Explore the most popular nature trips 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
18 hours 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.

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
2 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
3 days ago

Solid cardio!!

hiking
3 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
6 days ago

An intro hike with great view. Deep cove is also great for standup paddle boarding and picnics.

hiking
7 days 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.

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.

hiking
11 days ago

Once on the Lynn Peak trail be ready for a solid climb for the first hour then after a little reprieve your back at it. As everyone mentioned there is lots of rocks and roots so this is way better for hiking than it is trail running.. Take your time, put in the work and enjoy the view of North Vancouver and beyond.

hiking
13 days ago

Fantastic views with minimal effort. Lots of stairs! Go early to avoid trouble finding parking.

hiking
15 days ago

Not very long, but steep

Really enjoyed this trail! It was awesome!

You’ve got to hop the fence into the Capilano reservoir to get to the trail.

It hasn’t been used much in years, and is extremely hard to follow.
Towards the top the trail is mostly overgrown and requires lots of bushwhacking.
No views at any point on the trail.

Not recommended, unless you really don’t like to see people while hiking.

Amazing view! I hiked with my friends yesterday.

snowshoeing
21 days ago

Did this after we completed the snowshoe grind. Though it was cold, managed to challenge ourselves to complete it. The views were pretty amazing.

hiking
21 days 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.

22 days ago

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

hiking
24 days ago

Early May. Was my first trip up a proper peak. Fantastic. Went with a friend on a Wednesday morning and saw just two others on our way down. About 3.5hrs total. Only one small patch of snow near the top, none on the trail itself.

24 days ago

I did this hike by myself yesterday. I'm not an avid hiker so took me longer than the average 2.5-3 hrs mentioned in the other comments. That being said I think the trail is accessible to all fitness levels. It is a rocky dried up river bed with a reasonably difficult incline, but as long as you have decent hiking boots and watch out for loose rocks it's doable.

goorgeous view

hiking
26 days ago

A lot of up and downs, bice short workout

hiking
27 days 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.

I went to this trail with friends last week, amazing trail !

hiking
27 days 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.

hiking
28 days ago

If you get a spot in the front parking lot you can shave a couple kilometers off he distance of this hike. One you step off the Lynn Loop trail onto the Lynn Peak trail it is 6.4km round trip to the top and back. The 720m of elevation gain starts out quickly and the root and boulders everyone speaks of are coupled with the bulk of the elevation gain in the first half of the hike. Once you get through that its much more manageable as you make you way to peak. This hike deserves the hard rating but it’s not a race. Go at your own pace and you’ll be fine.

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!

trail running
30 days 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

its a busy trail. The parking is difficult but the hike is well maintained and the view is pretty great. the trail can be done in as little as 50 min there and back.

hiking
1 month ago

A good alternative to Grouse Grind.

hiking
1 month ago

May 5. Did this hike with a couple of friends, and although we had to park in the overflow lot, we didn’t really encounter many people. One small section (less than 100m) had a bit of snow, but nothing significant. Hiked it in shorts and a t-shirt and hiking shoes, no crampons or microspikes necessary. Beautiful view, a decent amount of elevation without being an outdoor staircase (see: Grouse Grind), and the scenery along the trail made well worth the trip.

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