Explore the most popular trails near North Vancouver District with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Amazing view, and great workout! but bring bug spray and lots of water.

Disappointed overall. It’s all hype and a $96 entry fee for 2 adults, overcrowded as heck, and not too many good views due to the insane amount of tourists. Might be worth doing once but I would skip if I were you.

hiking
2 days ago

Great little trail! Took me about 1.5 hours return trip. Wear appropriate shoes as there’s plenty of rocks and roots to get snagged on. It was quiet when I went as it was raining lightly - none the less it was very peaceful. Orange markers guide you along the trail.

on BCMC Trail

hiking
3 days ago

Excellent, completed in early evening wasn’t busy and not as hot as during day

not much gain but you have to focus on the trail. the lake is small but very peaceful place.

Did the grind then this trail. Had difficulty finding the ridge trail after the summit but the summit was beautiful. Great view! On the trail, bugs we're only bad if you stopped. None at the summit.

Easy trail with some stairs throughout, nice family hike. Gets very crowded.

Fun hike and beautiful look out once you reach quarry rock but I’d put this more as moderate for families as there are a ton of stairs to climb which may not be great for young kids, varied ability or older adults. Can get pretty packed with people in the summer.

hiking
7 days ago

Moderately difficult hike. Steep with some easy scrambling required near the top. Going up is easier than coming down due to the many loose rocks, especially in the first third of the trail. Took under an hour and half to hike up to top but a little over an hour and half to descend because concentration on foot placement is needed to avoid slipping. Good workout and doesn’t take too long. Started around 8am on a Sunday morning. No one at the top except myself. Quite a few people going up as I was descending but not as many as you would find on the more popular hikes.

hiking
9 days ago

Loved it! All trails tell you to park in residential area but there’s a nice picnic area parking closer to the trail head. Starts out quite easy for the first 4K then gets more difficult but still moderate. It’s about 7k each way to the falls but we recorded 17 after the extra walk to the car. If you want to swim in the falls there’s some tricky rock spots so just be careful overall wonderful hike with gorgeous changing scenery. Note ***Once you reach the small suspension bridge follow the stream up to the falls.

I loved this trail. If u are looking for a challenging hike and peaceful. This is good for you!

hiking
9 days ago

Wonderful area to hike! Some parts were steep, but it added to the adventure. Gorgeous trees and river.

walking
9 days ago

This trail was easy and absolutely gorgeous! It is a hidden gem.

Fairly tough, slippery sections with chains . 3rd time and always enjoyable.

hiking
9 days ago

definitely a longer hike about 13 miles roundtrip, the 2nd part is quite rocky with somewhat difficult sections. the views of the tree covered mountains and clouds resting on them is quite magnificent, and it's pretty much a rainforest throughout the hike. the waterfall was cool. dog friendly trail. overall was a great day, great workout! it took about 4-5 hrs.

Amazing view and wonderful hike!

walking
10 days ago

Easy peasy walk or great beginner trail for those just getting in to trail running. Great variety of woodwork, wider gravel trails and narrower dirt/root/rock trails.

hiking
10 days ago

This hike will defiently test your cardiovascular system. its steep and rugged terrain of which your constantly gaining elevation. Only 1 good viewpoint which is the lookout. However when I went Vancouver was covered in haze. I did this hike as a prep for golden ears. I would defiently do it again to keep my lungs in check. Took me 2 hrs 20 min up and 1 hr 10 min down.

13 days ago

Doable for a beginner but you will be pushing your limits if you are out of shape. lots of great views on the way up and down and the view from pump peak is great.

a handle of sections with snow, maybe 50 meters all together.

nature trips
13 days ago

Basically, there are two trails to this lake. One begins from the Lynn Canyon suspension bridge, the other starts from the Seymour-Capitano filtration plant area. If you wanna sweat a little bit I recommend do it from the suspension bridge route, otherwise, start from the filteration place. Stunning and scenic lake. There are a couple of cycling trails which might be exciting to do

13 days ago

completed this twice in a day. great hike

It was easy to hike but the view is stunning ..There are lots of roots just be careful. Some trees have no orange sign and confusing.

Truly a wonderful hike! A bit busy for a Saturday but overall for 17km, you could not beat it!

hiking
15 days ago

Great trail. Very steep and relatively dry right now. My two complaints are the trail is not well marked and the bugs. Make sure to bring a compass with you as there are some parts where cell service is spotty. I didn’t bring bug spray or a net but if I had I’m sure it would have been better! Worth it regardless!

16 days ago

Gorgeous swimming lake (late July). Even in late July we found a patch of snow around the corner. Views down to Vancouver centre.

on Dog Mountain Trail

hiking
17 days ago

Did this hike with my son during early summer. Lots of blood thirsty black flies and mosquitoes. Be sure to have good hiking boots as trail is mostly tree roots, rocks, mud, uneven terrain and some snow. But, the reward is the view at the end. Did this in approximately 4 hours including rests and time spent at the viewpoint. If your planning to bring your pet, expect the feet of your dog to be muddy after this hike.
And, watch your every step as a twisted ankle will ruin your day.

Trail very well maintained, nice views. I’d say moderate level.

hiking
20 days ago

Was a good workout but bring bug spray. Great views at the top.

hiking
20 days ago

Mostly dry by now, there is some construction between the trail head and the lake. Watch for your steps, as there are a lot of roots. Bugs can be annoying, bring some spray, The view at the end is spectacular. Great for kids.

hiking
21 days ago

Must do for a trail during summer. Easy to moderate level and definitely worth the view you get to see at the top! Not to be missed out for sure.

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