Explore the most popular snowshoeing 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.

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!

hiking
4 days ago

Did the grind first and then proceeded to do goat mountain. I found the directions on here a bit misleading. Finding the trail head was the hardest part for me but there were no bugs, hardly any snow and it was a beautiful day! I was cautioned not to do this alone but I did it during the day and there were about 12-15 people I passed along the way. I felt very safe and comfortable. Also it says it’s 8.1 miles on this site but is much less...5km I think. I did the grind and goat mountain with a long stop at the top and it took me 3 hours. Great views. I recommend this!

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

hiking
9 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. :)

hiking
11 days 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
20 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
24 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..

hiking
27 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!

walking
27 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!

hiking
29 days 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.

1 month ago

Great hike. Small scramble at the end. 90% still snow covered.

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
1 month ago

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

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.

snowshoeing
1 month 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
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
2 months 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
2 months 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.

hiking
2 months ago

A difficult, but enjoyable hike. We stayed the night up at the lake and there were only a few other small groups up there.

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

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

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

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