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snowshoeing
7 days ago

My first time and it was great! Earlier the morning is great and the parking lot is not full.

Nice park, dog-friendly. Hard not to have a great time when it's 10 degrees and sunny in the middle of January.

snowshoeing
17 days ago

It’s close to the city so it’s a pretty busy trail. Parking is very difficult on a weekend so it’s best to get there early. Great for an outdoor winter workout.

Awsome. I did it using snowhoes

snowshoeing
23 days ago

Just completed this hike again today in snow shoes. There’s plenty of snow on the trail now, so I recommend snow shoes or spikes but some people seemed to be getting along with hiking boots and poles. The trail meanders through powder covered trees and terrain before coming out to a view of the city. It’s a very beautiful and easy hike. My only complaint is that, like most good hikes in Vancouver, the trail is very busy with other hikers. Overall a great trail for snow shoeing though.

1 month ago

I loved it for the view and the challenge. beautiful forest. but the first half is a straight up stream bed. a LOT of rocks and chances to turn an ankle.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked on Dec 8th! Not enough snow to snowshoe but the trail gets very icy the higher up you get. We didn't have spikes or crampons but definitely bring them if you have them. Many areas were inches of solid ice hidden beneath a dusting of snow so it was very sketchy and there was a lot of slipping. It was still a fun adventure! On a clear day I imagine the view is still spectacular (but it was super cloudy for us).

Seriously icey on 5th December. Crampons a must. Great view from the top.

Hiked yesterday. There is snow along the entire trail. The trail was packed down, so there was no need for snowshoes. It was quite icy and slippery. Wearing spikes would have made the hike much easier and safer. The view from the top was stunning.

1 month ago

Challenging hike, good trail but lots of slippery stones and erosion so get ready to use your balance.

hiking
1 month ago

Was here on Nov 28. It was a perfect day to go all the way up to Mount Seymour. Beautiful scenery, winterwonderland. Great duration of this hike - took us about 4 hours to get to first peak and back. Conditions were tough but it is achievable. Would do it again for sure!

A challenging adventurous hike for kids and families, easy but not boring for the more seasoned hiker. It’s definitely a far cry in technical difficulty from your local park trails, substantially harder.

hiking
2 months ago

Just a heads up regarding trail conditions based on hiking there Sunday November 18, 2018. The trail is icy in sections and dangerous unless wearing Yacktracks or similar spikes; poles also recommended but not necessary.

The trail was crowded including many people in running shoes and lacking any additional layers of clothing. In addition, although leash is required at all times on dogs, only 1 dog out of at least 100 on the trail was on a leash including aggressive dogs with ignorant owners.

Also take note that the trail is poorly marked and it's easy to get lost. Cell service is spotty and GPS apps don't show the trails properly likely because of the lack of proper blazes at key points.

Aside from the warnings, this is a challenging trail and is rewarding. Allow yourself enough time, pack food, water and extra layers, wear spikes, consider poles, watch out for dogs and enjoy!

Just did it yesterday, some parts a bit slippery, very good view!

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked to First Lake. Trail was dangerously slippery on the approach to the lake due to icey rocks and mud. We had 3 kids with us, so we spent some time at first lake and the headed back to the car. great weather though!

We tried! But turned around as it was pretty icy. Made the safety call. Unfortunately another lad did not and did in her ankle and needed rescue.. So proper shoes and ice gear highly recommended now. We went to Dog instead, but it had some icy parts as well. Beautiful day, but be safe!

great hike, lots of rocks....with snow and ice everywhere, as we found today, poles were very handy. great views.

2 months ago

The trail is much nicer (and less busy) once past the lookout. The rock gully in the first third was the low point. no views and lots of rain when I did it. might try the Needles on a sunny day

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike. Viewpoint surrounded in cloud, couldn’t see anything. Snowing at the summit. Totally worth it. Ran into a crew working on the trail - THANKS!

2 months ago

Really nice. Found it to be well
Kept. Hard to find the start. View was cloudy but I assume normally is amazing.

If you can, do this hike on a week day. Very busy on weekends. Nice moderate hike with spectacular views at the top.
Easy access from Cypress parking lot.

hiking
2 months ago

It's a beautiful hike but get started early! It starts to get crowded just before noon.

no fee for parking. bring water, no good place to fill your bottle at parking lot. take ski run , not trail for first 2km

Was such a good hike, soo busy! I went on a weekend. Silly me! But nether the less was such a great day. A decent incline and a little bit of climbing, but if you are unstable I would bring poles.

Go early so you can see the view without anyone! It was hard to get a picture without a person in it!

Nice hike, well-marked in the lower part but somewhat erratic nearing the St. Mark’s peak. Roots can be tricky in this last km of the hikes. Beautiful view from up there. Whiskey Jacks make their presence known.

hiking
3 months ago

Good short hike for a view. However not the easiest for everyone since it’s lots of stepping over tree roots and rocks

Love this hike. Wow, the view on top it's really amazing. I recommend to everyone.

This trail came as advertised. Lots of roots, rocks and mud. Aptly named for the number of dogs and with lots of kids. Views were spectacular! Well worth the effort.

hiking
3 months ago

Rooty undulating trail no big climbs was muddy. There where lots of people. Took 2:13 with a slow dog out and back. GPS said it was 5.14 km out and back.

hiking
3 months ago

Trail well maintained- fabulous view at top - bring nuts for very friendly chipmunks!

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