Brother's creek is a great North Shore Hike, where you'll still find large cedar Groves somehow untouched by the logging of the North Shore earlier this century.
To get there, you've got to zigzag through the streets of West Vancouver. Take Taylor way north under the Upper levels Highway, then turn left on Southborough Drive. At Highland drive, bear left and continue on to Eyremont Drive, then turn left again. At Crestline, go right, then quickly turn left at Henlow. Look for Millstream Road, turning right on it and looking for the yellow gate which is your access. Park nearby. Walk along fire access road until you cross the Baden Powell Trail, turn left, and go right a few hundred meters later. Continue on this access route towards our waypoint 11.
A possible shorter access (which is shown in our map from points 1 to 8) is to park near waypoint 1, at the intersection of Chartwell, Eyremont, and Millstream, then follow the access road up to the Baden Powell trail intersection with Brother's Creek trail. When you get to Brother's creek trail, follow the waypoints in a loop, returning via the Baden-Powell trail on the Western side. Lower portions are fine in winter, however, you'll encounter lots of snow in winter, and, a lot of mud in early Spring.
UTM of trailhead above is waypoint 8 on map, where Brother's Creek trail intersections Baden Powell trail, this is another trail reference point. Note, you can download the text file with waypoints, click on "view/download GPS".
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Posted By: King of the Road
- Fri Oct 14 05:18:28 UTC 2011
QuestionA dog went missing on the Brothers Creek Trail on Oct 13 at approx 10:00 am. Its a golden lab and its name is ROXY. If you see it on the Brothers Creek Trail, Lawson Trail, Baden Powell Trail or up on Hollyburn please call Martina at 604-836-2795.
Thanks!ANSWERS are in this forum: Missing Dog on Brothers Creek Trail
Posted By: toothpastechica
- Fri May 13 15:47:56 UTC 2011
Upsidegood hike... Commenttook about 2 hours and 45 minutes to do with lots snow from about halfway up. Did this in may and the snow was quite deep, still were able to get through, but be prepared for cold!!!! And wear proper shoes!
Posted By: trailrunner
- Sun Jun 13 00:51:20 UTC 2010
UpsideGOOD POINTS Some undisturbed nice old growth forest and scenic creek view DownsideDOWNSIDE Very slippery wooden plants and roots at Brothers creek trail. Muddy after the second bridge at sections in June. Be careful when you are going down on Baden Powell there are some unclear signs; I got lost into some rd that takes down to Cypress Bowl hwy. CommentCOMMENTS From Mill Stream rd in West Van. Brothers creek trail to Blue Gentian Lake then turn to west till hit Baden Powel, back to Mill Stream rd. Trail starting point to Second bridge 30mins, First lake(forgot the name) 40mins, Blue Gentian Lake 36mins. Take up to 20% off time if you are running fast on dry trail. Baden Powell seemed less scenic but you can run faster. Brothers creek has nice sound & view of creek from time to time but quite slippery and sometimes muddy.
If you like in West Van this would make a nice prework or afterwork run. Those two small lakes were nothing spectacular yet still nice.
Posted By: mrserb
- Fri May 22 08:12:13 UTC 2009
Upsideeasy to get to and park, not too busy, nice views of waterfalls. Downsideno lookouts if you turn around at the bridge across the creek. best to save this one for a cloudy day. Commentwe did this trail in mid-may 2009 and hit snow about halfway up. it was still a lot of fun, but you should prepare to step into the occasional deep spot of snow or mud, so dress appropriately.
Posted By: chillinvan
- Sat May 15 00:58:32 UTC 2004
DownsideThe trail that follows Brothers Creek on the west side is terrible. It is all uphill and views of the creek (or of anything else other than trees) are few and far between. The trail is rough, rocky, and rooty, making the steep climb even worse. CommentThe trail was so bad that I only hiked from Millstream Road to the second bridge that crosses the creek. Then I had to turn back far short of my Lost Lake destination because the trail was just too rough and steep to continue.
Posted By: jeannette
- Wed Jun 11 23:49:42 UTC 2003
UpsideNice hike with several big old growth trees. Close to Vancouver and short, still easily doable if you do get a somewhat later start. CommentHiked it in late spring, only a few muddy spots. We enjoyed it very much,it is definitely recommendable if you look for an easy to moderate hike.
Posted By: Urban trekker
- Fri Jan 03 01:05:42 UTC 2003
UpsideGood for most of the year - snow near third bridge on Dec 30, 02 - good loop possibilities and access to Hollyburn ridge. DownsideWalking up the old fire road - the trail on the west side is nicer terrain CommentDid this in late Dec 02 - some snow on the trail but NTD to walk on - there are a number of loops that you can do - part of the Brothers Creek Forestry Heritage Walk. If you proceed as far as the 3rd bridge don't forget to check out the falls on Brother's Creek. There are also a number of bike trails etc branching off the fire road in either direction with stunts etc. Use only if you are an expert rider.