Explore the most popular walking 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.

Very challenging rrail, half of it not well marked. Bring lots of water and food! Beautiful place!

on Mount Seymour Trail

7 days ago

A moderate hike but the amount of bugs and the fact that there is still snow on the trail made it more challenging. We turned around after the first peak due to the unbearable bugs. If you go, I recommend to wear a bug net and long sleeve top and pants.

hiking
7 days ago

According to comments from last month, this trail seemed to be great, family doable and fast enough to do it on the afternoon. I’m sure the view really worth it and a few weeks ago we would rate it 5 stars.
But unfortunately, it appeared that this was not the good period to do it since more and more bugs were flying around us and the snow was melting. The path was sometimes so slippy that it could be dangerous, and 400m before arriving to the first peak, people comming back told us the bugs and the slippy path were getting worse. There was so much flies attacking us and we had no snowshoes so we decided to give up before the awesome views... it’s too bad because the trail is so beautiful !
So if you plan to do it in july, better come well prepared for melting snow and maybe begin on the morning so the flies won’t be such a lot !

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

hiking
14 days ago

Did this trail on Wednesday. 5 hours up to grouse. Still lots of snow at the top, used our ice picks, probably could have used our crampons but managed without. Very well marked although still not officially open for the season. Wild flowers such as columbines and bleeding hearts starting to bloom. Bugs were wicked up the Boulder field. Beautiful hike well worth it!

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.

trail running
28 days ago

Incredible trail. One of the cities best! Lots of snow halfway up the valley. Probably 4km of Trail in snow. I would recommend crampons still even though we didn’t use them. Trail very well marked with orange reflective tape and yellow tree markers.

Great hike on the north shore!

Did this June 4th 2018. Amazing hike and well worth every minute. The boulder chute is covered in snow and getting up grouse is a pain without crampons or snow shoes. Otherwise, the views are breathtaking.

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

This trail is great when there is no snow! Quite easy yet fun. Maybe takes like 2 hours. There is a loop that takes you to Mystery Lake.
It is Mid May now and there is still quite a bit of snow- so it is hard to hike here. However if u drive down a bit, on the way back you will see a lot of little trails that are amazing- almost no snow there :) enjoy!
4 most recent photos of roots that I posted are from the trail further down

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!

Went up today April 22 in crampons. Not busy at all, surprisingly for a beautiful Sunday afternoon. We had the peaks all to ourselves, saw a dozen people earlier in the trail and a couple people during the later parts of the trail. Gorgeous views, good workout but not super challenging, and very fun and safe slideable parts where I used a durable jacket as a sled.

hiking
2 months ago

Did this hike in June 3 years ago. Needed crampons at the top crossing over to grouse mnt
Awesome day hike

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Decent trail with good views but too crowded plus teens blasting music.. probably not going to go back.

4 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.

walking
5 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.

hiking
8 months ago

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If you are going on a sunny day or on a weekend plan to get there early. The hike is a steady climb with some ups and downs. There are definitely some challenging spots but overall I think it’s doable by most people if they’re determined. Views from the top are worth every drop of sweat!

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike, 360 views. I took around 5 hrs at a gentle pace with lots of photo stops and a break for lunch. Mt Seymour summit probably a bit far for beginners. Bring poles if you have them. Enjoy!

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.

One of a very beautiful Trai in north Vancouver, bc

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail and we did all three peaks. The views on the first two were awesome but it was too cloudy by the time we got to the third. Took the dog and he was fine with it and saw a black bear on the the at down.

hiking
10 months ago

I am not a super experienced hiker but I do get out on smaller hikes frequently... I definitely struggled up this one... Much more difficult than anticipated. Beginning couple km is uneven and steep, with loose rock as well..the top km is the most difficult, large steps up on uneven rocks and its a tough scramble to climb it. The views and scenery along the way are beautiful and the peak is breath taking. Made it all worth it.

hiking
11 months ago

Excellent! Views were amazing!

hiking
11 months ago

Bring a mosquitoes repellent with ya. It's not that bad that anymore but still if you have hate mosquitoes

Trail wasn't busy either. I was just by myself up there at peak 3, I enjoyed view but not mosquitoes wen they were at me all of the time.

Last part bit challenging. Trail is well marked so you can't get lost just saying

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