Explore the most popular dogs on leash 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.

hiking
8 hours ago

Loved it but was much farther than it says on here. We did have to park at the second parking lot which added a bit but it was 13.2 to get to the peak totalling close at 27km not the above quoted 18.9 - there were 6 of us that were all tracking.

beautiful view once you are on the top of the mountain, however this hike was a lot harder than we expected.
from beginning of the trail to the top is definitely longer than posted here. roughly 25km round trip including a small detour to the Norvan fall (very worth it!). Make sure you pack lots of water as it's a very long hike.

1 day ago

Great intensive hike if I don't have much time still want to have effective excerse in a natural environment, this would be the one.

Love the forest, varieties of trail surfaces, change mood as you go along old water bed, trails through falling trees, rockies roads with sharp stones large and small, hooping on tree stools in the muddy sections, braided tree roots... it's mostly shaded, so it's a good hike rain or shine. Efficient layout, hardly any flat boring sections, so it's perfect for me.

Good hike. Pretty easy. We took a detour which made it longer and a tad harder. The view is good from the top.

the hike was 30km out and back from the parking lot not the stated 19km. Very difficult. bring lots of water and Gatorade and fuel snacks. took 6 girls 10 hrs

View is spectacular! The trail is not so clean with wet mud and big roots but with the challenge comes the reward. I

Definitely get ready for an incredible hike. The mud made it so much fun. Watch the roots, but I would do this hike over and over. We took the dog and he loved it even on the leash. The shade, the views, the weather made this one of my favorite hikes. Not very busy on a Wednesday morning. Even the drive up was pretty.

Bring bug spray!!

amazing views

hiking
11 days ago

Will be great once the bridge is open again, but until then it’s not worth it - awkward, not well marked detour.

hiking
15 days ago

A very rewarding hike. The trail is still very muddy, with snow still covering a decent sized section of the trail. Wear appropriate footwear! The trail is quite rocky, and covered in roots, so watch your step! The view at the top is stunning, and defiantly worth the hike!

hiking
20 days ago

Great hike. Did it today. Not much to add only that when we got out of car at the parking lot, we were attacked by a tons of tiny flies. Thought they might be mosquitoes at first but fortunately not. Don’t let it deter you as once we passed the info shed to start the hike, they all dissipated..

walking
23 days ago

We walked Dog Mountain today. There was a bit of snow at some places and a bit cloudy. When we got to the top we had a view. It was a nice day.

We went this morning. I recommend grippy shoes that you’re not afraid to get dirty, nice and muddy!

Thought this hike was going to be really easy but was surprised by how challenging it was due to snow still being on the trail in mid June. Good hiking boots are required. It has a. Ice mix of ups and downs with no real tough sections. One of the area’s best “Bang for your buck” hikes when you consider the reward.

walking
1 month ago

A little snowy around the base but great views up top and no snow.

Really enjoyed this trail! It was awesome!

Fun to hike. Lots of roots, rocks and some snow. Slippery in some parts. Hiking boots highly recommended. Many parts are quite muddy so your footwear will get wet. Summer trail is now open. Beautiful scenery on top of vancouver and the ocean.

hiking
1 month ago

This hike was beautiful, but when I read about it, it seemed easier than it turned out to be. At the end of May, the trail was still almost entirely snow covered (aside from when you get closer to the summit). There were parts of the trail that required scrambling up rocks (but pretty easy scrambling).

Had it not been for a friendly fellow hiker at the beginning of the trail, we likely would not have made it to the summit because the summer Dog Mountain trail around the first lake was closed, so we had to take the winter Dog Mountain trail. The friendly fellow hiker made a mistake when trying to take the winter trail and accidentally hiked Mount Seymour instead of Dog Mountain, so we made sure to cut back around the first lake as opposed to go up Mount Seymour.

The view from the Dog Mountain summit was really beautiful, but I think we were fairly lucky that it ended up being clear outside. I would definitely recommend this trail to others, but I suspect it's easier and more enjoyable later in the summer instead of late spring.

hiking
1 month ago

Off we went to do some geocaching and found out the suspension bridge was still closed due to an upgrade. Si we changed our plans and headed down the trail, then heading left for a while at the bottom, and then taking the Circuit 8 trail back up to Rice Lake. We then walked around the lake, had a picnic and then headed back to the parking lot via the trail, picking up caches as we went. All in all it was a fun hike.

There is still a lot of snow on the trail, and it says that it’s closed from first lake to the lookout. But if you wear good hiking shoes you will be good! :) Good trail with a nice view!

hiking
1 month ago

Did this hike today. Took three hours but rested for 30 min at the top. The trail crossing the bridge at first lake is closed so you’d have to go around the long way. Found this hike easier somehow with the snow as the cold air helps keep your temperature down but very wet. Highly recommend hiking shoes for the snow. It’ll be very easy to get your runners soaked !

hiking
1 month ago

Did this hike yesterday and I was not prepared for how much snow there was! The entire trail is covered in deep snow so I would suggest bringing appropriate shoes. The dog mountain “summer trail” was closed so we were unable to get to the top. Instead we did the winter trail which was still nice but no view. We passed the first lake but that was about it. Will have to wait until more summer months to do the summer trail.

walking
2 months ago

Great App.

hiking
2 months ago

So nice view now this days. I fully recommend . Such a nice view.

One of my faves!! its aleays different every time you go. each season makes for a new experience. The look out is a pretty sweet reward =)

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Great hike, but very busy trail

3 months ago

Nice little suspension bridge. Coffee place for after, nice and easy hike.

snowshoeing
4 months ago

What a beautiful trail. Well marked path with lots of people using the trail. Not long but the top is amazing would definitely go again in the summer

hiking
4 months ago

The Baden Powell part of the trail is nice, but there is very little view and you’re walking under the power lines on the part going up the hill. I have absolutely no idea where that picture was taken, because it wasn’t on this trail. That is for sure.

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