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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.

on Norvan Falls

hiking
1 day ago

Busy trail but well maintained - lots of trail runners .

hiking
1 day ago

A good alternative to Grouse Grind.

Great trail. Really good taken care of

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
3 days 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.

Great Hike, Though we got lost, make sure to continuously keep an eye out for the markers and don’t get too distracted by the logging road because you will end up on grouse mountain instead.

Lots of dogs, if going on weekend try to be there before 8am, otherwise it’s too crowded.

hiking
8 days ago

Great hike, beautiful views.

hiking
9 days ago

Fantastic trail. The falls were great. Love this park.

walking
9 days ago

Great App.

hiking
9 days ago

Easy hike. Fantastic views

hiking
11 days 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
12 days ago

Fun trail, close to Vancouver, with great views

hiking
12 days ago

Great hike. Lots of stairs at the beginning and some in the middle. The view was great but LOTS of people. Parking is also a challenge while there.

Walking up from Cap U is a little pointless. Not much to see at the bottom end of this.
Had to take detours as parts of this trail were closed. What I was able to do was fun and I'm looking forward to when this is 100% open again.

14 days ago

Very easy walk through the forest with gorgeous views of the forest. Anyone who is able to walk quite a while will be able to complete his trail. The water was flowing very fast when my friend I went which limited our view of the falls, however, the view of the falls wasn’t too impressive.

hiking
15 days ago

Very steep and somewhat boring. Still better than the Grouse Grind -- less people and less stairs, more natural terrain. Walking on snowpack for the last .5k or so, otherwise clear.

Great trail there is quite a bit of up and down but it is a rewarding view. Like others have said it gets kind of crowded. If you turn up at a busy time then you might have to jockey for position to see the view, however at the end of the trail almost at the rock there is a small ungroomed trail on the left that leads to another portion of the rock that is almost just as beautiful and it is very secluded.

hiking
15 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 =)

I wouldn't say this trail is easy. its steep at sections. beautfiul views but very busy. best time to go is during the week.

hiking
17 days ago

A great trail if you aren’t interested in an all day event. Lots of stairs and can get buy on a nice day. Once you get near the top you have to make sure you take the right path or you might end up continuing off to another trail. The hike could take about 1-2 hours. I have gone about 5 times now and I still love going

hiking
17 days ago

snowshoeing
19 days ago

Great hike, but very busy trail

hiking
19 days ago

Hiking around Grouse is quite easy. Be careful when descending into the valley as it gets muddy sometimes and prepare for a steep climb up the other side of the valley. The peak offers breathtaking views of the whole backcountry, mount Coliseum, Seymour, the Lions, Hanes valley, local mountains, Capilano Lake and of course, the city of Vancouver.

I did this hike month ago and it was pretty fun, last kilometer took me 2h because I drawn in snow

Nicr trail, not difficult, but pretty view

walking
20 days ago

Real nice trail! Some ups and downs to keep you focused on your hike. The end view is fantastic.

hiking
22 days ago

WARNING. Winter conditions make this very difficult.

This route is only good as of late June. If you do it earlier, bring snow shoes, crampons, winter gear, etc...

Also, return on your tracks to go down. Do not try to go down the other side in the middle of winter. It is easy to get lost and it is a 45 degree gradient without snow. Snow just makes it worst. It’s super dangerous and you risk injury, sliding down, getting stuck in 20 foot snow and all the rest.

Note that you will not be able to see trail markers since they will be under the snow. (Yes, even in May)

Don’t believe me? I climbed it yesterday and got totally screwed on the back side. Once you start going down and you realize it’s too hairy, it’s too late to go back up. It took me 7-8h to complete this because of the tight situation I got stuck in. The recording of my hike was stopped when I realized I needed to preserve battery in case of an emergency because I wasn’t sure I was making it out.

Just weeks ago, two guys from the armed forces needed to be rescued off this mountain. If you do climb it anyways, plan for an overnight stay... just in case.

Consider yourself warned. Proceed with caution.

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