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
22 hours 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 !

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
10 days ago

Great App.

hiking
17 days 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
20 days ago

Great hike, but very busy trail

1 month ago

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

snowshoeing
2 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
3 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.

Great payoff for a very easy and short hike with minimal incline. Did it with crampons mid January

hiking
4 months ago

Busy trail but beautiful hike through the forest. Tolerated very well with hiking shoes for walking and running. Some icy areas at the last 300m stretch before the view. Individuals with snowshoes needed to remove them around this last stretch due to icy inclines

Easy enough to do with hiking boots and yaktrax as the trail is very packed down. A little too busy for my liking but worth the view!

4 months ago

Today, we went for snowshoeing. It was quite easy walk. 2 to 3 hours around trip. Weather was very nice. Quite a busy trail. Beautiful up there

Amazing scenery!

good snow shoe trail, can get too busy. easy to use just crampons instead of shoes. great view up top.

Nothing much to see but a good run is sometimes all you need . I usually park in the rice lake parking side and run down .... find it better

snowshoeing
6 months ago

This one I love snow or no snow. The inclines are great to get you sweating and feel a little challenging but it's well worth it in the end , make sure you pick a day where the sky is clear for the view, when the snow comes, so do the whiskey jacks so bring some bread or seeds. It's a great hike for the family too or beginners in snow shoeing, safe. And dog friendly.

Great fall hike. Difficult sections and decent but well worth it. Very heavily marked.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice enough short hike. Lots of Mosquitos at the lake though.

Thanksgiving hike.... very busy and slippery on tree branches... not an easy hike I would say more moderate. But so worth the views at the top on a clear day.

hiking
7 months ago

Went really early in the morning at sunrise. The hike itself was easy but would recommend good hiking shoes. The trails consists of mostly tree roots and mud. Tree stumps, logs, and bridges are placed along the trail to get across creeks and mud. Great views

Mount Seymour is a ski area located in North Vancouver. The figure 8 hike planned has several options for climbing peaks and returning early. It became a figure 9.
Starting from Mt Seymour road parking lot, head West on Dog Mountain Trail gradually traversing up and curving North around Dinky Peak. This whole section is littered with slippery rocks and roots. Walking poles recommended. Upon reaching to Boulder Creek and First Lake follow the trail West again, to the lookout point and after the forest trail, the trees opens up to show wonderful views of Vancouver. Doubling back, and joining the ominously named Suicide Bluffs Trail the path climbs. It’s marked as a rough trail and they are not kidding. Orange markers help keep travellers on the trail and ropes on some particularly steep but short climbs, easier. I hope suicide bluff is named for its potential rather than its history. The Samaritans offer advice. I’m not one to feel vertigo but the drop here is huge and straight down.
The plan was to join Mt. Seymour Trail, however it was closed and judging by the open ‘rough trail’, no additional deterrent was required.The service road ran parallel to the intended path. Hikers coming the other direction kindly shared that a mother bear and two cubs were just a short way ahead. My only previous bear encounter had been on a 3 day section of TRT and on this occasion, the animal was massive. Adrenaline started pumping. Shortly afterwards, a group of 4, plus small barking dog came into view corralling a small bear off the trail – potentially in my direction. This specimen was probably a little over a meter from snout to tail. I wondered where Mum and sibling were but decided it best to cross together with the other party – safety in numbers. Adrenaline still coursing, the centre crossing of the figure 8 was reached. The trail begins to get steeper to Pump Peak and Tim Jones Peak. Hiking becomes more like rock scrambling. On several occasions, I found myself searching for the next part of the trail. Surely it couldn’t be that way? Oh yes it was! This is the highest point on the hike and from here, the peak of Mount Seymour itself can be climbed. I’d not planned on going to the summit but fate played its hand. I missed my turn and by the time my error was confirmed by GPS I decided to keep going. The climb is hard but the reward is worth the effort. Although there were plenty of other hikers to ask (this was moderately busy on a week day) I’d recommend some GPS mapping tool. The main trail was very well marked but on the smaller ones, GPS with pre-downloaded maps provided security. Wireless signals were not to be relied upon and my phone was in airplane mode + bluetooth on to save batteries.
Climbing back down, eventually the Mount Elsay trail was located. It was about the width of my hand. Having lost the trail 3 times in the next half mile and judging the cliff traverse by compass, it was time to pause and assess. Plenty of light to follow a well marked trail over the terrain I’d experienced thus far. Not enough to have time to regain the trail every 10 minutes. Mount Seymour trail had had pretty regular orange markers. I’d seen no signage for this trail thus far. Hiking alone and the bear encounter also played on the mind. On the well trafficked trails, bears are more familiar with the foot traffic. The trail ahead seemed very rarely travelled. Combined, this swayed a decision towards safe and fun rather as opposed to tough and risky. No regrets.
The planned figure 8 was now a figure 9, with the tail being an out-and-back. Tracing back to the centre of the figure 9, the turn goes left and towards multiple ski lifts.
A maze of trails lead down to Mystery Lake and meditation time. Tracing around the lake and down to the ski signs, the trail becomes a dirt road back down to the car park.

hiking
8 months ago

Did the trail last Saturday morning. Well marked and very busy with great views from Dog Mt. Not very challenging for a moderate trail but some tricky footing with the roots. We came back via Suicide Bluffs which made the total length closer to 6.6km and only saw two other people on this section. Stunning views from the lookout before (clockwise travel) Suicide Bluff also. Bugs not bad at all this time of year either.

hiking
8 months ago

normally love this hike and as I'm not from the area, was very excited to get up there yesterday to do it again. unfortunately, we decided to turn back to the car before we even made it to the trail head. to say it was buggy is an understatement. we felt like we were in Steven King's "the mist". you couldn't take a step without having atleast three fly into your face, one in your ear and a couple in your nose or mouth. it was brutal! And we weren't the only ones. people were running back to their cars, covering their faces lol. will try again in a few weeks. hopefully the bugs will have died down a bit by then, the more the snow melts and the drier it gets.

but the hike itself is beautiful. beautiful view at the top. moderately challenging for people who aren't super fit and athletic but more nice weather hikers, which I like because I can't do super challenging but easy is too easy most of the time. it can be slippery with some tricky footing so wear good shoes, probably actual hiking boots, though I've done it in runners but at times had to be extra careful not to twist an ankle.

snowshoeing
8 months ago

Our favourite snowshoe trail!

Very nice view at the top, but super long and difficult hike. Not a lot to see on the way up. Gate closes at 9pm sharp. This hike took a lot longer than I expected. Glad I did it, but won't be rushing back here anytime soon.

8 months ago

The flies were awful around sunset. Other than that, it was a good quick hike.

hiking
9 months ago

I did this as a day hike on Aug 19th, 2017. We parked at the Lower Seymour Conservative Reserve and hiked into Lynn Headwaters park as the access road has been closed since 2016. It took us 9 and a half hours in total, with a 20 minute lunch break and a few short snack breaks on the way up. The hike itself was fantastic, especially once we were on the coliseum trail. In total, we saw 6 other people over the course of 6 hours, so it feels really remote. It makes for a very long day hike, so I'd recommend an early start if you are planning it. The views are pretty tame until you get into the alpine, where it opens up into a 360 degree panorama of the surrounding mountains. Nothing too technical, just quite steep for a long time and a lot of walking for one day. Definitely recommend this one!

9 months ago

Not bad short hike , think it was just over 20 mins to reach the lake . Only bad thing was that day there was an unreal amount of flys by the hundreads swarming hikers. Prob just that day

hiking
9 months ago

I really like this one. It's a great one to take a beginner on and has a great view for such medium effort to get there!

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