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Fantastic hike on a clear November day! The views are stunning. Five hours round trip if you are fit and fast!. The distance shown for this hike is not accurate - my Suunto GPS said 18kms round trip and not the 12.5km as posted above.

Did this Oct 13/18. Great hike, hard but well worth it.

29 days ago

The length of the trail is stated inaccurately, which screwed up my trip planning. It’s 16km round trip just from the turnoff point on the main trail. The total length is probably closer to about 22km round trip (rough guess)

hiking
29 days ago

missed a turn to ridge trail and ended up doing the goat mountain instead. but I loved it. you can take for CAD 15 the gondola down. A must do option. Can someone edit hike description to mention this there

Yes, it is a beautiful hike but there is a reason north shore search and rescue get a LOT of calls. The last 1.9km is not a hike but rather is mkre like a rock climb. Fun going up but nit so fun or safe coming down.

Hard trail, definitely need a pair of hiking boots

hiking
1 month ago

A fantastic morning hike. Yes, some steep uphill to start but well worth it! Amazing fall weather right now for it. Totally recommended.

hiking
1 month ago

The Trail's rough at parts and there are definitely a few "No Fall" zones near the end! We did it in the worst of conditions, through Fog/Clouds and using a lot of humor (british colonizer accent) and shenanigans! Made a comical video for those who want the full experience here at https://youtu.be/9RJVervFr3c lol! :)

Here's our review of brunswick Mountain . -http://hktreks.com/index.php/2018/10/17/brunswick-mountain/

Fantastic views at top. Some technical and vertical parts, so definitely for a more seasoned hiker. Make sure you time your return during daylight, especially this time of year when the sunsets early. Hike is 4 to 5 hours depending on your ability. This is NOT including a snack/rest at the top so factor that in. Great mountain!

Did this today. It’s a moderately hard hike. It took just under 4 hours including stops and going at a moderate pace. Beautiful views. This hike has signage most of the way. You can go around dam mountain and around little goat. Add time if you include these smaller peaks on the way. Chains for the final ascent are helpful it’s closer to 8km from the chalet and back. Not the 6km mentioned. The 13km is if you hike up the grouse grind or bcmc first.

hiking
1 month ago

A lot of slogging to get to this mountain. Then once you’re there you just want to get to Cathedral. The final 2 km are gorgeous.

This was a wonderful hike!!

The first bit is easy and flat (part of the Lynn Loop). Climb starts at Coliseum Mountain sign where it says “Allow 7 hours return”. That part took us 5 hours 25 mins return with lots of picture breaks. Probably best marked trail I’ve ever been on. Views up top are pretty!

hiking
2 months ago

The look out along the way is a really nice way to have a break, grab a drink and stretch a bit. It’s a little bit like Grouse Grind but closer to nature rather than man made. The view when you get up top is very nice.

Great hike. Near the summit there are 35-45 degree rocks to climb, kind of sketchy when wet.

hiking
2 months ago

Did it right after the grouse grind. Took less than an hour from the chalet go, and 30 min return. Fun run.

Took about 8 hours round trip - with stops
Absolutely amazing climb if you’re not afraid of heights

hiking
2 months ago

A lot of elevation, and the trail was much longer than the map. I had 23.6 km there and back. Fantastic panoramic views of backcountry, and we got to see a black bear at 15ft. Amazing hike; definitely need the right gear with experience. And take lots of water.

Is a steady go for the whole time, the last portion is a decent scramble. Took 6 hours round trip with a few stops. This did not include much time at the top as was clouded over.

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing views at lake. This is a westcoast trail its not Garibaldi. tough slog if camping over night. 5 star views, 2 star trail. We stayed over night it was 6 hours up with a heavy pack. Quite, not much traffic.

This beautiful mountain makes you work to get there... but it’s worth it. This hike is rated as difficult but you get to say you did three peaks!: Grouse, Dam and Crown If you’re got more mettle than us you can start from the base of Grouse mountain and do the Grind. That will add about another hour up. We enjoyed a little help w the initial elevation via the gondola;)
The hike felt was well marked and the path is easily seen. We took the Ridge route instead of Alpine but they both meet up to descend Dam mountain. That’s right you once you peak Dam you drop down first to start your clamber up Crown. On descending Dam you get the aid of chains down some steep rock and root sections which my boys enjoyed... me too!
On reaching the start of Crown, there is a marker that states challenging: steep sections, scree, 1.9km to peak. It’s correct. Maybe take a break, check your water. It was 30C for us and no where for water except a drip through a dried up creek. There are also a couple areas with chains again as there are some sections that are a bit of a scramble. This simply made the hike that more enjoyable for us.
As said, it’s only 1.9km to the top w some fun obstacles and once you break out of the tree line you see the top ridge of Crown. Below this ridge is a rock slide w large boulders that is easy to cross. Some great views down into the valley!
Once across the slide you ascend and begin the short climb of the peak. The surrounding area is very steep and the trail can be narrow but we found it easy to manage. The views are fantastic!
We loved this hike as it is a tough hike but involves some fun sections and the payoff is totally worth it. We did this hike during the smokiest time of the year, due to the BC fires but it was still beautiful. We will definitely be coming back.

A very sustained incline! amazing for those who want to push themselves in the capacity of a day hike. Such a rewarding view from the peak. Made from trailhead to peak in exactly 2 hours 30 minutes with few breaks. Brunswick lake is worth cutting down to while you're in the area, cold water but not so much that you can't stay in and swim for a while.

It’s a bit of a scramble at the end to reach the peak but the incredible view is worth getting your hands dirty

Did the grind then this trail. Had difficulty finding the ridge trail after the summit but the summit was beautiful. Great view! On the trail, bugs we're only bad if you stopped. None at the summit.

hiking
3 months ago

Fairly tough, slippery sections with chains . 3rd time and always enjoyable.

hiking
3 months ago

Heads up: The picture posted by Wendy Lee of the woman sitting in the blue water by the large rocks is not at the lake, that is at Widgeon Falls (2.9 km walk up a trail from Widgeon Campsite).
Myself, my bf and two of our friends hiked up to the lake and spent a week there. I believe the km is inaccurate... we measured it to be only 10-12 km (lost gps signal here and there). The first 8 or 9 km are deceiving, it seems like a nice walk up trail and old logging road which would have been much easier of I wasn't carrying gear for a week on my back.
You will pass two waterfalls, I recommend refilling your camelbak at the second waterfall before you begin the hard part (again, we were carrying a lot of gear so we went through a lot of water).
Shortly after the second waterfall, the hard part begins. I'm an amateur hiker, so I really struggled through it for the first bit before I got the hang of climbing over tree roots with a 60lb pack on. You gain about 400 metres of elevation in the last 2 or 3 km so it's needless to say it's quite the steep incline. Lots of climbing, and there are 3 sections where there is rope to aid you in scaling across large rock.
Once you get to the top there is a gorgeous viewpoint, (technically there are two). Great place to rest before the trail heads downward to the lake. It's about 15 minutes to the lake from there.
Due to me being out of shape and an amateur hiker, it took us approximately 8.5 hours to hike up and 6.5/7 to hike down. Other's we ran into said it took them 7 hours, some said 5 hours.
The lake is stunning, crystal clear water, nice and clean too, we spent a fair amount of time swimming although it was pretty cold two of the days we were up there fog rolled in... I will upload some pics of that. It looked beautiful even in the fog/clouds.
The fishing is great in the smaller lake about 2 minutes from where we set up camp. I caught an 11 inch rainbow trout and fried him up for dinner one night.
10/10 will do again :)

trail running
3 months ago

July 25th. A buddy and I went and took us 3.5 hours up and 2.25 hours down. Amazing scenery once you hit the top peak. Bring lots of water. Bugs were a pest such as mosquitos, flies and horseflies ( I think ) it was all worth it!

Brunswick Mountain might be the most amazing peak in the Howe Sound. Its a consistant verticle haul with a good runable trail, perfect for training those mountain legs. Once you break past the tree line every step is immensly rewarded. From the top you can litterally see every monumental peak in the area from the Black Tusk to Mt Baker and everyone in between. Definitely a must do if you live anywhere close to the area. This will be another annual peak for me no doubt.

hiking
3 months ago

I would say the trail starts with a pretty steep path. For the very 1:10 about 1.9 km, the trail continues to incline. After that, it would become like a walk in the forest (such a beautiful path surrounded by tall trees). I wish I had more water with me to stay hydrated along the trail which the first & second kilometres are breathtaking. Definitely one of the fantastic hikes. Be prepared with lots of water, ankle support boots (low calf, or even mid-calf), high traction hiking boots; don't forget to bring your camera fully charged

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