parking lot and end up at the top of the summit-- the trail is fairly well kept and well marked for hikers. You can spend a full day during the fall, admiring all the reds, oranges and yellows. You can even snowshoe in the winter and spend the night at a cabin.\nCheakamus Lake\n@jordan_biiishembedded via\nWhere: Garibaldi Provincial Park, WhistlerLevel of Difficulty: Beginner\nThis is one of the easier hikes in Garibaldi Provincial Park, Cheakamus Lake in Whistler and it offers beautiful views of AQUAMARINE waters surrounded by towering mountains and rich green forests. You can camp overnight or enjoy the day at the lake before heading home. The total length of the hiking trail is 16km but you reach the lake after only 3km, and the campground at 4km!\nEvans Peak\n@malibettagalembedded via\nWhere: Golden Ears Provincial ParkLevel of Difficulty: Difficult\nThis hiking trail is just north of Maple Ridge and this stunning provincial park is known for striking hiking trails. You can make it an overnight trip if you want to take your time to tackle these attractive summits. However, if you don’t have time for a lengthy hike, there’s always Evans Peak. You won’t find this trail in guidebooks or on the official park map, but it’s a terrific day trip for experienced hikers!\nMount Galiano\n@ecwiebeembedded via\nWhere: Galiano IslandLevel of Difficulty: Difficult\nGaliano Island is one of the Gulf Islands and hikers usually take a vehicle with them on the ferry to make it an overnight trip. If you don't have the time for that, you can simply stick to the southern end of the island and make it a day trip! You will catch sights of bald eagles at the top of Mount Galiano and the scenery includes Mayne, North Pender, Prevost and Salt Spring islands. Remember to pack your camera!\nSt. Mark's Summit\n@designeverydayembedded via\nWhere: Cypress Park, West VancouverLevel of Difficulty: Intermediate\nSt. Mark's Summit is a peak along the Howe Sound Crest Trail and gives you absolutely BEAUTIFUL views of Howe Sound. You can either hike the entire Howe Sound Crest Trail (which runs all the way to Porteau Cove), or you can go with a simpler option and head to St. Mark's as it is an equally worthy destination which can be hammered out in about 4 hours!\nNorvan Falls\firstname.lastname@example.org via\nWhere: North VancouverLevel of Difficulty: Beginner\nOn the longer side of the easy hikes listed here, Norvan Falls is a mostly flat 14km trail in North Vancouver. You can bring your dog, family, SO, bestie, trail runner companions... the options are endless! They have pretty good parking availability, too.\nStawamus Chief Provincial Park\n@lady_teepeeembedded via\nWhere: SquamishLevel of Difficulty: Intermediate\nThis park is an iconic landmark in Squamish and it is a family-friendly hike that provides easy access to some of the most breathtaking views of BC. It towers about 2000ft. above Squamish and the panoramic views are airy, bright and will make you feel super tiny. You can rock-climb here too!\nLighthouse Park\n@jeffwarneckphotographyembedded via\nWhere: Beacon Lane, West VancouverLevel of Difficulty: Beginner\nThis is the perfect hike for lazy people! Lighthouse Park has lots of short easy trails to choose from but they all offer breathtaking ocean views and picturesque Western Red Cedars, which you will desperately want to see during the fall months. This spot also makes for a perfect picnic date!\nKokanee Creek Provincial Park\email@example.com via\nWhere: Shores of Kootenay LakeLevel of Difficulty: Intermediate\nThis park displays sandy beaches and three campsites to choose from. There is lots to do as they have adventure playgrounds, boat launches, viewing platforms, hiking trails and a marina! For a list of ALL their hiking trails, click here.\nGaribaldi Lake\n@vancitywildembedded via\nWhere: Garibaldi Provincial Park, WhistlerLevel of Difficulty: Intermediate\nThis is an extremely accessible alpine lake in BC, only 10km from the lake to the parking lot. It offers healthy and consistent inclines when you hike and the colour of the waters change as the seasons pass! By end of August, it's a distinct and mysterious blue colour that you can't describe through words. You have to see it for yourselves-- make the trek and pack your swimsuit.\nBlack Tusk\n@whistlerblackcombembedded via\nWhere: Garibaldi Provincial Park, WhistlerLevel of Difficulty: Difficult\nMany hikers actually complete this trail in a day, but that's because they are hiking superstars. For the rest of us regular folk, a better option is to hike to Taylor Meadows and camp overnight and enjoy a bottle of pinot. You can hike back to Black Tusk the following day. No rush-- the world is your oyster!\nPanorama Ridge\n@pianemecembedded via\nWhere: Garibaldi Provincial Park, WhistlerLevel of Difficulty: Difficult\nThis special ridge is about four hours walking distance from Garibaldi Lake. The view is mind blowing-- it's the kind of view that makes you drop your mouth and whisper, "this is real?" Hikers love to watch sunsets and sunrises at this gem of a spot and some have seen falcons flying right beside them. It's a destination where Canada reminds you how beautiful they really are.\nMt. Seymour\n@thisgirltravelssembedded via\nWhere: Mt Seymour Provincial ParkLevel of Difficulty: Difficult\nThis is the type of hiking trail that makes you want to buy super snazzy outdoor gear and take every possible pic with nature. It's that kind of vibe. This mountain offers arguably some of the best views of Vancouver without having to travel too far.\nMystery Lake\n@kellyhirschembedded via\nWhere: 50min from VancouverLevel of Difficulty: Beginner\nThis is likely one of the easiest hikes mentioned in the list! This short trail is about 50min from Vancouver where you can go swimming to relax if you're too exhausted from adventuring the hiking trail.\nHowe Sound\firstname.lastname@example.org via\nWhere: 40min from VancouverLevel of Difficulty: Intermediate\nMany tour sites offer guided hikes at Howe Sound. Talaysay Tours offers hiking trails and snowshoe tours around the beautiful Tetrahedron Provincial Park. Moonstone Enterprises offers natural history educational tours around the BC's beautiful Sunshine Coast. If you're all hiked out, you can head to a farmer's market, mountain bike and even scuba dive. If you want to dive, you better get a dip in before the water gets too cold.\nCypress Falls\n@seppsonntagembedded via\nWhere: Cypress Falls Park, West VancouverLevel of Difficulty: Beginner\nThis hike takes you along Cypress Creek through lush forests and moss-covered, old trees. It is a PRIME spot to admire the changing season without putting in too much outdoor effort. You will also hike through two gorgeous waterfalls, watching them pour into the canyon below. The best part-- this gem is only a 30min drive from downtown.\nCape Scott Trail\n@jbrobrotherstockembedded via\nWhere: Cape Scott Provincial ParkLevel of Difficulty: Difficult\nThis hiking trail is situated in Cape Scott Provincial Park near Port Hardy and is a remote area in BC that tends to have unpredictable weather. If you don't like mud, don't go here. However, if you are the type that loves every dicey aspect that Earth has to offer, then this is your type of hiking trail! Dress in layers and be aware of bears and cougars... not a joke.\nPaul's Tomb\n@emmampooleembedded via\nWhere: Knox Mountain, KelownaLevel of Difficulty: Beginner\nThis hiking trail is a wide and simpler trail that runs along the East Shore of Lake Okanagan in Kelowna. When you hike to the end, you'll find a scenic beach and a cute picnic area.\nIceline Trail\n@intrepidphotosembedded via\nWhere: Yoho National ParkLevel of Difficulty: Intermediate-Difficult\nThis trail is above a tree line and over a rock. It ranges from moderate to difficult, but poor weather conditions can make this hike extremely challenging so make sure to check the weather beforehand! “Yoho” is a Cree expression for awe, it offers adventurous alpine spectacles and a vast look across the Yoho Valley.\nBurnaby Mountain\email@example.com via\nWhere: 35min from VancouverLevel of Difficulty: Beginner\nThis mountain has a couple different trails which makes it the ideal spot for beginners. You can choose longer or shorter routes (whatever you can handle) and if you do get tired, there are cafes and coffee shops nearby. It's a win-win!\nThese 30 different trails across BC encompass their own personalities and individual challenges, but there is one thing that they all have in common: the #views are absolutely gorgeous. Time to hit up Lululemon!