Explore the most popular lake 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.

snowshoeing
2 days ago

Nice moderate trail, I wouldn't categorize it as hard. Amazing views at the end. In the summer it's a great 3 hour return hike, in the winter it's an even easier 3 hour return snowshoe trail.
Highly recommended.. here is a video of our snowshoeing trip earlier this year: https://youtu.be/7FVLNTGHriw

Nice moderate trail, I wouldn't categorize it as hard. Amazing views at the end. In the summer it's a great 3 hour return hike, in the winter it's an even easier 3 hour return snowshoe trail.
Highly recommended.. here is a video of our snowshoeing trip earlier this year: https://youtu.be/7FVLNTGHriw

Did hike today.. nice beautiful hike... fantastic view..

hiking
8 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.

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

nature trips
20 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

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.

23 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
23 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.

hiking
27 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.

Cute trail, the lake is beautiful, some snow patches still here and there. Quite muddy today, and swarms of mosquitoes and flies . Lots and lots and lots of flies...

Amazing trail for both snowshoeing & hiking! Great for solo hikers!

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

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

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

hiking
1 month ago

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
1 month 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
1 month 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..

hiking
1 month 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!

walking
1 month 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.

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.

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

hiking
1 month ago

Nice, easy hike, but 75% still covered in snow which makes it a bit tricky at the moment. Overall beautiful scenery and two cute little lakes, but mosquitos...and LOTS of them. Not much elevation gain, so should be great to go shoe-shoeing in the winter.

Hot and sunny up in the mountains! Still lots of snow and debris so the trail is a bit more difficult to navigate through. Watch your footing and be careful on the rocks.

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
2 months ago

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

trail running
2 months ago

Great run!!!!

hiking
2 months ago

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.

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