Was just at Golden Ears today doing the canyon loop across the bridge, so here's a current conditions report:
West Canyon trail is in good condition at least as far as where it branches to head to Alder Flats or the bridge. Alder Creek is running pretty fast and high right now, so fording to reach Hikers' Beach from the west is probably a bad plan.
East Canyon is in good condition up to Hikers' Beach around 4.5km, but officially unmaintained beyond that. When I was up there in early April it wasn't too bad up until around the 6.5km mark (Thistle beach?) where it was basically impassable due to water in the creekbed.
The connector from East Canyon to Upper/Burke Falls is a bit leafy, but passable. The trail from Upper Falls down to Lower Falls is fine if you know the way, but it's not very clearly marked ever since BC Parks took down all the flagging ribbon a few years back.
The last little bit of Menzies Trail leading from West Canyon water tank down to the car bridge over Gold Creek is definitely leafy, and doesn't see as much traffic as the rest of the trails.
Golden Ears Explorer