Explore the most popular nature trips trails near North Vancouver with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

25 days ago

After following the well travelled trail to the Lynn Peak lookout, continue along the trail, ignoring the large "back to parking lot" arrow. The trail becomes significantly more overgrown, although well marked with coloured flagging tape.

The trail has several under/overs with deadfall and steep sections. In the saddle between Lynn Peak and South Needle, you will pass a junction for Hydraulic Creek Trail. Continue, following the arrow for "South Needle 45mins".

Ascending South Needle, there is a tremendous amount of elevation gain over a short distance. This section is mostly comprised of switchbacks, with a few class 3 scrambles up short rock sections.

Fantastic views from the exposed peak of South Needs of all the surrounding mountain ranges, and the city in the distance.

Best trail for a quick walk in the woods! Quieter then many of north van trails! No views but still awesome!

I went mid week and it was quiet and peaceful. A good length if you’re wanting a nice day hike close to Vancouver. Easy to access via public transit. No great views, until the very end when you reach Quarry Rock in Deep Cove.

Great hike on the north shore!

Great day! The hike wasn’t particularly hard but a day well spent.

Very busy but super fun! There are a lot of stairs but alongside the stairs sun small paths full of tree roots and rocks that I like to use instead of steps :) Tip: THERES a beautiful village under the mountain, which is amazing for a lunch after a hike... YUM!

5 months ago

My go-to local running trail that can be done in varying loops to run from 4-8km with up to 250 elevation gain (though you run higher and further north); above and below Queens Blvd.

Path west of river is wide, packed gravel and consistent whereas east of the river is more interesting if you like varied terrain, and obstacles like roots, rocks, etc to keep it interesting.

Snowy, slushy, hail-riddled day hiking this trail. Totally got lost around Powerline Trail and a few other spots. Really a very nice trail, but best done when there isn't snow as some of the hike can be quite treacherous.

6 months ago

Very easy stroll! Most of the trail is off-leash for dogs which is great. Top part of the trail was closed off for a bridge repair - due to be reopened in summer 2018.

Great trail and the view from the lookout is super. Only did to the lookout and back, and was still a moderate challenge with plenty of uphill and stairs.

Fun intermediate hiking. Good for beginners but have the app as it's relatively easy to get lost and end up on other trails

Just did it yesterday. hiking from Quarry Rocky to Grouse mountain. It was great hike.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Went yesterday July 1st and found it really accessible and easy to roam. We took our dog and the pavement was mostly flat. You could bring a stroller. The view point on the bridge is really beautiful about 2km in. Had an amazing time. The water was so blue and refreshing. Amazing place for a walk and a date.

We started at near Blueridge Park and went to Deep Cove

Nice trail - although quite confusing with all the intersecting trails - ended up on Bridle somehow. There are orange tags of a different sort in this area as well so you kinda have to pay attention.

The trees are so dense in some areas, that they actually acts as a sort of umbrella when it rains but it also gets pretty cold in the trees so bring some layers and a raincoat for spring trekking.

If you're hiking in this area keep an ear out for mountain bikers. They were all quite nice but can be a little startling sometimes.

Best thing about hiking this trail is the Honey's doughnuts at the end. Burn those calories hiking to eat them in four bites of deliciousness. So goood

Sunday, April 09, 2017

a nice walk.

Great leisurely hike. Weather condition were good. Not too muddy.

A nice walk in the trees with unfortunately many downed trees and damage from recent storms. Nice but crowded views from Quarry Rock.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Icy but beautiful

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

VERY easy stroll (at least every part of it I've done). As a kid we did this walk the time as a "short cut" to Capilano mall. We take the stroller now with our own kids

Monday, November 28, 2016

Gorgeous views

Friday, September 30, 2016


Monday, February 08, 2016

Easy inner city trollop set next to a creek. Easy and worth the trek.

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