Explore the most popular no dogs 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.

Great trail and unreal views at the top!!!

The views are incredible! Would 100% recommend bringing bug spray though.

very touristy but a beautiful trail nonetheless :)

This is a no dog zone, because it’s part of the city water reservoir, therefore we couldn’t walk there.

hiking
4 days ago

July 12

I consider myself an intermediate biker and this was quite challenging for me. I’m on the smaller side at 5’ so one regular step for you might be two for me. Anyways this hike took me about four hours with plenty of breaks in between and 20 min at the top. Panoramic views are amazing and visibility was great today.

There were quite a bit of bugs so you’ll be happy to bring some repellent with you. Saw rangers putting up trail signs today. Still a lot of patches of snow. Some slushy some hard packed. Slid down some slopes instead of actual walking. You can hear the snow melting. Hiking boots will be nice if you don’t want your feet wet.

The last section that requires chains and ropes. The ropes look a bit sketchy and on the thin side. I was a little weary about one that was tied off to a branch that had some sway when pulled on but I wish they had something sturdier. Steep climb. Very dangerous to lose your footing there.

Very worth it for the views. Gorgeous. Quiet.
Next time I’ll be bringing poles. :)

Challenging hike but extremely rewarding. Sometimes difficult to distinguish where markers and flags are heading because of the amount of trails leading to different summits or ridges. Hiked to the summit of crown on July 5th and portions of the hike were still covered in snow. A couple down hill portions of the hike are still covered in snow making it very difficult to descend. Definitely recommend hiking boots and/or crampons. Round trip just under 5 hours.

hiking
14 days ago

Lots of markers along the trail- but be aware of alternate flagging tape leading to other summits (goat, thunder ridge, etc). Still lots of snow but it is packed down. Hiking boots are recommended as opposed to runners. No view from the summit today even though it was blue skies at the grouse chalet. Took us 2.5 hours to the summit. No snow at the final rocky part. No bugs.

hiking
19 days ago

Way nicer then Grouse Grind!!!! Definitely challenging but as it is way calmer and kept more natural it is a very pretty trail and nice experience

hiking
19 days ago

Grouse Grind Trail was closed for maintenance so we did the BCMC instead. Great hike. My mum and I hiked up in about 2 hours and then caught the gondola down for $15 each. Definitely recommend this hike, great views at the top and there heaps to see at the top like the Grizzly Enclosure and a bird show. Do not eat at the restaurant, not the greatest!

21 days ago

Me and my 61 year old mom did this today and for me it was not hard at all but she was very tired :) we did it very slowly, 4 hours from parking to top grouse, lots of breaks but this was quite a steep trail. We hiked with runner shoes, and no warm clothing, but it was a summer day, the forest keeps you cool.
for families or easier option I recommend Cleveland dam and capilano river.
over all great hike for forest lovers and the view from the top also amazing.
Sunday is crowded but not as the grind trail on the other side of the creek in grouse mountain.

hiking
22 days ago

A difficult but beautiful trail! The bugs were truly horrific so bug nets are a must. Also its a tricky to find the trail right at the turnoff from the Seymour peak trail so I recommend a map or downloading the waypoints ahead of time. Also, from the parking lot this trail was 12 km each way (took us around 5 hours each way) so was longer than expected. Very remote and peaceful but quite a slog!

I did the trail today with my friend, we did three round of the trail, we ran totally 8.4km. Very easy trail and it took us 15-18 minutes for one loop about 2.7km.

hiking
22 days ago

Amazing hike! Beautiful mountain ranges and valleys are visible from the top of the Mountain!! The hike it self is really scenic. On June 24th was plenty of snow-really dangerous conditions..trail easy to follow by footprints of other hikers left in the snow. The way up-down was challenging (steep, slippery, snow), it might be really dangerous without a proper footwear. Also, lots of bugs now! Take a repellent, sunscreen and sunglasses. Did in a quite phase from/to Grouse chalet in 6h.

Pangor is absolutely NOT a hiking trail. This is a directional mountain biking trail going down the mountain maintained and sanctioned by he NSMBA. Do not hike this. I have had close encounters with hikers on this trail; it is very high speed at the lower end.

hiking
25 days ago

This is a great hike to do if you're training for an extended trek like the TMB or other long distance adventures.

hiking
26 days ago

Solid cardio!!

hiking
26 days ago

I hiked this trail today and had a great time! I’m a moderate hiker and I found this to be the most difficult trail I’ve ever done, because of the steepness + elevation. I’ve done much longer hikes, but this was way more of a workout for me!! That being said, I never felt like giving up and enjoyed every step of the way. Just take your time :)

It took me just under an hour and a half, with multiple 15 second breaks. I was passed by a lot of people.

The trail is very well-marked. Recommend it to those who want to enjoy the fun Grouse activities at the top knowing they earned them ;-)

hiking
1 month ago

Love this trail. Hike it all year round. A great workout and stunning views at the top. Beautiful all the way up, as challenging as the grind but way nicer and less people.

Great trail. A few points were hard to follow based solely on trail signs, a good map is a must.

trail running
1 month ago

Great run!!!!

hiking
1 month ago

This was our first outing in Vancouver. It seemed overpriced and crowded. Or was it because it was winter break?

hiking
1 month ago

I did this today. Actually I went there for the Grouse Grind. But it was closed for maintenance. So did this one instead. Since I was doing it for the first time, I stayed with a bunch of folks who had done this earlier. The trail was challenging but the feeling of having completed it made it worth it.

1 month ago

What a great Hike. Hard but we'll worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a very difficult hike because of the unyielding elevation gain for 80% of the hike. The Grouse Grind trail was closed when we hiked BCMC, so I suspect BCMC was a bit more crowded than typical (and a bit more eroded). Only attempt this trail if you're in for a workout and do not expect amazing views until you get to the top. At the end of May, expect snow cover at the top of the trail.

Small lake but it is beautiful! Easy trail! I did with my friends one month ago.

hiking
1 month ago

An intense hike. I knew it was a lot of elevation gain over a short distance going in, but I still wasn’t fully prepared for how steep the first 2/3 of the trail is. It wasn’t very scenic, but it was a good workout.

It was much busier than other reviews have indicated because the Grind is closed for maintenance for the next 3-4 weeks.

Easily accessible by transit at both ends of the trail

Nice one!

trail running
1 month ago

Just did the trail today - with numerous 15-30 second breaks and a fairly slow but steady pace, it took me an hour up from the entrance area.

The surrounding forest is very beautiful, but this definitely isn't a scenic hike. The trail is very well marked but on the rougher side with plenty of exposed roots and rocks. It's basically all uphill for the majority of the trail.

Things do level off a bit once you're about 1km away from the peak, but you probably won't notice as you'll still be exhausted from the hike up to this point. Worth checking out if you're wanting a strenuous cardio workout in a calmer and more natural setting

Solid trail with good scenery.

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